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Is this the Future of Work? Microsoft Copilot 365 is Released!

How to Use Microsoft Copilot 365 to Transform Your Work

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Discover the future of AI-powered tools for knowledge work with reviews of Microsoft Copilot 365, GitHub Copilot and RATH, an alternative for automated data analysis and visualization.

Microsoft's AI-powered Copilot is set to revolutionize the way businesses work. The software is being released for Microsoft 365 on March 17, 2023, and is set to transform productivity by providing intelligent support across Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Teams. Here's what you need to know about Microsoft Copilot 365.


What is Microsoft Copilot 365?

Microsoft Copilot 365 is an AI-powered tool designed to help businesses improve their productivity. It's built into Microsoft 365, and it uses natural language processing (NLP) to understand what users want to achieve, then generates personalized output based on that information. The tool is set to be a game-changer for businesses looking to streamline their workflow.

How does it work?

Copilot has five core features that can help businesses work more efficiently. These features are designed to help users prepare for meetings, generate documents, create PowerPoint presentations, analyze data, and capture meeting notes.

"Prepare me for my meeting"

Copilot plugs into your calendar and email to help you prepare for your day. It generates bullet points based on your next meeting, allowing you to focus on the key points.

Generate documents based on existing documents

In Word, you can type in a prompt like "Generate a product announcement" and link to an existing product specification. Copilot will then read in that document and generate a new product announcement with perfect context.

Create a PowerPoint presentation complete with styling and pictures

Simply type in what you need - the number of slides, the styling, and the content - and Copilot will create it for you.

Use natural language to analyze data

Copilot makes analyzing data easier than ever before. You can simply ask Copilot, "What were the most profitable products this quarter?" and it will generate the answer for you in Excel.

Automatically capture meeting notes

Copilot will sit on Teams and automatically capture transcripts, speaking and summary notes, along with action items and tasks.

When can I use Microsoft Copilot 365?

Microsoft Copilot 365 is set to be released on March 17, 2023. However, it's important to note that the tool may not be available to all users immediately, as there may be a limit on the number of users who can access it.

What is the cost of Microsoft Copilot 365?

As of this writing, Microsoft has not announced the cost of Microsoft Copilot 365. However, it's likely that the tool will be included in Microsoft 365 subscriptions, as it's designed to improve productivity for businesses that use the suite.

Other Copilot Products

GitHub Copilot for Coding

GitHub Copilot for Coding (opens in a new tab)

GitHub Copilot has been the talk of the town lately with its AI-powered code suggestion system. It is an AI assistant that helps developers write code faster and more efficiently. The tool uses machine learning algorithms to suggest code snippets and even entire functions based on the code you're already writing. While it's still in beta, GitHub Copilot has already shown great promise in saving time and improving productivity for developers.

RATH for Data Analysis Copilot

But there's another Copilot-type AI tool that's been making waves in the world of data analysis and visualization: RATH (opens in a new tab). It automates your entire exploratory data analysis workflow with its augmented analytic engine, discovering patterns, insights, and causals and presenting those insights with powerful auto-generated multi-dimensional data visualizations. With RATH, you can save hours that you would have otherwise spent manually sifting through data.

RATH for Data Analysis Copilot (opens in a new tab)

When it comes to exploring your data with RATH, you have options like data exploration in Copilot mode, and create beautiful data visualizations. RATH even offers causal analysis to help you better understand the relationships between your data. So, if you're looking for a powerful AI tool to help you streamline your data analysis workflow, RATH is definitely worth checking out.

The best of all: RATH is Open Source. Check out RATH GitHub (opens in a new tab) for its developer community!

Try RATH, the Copilot for Data Analysis (opens in a new tab)


In conclusion, Microsoft Copilot 365 is set to revolutionize the way businesses work. By using AI and NLP, the tool can help businesses work more efficiently and productively. While it may not be available to all users immediately, it's clear that Microsoft Copilot 365 is a tool that businesses should keep their eye on.