How to Use Microsoft Copilot for Productivity

Imagine a world where you could wave a magic wand and watch your productivity soar through the roof! Well, that is precisely what Copilot promises to deliver – a boost to your productivity and efficiency.

Let’s get to know Copilot first!

What is Microsoft Copilot?

Microsoft Copilot is an intelligent assistant designed to assist you in your daily work. It combines natural language understanding, machine learning, and contextual awareness to provide relevant suggestions, generate code, and improve your overall efficiency. It is available as a plugin for various Microsoft applications, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Teams.

Our Favorite Top 5 Features of Microsoft Copilot

Here are some of our favorite features that will make you fall in love with Copilot:

  1. Code Generation: It can write code snippets based on your descriptions or comments. Whether you’re a developer, data scientist, or IT professional, Copilot can speed up your coding tasks by suggesting relevant code blocks.
  2. Document Summaries: It can summarize lengthy documents, articles, or research papers. Simply paste the text, and Copilot will provide a concise summary, saving you time and helping you quickly grasp the main points.
  3. Email Assistance: It can draft professional emails. Describe the purpose of your email, and it will generate a well-structured draft. You can then customize it further to fit your specific context.
  4. Presentation Slides: Need to create a presentation? It can help you outline your slides, suggest content, and even generate visual elements. It’s like having a virtual co-presenter.
  5. Collaboration in Teams: It integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Teams. Use it during meetings to take notes, summarize discussions, and share key points with your team.

Mastering Copilot: Tips and Tricks

To make the most of AI, consider the following tips:

  • Provide Clear Descriptions: When requesting code or document summaries, be specific in your descriptions. The more precise your input, the better suggestions will be.
  • Customize Generated Content: It provides a starting point, but feel free to modify the output to match your style or requirements.
  • Explore Contextual Commands: It understands context. Experiment with different commands to see how it adapts to your needs.

Collaboration on Teams

One of the key advantages of Microsoft Copilot is its ability to understand context and provide relevant suggestions based on the ongoing conversation or project. For example, during a team meeting, it can generate a concise summary of the discussion, capturing key points and action items. This not only saves time but also ensures that important details are not overlooked.

Furthermore, it can assist with drafting emails, documents, and presentations, reducing the time and effort required for these tasks. Users can provide a brief prompt or outline, and Copilot will generate a coherent and well-structured draft, which can then be reviewed and refined as needed.

We treat Copilot as a virtual teammate. Imagine having a virtual teammate that understands your needs and can lend a helping hand whenever you need it. We are optimistic about Copilot and definitely be using it to help with our productivity.


We hate to think of Copilot as taking shortcuts, but we love to think of it as a virtual teammate! The key is to find the right balance and use it in a way that complements your workflow and not replace it entirely. And more thought, there may be a few advantages and disadvantages when using AI, you need to read one of our previous articles.

Overall, it may take some getting used to but once you get a hang of it, it will help save you tons of time and headaches!