What if we told you your business could have a personal assistant who’s available 24/7, can answer virtually any question, and knows how to change system settings on your devices?

It might sound too good to be true, but it’s a reality thanks to Microsoft’s innovative new AI chatbot, Copilot.

Imagine this: You are busy. Your day is packed with tasks and meetings, and right before the last meeting, you realize that your laptop settings need some tweaking, that you forgot where you saved notes from the previous meeting, and that you need to set up reminders for all the other tasks. What do you do?

Instead of wasting your precious time and going through multiple programs manually changing all that – you just ask Copilot.

Copilot is a new iteration of Microsoft’s AI assistant software. It will be replacing  Cortana in the near future.  But what makes Copilot better than Cortana? Well, it’s built into the Microsoft Edge browser and integrated directly into Windows 11, allowing it to perform a broader range of tasks than ever before.

Ever tried to find a specific setting on your device and ended up lost in a sea of menus? Now you can simply ask Copilot to change the setting for you, you don’t even have to type anything.

Copilot won’t be a part of the Windows OS but rather a bonus feature of the Microsoft Edge browser. Although its slick design and subtle integration make it indistinguishable from the native Windows 11 software.

When you open Copilot, a sidebar will appear from the right, revealing an interface identical to Bing Chat’s web version. Here, you can set your conversation style and ask it to perform any tasks ranging from “Change wallpaper on my laptop to a nice sandy beach” to “Create a five-day itinerary for my business trip next month”.

The best bit? Copilot understands context, meaning you can ask follow-up questions without repeating specific keywords. Just like you would talk to a real person.

You can also use Copilot to get answers from any page opened in Microsoft Edge. Simply ask Copilot to give you a summary of the webpage. Copilot will scan the webpage content, think for a few seconds, and respond with a text summary of the page.

But don’t rush firing your assistant and replacing them with Copilot, it’s still in an early adoption phase. The preview of Copilot for Windows 11 has limited abilities and doesn’t reflect the final product that Microsoft plans to roll out. Microsoft is actively developing new features for Copilot as well as improving Copilot’s UI.

If you’d like a hand navigating Copilot or want to know more about other productivity tools, get in touch.

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