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  • Writer's pictureTom Wyant

What the heck is Microsoft Copilot?

What if we told you that your business could have its very own personal assistant who's always ready to assist you? This assistant can answer almost any question and even change your device's settings. It might seem too good to be true, but thanks to Microsoft's innovative new AI chatbot, Copilot, it's a reality.


Here's a scenario: Imagine you're having a hectic day filled with meetings, and you need to quickly find information or adjust a setting on your device. What do you do? Instead of getting stressed or wasting precious time, you can ask Copilot for help.


Copilot is the new kid on the block, taking over the role of Microsoft's AI assistant from Cortana. But what sets Copilot apart? Well, it's integrated into the Microsoft Edge browser and seamlessly connected to Windows 11, allowing it to perform a broader range of tasks than ever before.


Have you ever tried to find a specific setting on your device and got lost in a maze of menus? Copilot can simplify things by changing settings for you when you ask.


It's important to note that Copilot isn't a part of the operating system like Windows 11. Instead, it's more like a bonus feature of the Microsoft Edge browser, cleverly designed to blend in with Windows 11.


When you call upon Copilot, a sidebar appears on the right side of your screen, resembling the interface of Bing Chat's web version. Here, you can customize your conversation style and ask questions about almost any topic. Whether it's requesting a picture of a tropical beach with palm trees or creating a five-day itinerary for a business trip in March, Copilot is there to assist you.


The best part? Copilot understands context, which means you can ask follow-up questions without repeating specific keywords. It's like having a conversation with a real person.


You can also use Copilot to get information from any page you have open on Microsoft Edge. Just ask something like, "Give me a summary of the page I have open in Microsoft Edge," and Copilot will analyze the webpage content and provide you with the information you need.


Now, what's the catch? Well, the preview of Copilot in the 2023 update of Windows 11 isn't the final version that Microsoft intends to release. They are continuously refining the interface and plan to add more features in future updates.


While Copilot is still evolving, there's no denying its potential. If you ever need assistance with using Copilot or any other productivity tools, feel free to reach out for help.

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