What Copilot Pro can do in Word, Excel and Powerpoint


Copilot pro logoHello everyone, it’s no secret that AI is everywhere, whether that is good or bad, that is a story for another day but for the time being, I think it is better to adapt with AI than wait for AI to disappear, it’s not going anywhere, I think it is here to stay as virtually every industry from cars to web development, is using AI in one way or another. With that said, why would Microsoft be left behind? Well they are not, Microsoft is already as we know, the prime funder/sponsor for ChatGPT as they have literally spent billions of dollars to keep the company afloat and I think their partnership will most likely continue for the long run. Now let’s talk about why I can’t wait to try some of these new features I found regarding Copilot Pro, ready? Lets go…

What is Copilot Pro?

Copilot Pro is a subscription service offered by Microsoft that adds advanced artificial intelligence features to various applications within Microsoft 365. It’s designed to enhance creativity, improve productivity, and boost your overall experience with these programs. Yes, it might remind you of ChatGPT. In fact, they share some underlying technology. But Copilot Pro is a custom build with its own infrastructure and distinct capabilities. (Think of it as a cousin, perhaps?)

The key advantage of Copilot Pro? It integrates seamlessly with most, if not all, of the Microsoft apps you already use, especially those within Microsoft 365. This tight integration is what truly sets it apart, for you and most readers here, myself included.

Copilot Pro Features:

  • Widespread Accessibility: Access Copilot in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote on PC, Mac, and iPad (for Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers)
  • Cutting-Edge Performance: Enjoy priority access to the latest AI models, including OpenAI’s groundbreaking GPT-4 Turbo.
  • Enhanced Image Creation: Unleash the power of Image Creator, formerly Bing Image Creator.
  • Personalized AI: Build your own Copilot GPT tailored to a specific topic using the innovative Copilot GPT Builder. Just provide a few prompts, and your custom AI assistant will be ready to go.

What can Copilot Pro do in Microsoft Word?

  • Effortlessly Craft Documents: Provide Copilot Pro with a starting point or idea, and watch it generate a complete draft in Word. This frees you from staring at a blank page and jumpstarts your writing process.
  • Master Long Documents: Quickly grasp the key points of lengthy documents within Word. Copilot Pro can automatically generate concise summaries, saving you valuable time and effort.
  • Fine-Tune Your Writing: Refine your writing in Word with Copilot Pro’s powerful tools. Rephrase sentences or even entire documents for improved clarity, brevity, or to achieve a specific tone or style.

What can Copilot Pro do in Excel?

  • Turn Ideas into Formulas: Struggling with a complex calculation? Simply describe what you want to achieve in Excel, and Copilot Pro will suggest the appropriate formula to get the job done.
  • Effortlessly Visualize Your Data: Copilot Pro in Excel can transform your data into clear and informative charts and graphs. Just tell it what you want to showcase, and it will generate compelling visuals to bring your data to life.
  • Predict Outcomes with Confidence: Play “what-if” scenarios with ease in Excel. Copilot Pro can model different possibilities based on your adjustments, allowing you to make data-driven decisions with greater certainty.

You can learn more about what Excel can do with Copilot in our quick guide.

What can Copilot Pro do in PowerPoint?

  • Seamless Document Transformation: Copilot Pro in PowerPoint can effortlessly convert them into polished presentations, saving you time and ensuring consistency.
  • Presentations in a Flash: Provide Copilot Pro with a topic or outline, and it will generate a draft presentation ready for your edits.
  • Cut to the Chase: Copilot Pro can automatically extract the key takeaways, allowing you to focus on the most impactful information.
  • Effortless Slide Expansion: Add new slides to your presentation with ease. Simply tell Copilot Pro what content you want to include, and it will generate a slide that seamlessly integrates with your existing flow.
  • Design with Finesse: Elevate the visual appeal of your presentations with design suggestions. It can naturally improve text formatting, animations, and layout for a polished and professional look.

What can Copilot Pro do in Microsoft Teams?

  • Streamline Meeting Preparation: Effortlessly create clear and concise meeting agendas with Copilot Pro in Teams. Provide details about the meeting purpose and participants, and it will generate a structured agenda to keep everyone focused.
  • Intelligent Note Taking: Free yourself from frantically scribbling notes during Teams meetings. Copilot Pro can capture key points, action items, and decisions in real-time, allowing you to stay present and engaged.
  • Spark Productive Discussions: Copilot Pro in Teams can analyze the meeting agenda and suggest relevant discussion points to ensure a productive and engaging session.
  • Actionable Insights at Your Fingertips: Gain valuable insights after your Teams meeting. Copilot Pro can automatically generate recaps that summarize key decisions, next steps, and assigned actions, keeping everyone on the same page.

What can Copilot Pro do in Outlook?

  • Craft Compelling Emails: Effortlessly write effective emails in Outlook. Provide Copilot Pro with a brief explanation of your purpose, and it will draft an email with clear and concise messaging, saving you time and ensuring professionalism.
  • Stay on Top of Action Items: Turn past email conversations into actionable plans. Copilot Pro in Outlook can analyze email threads, identify follow-up points, and even suggest relevant meeting agendas to keep your projects moving forward.
  • Break Down Language Barriers: Communicate seamlessly with international colleagues. Copilot Pro can translate your email responses directly within Outlook, ensuring clear understanding across borders.
  • Cut Through the Clutter: Quickly grasp the main points of lengthy emails. Copilot Pro in Outlook can automatically generate summaries that highlight key information, allowing you to prioritize what matters most.

What is the difference between the different Copilot versions?

The chart below shows the differences between Copilot, Copilot Pro, and Copilot for Microsoft 365. BUT, even though the graphic is from Microsoft themselves, it is a bit outdated because Copilot Pro is now available for Microsoft Teams as well.

Compare copilot vs copilot pro vs copilot for microsoft 365

How can I download Copilot Pro?

Whoa, wait a minute, you don’t need to download Copilot pro, it’s actually an online service, you can get it by following the methods below:

  • Subscribe to Copilot Pro via the Microsoft.com – Check the price, but at the time of this posting, it is/was $20 USD a month.

Copilot Pro Infographic

We have the full high quality version of the Copilot Pro infographic available for download.

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