What’s New with Microsoft’s Copilot in April 2024?

Microsoft’s recent updates to its AI suite, spearheaded by the all-powerful Copilot, are here to boost your productivity and inject some serious power into your digital tools. Let’s take a look at the new and innovative upgrades that Microsoft is rolling out.


Accelerated AI Experiences with Copilot in Microsoft 365

Microsoft has recently supercharged its Copilot feature in Microsoft 365, now offering users priority access to the new GPT-4 Turbo and eliminating usage limits for conversations. This enhancement promises faster response times and more comprehensive interactions, ensuring that whether you’re using Copilot on the web or within a work context, your experience is seamless. With the upgrade to GPT-4 Turbo, users can expect superior performance, a crucial edge in today’s fast-paced business environment.

Also, starting next month, Microsoft plans to significantly increase the daily limits for image generation in Microsoft Designer from 15 to 100. This boost will substantially decrease wait times, making it easier and quicker to create high-quality custom visuals.


Copilot Lab: Mastering AI with Ease

Recognising the need to maximize AI tool utilisation, Microsoft has unveiled the Copilot Lab. This resource hub is packed with videos, articles, and sample prompts designed to help users navigate and master the Copilot. Whether you’re drafting an email in Outlook, creating a quiz in OneNote, or adding an image in PowerPoint, Copilot Lab offers tailored guides to enhance your proficiency and productivity.

Find out more about Copilot lab here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCuSe3EQ4j8


Create journeys by using Copilot to describe them

With the new updates coming to Dynamics 365 Customer Insights – Journeys, anybody can create journeys in minutes, even if they’ve never done it before. Using Copilot all a user needs to do is simply describe in everyday words what they want to create, and Copilot will build the journey for them. Using the journey creator functionality together with content ideas for email creation, users can now get their customer experience ideas to market in no time.

The new Copilot features for Dynamics 365 are set to roll out in these locations:

  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • South America
  • Canada
  • India
  • Japan

You can find out more here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/release-plan/2024wave1/customer-insights/dynamics365-customer-insights-journeys/create-journeys-describing-them-using-copilot


Introducing Phi-3-mini: Microsoft’s Cost-effective AI Solution

In a bold move to democratize AI, Microsoft has unveiled Phi-3-mini, a new lightweight artificial intelligence model designed for simpler tasks and cost efficiency. This model, part of Microsoft’s suite of small language models (SLMs), is dramatically cheaper—costing about a tenth of similar models on the market.

Available immediately on Azure, Hugging Face, and Ollama, Phi-3-mini is optimized for performance on Nvidia GPUs, making advanced AI tools more accessible and affordable for companies with limited resources.


Future of AI at Microsoft

Looking ahead, Microsoft’s roadmap likely includes further integration of AI across all its products and services. The ongoing updates and new features hint at a future where AI is not just an add-on but a fundamental component of all software tools, driving greater productivity, creativity, and efficiency.

As AI continues to evolve, Microsoft’s commitment to enhancing and integrating AI across its product suite is setting a new standard for what users can expect from their digital tools. By providing powerful capabilities, extensive support resources, and a global reach, Microsoft is keeping up with the demands of the digital age and leading the way towards a more interconnected and intelligent future.


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