In our ongoing series dedicated to the transformative potential of AI in SharePoint, we have previously explored Bing, Edge, ChatGPT, and Copilot. Now, it’s time to introduce you to your personalized assistant, Copilot for SharePoint—a remarkable AI-powered tool designed to elevate your SharePoint experience. As a leading data consulting company, we are thrilled to present this revolutionary offer that will shape the way you interact with your SharePoint platform.
Understanding Copilot for SharePoint
To comprehend the capabilities of Copilot for SharePoint, let’s first recap the diverse facets of SharePoint, as outlined in the collaborative book that I participated writing in the spring 2023:
- Document Management and Archiving: SharePoint serves as a robust tool for document management and archiving, facilitating seamless collaboration among team members.
- Collaborative Platform: Microsoft Teams seamlessly complements SharePoint’s collaborative aspect, promoting effective team collaboration.
- Intranet Solution: The Modern Experience simplifies the creation of web content, transforming SharePoint into an efficient intranet site.
- Data Table Facet: SharePoint lists continue to evolve, serving as valuable data sources for independent or Power Apps-linked Business applications.
Empowering Intranet Site Management with Copilot for SharePoint
Copilot for SharePoint is meticulously designed to assist users in managing their intranet site. The powerful capabilities include:
- Content Writing: Copilot for SharePoint effortlessly supports users in writing and enhancing textual content. Like Bing for Edge and Copilot for Word, it allows users to adapt tone and content, creating compelling content for SharePoint pages.
- Site Design: Going beyond content, Copilot for SharePoint also provides valuable assistance in designing the site. This remarkable feature complements or even replaces the current customization suggestions pane, offering a more streamlined and intuitive site design experience.
Accessing Your Organization’s Data for Personalized Results
Like Copilot for Word, Copilot for SharePoint leverages Office Graph data, accessing your organization’s information as a reliable data source. By incorporating this wealth of knowledge, Copilot ensures personalized responses and site design suggestions.
Co-editing Capabilities and Visual Experience
As we anticipate Copilot for SharePoint’s arrival at the end of 2023 on North American Tenants, it aligns with three significant new features within SharePoint:
- Simultaneous Co-editing in Pages: Streamlined co-editing capabilities elevate collaboration and productivity within SharePoint pages.
- Visual Experience Inspired by Viva: Inspired by the immersive Viva suite for Teams, the new SharePoint visual experience promises enhanced engagement and user satisfaction.
- Brand Center Site Design Template: The new « brand centre » template empowers organizations to manage visual identity elements efficiently, further enhancing SharePoint sites and pages.
The Future of SharePoint with Copilot
At the time of site creation, Copilot for SharePoint will listen in natural language for site or page descriptions, assisting in the design based on simple prompts. Moreover, Copilot’s versatility as a design partner allows it to interpret Word documents or PowerPoint presentations, transforming them into fully-fledged sites and pages with relevant WebParts.
Stay Tuned for Syntex and More
The arrival of Copilot for SharePoint will also have a profound impact on SharePoint Syntex users. In our upcoming fourth post of this series, we will explore the seamless integration of Copilot with Syntex, elevating the « document management » facet of SharePoint to new heights.
At HumanTech Partners, we are committed to revolutionizing your SharePoint experience with Copilot. Seamlessly navigating the nuances of SharePoint, Copilot will become your invaluable assistant, simplifying content creation, enhancing site design, and streamlining collaboration.
As Copilot for SharePoint draws closer to release, we eagerly anticipate the transformation it will bring to your organization’s SharePoint journey. Stay tuned for the exciting future of AI in SharePoint!