The AI assistant copilot should move in MS Teams to all important places. A key change is that users no longer need to create a transcript to use Copilot in meetings. If you turn off the auto-generated protocol, you will still be able to ask the AI questions during the call in the future. However, unlike the transcript-based version, this content is no longer available after the conference and can no longer be used. The feature can be used immediately; A license for Microsoft 365 Copilot is required.
Always hit the right note
Additionally, the co-pilot is now available as a writing assistant in all chat entries, whether direct messages, meetings, or channels. Users simply type in the key points and can then automatically convert them into a suitable message. Users can also determine the tone, for example professional or relaxed, but also confident or enthusiastic, as well as the duration. If the AI’s suggestion doesn’t fit, it can reformulate it with one click. This feature is also now available and requires Microsoft 365 Copilot as a license.
So far, Copilot can summarize information from chats and channels. New are now Microsoft’s pre-formulated suggestions that outline the most important activities. They should extract decisions and open questions from the discussions. AI can now also aggregate the most important information from conversations in channels and tag it with the affected user as the source. Both features are now available as part of the Microsoft 365 Copilot license.
At the end of the year there will also be an intelligent summary of missed matches, where users will have to ask specific questions to the AI and receive appropriate answers. Only works with an additional Teams Premium license. Collaborative notes for conferences are also planned for the beginning of 2024, reporting in real time what has been said, including the source. During the call the AI also takes instructions, for example to mention a specific person. The feature is included in Microsoft 365 Copilot. Teams Phone now also receives automatic summary of VoIP and PSTN calls.
Meeting with just a few clicks on the whiteboard
To reuse the contents of video conferences, the AI assistant will be able to automatically transfer them to a whiteboard starting in spring 2024. The co-pilot organizes them automatically and also implements a visualization of the discussion that took place. Users will receive suggestions on this in advance in a meeting summary. AI should also add more ideas. The end result is available in the Whiteboard app, in Teams itself, and in OneDrive for Business. With a Microsoft 365 license Copilot can also be used as a loop component in other applications such as Word or Outlook.
From the end of the year, users will also be able to illustrate their announcement posts in channels with a personalized background. This can be done manually with uploaded images and typed headers, but alternatively artificial intelligence can also lend a hand here: Here users can also have Dall-E generate an image and receive design suggestions on this basis by the co-pilot. In addition to a license for Microsoft 365 Copilot, you also need Teams Premium.
The latest feature now presented for MS Teams is not called Copilot: using artificial intelligence, the software should be able to isolate the speaker from surrounding noise after a calibration phase. The latter includes not only the usual noise, but also other people’s voices. In addition to regular meetings, Teams Phone will also receive this feature and is expected in early 2024.
Microsoft is above all a co-pilot
The announcement lists the details of all these new AI features for MS Teams. The reason for this concentrated mass is that Microsoft demonstrated it at the Ignite developer conference. Overall, Copilot also played a central role, as it should be integrated into all applications in the future – after all, Microsoft is the co-pilot company. And AI played a crucial role beyond applications too, as Microsoft announced Cobalt and Maia at Ignite, its own ARM CPU and AI accelerator for the Azure cloud.