Prompt Like a Pro with Microsoft Copilot in Teams
Published May 16 2024 09:00 AM 8,106 Views
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If you are looking for a smarter way to work with Microsoft Copilot in Teams, then look no further! “Prompt Like a Pro” is a monthly blog series from the Microsoft Teams Tech Community that will teach you how you can transform the way you work with AI. This post highlights the prompts* that have been featured to date so you can learn how to take advantage of Copilot in Microsoft Teams. From staying on top of your chats, to preparing for your week, to getting to decisions faster in meetings, Copilot in Teams has got you covered. So why wait? Explore the power of Copilot in Teams and start prompting like a pro today! 

 

Stay on top of your chats with Copilot in Teams 

It can be challenging to keep track of what is happening in your Teams conversations. Staying on top of everything is even harder when you have been traveling for work, are in training for a week, or work with people in different time zones. How do you ensure that you haven’t missed any important action items, decisions made, topics discussed, or anything else that might be relevant to your work? 

 

Copilot in Teams chat can help you stay up to speed on all your conversations. With Copilot for Microsoft 365, you can leverage Copilot to answer questions, provide insights, and suggest actions based on your chat messages right in Teams. And one of the most useful prompts to use with Copilot in Teams is generating chat highlights. To learn more about this prompt, read the blog: Prompt Like a Pro: Stay on top of your chats with Copilot in Teams - Microsoft Community Hub 

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Prepare for your week with Microsoft Copilot in Teams 

Do the number of meetings and tasks you juggle every week feel overwhelming? When your week ahead is full of meetings, emails to respond to, and content to review, it can be hard to know the best place to focus first and how to schedule your time.  

 

Copilot in Teams gives you a quick and easy way to understand and prioritize how you spend your time before your week starts. Open Copilot from your Teams chat pane and use the prompt: “What do I have coming up this week?” to get started. To learn more, read the blog here: Prompt Like a Pro: Prepare for your week with Microsoft Copilot in Teams - Microsoft Community Hub 

 

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Get to decisions faster in Teams meetings with Microsoft Copilot 

Copilot in Teams can help you get to decisions quicker during and after your meetings, no matter where everyone is connecting from. Use Copilot prompts to help your team visualize and evaluate ideas and make decisions based on them. As a result, you can avoid inefficient meetings by unlocking faster and more inclusive decision-making with the power of Copilot in Teams.  

 

Copilot can also amplify your team’s brilliance, streamline decision-making, and transform meetings into efficient, productive, and action-oriented conversations. To learn how to get to decisions faster in your Teams meetings, read the blog here: Prompt Like a Pro: Get to decisions faster in Teams meetings with Microsoft Copilot - Microsoft Comm... 

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Effectively summarize your channel conversations with Microsoft Copilot in Teams 

Microsoft Teams channels help you have all your information related to a certain topic in one place. Yet with important documents being shared, ongoing conversations, and comments being added to threads, it can sometimes feel overwhelming! However, with a few simple tips and tricks, you can stay on top of your channels and avoid missing important updates.  

 

To stay in the know across all your different channels - and the teams associated with those channels - look no further than Microsoft Copilot in Teams!  With Copilot in Teams, you can go beyond just re-organizing your channels or setting up notifications and unlock richer insights and uncover your channel conversations with the power of AI. To learn more about what prompts to use to master engaging with your channel content in Teams, read the blog here: Prompt Like a Pro: Effectively summarize your channel conversations with Microsoft Copilot in Teams ... 

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Additional resources 

For more examples of prompts that Copilot can help you with, check out Copilot Lab. Filter by a specific M365 app to learn what prompts to use for meetings, in emails, and get tips for better optimized prompts across your favorite Microsoft 365 apps!  

 

What’s coming next 

Try out the featured Copilot prompts in Teams today and share the prompts you love for a chance to be featured on an upcoming blog post. Be sure to follow the Teams MTC site so you don’t miss the next prompt of the month and other Teams blogs, and before you know it you will be prompting like a pro as well! 

 

*Copilot is constantly evolving and improving thanks to your input and feedback. If a Copilot prompt does not work the way you expect it to, let us know how by using the thumbs-down button that appears after a response. 

 

 

About the Author

Luca Valadares is the AI Compete and Positioning Lead for Microsoft Teams, with a focus on creating more awareness for and usage of the AI available in Microsoft Teams. He has a strong background in marketing and business, and has amassed significant AI experience proficiency over the course of his time at Microsoft.

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