10 Prompts to Try in Copilot for Microsoft 365

By Hannah Donnelly | April 15, 2024

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When it comes to business, time is money. Juggling meetings, strategy sessions, your inbox, and project deliverables efficiently can seem unachievable, regardless of your organisational skills. Enter Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365, your AI-powered sidekick.Copilot for Microsoft 365, can supercharge your productivity and streamline your daily tasks. 

Let’s dive in and explore ten powerful Copilot prompts that can give you hours back in your day. Whether you’re a seasoned user or just getting started, these prompts will help you harness the full potential of this AI-powered chatbot.


Here are 10 prompts to try in Copilot for Microsoft 365.
1. Recap a Microsoft Teams meeting
  • How: Let Copilot keep track of key topics and action items so you can stay focused during the meeting and avoid listening to the recording after.
  • Prompt: “Recap our team meeting on project X with notes and action items.”
2. Draft an email
  • How: Describe the email’s purpose, recipient, and tone. Copilot will create a well-structured draft.
  • Prompt: “Draft a short email to the marketing team, outlining the upcoming sales campaign.”
3. Tell me about a topic/project
  • How: Provide context about the topic or project. Copilot will retrieve relevant information.
  • Prompt: “Tell me about the latest features in Microsoft Teams.”
4. Help me write a...
  • How: Copilot assists with various writing tasks:
    • Blog posts: Specify the topic and target audience.
    • Reports: Describe the purpose and data sources.
    • Creative content: Share your vision, and Copilot will assist.
  • Prompt: “Help me write a 300 word blog post on sustainable practices for businesses in Australia, with a target audience of CEO's”
5. Proof my content
  • How: Share your document or snippet with Copilot. It will catch typos, grammatical errors, and suggest improvements.
  • Prompt: “Proofread our quarterly financial report and suggest edits to make the introduction more to the point.”
6. Summarise an email thread
  • How: Forward the email thread to Copilot. Specify the desired level of detail.
  • Prompt: “Summarise the customer feedback email chain into 5 key points and action items.”
7. Summarise a document
  • How: Upload the document or provide relevant sections. Copilot extracts key information.
  • Prompt: “Summarise the 50-page research paper on climate change into a 3 page document with bullet points”
8. What did they say?
  • How: Describe the context (e.g., interview transcript, chat log). Copilot extracts quotes and summarises responses.
  • Prompt: “What were the main takeaways and action items from the investor call?”
9. Give me some ideas for a...
  • How: Specify the context (e.g., marketing campaign, product feature). Copilot brainstorm creative ideas.
  • Prompt: “Give me ideas for a team-building event for 50 people in Newcastle, NSW.”
10. Create a to-do list
  • How: List tasks, deadlines, and priorities. Copilot organises them into a structured list.
  • Prompt: “Create a to-do list for this week.”


How Can Diamond IT Help?

At Diamond IT, we understand that embracing AI is not just about implementing technology; it's about transforming your business to thrive in the digital era. Our deep expertise as a Microsoft Partner ensures that we not only provide the tools but also the strategic guidance and support needed for your success.

Diamond IT's Business Technology Managers and Business Technology Consulting teams can work with you to analyse and review the current state of your Microsoft environment and provide recommendations on your permissions structure and content management practices.

Areas that we can support you on your adoption journey include:

  • Privacy Impact Assessments – helping you to understand how this information enters, moves around and potentially exits your organisation.
  • Permissions and Privilege Management – helping you identify/review/establish these to ensure they are architected to support your current and emerging needs.
  • Content Management – helping you structure Teams and SharePoint or establish a SharePoint architecture to manage your information repositories.
  • Information and Cyber Security – from policies to architecture, risk management to the delivery of business and technical controls – we are a single destination to help with security solutions.
  • Copilot Adoption –  we can provide deployment and training programs to ensure your team obtains the best from your financial investment.
  • Licensing Structure – we can provide guidance on pre-requisites and the best Copilot license for your organisation, as well as providing your Copilot licensing.



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About Hannah Donnelly
Hannah Donnelly

With key skills in digital marketing and communication, website design, CRM administration, and event management, Hannah supports the alignment of marketing and sales to achieve strategic business objectives. A HubSpot Inbound certified marketing professional with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Management, Hannah is passionate about using creative methods to educate organisations on how IT can enable success.