Learn About Microsoft Copilot for Finance

    • Learn About Microsoft Copilot for Finance

      • Donna Aplin

      Hot off the Digital Presses…

      Microsoft Copilot has been heading up the business AI charge. It’s used in Word, Excel, Edge, Windows, and more. This genAI-powered app is also showing up invarious function-related activities. The latest of which is finance processes.

      Microsoft Copilot for Finance is a game-changer. It injects the power of next-generation AI into the heart of your everyday workflow. Imagine having an AI companion that understands the intricacies of finance as well as collaborates seamlessly with you.

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    • Introducing the New Microsoft Planner

      • Donna Aplin

      (Everything You Need to Know)

      Calendars, task lists, and project planning are important business tools. Many people use Microsoft’s apps to power these processes. Including Planner, Microsoft To Do, and Project for the web.

      These tools help keep processes on track and enable task accountability. But they’re separate apps. Switching between apps can be cumbersome. It adds more complexity to a workflow.

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    • Small Businesses Can Leverage Copilot for Microsoft 365

      • Donna Aplin

      What are some of the key differentiators that can propel small businesses forward? They include efficiency, productivity, and innovation. Microsoft has expanded the availability of one of its most dynamic tools to SMBs. A tool that can be a real game-changer for growth.

      Copilot for Microsoft 365 is a powerful new addition to the M365 suite. It was first offered to enterprise customers only. But Copilot is now open to businesses of all sizes. As long as they have Microsoft 365 Business Standard or Business Premium.

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    • Learn the Newest Microsoft Edge Features

      • Donna Aplin

      Microsoft Edge continues to redefine user experiences. This is due to Microsoft’s commitment to innovation. The latest updates bring a host of features. These are designed to enhance productivity, security, and browsing satisfaction.

      Chrome may have been number one for years. But Edge has been steadily gaining popularity. It is now the third most popular browser worldwide. Overtaking Firefox a while back, it’s now just behind Chrome (1) and Safari (2).

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    • What Is Microsoft Security Copilot?

      • Donna Aplin

      And Should You Use It?

      It can be challenging to keep up with the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape. Companies need to process large amounts of data. As well as respond to incidents quickly and effectively. Managing an organisation’s security posture is complex.

      That’s where Microsoft Security Copilot comes in. Microsoft Security Copilot is a generative AI-powered security solution. It provides tailored insights that empower your team to defend your network and works with other Microsoft security products. It also integrates with natural language to generate tailored guidance and insights.

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    • Microsoft 365’s New AI Innovations

      • Donna Aplin

      Microsoft 365 has a powerful suite of cloud-based productivity tools. They can help you work smarter and faster. Microsoft has consistently been at the forefront of innovation. M365 was one of the very first all-in-one cloud tools, introduced as Office 365 in 2013. Now, Microsoft and its business tools are at the leading edge of generative AI.

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    • How Copilot can boost your productivity.

      • Donna Aplin

      What can you use Copilot for? Copilot for Microsoft 365 is an AI-powered productivity tool that works alongside popular Microsoft 365 apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and more. It offers AI-powered chat, creative collaboration, and complex task solutions in one place. You can use Copilot to:
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    • How Can You Leverage the New MS Teams Payment App?

      • Donna Aplin

      Are you a small business owner or a freelancer who offers services online? If so, you might be wondering how to get paid by your customers in a fast and convenient way. You might have tried different payment platforms. But they often require you to switch between different apps or websites. This can be time-consuming and confusing.

      There is now another option to streamline the payment process. Microsoft has launched the Teams Payments app. This is a new feature that allows you to request and receive payments from your customers. You do it within Microsoft Teams meetings.

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    • An introduction to Microsoft Teams Essentials.

      • Donna Aplin

      The affordable meeting solution for SMB’s….In today’s fast-paced business world, it’s more important than ever to have a reliable and efficient collaboration platform. That’s where Microsoft Teams Essentials comes in. As a powerful collaboration tool, Teams Essentials offers businesses of all sizes a variety of features that help teams stay connected and productive, no matter where they’re working. 

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    • 7 Helpful Features of the Windows 11 Update

      • Donna Aplin

      In a world where technology constantly evolves, Microsoft stands at the forefront. It continues to pioneer innovations. Innovations that transform how we interact with our digital universe.

      The fall Windows 11 update is a testament to Microsoft’s commitment to excellence. It’s more than just an upgrade. It’s a leap into the future of computing. Microsoft touts it as “The most personal Windows 11 experience.”

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    • What Is Microsoft Sales Copilot & What Does It Do?

      • Donna Aplin

      The use of AI-driven processes is exploding. Every time you turn around, software has gotten more intelligent. Harnessing the power of AI and machine learning is crucial for staying competitive.

      Microsoft is a pioneer in the tech industry and this new AI era. It continues to lead the way with innovative solutions designed to empower businesses. One such innovation is Microsoft Sales Copilot.

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    • What is Office 365 Security?

      • Matthew James

      Office 365 and the Microsoft 365 Platform have some very good security features. Unfortunately, not all of the protection is available at some levels of licensing, and “out of the box” even the features that your licensing does give you access to may not be fully configured or set to your organisational needs. There is quite a bit of adjustment and ongoing tuning required to get the best out of the system, and keep it working to an appropriate level.

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    • Should Your Business Upgrade to the New Microsoft Intune Suite?

      • Donna Aplin

      Endpoint management has changed a lot over the last two decades. There was a time when companies housed all endpoints in the same place. This made managing them simpler. But it held offices back from being mobile and flexible.

      Today’s office can include endpoints around the globe. Remote teams can work from anywhere. And people often prefer doing things from their mobile devices. Such as checking email or managing tasks.

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    • Have You Tried Out Microsoft Designer Yet? (Get the Scoop Here)

      • Donna Aplin

      As technology continues to advance, so does the landscape of design tools. Microsoft has been a company at the forefront of business apps. Microsoft 365 began with about seven apps. It now offers new users access to over 20.

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    • Have You Tried Microsoft Universal Print? (Learn What It Can Do for You)

      • Donna Aplin

      In today’s digital workplace, printing remains an essential function. This is true for just about all businesses. But keeping up with your print infrastructure can be a time-consuming task. One printer down can mean work comes to a standstill.

      Another issue is keeping up with all those printer drivers. If firmware updates aren’t done, vulnerabilities exist. One unprotected printer can cause an entire network malware infection.

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    • Learn How Microsoft 365 Copilot Is Going to Transform M365 Apps

      • Donna Aplin

      Advanced AI is a new buzzword in cloud computing. The launch of tools like ChatGPT and Bard have made big waves. Developers are now racing to introduce the next level of features to apps. Features that do part of your work for you. Such as writing emails or making follow-up checklists based on contact data.

      These AI-based applications do much more than automate processes. People are using them to write business correspondence, create websites, and write scripts. AI is also quickly transforming the everyday office workflow.

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    • Cool Windows 11 Features That May Make You Love This OS

      • Donna Aplin

      Microsoft released the Windows 11 operating system (OS) over a year ago. It was largely well-received as stable and user-friendly. The OS is not a large departure from the Windows 10 experience. But it does offer a lot of enhancements over the older environment.

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    • How to Create Insightful Dashboards in Microsoft Power BI

      • Donna Aplin

      Data visualisation is a powerful tool for communicating complex data. It presents it in a simple, easily understandable format. But it is not enough to simply create a graph or chart and call it a day. To truly make use of information, it is important to create insightful reports. Reports that effectively communicate the story behind the data.

      Insightful reports help decision-makers understand key trends and patterns. As well as identify areas of opportunity and make informed decisions. If analytics graphs and bar charts are only telling part of the story, it can lead people to wrong decisions.

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    • How to Use the New Virtual Appointments in Microsoft Teams

      • Donna Aplin

      Scheduling appointments is a common activity. Salespeople often set up virtual appointments to answer questions about a product. Software companies allow people to schedule live demos. Telehealth therapists allow clients to book video sessions.

      Those are just a few examples of some groups that are going to love a new Microsoft Teams feature. Virtual Appointments was recently added to the platform. It adds a new meeting style tailored for engagements with customers.

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    • How can I replace Microsoft Access?

      • Donna Aplin

      Firstly, What is Microsoft Access?

      The Latest version of Microsoft Access is part of the Microsoft 365 product (see here Microsoft 365 for Modern Work here Microsoft 365 Sheffield and here Microsoft 365 and the Hybrid Office for more information about M365).  However, Microsoft Access pre-dates the Office 365 environment by more than 25 years!  Find out below, about “How can I replace Microsoft Access?”. Microsoft Access is a database management system and application front end service.  It was originally released by Microsoft to bring relational databases to the mass office markets.  It provides a simple platform on which reasonably competent office workers can build applications to be used within their organisations.  It was originally born out of Microsoft’s Cirrus database application and was originally called Access way back in 1992!

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