Microsoft plans to add the Microsoft 365 Copilot assistant, Microsoft to OneNote. The software giant first announced Copilot apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint last month. Now, it is ready to demonstrate how an AI-powered assistant will impact note taking.
“Copilot is your notetaking partner. It uses your prompts for ideas, draft plans, create lists and organize information,” Greg Mace, OneNote’s product manager.
The AI assistant can format, rewrite, and summarize text in OneNote, much like Copilot’s integration with Word. It works by using prompts from a sidebar interface. The AI assistant can also be asked to help you plan an event, or generate topics and points for meetings.
Microsoft has not yet shown Copilot’s integration with OneNote. You can highlight paragraphs in the Word version and the Copilot assistant will automatically appear when you hover over it.
Microsoft has not yet announced when Copilot will become available in OneNote. Some Microsoft 365 enterprise customers are currently using a preview version for Copilot in Word and Outlook. You can enable some of these early versions in beta Word copies right now.
Recently, I played around with Copilot in Word’s private preview. It was able to generate text. This is a very early implementation, so there are many missing functionality. Microsoft is currently testing it extensively before rolling it out more widely. The company has not yet committed to any dates for Copilot.