Microsoft’s Copilot AI comes to OneNote for smarter note-taking

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Microsoft's Copilot AI comes to OneNote for smarter note-taking
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Microsoft has announced the integration of its new AI-powered assistant, Copilot, into OneNote, making note-taking easier and more efficient. Copilot is part of Microsoft’s suite of productivity tools, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams, and was designed to provide assistance to users by generating ideas, creating lists, and organizing information.

The AI-powered assistant works by using prompts from the user to generate content, rewrite, format, or summarize the existing text in OneNote. The user can also request Copilot to create a plan for an event or generate topics and talking points for meetings.

Greg Mace, a product manager for OneNote, said, “As your notetaking partner, Copilot uses your prompts to draft plans, generate ideas, create lists, organize information, and more.”

Microsoft's Copilot AI comes to OneNote for smarter note-taking
This is how the Copilot integration works in OneNote. (Image Credit: Microsoft)

One of the key features of Copilot is its ability to provide inline integration in Word. Users can highlight paragraphs, and the AI assistant will appear when the mouse hovers over a section of the paragraph, offering up rewritten text automatically. However, Microsoft has not yet demonstrated how this will work in OneNote.

While Microsoft has not announced the official release date for Copilot in OneNote, a small number of Microsoft 365 enterprise customers are currently testing a preview version of Copilot in Word and Outlook. Some of these early versions can be enabled in beta copies of Word.

The integration of Copilot into OneNote is expected to improve productivity and efficiency for users, making note-taking faster and more accurate. With Copilot’s AI-powered assistance, users can focus more on the content of their notes and spend less time formatting and organizing them.