Microsoft has recently revealed its latest innovation, Microsoft Copilot Studio, an advanced low-code development tool designed for tailoring Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 and constructing independent AI assistants.
Officially introduced on November 15, Microsoft Copilot Studio operates as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution and is presently accessible through a complimentary trial period, allowing users to explore its features on microsoft.com.
The primary objective of Microsoft Copilot Studio is to streamline the process of developing and deploying plugins directly onto Copilot for Microsoft 365. This is achieved through an intuitive drag-and-drop, low-code methodology, encompassing logic and data connectivity to address queries based on pertinent business data and workflows. Developers can leverage Copilot Studio not only to adapt Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 to suit their enterprise-specific requirements but also to create and release bespoke copilots and customized Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPTs) with precise access, data, user controls, and analytical capabilities.
The graphical builder embedded in Copilot Studio facilitates seamless connection to backend APIs and actions, allowing the generation of responses from enterprise knowledge sources such as files, SharePoint, and websites. In situations demanding stringent business oversight, generative responses can be augmented with personally crafted topic flows using the graphical builder.
Copilot Studio empowers the creation of new plugins utilizing existing platform components, including data sources, connectors, and AI prompts. Furthermore, it boasts a repertoire of over 1,100 prebuilt connectors, including those for SAP, Workday, and ServiceNow, facilitating seamless integration with diverse business data sources. Microsoft is also set to enable integration with OpenAI services and is on the brink of facilitating the development of custom GPTs directly within Copilot Studio.