TekkiTalk with Omar Shahine: Copilot in Word and Beyond

December 28, 2023
1 min read

In this TekkiTalk, host Knut Relbe-Moe chats with guest Omar Shahine, a corporate vice president at Microsoft with 25 years of experience. Omar leads the team behind Microsoft Word and Editor. He highlights the significance of Copilot, a set of capabilities utilizing large language models across Microsoft products. Copilot enhances user experiences, drawing on elements from Microsoft 365 and the cloud, including core building blocks like the graph, SharePoint, and OneDrive.

Omar talks about Copilot's evolving capabilities in Word, noting that summarization is the most well-received Copilot feature—a product of Word's common use for reading content. Beyond summarization, Copilot in Word allows users to combine documents with corporate branding, generate slide decks, and improve text writing fluency, catering to diverse user needs.

Omar explains that his team focuses on rapid iteration and user feedback to introduce new features. He encourages users to explore Copilot's capabilities, share feedback via the thumbs-up or thumbs-down feature, and visit the Copilot Microsoft website for more information on the evolving technology.

Length: 11 min.

Knut Relbe-Moe

Knut Relbe-Moe

Knut Relbe-Moe works as a technical evangelist and has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). He has worked with SharePoint and Teams for many years and has worked on both big and small projects. He loves to share his knowledge and experience with the community and has been a mentor to many other people.

Knut has also helped to establish and grow commercial business models, sales strategies, successful partner ecosystems, partner experience and partner success functions in various roles.