Copilot for Microsoft 365 - Extensibility FastStart - 4 Week Implementation


Transform your Employee Experience with Copilot for Microsoft 365 and our Extensibility FastStart

Copilot for Microsoft 365 becomes more powerful and relevant to your organisation when it’s integrated with other company applications and data sources. In this way, Copilot can become the virtual assistant we’ve all dreamt of - streamlining time-consuming processes related to expenses, holiday requests, and desk booking, or providing fast access to client, project, or sales data held in other platforms. The possibilities are endless – all it takes is your vision and our expertise in developing Copilot plugins and integrations.

Copilot has the potential to transform the employee experience. Today, employees are typically frustrated and hampered by having to jump between many different applications and platforms. Each system often has a different user interface and set of concepts, making even simple tasks time-consuming and prone to friction. As the digital landscape and organisational data expands, the cognitive load on users and corresponding hit to productivity only increases – no wonder McKinsey research indicates knowledge workers typically spend 1.8 hours per day simply looking for information and completing mundane tasks.

By extending Copilot, it can become a unifying layer across company systems. Employees can ask questions to find information held in different platforms without caring about the location, and tasks requiring an action in another system can be completed without leaving the Copilot interface. The Copilot plugin or data connector does the hard work of integrating systems so the user can stay focused.

Although Copilot for Microsoft 365 is a new technology, the extensibility framework relies on existing approaches very familiar to Advania’s expert team of Microsoft developers. Whether its expanding Copilot’s knowledge using Graph Connectors or Azure OpenAI on your data, or connecting other platforms using APIs, Flows, or Power Platform Connectors, we have years of experience with these building blocks and deep expertise. Our team can partner with you to build your integration and unlock value reliably.

Our Copilot Extensions FastStart is flexible but follows this methodology:

  1. Copilot extensibility art of the possible session (4 hours)
  2. Discovery and planning workshop (1 day)
  3. Copilot extension development (timeboxed to 4 weeks)
  4. Deployment and launch support

We’ve been involved with Copilot for Microsoft 365 since the beginning - building insights, providing feedback, and gaining an understanding of the critical factors as part of Microsoft’s limited Early Access Program. We have a deep understanding of the architectures used in extending Copilot and have the expertise to unlock the potential of Copilot in your organisation.

Why choose Advania?

  • We’ve been involved with Copilot for Microsoft 365 from the start, having worked with Microsoft in the Early Access Programme (one of the few organisations globally)
  • We have custom tools specifically developed to supplement Microsoft Purview in identifying Copilot risk
  • We have a full range of Copilot for Microsoft 365 services - from business case development, custom integrations, and plugin development, through to Adoption & Change Management services
  • We know this space – we’re working with many organisations on their AI journey and have worked with Microsoft AI and the underlying platforms for years