Using the Edge Browser to Access Copilot and Other Microsoft Applications

Download the Edge browser to your computer. Make sure you are logged into Microsoft. Your photo will appear in the top left corner of the browser. Open a new tab and you should see the Taylor University logo and the waffle menu (9 dots):

When you click on the waffle (9 dots) you will have access to everything in your OneDrive and everything that has been shared with you.


You can immediately go to Copilot by clicking on the symbol in your search bar. This search bar also allows you to search your OneDrive and Teams content:

Copilot allows you different ways of accessing information:

Copilot limits your request to 2000 characters:


If you want access to a larger request, you might want to look at NOTEBOOK. When you click on the Copilot symbol in the search bar, you get this screen:

When you click on NOTEBOOK you get this screen:

At the bottom of the screen, it says this:

Copilot and Notebook are two different interfaces for interacting with the same underlying AI model. Here are some key differences:

Interface: Copilot uses a chat-style interface, while Notebook provides a dual-pane interface where you can write a detailed prompt on the left and see the AI’s response on the right12.

Prompt Editing: In Copilot, if you want to tweak a prompt, you have to edit it and brand-new results will be generated, losing the context of the previous answer. However, in Notebook, it is much easier to tweak the prompt because it keeps your previous prompt in the left box intact, even when the result has been generated1.

Character Limit: Copilot has a character limit of 4,000 characters per prompt, while Notebook supports up to 18,000 characters. This allows users to use the AI assistance for longer materials, including longer essays, papers, or articles1.

Context Memory: Notebook remembers the previous version even after you tweak your prompt, making it easier to iterate on a prompt to get the best result1.

In summary, while both Copilot and Notebook are powered by the same AI, they offer different user experiences and are designed to cater to different use cases.