Plow through Microsoft commands the use of foreign languages at the school level may soon become a thing of the past thanks to a new update.
The video conferencing tool has announced another update to its translation tools with the ability to choose live subtitles in any language they like.
When starting and setting up a call, Microsoft Teams users will be able to select live subtitles in the language of their choice, helping them better communicate with other participants.
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Microsoft Teams hopes that the update will allow more interaction during calls between teams or colleagues in different countries.
“This will help users fully participate in meetings where spoken language may not be the most comfortable for them,” the company said.
In his entry on Art the official Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in a new tab), the company noted that the change occurred thanks to the help of Microsoft’s Cognitive Service Speech Translation Capabilities. Apparently part of the company’s Azure cloud platform, Microsoft says its tools offer powerful and fast real-time translation services.
The tool is listed as still under development, but its general availability is scheduled for September 2022, which means we may not have to wait much longer. Once launched, the update will be available to all Microsoft Teams desktop users worldwide.
The news is the latest in a series of updates to Microsoft Teams and its translation capabilities, as the company strives to make the platform more useful for users around the world.
This includes recent announcements on the so-called “intelligent translation” for Microsoft Teams Mobile users.
This feature will soon mean that users will be able to quickly translate messages in a foreign language, ensuring that there are never any delays or errors.
Microsoft has also recently adopted AI Z-Code technology significantly improve the quality of production translation models.
Another step in early 2022 meant that Microsoft Teams also gained access to a wide network of professional translators who call the meeting on request. Once a session has started, Microsoft Teams users can switch between the original audio channel and the translator’s translation using a drop-down menu.