Not only did editors or note-takers later create a report based on the meeting, they waited a long time for the transcription job in Teams. However, it took until mid-2021 for the live German-language version to be supported in teams – and only there at planned team meetings. And therefore However, the functionality is also available for unplanned (ad hoc) meetings and meetings in team channels, greatly expanding its usability.
The conversation is transcribed during the conversation in Azure Cloud and appears in near real time on the edge of the video or audio meeting with the speaker’s name and timestamp. If you don’t want to be identified in the meeting minutes, you can deactivate the function centrally in your Teams settings.
nutzen live version
One Use live text, your IT admin must have activated the “Copy” policy in the Central Teams settings. Additionally, it only runs in the desktop version of Teams, and another requirement is having an enterprise license for Office 365 or Microsoft 365.
If these requirements are met, you can simply start Live Transcription in an ongoing session by going to Settings and selecting Additional Settings (…), and then clicking on the Copy menu item. The default transcription language is English. To change it, click “Transcription settings” in the upper right corner and select the desired language.
A total of 28 languages are supported, which are:
English (US), English (Canada), English (India), English (UK), English (Australia), English (New Zealand), Arabic (UAE) (preview), Arabic (Saudi Arabia) (preview ), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Danish, Dutch (Belgium) (preview), Dutch (Netherlands), French (Canada), French (France), Finnish (preview), German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean (preview), Norwegian, Polish (preview), Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian (preview), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Swedish.
Important: Only one language can be selected for team meeting transcripts; The change of language affects all participants. And: Profanity is controlled by Microsoft’s speech recognition.
For ad hoc meetings, you can download the text from the chat screen after the meeting. For channel meetings, the transcript will be in the Recordings and Transcripts tab after a certain period of time. The quality of the texts is quite acceptable, provided they are not spoken too quickly and are relatively free of dialects.
Another new feature, but only available as a public preview, is the cut mode for PowerPoint presentations held by Teams. subordinate Display mode “Standout” Presenters can overlay their video feed on top of a PowerPoint presentation slide during a Microsoft Teams meeting. In this way, the somewhat impersonal PowerPoint battle becomes an interactive event with gestures and facial expressions on the part of the presenter.
Activate preview functions
However, the condition of use is that information technology Lets use preview features in teams. Then individual users must also activate the function. In addition, the use of Standout – as a speaker or participant – is only possible via Windows and Mac applications. The mobile and web versions do not support this feature – instead of a video feed, participants see only a dark background. Also, the cropped video is not supported for recordings.
Use the lead
To activate the feature, open the “Share Content” item in the top bar of the meeting, select “Standout” as the presentation mode and then select the presentation you want. Alternatively, you can also start the presentation and then change the presentation mode to “Standout” in the menu bar. According to Microsoft, more presentation modes will be launched soon, including side-by-side and newscasters.
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