Microsoft Teams will integrate with Cortana, add transcription and translation features

12 March, 2018, 18:38 | Author: Sammy Rose
  • Microsoft Teams will integrate with Cortana, add transcription and translation features

There are today 200,000 organizations in 181 markets and 39 languages on Teams, including A.P. Moller-Maersk, ConocoPhillips, Macy's, NASCAR, Navistar, RLH Corporation, and Technicolor, and, as of another announcement today, General Motors. This includes features that will allow users to record, transcribe and save meetings to the cloud, integrations with voice assistant Cortana, inline message translation and several others.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) says 200K organizations now use its Teams, a Slack alternative, up from 125K in September. Top of the list is Cortana voice interactions, which enable you to make a call, join a meeting, or invite someone to a meeting using your voice. Alongside Cortana and translation, Microsoft is also adding cloud recording for meetings with automatic transcription and timecoding, background blur on video, mobile sharing for meetings, and the ability to find and add Skype Room Systems into any meetings.

Microsoft Teams is the company's answer to growing chat startup Slack.

Video call participants will be able to blur the background on their calls, so the person you're talking to won't be able to see what's behind you. Those same voice commands will work with conference room equipment and IP phones, too.

Proximity detection for Teams Meetings-This feature will make it easy for you to discover and add a nearby and available Skype Room System to any meeting.

NEW Gushue Rink Wins Second Brier in a Row
After a pair of blank ends for openers, he scored his deuce on the third end and didn't open the door the rest of the way. All week Gushue talked about the remarkable lack of stress he felt here after having finally won a Brier previous year .


West Virginia Meets Murray State in the NCAA Tournament
No. 5-seed West Virginia (24-10) and No. 12-seed Murray State (26-5) are set for an NCAA-Tournament tilt on Friday. Outside of those games, the Racers were rarely challenged. "I coached in that league at Akron".


Dropbox reins in valuation goals with IPO target of $7 billion
While it claims to have 500 million users in 180 countries, it posted only 11 million paying clients at the end of previous year . Dropbox , which quietly filed for the IPO in January , offers customers cloud-based web service for file storage.


This last item will allow attendees to share a live video stream, photo, or screen share from their mobile device. Microsoft highlighted that Plantronics is making desk phones that can tap into Microsoft Teams to make voice calls.

In addition to the planned features, Microsoft announced new enterprise-grade calling features arriving today, including consultative transfer and call delegation and federation.

Additionally, Microsoft is now working with more OEMs (like Lenovo and HP) and partners (like Logitech, Crestron, and Polycom) to make sure Teams is enabled on more calling and meeting room devices. With Direct Routing, enterprises can connect SIP trunks into Teams, turning it into a full-fledged voice service, Wright said.

Although no specific launch date has been given, Microsoft intends to add these new features to Teams in the second quarter of 2018.

Recommended:

  • WoodMac: ENI deal with Abu Dhabi lays foundation for Middle East portfolio

    WoodMac: ENI deal with Abu Dhabi lays foundation for Middle East portfolio

    Oil and gas supermajor Eni SpA signs agreements to acquire a stake in 2 of Abu Dhabi's offshore producing concessions. Eni joins an Indian consortium, led by ONGC Videsh, and Japan's INPEX as stakeholders in the Lower Zakum concession.
    Onlookers attack Miami hit-and-run driver after crash

    Onlookers attack Miami hit-and-run driver after crash

    That's when other drivers get out of their cars and try to stop him by shouting and banging on the windows. In the video, the driver in a wrecked silver Infiniti SUV, tries to reverse from the scene of the crash.
    Richard Sherman incentives 'too rich for Detroit's blood'

    Richard Sherman incentives 'too rich for Detroit's blood'

    Sherman agreed to a three-year, incentive-laden deal worth up to $39.15 million, the 49ers announced Sunday. In my former contract, no matter what I did this year, nothing would be guaranteed to me next year.
  • Tottenham vs Bournemouth: 4 things we learned - one man club?

    Tottenham vs Bournemouth: 4 things we learned - one man club?

    Eriksen went into a different gear after Kane went off injured and again proved why he is arguably our best player. The right-back managed to get himself on the scoresheet late on but failed to impress over the full 90 minutes.

    Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub

    The company's shares were given away at $57.02 per share worth to an income of some $9,284,339 on account of Burrows Clifford . The California-based Van Hulzen Asset Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.51% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX ).
    Beyoncé and Jay-Z announce new tour

    Beyoncé and Jay-Z announce new tour

    When do tickets go on sale? The couple is set to hit stages around the world for their 36-city OTR II ( On the Run 2) world tour. The outing, titled On The Run II , will kick off in June and is an ode to the couple's previous tour together.
  • Colorado's unemployment rate in January remained below the national rate

    Colorado's unemployment rate in January remained below the national rate

    There was a loss of 1,100 in trade, transportation and utilities jobs and a loss of 1,000 in the "other services" category. Nationally, Hawaii had the lowest jobless rate in 2017 at 2.4 percent, while Alaska had the highest rate at 7.2 percent.
    Assassin's Creed Origins Curse of the Pharaohs Celebrates Launch With New Trailer

    Assassin's Creed Origins Curse of the Pharaohs Celebrates Launch With New Trailer

    Players will also be exploring the secrets of locations such as the Valley of the Kings and the Temples of Karnak and Luxor. As part of the DLC, Bayek's level cap has been raised to 55, and seven new abilities can also be unlocked in the game.
    TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly sunny, high near 34

    TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly sunny, high near 34

    A slight chance of rain showers before 3am, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Sunday: A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon.
  • BidaskClub Upgrades Intel (INTC) to Strong-Buy

    Intel accounts for approximately 3.5% of Needelman Asset Management Inc.'s portfolio, making the stock its 7th largest holding. It improved, as 46 investors sold KSS shares while 169 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 78 raised stakes.
    Dolphins set to release Ndamukong Suh, report says

    Dolphins set to release Ndamukong Suh, report says

    Suh follows Jay Ajayi and Jarvis Landry , both productive players whose on- and off-field antics wore thin with the organization. He remains an elite player in the trenches and proved that last season with 48 tackles, 4.5 sacks and forced two fumbles.
    Goldman Sachs signals who its next CEO will be

    Goldman Sachs signals who its next CEO will be

    The global investment bank announced earlier Monday that President and Co-COO Harvey Schwartz will step down on April 20. And, that once Schwartz retires, Solomon will become the company's sole President and COO.


Popular

AB de Villiers rises above all in Port Elizabeth
The rivalry between Australia and South Africa is part of the reason he returned to Test cricket after the sabbatical. This is the fourth instance that the 22-year-old fast bowler have been charged, two of which have been for send-offs.

Trump says Commerce Secretary Ross to speak with EU on tariffs
Manufacturing, agriculture and coal exports are all likely targets - hurting the kinds of jobs that Trump has vowed to protect. The overall effect of the evolution of the world trading system has been very salutary.

Michael Carrick confirms he will retire at the end of the season
The 36-year-old was appointed club captain in the summer after Wayne Rooney was allowed to rejoin Everton. Carrick has endured a hard campaign for Manchester United with injuries hampering his contribution.

Naresh Agarwal, Akhilesh loyalist, joins BJP. Click here to know about him
However, his comments regarding Jaya Bachhanji are improper and unacceptable, " Ms Swaraj said in a tweet. In November 2013, Agrawal had called Modi a madari , a street performer.

Man Utd boss McTominay called up for Scotland friendlies
UNITED midfielder Scott McTominay has been called into the Scotland squad for the friendlies against Costa Rica and Hungary. Costa Rica visit Hampden on 23 March, with another friendly in Hungary four days later.

Bluepoint Confirms That It Is Working On Another Remake
However, with the recent announcement of Dark Souls Remastered , it may be too many Souls remakes/remasters at once. They have aims to improve the art pipeline as well as improving the engine, the workflow of artists and such.

Sea of Thieves' Treasure Hunt Latest Details and Time Frame
While we wouldn't try eating one of these golden bananas, we're pretty sure £80,000 would make for a good real-life health boost. Do not fret; users will also get a couple of different prizes along the way, apart from the grand prize of the golden bananas.

1 dead, 1 injured after explosion in Austin
Anthony Stephan House, 39, was killed March 2 when a package exploded at his northeast Austin home. Monday morning at 4800 block of Oldfort Hill Drive near East Martin Luther King Jr.

Jon Favreau is making a Star Wars series for Disney
Jon Favreau has signed on as executive producer and writer of a live-action Star Wars series for Disney's new streaming service. He directed the first two Iron Man films for Marvel and 2016's The Jungle Book , which won an academy award.

Manufacturing, capital & consumer goods push IIP growth to 7.5 pc
It grew by 8.7 percent during the month as compared to 2.5 percent in January 2017, showing signs of recovery in the economy. Retail inflation was at 5.07 per cent in January while the Index of Industrial Production grew by 7.1 per cent in December.