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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Microsoft Slips a Universal Translator into Skype for Business

This week during a windows update I noticed a pretty cool new feature available in the latest release of Skype for Business 2016.  I got a message from one my many system bots, and the end of the message had the words "Show Translation"  While my system message was a little cryptic, never the less it is in plain English.  So rather than be insulted by Microsoft thinking it was another language I instead typed a message to myself from another user in German, and low and behold...



So when I clicked the "Show Translation" hyperlink this time...


As you can see the message was translated to my native system language, English.  This is a great first step. presumably on the way to full live audio translation in the future.

Doug Routledge, C# Lync, Skype for Business, SQL, Exchange, UC Developer  BridgeOC
Twitter - @droutledge @ndbridge



8 comments:

  1. How do you remove that annoying feature?

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  2. How do you remove that annoying feature?

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  3. You can try to change the settings on the IM tab of your client.

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  4. Can u specify what to do, cause i cant solve it with the IM tab advise

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  5. I'm on the latest version of Skype for Business 2016 and I can't find this feature... Any help?

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    1. Right after adding it, they removed it newer versions. Hopefully it comes back soon. We added a version using bing translator to our operator console. www.bridgeoc.com

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