This new slide translation feature in Microsoft Teams (desktop) will enable all meeting attendees to translate presentation content, presented via PowerPoint Live in a Teams meeting, into a language of their choice while in private view. We will not be moving forward with this feature in the DoD environment at this time. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80601.
Translate the slide show content privately in a Teams meeting with PowerPoint Live
- Microsoft Teams
When this will happen
- Standard release will begin roll out end of June and complete by end of July
- GCC and GCC-High will begin roll out early August and complete by end of August.
How this will affect your organization
Meeting attendees will see the slide translation feature when the presenter uses PowerPoint Live in a Teams meeting. Each meeting attendee will be able to convert the slide show content into one of nineteen languages of their preference. This unique experience will only occur for the user requesting slide translation without interrupting the presenter or any other attendees in the meeting.
PowerPoint slide translation is available in nineteen languages:
- Chinese (Simplified)
- Chinese (Traditional)
What you need to do to prepare
You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
Message ID: MC245302
Published: 19 March 2021
Updated: 30 July 2021
Effective: July 30, 2021