Translator Live feature, Presentation Translator and Outlook Translator

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Microsoft Translator live feature transcribes and translates in-person conversations as you speak, with up to 500 speakers using their own smartphone, tablet, or PC. For FAQs related to the live feature, visit https://translator.microsoft.com/live/help

Translator for Outlook is an add-in that enables you to translate email messages on the fly.

Presentation Translator – a Microsoft Garage project – is an add-in for PowerPoint (Windows only). Presentation Translator displays live, translated subtitles as you speak while giving audience members the opportunity to follow along in their own language on their own device.

To download Presentation Translator, visit www.aka.ms/presentationtranslator
To learn more about how Presentation Translator works, key features, and tips for using the add-in, visit: www.aka.ms/PresentationTranslatorLearnMore

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  1. Raising your hand

    In a classroom setting, perhaps you could have the option of having an indicator in case someone has a question. Like, raising their hand. You could even have it indicate who raised their hand first.

    Blackboard already does this, but the name of the game at this point is seeing who can get the most features into their product.

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    • 加大该产品的宣传

      怎么文字翻译? 用户太少

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      • EGLDI

        How do I join others in my conversation code?

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        • Turkish translations

          Türkçe çeviri yapılmıyor veya karşı tarafa iletilmiyor.

          Turkish translation is broken or translated texts don't get delivered.

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          • Trouble with using speech function on non-Microsoft platform

            Is there any way to use the microphone tool for speech if you are running on a Mac or Chromebook?

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            • Adjust volume of the play back

              How can we adjust the Volume of the play back

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              • Sign in and Sign out

                Actually have an account so u don't need to create one each time u close the tab.

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                • 認識したテキストの修正

                  認識したメッセージを編集したい

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                  • Increase Set Up Time Out

                    This times out too fast, therefore difficult to get set up to check.
                    Perhaps I am doing something wrong, but it should be clear too.

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                    • świetna idea

                      Dodajcie opcje do znajdywania i zapraszania do chatu ludzi z całego świata !

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                      • Require Improvements

                        Not Getting words what I spoke, need more improvements.

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                        • New

                          New idea but i like it

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                          • Suggestion

                            It doesn't work! It's humongously inefficient.

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                            • app update

                              Please embedded in app

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                              • Fun

                                Good and had fun

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                                • Email automation

                                  An Outlook add-in that auto-translates emails to members of a distribution that have opted in for translation to their language of choice. Does this already exist?

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                                  • Change languages mid conversation

                                    I would like to be able to change languages in the middle of the conversation.

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                                    • Safari support

                                      A good service. Please add supporting for Safari

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                                      • Translator to add Narrator to Edge browser

                                        Translator should also invoke Narrator in the Edge environment as an option instead of turning Narrator on through the Windows 10 menus.

                                        But overall, the translator is very accurate.

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                                        • Improve setup experience

                                          The setup failed on all our company computer.
                                          Here is the log file :
                                          The following properties have been set:
                                          Property: [AdminUser] = true {boolean}
                                          Property: [InstallMode] = HomeSite {string}
                                          Property: [NTProductType] = 1 {int}
                                          Property: [ProcessorArchitecture] = AMD64 {string}
                                          Property: [VersionNT] = 10.0.0 {version}
                                          Launching Application.
                                          URLDownloadToCacheFile failed with HRESULT '-2146697208'
                                          Error: An error occurred trying to download 'https://download.microsoft.com/download/6/6/5/665764A0-6696-42AE-8DEF-BA68CFFA2308/x86/Microsoft.Translator.PowerPoint.vsto'.

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