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Microsoft Search will soon be able to search for specific Microsoft Teams meetings

Microsoft Teams Note20 On Keyboard
Microsoft Teams Note20 On Keyboard (Image credit: Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams meetings will soon be searchable based on what was said by participants.
  • The feature will work with meetings recorded to OneDrive or SharePoint that had live transcription enabled.
  • The new search functionality could arrive as soon as this month, but that's subject to change.

Microsoft Teams can transcribe meetings as they happen. The functionality makes it easier to follow along live and also provides a full transcript of the meeting for later review. Soon, you'll be able to use Microsoft Search to find specific meetings based on what was said by participants.

The feature appears on the Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab). It could roll out this month, but dates on the roadmap are subject to change.

Here's the description of the feature from Microsoft:

For a Teams meeting that was recorded to OneDrive & SharePoint and was also transcribed live during the meeting you can now search in Microsoft Search to find the meeting recording file based on the transcript.

Being able to search for a meeting based on what was said will make it much easier to find specific quotes or details. The Microsoft 365 roadmap entry only specifically mentions Teams for desktop.

Live transcription only works with scheduled Teams meetings at the moment, but support for unscheduled meetings could arrive as soon as this July.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

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