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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams will soon support live transcriptions with speaker attribution as part of more licenses.
  • Currently, the feature is restricted to a small set of specific enterprise and business licenses.
  • Microsoft could expand live transcription support as soon as this month, though that date is subject to change.

Microsoft will soon expand support for live transcription with speaker attribution within Microsoft Teams. Right now, only people with Microsoft 365 E3/E5, Business Standard, and Business Premium licenses can use live transcription with speaker attribution within Teams. According to the Microsoft 365 roadmap, quite a few more licenses could provide access for the feature soon (via ONMSFT).

Live transcription can identify who is speaking and attribute text to a meeting participant. The transcription appears in real-time during the meeting and is also available for review later. It's a handy feature for people who are deaf or hard of hearing or people who are in a loud environment.

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The roadmap lists the expansion as "In development" and marks that it could arrive as soon as this month, though dates on the roadmap are always subject to change. According to Microsoft, the following licenses will soon also support live transcription with speaker attribution:

  • Office 365 E1
  • Office 365 A1
  • Office 365/Microsoft 365 A3
  • Office 365/Microsoft 365 A5
  • Microsoft 365 F1
  • Office 365/Microsoft 365 F3
  • Microsoft 365 Business Basic SKUs

Live transcription with speaker attribution is only available for scheduled meetings at the moment, but it will soon work with unscheduled meetings as well.

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Microsoft Teams can transcribe meetings in real-time. Right now, the feature is only available for a small set of enterprise and business licenses, but it will soon be available for more people.

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