Microsoft Teams update recently enabled support for a
new in-meeting sharing experience and
PowerPoint Live integration. As per a new update, Microsoft
Teams is now getting support for live slide translation, a new
feature that you can use to translate the slides during a live
Microsoft Teams new slide translation feature is part of the
PowerPoint Live, a feature for Windows 10 and macOS that allows
presenters to start presentations without needing to share the
screen with the audience.
Users can either present their slides directly from PowerPoint
or share their synced presentations using the “Share content”
menu within a call.
PowerPoint Live in Teams currently also allows users to view
their slides, notes, charts and conduct the presentation within
a single view. This ensures that the presenter and audience are
focused on the presentation, and presenters don’t miss any
urgent prompts. In the June update, Teams presentation window
will add support for live translation.
This new slide translation feature will allow anyone
(attendees, presenters) to translate presentation content
privately. Attendees can right-click on the presentation to
access the translation feature, as shown in the below
Each meeting attendee will have an option to view the
presentation in their preferred language, such as Dutch,
French, German, Irish, Italian, and Japanese. At the moment,
19+ languages are supported by the Teams translation feature.
“This unique experience will only occur for the user requesting
slide translation without interrupting the presenter or any
other attendees in the meeting,” Microsoft said when asked
about the new presentation experience.
During the meetings, the audience can now also click on the
hyperlinks and videos embedded in the presentation without
leaving the call or disturbing the presenter. This works at any
point of the presentation, even when you’re viewing a recorded
Microsoft is currently planning to begin rolling out the slide
translation feature in the mid of June and rollout is expected
to complete by the end of the month.
Live events integration in Teams to get better
In addition, Microsoft is also working on a new feature that
will allow users to easily manage their live events.
After the update, event producers can access the settings and
features of live events in a new external window. This feature
is currently rolling out and it will be enabled for users in
the coming weeks.