M365 Changelog: Dictation Support Coming to the New Outlook

MC679312 – Dictation lets you use speech-to-text to author messages in Outlook with a microphone and reliable internet connection. It’s a quick and easy way to draft emails, send replies, and capture the tone you’re going for.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 171199

When this will happen:

Standard Release: Microsoft will begin rolling out to Production in mid-November and will complete by early December.

How this will affect your organization:

The mail compose ribbon will now include a dictation button (a blue microphone) that can be clicked to initiate dictation.

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Once clicked, it changes state, and the user can dictate the contents of the message using the microphone in their device.

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What you need to do to prepare:

There is nothing you need to do to prepare. You may want to notify your users of this update.

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