M365 Changelog: (Updated) Language Interpretation in Microsoft Teams

MC402940 – Updated September 29, 2022: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Language interpretation will allow professional language interpreters to translate what the speaker says into another language in real time without disrupting the original flow of delivery of the speaker. This will allow more inclusive and efficient meetings, where participants who may not speak the same language can fully collaborate with each other without waiting for an interpreter to repeat what was said after the fact.

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When this will happen:

This feature is already available in public preview.

Microsoft will begin rolling out in August and expect to complete rollout by mid-October (previously late August).

How this will affect your organization:

The policy for this feature will be default on, but user action is needed to toggle on this feature for meetings.. Tenant admins should ensure the policy for language interpretation is enabled in order for their users to be able to schedule meetings with language interpreters assigned. If admins do not want to this feature to be available they will need to turn this feature off via policy.

What you need to do to prepare:

You may want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

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