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Dictate- A Microsoft Garage Project

By June 21, 2017 10 Comments

We are continuing our series on Microsoft software and the benefits of Office 365. Today we are covering a productivity add-on that will appeal to those of us that speak faster than we type. This will also benefit those of us looking for a hands-free way of transcribing one's documents or notes. A Microsoft Garage project, Dictate, aims give those using Microsofts Office a faster option to write e-mails, create presentations, or draft documents.

How fast can you type?

Dictate was developed as a prototype piece of software at an annual Microsoft Hackathon. It enables users to use their voice to transcribe text in Microsofts Office software suite. It is available as an add-on for Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Dictate uses Microsoft digital assistant Cortana. It utilizes artificial intelligence and speech recognition software to transcribe text in 20 different languages. Dictate also translates in real-time up to 60 languages. Utilizing spoken commands such as "new line", “stop dictation” and "enter"  gives users more control while dictating and organizing text. Other commands are included for managing punctuation and deleting text. If you are looking for a faster way to transcribe documents, e-mails, and presentations try ditching the keyboard and give Dictate a shot. Find out more from Microsoft here.

We will continue to cover Microsoft's wide variety of products and projects for Office 365 in the future. Give us a call if your business wants to learn about how using Office 365 can improve your business's productivity.

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