Microsoft improves its computers’ software with new features


Beginning later this year, automated transcription services will be natively available for video and audio files in OneDrive for business and SharePoint using the same AI technology available in Microsoft Stream, Microsoft announced. Viewing a video or listening to an audio file, a full transcript (improving both accessibility and search) will show. Many others new improved capabilities were announced.  Recognition and text extraction allows you to search for images as easily as you search for documents. Later this year, based on the intelligence of the Microsoft Graph and its understanding of how you work, OneDrive and the home page to recommend relevant files to for a specified user.


Access statistics for any file stored in OneDrive and SharePoint are available right now. In addition to being able to apply native data loss prevention (DLP) policies and conduct native eDiscovery searches on textual content stored in OneDrive and SharePoint, key compliance capabilities with audio, video and images will be used. “Later this year,” users also will get the option to share relevant content with meeting attendees based on information from Outlook calendars. Microsoft is focusing on AI for its business-focused Ignite conference later next month, on the last week of September.


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