#Microsoft365 – I just had so much fun testing the Microsoft Translator with Braam. Microsoft Translator is a tool that helps us overcome the language barrier. It allows for speech and text translations.

For previous posts in my #Microsoft365Challenge go to the index page.

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I wrote about the Bing search engine this morning and came across the Bing Translator. Was very funny to find out that Braam is Barry in English 🙂

Conversation is what caught my eye and I decided to try it out.

https://translator.microsoft.com/

To start up a conversation you’ll go to Start conversation and complete the necessary details. Take note that not all languages are available yet for Speech and Text, some are only text:


You’ll receive a QR Code / Code to share with the other participant – in this case I shared it with Braam – my pet sheep, and he chose to communicate in Afrikaans.

I could speak to Braam in English and it would then translate it to Afrikaans for Braam. Afrikaans is only available in text so he had to type messages back – good think – cause you know… Braam can’t speak (yet) 🙂

Translator didn’t do well with my “Braam” pronunciation which kept coming out as “wrong”, but in the end – I must say – this is a pretty cool tool to use. I would love to try this out with someone who actually speaks a completely different language to me – any takers? Comment on this post and we’ll set something up.

Enjoy!  Time to make some new friends – now that language isn’t so much of a problem anymore.

Purpose of this blog challenge:

I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.

Feel free to #AskBraam if you have questions or would like me to write about a specific topic. I’ve created a Flow to monitor Twitter for the #AskBraam hashtag and will try my best to incorporate any questions into the blogs, or answer them directly on Twitter. This is a “Learning through Sharing” approach to teach my pet sheep about Microsoft – read more on this here.

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