Interpreting with Teams
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Sabine König  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:26
Miembro 2012
alemán al francés
Jul 20

Hello everybody,
One of my clients is asking me if it is possible to interprete a meeting using Teams. She suggestes creating two separate sessions.
Has anybody an experience to share in that field of experience?
I know that with Zoom you can integrate an interpreter. But I have no idea for Teams.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Sabine


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Jan Rausch  Identity Verified
Reino Unido
Local time: 16:26
Miembro 2010
alemán al inglés
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Sort of Jul 20

Hi,

You're right, MS Teams has no integrated interpretation feature like Zoom. But if interpreting is only required in one direction, i.e. for passive listeners in a separate meeting only, then it works. You need two meetings, one with the active event that the interpreters listen to (ensuring they mute themselves) and a second one interpreters speak into. That is the meeting those who need interpretation listen to. They need to absolutely mute themselves as well, otherwise things g
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Hi,

You're right, MS Teams has no integrated interpretation feature like Zoom. But if interpreting is only required in one direction, i.e. for passive listeners in a separate meeting only, then it works. You need two meetings, one with the active event that the interpreters listen to (ensuring they mute themselves) and a second one interpreters speak into. That is the meeting those who need interpretation listen to. They need to absolutely mute themselves as well, otherwise things get messy.

Hope this helps.

Jan
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Andre Dumoulin
 

Sabine König  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:26
Miembro 2012
alemán al francés
PERSONA QUE INICIÓ LA HEBRA
Thank you Jul 20

Thank you Jan

 

Franco Rigoni  Identity Verified
Italia
Miembro 2006
inglés al italiano
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Very interesting Jul 23

Very interesting, thank you!

Andre Dumoulin
 

Yi Wang
Australia
Local time: 03:26
Pros and cons of interpreting with teams Jul 24

Pros: If one of the team members comes across problems, other members can help to solve it immediately in a very professional way. Also, if the meeting or activity lasts for a long time, team members can take turns to have a rest and better focus on his or her role of interpreting.
Cons: Different team members may have different interpretation and understanding of some professional terms and proper nouns, thus they may interpreting in an inconsistent way which may bring confusion to the li
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Pros: If one of the team members comes across problems, other members can help to solve it immediately in a very professional way. Also, if the meeting or activity lasts for a long time, team members can take turns to have a rest and better focus on his or her role of interpreting.
Cons: Different team members may have different interpretation and understanding of some professional terms and proper nouns, thus they may interpreting in an inconsistent way which may bring confusion to the listeners.
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Sabine König  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:26
Miembro 2012
alemán al francés
PERSONA QUE INICIÓ LA HEBRA
Thank you for your comment Jul 29

Yi Wang wrote:

Pros: If one of the team members comes across problems, other members can help to solve it immediately in a very professional way. Also, if the meeting or activity lasts for a long time, team members can take turns to have a rest and better focus on his or her role of interpreting.
Cons: Different team members may have different interpretation and understanding of some professional terms and proper nouns, thus they may interpreting in an inconsistent way which may bring confusion to the listeners.


You are absolutely right.
Maybe I should have written in the title of the topic "Interpreting with Microsoft Teams" to make it clear. Sorry for that.


 

MollyRose  Identity Verified
Estados Unidos
Local time: 10:26
Miembro 2010
inglés al español
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How? Jul 31

How do you do that? Have the active session open with your headset to listen and mic muted. But how do you have the second session open at the same time--speaking into #2 while listening to #1 at the same time? Can this all be done on one computer?

This would be good to know. A couple months ago we had a situation where the interpreter listened to a Teams meeting on one computer and interpreted in Skype for Business for the target language on another computer. It was complicated.
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How do you do that? Have the active session open with your headset to listen and mic muted. But how do you have the second session open at the same time--speaking into #2 while listening to #1 at the same time? Can this all be done on one computer?

This would be good to know. A couple months ago we had a situation where the interpreter listened to a Teams meeting on one computer and interpreted in Skype for Business for the target language on another computer. It was complicated. They had to use a separate mic for interpreting--not the headset they were using to listen.
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Chao Sun
China
Nuevo usuario
inglés al chino
+ ...
Zoom & Microsoft Teams Nov 12

Hi,

As far as I know, these two systems are quite similar, everyone can see each other and hear each other at the same time as long as they are not muted by the host. I think both of the systems will work well for any meeting interpreting.


 


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