BUILD 2017 started yesterday, the largest Microsoft-related Software event. And although the central theme of yesterday's sessions was the Cloud, certain elements appeared that stood out for their uniqueness. One of these elements is called Presentation Translator, a great add-on for Microsoft Powerpoint that uses Microsoft technologies to make things easier for users of this unique Office application.
Presentation Translator is still in closed beta and it will take time to reach our computers, but of course it will be a complement that many of us will use and that sooner or later it will be incorporated into the standard functions of Microsoft Powerpoint, as happened with the pdf format in Microsoft Word.
Presentation Translator en a plugin that translates any presentation into any language in real time. Something like the YouTube subtitle program but applied to our presentations. Which means that with a single presentation we will be able to reach more audiences. Another function of this plugin will be the ability to translate the text of the presentations. So, lUsers will not only be able to have the presentations in several languages but we will also be able to reach a wider audience without having to create presentations by hand for each language we need.
New versions of Powerpoint could incorporate Presentation Translator
The Presentation Translator add-on has caught the attention of many because not in vain, Powerpoint has been and is one of the most famous Microsoft Office applications. As reported by the developers of Microsoft Garage, the department in charge of this add-on, the private beta has been requested by 100 million users, users who are testing and measuring the performance of this new plugin.
It goes without saying that at the time of its availability, the number of downloads of this add-on will be high, but remember that not available yet so any add-on that you find with the same name is either another add-on, or a virus, or it is the add-on in beta state.
Personally I find it very interesting and very useful for users who work with this application all day. Although it would have been more striking if Microsoft had released the final version of Presentation Translator this week.