WFU Office365 has long let us use the online versions of the Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc). Recently Microsoft has announced a new feature that is available in the online version of Word: automatic transcription of audio. Check out Microsoft’s video demonstrating the process here.
The explicit, step-by-step instructions are found here.
At the time of this writing, this is a new feature. Only US-English is currently supported for the transcription services. I can only assume other languages will arrive in due time.
I can imagine anyone who make audio recordings – journalists, writers, scientists, medical professionals – would find this useful.