Microsoft Teams unveils $0.03 per-minute ‘Recording and Transcript’ APIs for meeting insights

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Microsoft Teams is introducing Recording and Transcript APIs to enhance the meeting experience and provide valuable insights for developers and users.

Developers can use these APIs to quickly generate meeting summaries, including key points, action items, and questions, and even capture meeting highlights. This feature can ensure that important information from meetings is not lost and can be easily referenced later.

These APIs can help you understand how people in a meeting feel and how engaged they are. It’s like understanding whether they are happy, excited, or bored during the conversation. This information can help determine how well the meeting is going and how people react to the discussion.

By analyzing previous meeting content, these APIs enable the generation of insights for follow-up actions. For example, in a sales context, the API could suggest what topics or strategies to discuss in the next sales call based on the outcomes of previous meetings. In the case of interviews, it can provide insights for improving the interview process.

The pricing for the Microsoft Teams Recording and Transcript APIs, as of September 1, 2023, is as follows:

  1. Recording API: This API is priced at $0.03 per minute. This pricing applies to fetching and managing meeting recordings programmatically using the API.
  2. Transcription API: The Transcription API is priced at $0.024 per minute. Transcription involves converting spoken words in the meeting into text, making it searchable and accessible.

The pricing seems to be reasonable. These features ultimately aim to make meetings more productive by automating tasks like note-taking and action item tracking, allowing users to focus on collaboration and problem-solving.