WTF! Why is Microsoft teaching itself to swear again, and in seven languages?
Microsoft is teaching itself to swear, again, in seven new languages.
News of the profanity profusion popped up on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, a Redmond feed that delivers updates about new features coming to company’s sprawling subscription software and services suite.
On Thursday, a new item appeared on the feed titled: “Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Microsoft Information Protection & Governance now supports 7 languages for the Threat, Targeted Harassment and Profanities classifiers”.
The new languages are English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese.
Microsoft describes its classifiers as tools that can automate assessment of content, to manage risk or help with classification.
The new feature is marked as “In Development”, but delivery is due in March 2021.
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Microsoft previously offered a classifier for offensive language but deprecated it “because it has been producing a high number of false positives” and replaced it with the Threat, Targeted Harassment and Profanities classifiers
The Register fancies the addition of seven languages to the new classifiers reflects some catch-up.
The version of Microsoft 365 offered to the US Federal Government is getting a similar tool that’s promised to “minimize communication risks by helping you detect, capture, and act on inappropriate messages in your organization.” Also for the Feds: a special Out Of Office notifier for Teams.
The roadmap also has something for the rest of us in the form of automated suggestions for email completion in Outlook on Windows. A similar feature is already available online.
Another imminent update for admins to consider is titled Alert exclusion in Microsoft 365 security center. The new feature aims to filter the number of security alerts issued by Microsoft Defender for Identity, so that users are only bothered by the ones that matter. ®
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March 25, 2021 at 09:07PM