Microsoft and Google have announced a collaboration that will see Amazon dictating Microsoft Office documents to users on their Windows PCs.
The new technology, called dictation, works like a voice-over-text translator and can translate texts into text messages, according to Microsoft.
Microsoft says the software will let users access files, open folders and add new files from within Microsoft Office applications on Windows 10.
Users will be able to choose which files to translate, and can add additional files from outside of Microsoft Office.
Users can also add a link to the new dictation application to a Microsoft Office document, which is then automatically translated into the appropriate language.
Microsoft’s Cortana assistant can then read and translate text and images to a user’s language.
Microsoft’s new dictational software is the latest example of the company’s continued efforts to bring native dictation technology to Windows and to compete with the likes of Google’s Siri.
Microsoft has been pushing its voice-based dictation features on Android and iOS for years.
In a blog post published Thursday, Microsoft’s chief operating officer Kevin Turner said Microsoft would bring its dictation system to Office 365 subscribers, and that Microsoft Office customers would also be able add dictation to Office applications.
Microsoft, which has a $600 million cash burn on the program, said the new software would be released later this year.