The Transcribe option is coming to OneNote for Windows to let you get a “speech to text” written transcript of either a live recording or an already saved audio file.
It’s an extension of the existing Transcribe feature in Word on the web (in a browser) and works the same way. That’s not entirely a good thing because Microsoft has done nothing to fix annoyances in the current Transcribe.
OneNote’s Transcribe is on the far-right of the Home tab.
For details of how Transcribe works see Convert a recording into text with Word’s Transcribe
There’s also a chapter in Dictation and Read Aloud in Office about Transcribe.
Originally Transcribe had a limit of 300 minutes per month but that’s changed.
At the moment there’s no limit on the amount of Transcription done but Microsoft counts the minutes and might apply a limit in future.
Only Microsoft 365 customers get Transcribe except government licence users (GCC/GCC-H/DOD).
Who gets it?
Transcribe is currently available for Insiders v 2211 build 15729.20002 and later with OneNote desktop (what Microsoft insists on calling just “OneNote”).
Here’s Microsoft’s list of supported languages.