About Language Selection

Topic Last Modified: 2009-09-01

You can choose from multiple languages when using the Microsoft Online Services Sign In application. This language feature is useful if your computer is set to one language, but you want to use the Sign In application in a different language.

The default language for the Sign In application is based on the user locale setting found in your computer’s operating system. For example, if the user locale setting is the United States, the initial language displayed in the Sign In application is United States English. Also, if Microsoft Online Services does not support the language of your user locale, language settings for the service default to United States English.

The language selection list in the Sign In application is found in the upper-right corner of the Sign In application. Click the arrow to see available languages.

When you select a new language for the Sign In application, you must restart the Sign In application for the selection to take effect. You are prompted to restart the application every time you change the language selection.

The language you select in the Sign In application does not change the language of other applications or Web sites used in Microsoft Online Services. These other applications and Web sites may have their own language options. For example, My Company Portal has a language selection feature identical to the one for the Sign In application.

To display traditional or simplified Chinese characters in the user interface of the Sign In application, you must install or upgrade to one of the following versions of Microsoft .NET Framework:
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 with SP1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

See Also


Set Sign In Options


About the Sign In Application
About My Company Portal