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TechEd Europe: Microsoft Translator APIs in beta

Hallo aus Berlin! Thanks to the great feedback from the early adopters of the Microsoft Translator APIs, we are pleased to remove the invite requirement and move the APIs to public beta. Likewise, we are also pleased to announce the availability of API (SOAP and HTTP) licensing terms for commercial applications. Feel free to email for more information. While….

Twenty is a nice round number – say ยินดีต้อนรับ (welcome) to our newest release!

In my last update I had asked about what languages you wanted Microsoft Translator service to support. Thank you for taking the time to respond. We are pleased to announce that last week we added Czech (CSY), Danish (DAN), Greek (ELL), Swedish (SVE) and Thai (THA), taking our language count to a nice round 20. Here is the complete list….

Hebrew support is here. What do you want to see next?

I am pleased to announce that we just added Hebrew to the list of languages that we support. You can immediately use it in Bing Translator, in IE8, with the messenger bot, inside Office and of course with the API.   I would like to congratulate our language quality and coverage team on the progress they have been making with….

Microsoft Translator Instant Answers Now On Bing

Use Bing to instantly translate queries from one language to another with our translation Instant Answer!  Starting today, when you are looking for a translation of a word or phrase, go to and kick off an instant translation, powered by Microsoft Translator.  Instant translation is another way that Bing helps you complete tasks faster by presenting better organized and….

Any-to-Any Translations and Language Autodetect now available for Microsoft Translator

Today our team released some exciting updates for Microsoft Translator! It is now possible to translate from any of our languages to any other language. Spanish to Chinese? Arabic to German? Check 🙂 We have also added a Language Autodetect feature to our webpage translator. So if you’re on a page that’s in a language you don’t recognize, our translation….

Download the Microsoft Translator installer for Microsoft Office

Now you can translate your Microsoft Office documents with Microsoft Translator – right within Office! You can translate words, phrases, or even your entire document, through the Research task pane. We blogged about setting this up manually for Office 2007 or Office 2003 previously – now it’s really easy!   This works for both Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007. The….

Announcements and Sessions at MIX09(Updated)

The Microsoft Translator team is sponsoring MIX 09 this year and we will be showing off the new web page translation widget and the translator APIs. If you are attending MIX, come to our session! All attendees go widget invite codes in the bags. At this session you will see how you can make use of them. MIX09-B05M Exposing Web….

Polish now available on

We are happy to announce the release of our English <-> Polish translation engine!  Some of you have been asking us about Polish translation, and we’re excited to deliver for you!  We’ve also made some quality improvements to our Spanish, French, German, and Italian engines – if you’ve tried these languages out in the past, give them another try and….

Testing translation quality: Guest Blog

Anand Chakravarty is an SDET on the Machine Translation team for the past 2.5 years, has been at Microsoft for 8 years, and was the first product tester on the MT team (and “still having fun with testing MT :-)”).  Today’s guest blog is about testing translation quality.  ————————————————————————————————————— One of the first points that comes to mind, when talking….