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Microsoft Translator celebrates International Mother Language Day with the release of Hmong

In celebration of International Mother Language Day, we are pleased to announce the addition of the Hmong language to our list of supported languages, made possible by a close partnership with the Hmong community. Anyone can now try out the new language on the Bing Translator site, or call it via the Microsoft Translator web service (Hmong Daw, language code….

Microsoft Translator API now supports OData, pricing details for higher volumes announced

  Microsoft President Satya Nadella announced major new milestones for the Translator API at his BUILD conference keynote today. We would like to provide some additional detail about the announcement here. The headlines: Microsoft Translator API available via the Windows Azure Marketplace at various volume levels to meet your needs Reiterating our support for standards by supporting OData and adding….

Announcement: New Microsoft Translator release delivers community tools to customize translations and API enhancements

I am pleased to announce the release of the latest version of Microsoft Translator, with a focus on user features and user experience. This release brings some major new features, and a slew of improvements based on feedback from you – our users and partners.Here are some of the highlights of this release: Microsoft Translator Widget: Manage Translators: The popular….

Indonesian, Ukrainian and Vietnamese are now available!

What do Ukrainian, Vietnamese and Indonesian have in common? They all have very passionate communities that have for a while been encouraging our team to add support for these languages. A glance at the comments on this blog, and on our forums show the enthusiasm with which users have pursued adding these languages, and that has spurred our team on….

Say hello to performance & security

Over the last few months, while our data and languages specialists have been continuing their focus on improving language coverage and quality, the rest of the team doubled down on performance, infrastructure and bug fixing. After the big release at MIX we took the next release as an opportunity to focus on ensuring a strong foundation which can support the….

Collaborative Translations: Announcing the next version of Microsoft Translator technology – V2 APIs

There have been many stories about brain vs. brawn. More recently, the human brain and computer brawn have been pitted against each other in arenas such as one-on-one chess. We all have been hearing about applying large amounts of computing power to solve problems like translation by sheer force. As a high-performance cloud service offered by Microsoft, we continue to….

Announcement: New languages added to Microsoft Translator (and Bing Translator)

A little while ago I was asked to figure out a solution to a user experience problem that was affecting some of our offerings such as the Bing text and web page translators. A “bug” was assigned to me, asking me to weigh in on how to deal with a problem of plenty: Given we were about to add a….

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….

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….

New Blogger on the block – Please welcome Lane!

I wanted to post a quick note welcoming Lane, who will be bringing you updates (more regularly than before) about what’s new and exciting in our team. Welcome Lane! On that note, Lane and Andrea were at the MSR Silicon Valley Road Show event showing off our products and technology. Robert Scoble from Fastcompany has a video:   While still….

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