Microsoft Refreshes Sample Browser with the support for 13 new Languages


Shortly after releasing Sample Browser last month, our team refreshes the app with an important feature for global developers:  Localized sample search experience.

Please visit to get the update.  If you have already installed the last version, Windows Store will notify you to get the update today.

Not only is the Sample Browser app UI localized to 13 new languages, but it also supports localized search.   For example, when you switch to the Japanese UI in the app Settings, you can directly type Japanese queries to search for Japanese code samples.  Get the new app for your language today!

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Korean
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Russian
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Turkish
  • Czech



In addition, this update of Sample Browser includes over 20 performance improvement and issue fixes.  They may not deserve being called out individually, but you will feel the difference when you get your hands on it.  The team is committed to bringing the sample search and use experience to the next level.  We received tons of great ideas from MVPs during the 2013 Global MVP Summit.  The engineers are heads-down working on them in order to release a new version every few weeks.  Please install the app, and share your experience with us.   We look forward to hearing from you.


The localization effort of the Sample Browser app is thanks to the partnership with Microsoft ECO Localization Team (Martine Smets, Pei Wang), and the Japan MVP community (Mayumi Suzuki, Satoru Kitabata, and Japan MVPs).


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Comments (2)

  1. Darren says:

    Any chance of making it work with proxy servers so people can use in company internet environments?

  2. Scott says:

    Hi Darren

    All Windows Store apps rely on OS Proxy setting.  Windows 8 Proxy can be configured in this…/2777643

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