Windows Live Messenger translation bot now available!

  The Microsoft Translator team is excited to announce the new translation bot for Windows Live Messenger! This Messenger bot does translations for you. Just add mtbot@hotmail.com to your contacts and start chatting. You can have one-on-one conversations with the bot, or you can invite a friend and chat in different languages with the bot…

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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…

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Welcoming Yahoo! Babel Fish users!

We are pleased to welcome Yahoo! Babel Fish users to the Bing Translator family. We have been working closely with our friends at Yahoo! to make this an easy transition, and Bing Translator is a natural upgrade to the experience with Yahoo! Babel Fish. We support all the languages you used with Babel Fish and…

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Announcing the Microsoft Translator web page widget

The Microsoft Translator team is very proud to announce the technology preview of an innovative offering for web page translations. Attendees to MIX09 this week get a special invitation to try out the Microsoft Translator web page widget. We are also accepting registrations, and will be sending out more invites as they become available. What…

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Office document translation (updated)

Update: Check out the new installer you can download to make this really easy!     Windows Live Translator is now integrated into Office!  One of the top features that our users ask for is simple integration of translation into Office, to translate a document quickly.  The feature is really easy to use, and you can translate a…

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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 Bing.com and kick off an instant translation, powered by Microsoft Translator.  Instant translation is another way that Bing helps you complete tasks faster…

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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…

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Microsoft Translator makes the Web more worldly

Did you know that Microsoft Translator powers translations in Live Search Bing?  For example, to translate this search result, click “Translate this page” at the end of the result description: You’ll see the page in a bilingual view, with the original page on the left, and the translated page on the right. Here is the list…

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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…

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