Translator for Outlook add-in now available for MAC

In February, the Office Global Service & Experiences (GSX) team released the Translator for Outlook add-in, showcasing the launch of Outlook Mobile add-ins. While this was developed, and released outside the normal feature process, given the enthusiastic response from early users, the team wanted to share the announcement more broadly to the Outlook for Windows,…

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Microsoft announces Bangla, the latest language supported by Microsoft Translator.

With this new text translation language available, locals and travelers can communicate from and to Bangla throughout Bangladesh, the Indian subcontinent and around the globe by using the Microsoft Translator apps on their preferred device (Windows, Android, Kindle, or iOS).  Businesses can also easily integrate the Translator text API in their business processes such as…

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Korean Becomes Microsoft Translator’s 11th Neural Network Translation Language

  Last year Microsoft announced the release of its Neural Network based translation system for 10 languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Today, Korean is being added to the list. Neural Network translation uses the full context of a sentence to translate words based not only on a few…

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Microsoft Translator publicly releases speech translation corpus

Christian Federmann, senior program manager As part of an ongoing effort within Microsoft to improve the accuracy of artificial intelligence (AI) systems, Microsoft Translator is publicly releasing a set of data that includes multiple conversations between bilingual speakers who are speaking French, German and English. This corpus, which was produced by Microsoft using bilingual speakers,…

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Translate all your email, on any device, with the new Translator add-in for Outlook

The new Translator for Outlook add-in goes together like chips and dip! It allows users to easily, quickly and securely translate emails from any of the 60+ supported Microsoft Translator languages straight from your favorite email tool: Outlook. Whether you’re on Outlook in Windows, iOS or on the web (Android to come soon! Stay tuned!), and…

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Communications Startup, Layer, Uses the Translator Text API to Connect World Leaders

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week, the messaging startup Layer provided tools as part of the Forum’s app to allow world leaders to communicate across the language barrier. The app allowed 3,000 leaders from 100 different countries to send messages in their own native language — and the receiver to instantly…

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Microsoft Translator introduces the world’s first personal universal translator

  The personal universal translator has long been a dream of science fiction, but today that dream becomes a reality: Microsoft Translator now translates in-person conversations in real time with up to 100 speakers using their own smartphone, tablet, or PC. This new feature allows people to communicate in different languages face to face using…

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Microsoft Translator launching Neural Network based translations for all its speech languages

Microsoft Translator is now powering all speech translation through state-of-the-art neural networks. All speech translation apps that use this service, such as Skype Translator and the Microsoft Translator app for mobile devices, are now using neural network technology.  Furthermore, the technology is available to all developers and end-users who want to use the Microsoft Translator…

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Fine-tune and customize your translations in Translator for Bing

Now available in Translator for Bing (www.bing.com/Translator) – use categories to get text translations that are fine-tuned to the topic at hand, or even fully customized to your organization’s terminology and style. Just type “?category=xyz”, where xyz is the category, at the end of the URL (for instance www.bing.com/translator?category=tech). If you need to translate tech-related,…

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Introducing Filipino and five other Austronesian languages: Fijian, Malagasy, Samoan, Tahitian and Tongan, for Microsoft Translator

Today, Microsoft Translator announces the availability of six Austronesian languages in its core text translation API: Fijian, Filipino, Malagasy, Samoan, Tahitian, and Tongan. Being able to improve communications that traverses a breadth of geography is important when supporting communications between peoples, business and governments and to bring people of different cultures closer together.  Austronesian languages…

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