Microsoft Translator has just added support for its 129th language, Lower Sorbian. This West Slavic language is spoken in an eastern area of Germany and is endangered with fewer than 7,000 speakers.
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Join us in the latest edition of Microsoft Weekly where we recap important news updates from the Microsoft-verse including a new Canary Channel, AI shenanigans, and updates to Microsoft services.
The addition of 13 African languages for Microsoft Translator means that the service can now help an additional 335 million people to translate and communicate with others around the world.
iPhone and iPad users can download a new update for the Microsoft Translator app. Version 23.2.1 brings a redesigned user interface, improved backend, and expanded language support.
In a move to expand its literacy portfolio, Microsoft has introduced Reading Coach in addition to new updates to Reading Progress. The latest resource will be available in Teams for Education soon.
With significant changes, Microsoft's Custom Translator portal now offers UI/UX guided experience, embedded deep links for more details, tooltips for quick information, and actionable error messages.
Microsoft reflects its commitment towards breaking the language barrier and ensuring that endangered languages are preserved by adding Inuinnaqtun and Romanized Inuktitut to its list of languages.
Microsoft Translator has received an update that allows users to choose regional accents for several languages. This will help you choose between American English or British English, as an example.
Microsoft Teams now supports chat message translation on Android after rolling out that capability to its iOS app last year. It lets you translate chat messages into your desired language.
Microsoft Translator has gained support for nine more languages, expanding the availability of the service's text translation capability in conjunction with the International Mother Language Day.
After rolling out the feature to beta testers earlier this month, Microsoft is now allowing all SwiftKey users on Android to use built-in translation features powered by Microsoft Translator.
Microsoft is rolling out a new update to the beta version of its SwiftKey keyboard for Android which, among some minor improvements, adds the ability to translate text right inside the keyboard.
Microsoft continues delivering updates to its apps on mobile platforms, and Microsoft Edge beta testers on Android are now getting the ability to translate web pages right from the browser.
Microsoft has brought AI-powered downloadable translations packs for Android, iOS, and Amazon Fire users of its Translator app. Support for Windows devices will also be announced soon.
Microsoft has expanded the list of supported text-to-speech languages for Microsoft Translator with the addition of six languages: Bulgarian, Croatian, Malay, Slovenian, Tamil, and Vietnamese.
The new Mate 10 from Huawei will be the first device to have a Neural Processing Unit chip onboard to work with Microsoft's translation app, allowing faster language conversions than offline packs.
Originally developed as a prototype during a company hackathon, Dictate promises to convert speech to text using the same "state of the art speech recognition" technologies used by Cortana.
Microsoft has added a new language that will support its speech translation service. Japanese will become the tenth language joining Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, amongst others.
Microsoft's Translator app on older versions of Windows and Windows Phone will no longer work from next month, while some users will have to download "new versions" to continue using the app.
Microsoft's latest update to its Translator app is now available for Android devices, bringing faster start-up times, fixes for disconnection issues in Conversation Mode, and other improvements.
Microsoft has been hard at work adding six new languages to Microsoft Translator, which the company says will unlock communication opportunities for 119 million Austronesian speakers around the world.
With Microsoft's updated Translator app, you can speak into your wearable while your partner reads the translation on your phone seconds later. No more handing your phone back and forth.
Windows 10 will now offer native translation support via Cortana. Utilizing Microsoft's 'Translator' app, Cortana will now to be able to translate 38 languages.
Microsoft released a bunch of cross-platform apps for iOS and Android today and one such application was the Translator app that is now available for the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices
Microsoft has announced it has added Welsh to the list of languages supported by Microsoft Translator, for use in Office and the Bing Translator apps in Windows 8 and Windows Phone.
The official Twitter app for Windows Phone 8 has received a new update that adds support for Microsoft Translator, allowing users to automatically read tweets in their native language.
Microsoft's Yammer division has added a new feature to its messaging system that allows for those texts to be instantly translated into different languages via Microsoft Translator.