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Unicode in URL changes for IE11
I wrote a bit about Internet Explorer’s International Settings back in July of 2012. Internet Explorer 10 and 11 quietly brought some changes: In IE10, the Use UTF-8 for mailto links option was removed . In IE11, the misleadingly-named Send UTF-8 URLs option is renamed to correctly reflect...
22 Apr 2014
Localizing your Windows Phone app – why and how?
Windows Phone developer Christian Hissibini (Histech Solutions) shares how he created apps that target multiple languages and countries. His apps have been successful in both the French France and Canadian English and French stores. Note from Susan: I hope Christian’s story helps you build better...
11 Feb 2014
Agility and Race Car
In the services and devices world, it seems that “agility” is the buzz word nowadays. But, what exactly does agility mean? Well, there is no lack of discussions and debates among pundits as well as the average people and, as far as I can conclude, it means different things to different people...
5 Aug 2013
Seriously, what is international engineering?
For many years, I heard people mention "international engineering" and it didn't bother me much. But, lately, I began to question a lot what it means especially in the new environment of devices and services (as opposed to box products). Is it a kind of engineering that is different from the general...
5 Aug 2013
Server and Tools Products International Customer Survey 2013 is opened until July 28th
Cloud and Enterprise International Content Team
As you know, Microsoft is dedicated to continually improve our products for our international customers. We are therefore launching a survey for our customers to give us feedback on the quality of the following products for your languages. The feedback you enter will help us improve further your experience...
2 Jul 2013
Brain Dump: International Text
Note: The “brain dump” series is akin to what the support.microsoft.com team calls “Fast Publish” articles—namely, things that are published quickly, without the usual level of polish, triple-checking, etc. I expect that these posts will contain errors, but I also expect...
13 Jul 2012
Simshipping 107 languages for Windows Live - we're nearly done...
There's been quite a hiatus between my last post and this one, primarily because my team and I have been heads down trying to get 83 deliverables shipped simultaneously with US for Windows Live in up to 107 languages . For a team of 21 ICs, 2 vendors, and 4 leads, it has been quite a trip... I've...
29 Jun 2012
Unfinished Business and the Zeigarnik Effect in Localization Services
I’ve been thinking about how much unfinished business I’ve experienced in work for some time now and how it may explain some of the exhaustion that teams have when they work for long periods in a time-pressured environment like the international services world. What is the Zeigarnik effect...
24 Oct 2011
IE9 Compatibility: Proper Use of the Charset Token
Recently, during site-compatibility testing of IE9, we encountered a cool online game that does not load properly in Internet Explorer. Using the F12 Developer Tools’ Script debugger, the page immediately hits a script error (“ c00ce56e ”) while loading: A quick search on...
28 Feb 2011
5 great Windows 7 videos
Here are 5 great videos from our Windows Online website which show you how to use some useful features of Windows 7… 1. Remote Desktop Access your PC whilst you are on the road… 2. Play To Do you wish you could have one of those houses where you select ‘Kitchen’ and your music automatically will start...
4 Aug 2010
Windows Azure Tools Goes International
Jim Nakashima - MSFT
We’re happy to announce that the June 2010 release of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 is now available in German, French, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Korean. On the download page select the language you want to install if it isn’t set to the...
2 Jul 2010
Downloads and International Filenames
A few times a year, I get a question about Internet Explorer's behavior when it comes to downloading files that have non-ASCII characters in the filename, because different browsers have different behavior when handling such files. The server can suggest the name for a file download in one of two...
7 Jun 2010
Microsoft Discloses Global Availability for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
Convergence 2010 kicked off showcasing new Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM technologies to more than 8,500 attendees. As I listened to the keynotes I felt the message “Today, Tomorrow, TOGETHER” was coming across loud and clear. So when Umran Hasan asked if he could post this to our blog, we were glad...
26 Apr 2010
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