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  • Blog Post: MSDN Blog in Chinese

    In order to have wider audience reach, we have the following famous authors’ blogs localized in Simplified Chinese and some other languages: S. Somasegar (Somasegar’s WebLog) [ English ] [ Japanese ] [ Simplified Chinese ] Jason Zander (Jason Zander’s WebLog) [ English ] [...
  • Blog Post: LightSwitch How To: Change the Run-Time Language

    Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 was released in a limited set of languages, but the runtime is localized in more than 40 languages, namely: Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (United States), Estonian, Finish...
  • Blog Post: Localization Resources of Windows Phone

    XNA is a tool set with a managed runtime environment provided by Microsoft that enables video game development and management. XNA attempts to bring different aspects of game production into a single system. XNA currently encompasses Microsoft's entire Game Development Sections, including the standard...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Satellite Assemblies

    A satellite assembly is a compiled library (DLL) that contains (“localizable”) resources such as strings, bitmaps, etc. You are likely to use them when creating a multilingual (UI) application. Satellite assemblies provide you with the capability of designing and deploying your solution to...
  • Blog Post: WR Series: Windows Forms Localizability and Localization

    This week Garrett McGowan , a Senior PM from the Developer Division GDX team, provides background information on Windows Forms Localization and Localizability concepts, including the use of Auto Layout techniques. The video includes a live demo showing the concepts being used in practice, through the...
  • Blog Post: What is the First Day of the Week, Really?

    If you are interested in a history lesson, try this lengthy explanation. Actually, it is quite fascinating. If you are trying to make sure you app works worldwide, take a look below. Can you imagine if software like Microsoft Exchange did not take this into consideration? I think it would be pretty...
  • Blog Post: WR Series: How to Change the Display Language of Visual Studio

    In this short “how-to” video Andy Gonzalez , a PM from the Developer Division GDX team, shows you how to change the Display Language of Visual Studio. As always, stay tuned for more videos regarding globalization topics! We also recommend you the following World Ready Series videos...
  • Blog Post: Training Future Global Developers

    Warning: This post differs somewhat from our typical Global Developer blog posts. Rather than discussing a specific issue or technical topic related to developing global software, I want to introduce you to an exciting tool that I work on called Small Basic. Small Basic is a simple and fun development...
  • Blog Post: Introducing xml:lang in XAML

    Introducing xml:lang in XAML In a previous blog post I wrote about locales and cultures and described how you can use them to control the behavior and output of your programs to better match the regional expectations of your global users. Some of the behaviors controlled by locales and cultures include...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Internationalization (Part 1)

    In this blog, you will most often find posts on topics related to a particular technology, runtime or platform, but today and in some future related posts, I’d like to talk about the world-readiness aspects of one of our products – Team Foundation Server. In the past 6 years ( time flies...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Software Globalization and Localization

    More and more the world is proving to be a smaller place. When you publish your Internet site, you are likely to have visitors from all over the world and not only your country. The same goes with your client applications, users might be spread from testers in Holland, developers in India, support center...
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