Many of you know that Microsoft makes available the product glossaries of the products we shipped on MSDN for download. We also have a spreadsheet with select core terminology available for download on http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/tools/MILSGlossary.mspx. For details, please see my posting from September 14, 2007.
We are aware that many of our customers would appreciate a more direct string and term search solution. To address this need and to better support localization communities in the markets we ship in, we decided to build a web portal that is accessible to our customers world-wide, the Microsoft Language Portal (with an expected launch date this spring). The Language Portal will be used to share news and information on our terminology and localization standards and strategies. The portal will also provide you with the opportunity to give feedback on our terminology, to discuss language related topics, and to search our terminology database (the site will offer term and string search for all our languages!). In addition, we will feature a “Term of the Month” section where our terminologists will discuss individual IT terms that are of interest to a larger audience. Feel free to submit IT terms you would like to see discussed using the “Comment”-functionality of this blog.
I will share more details about the Microsoft Language Portal as we are moving towards its launch date. As always: I am looking forward to hearing from you!