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Tips on using SharePoint in a multilingual environment

New product releases for SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2019

PointFire Power Translator is Released 

9 months ago we showed how PointFire Power Translator can be used to translate modern SharePoint pages. Nothing else does this. It uses the latest neural network translation engines, not the old Bing engine.  Thanks to all the beta testers, the final product is simpler to install and easier to use.
 
It's still command-line, but the GUI version, integrated into SharePoint, is coming out in beta this month.

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PointFire 365 v2.2 update
 
The latest version of PointFire 365 for SharePoint Online has simpler installation and licensing, better support for mobile, and improvements in Manage Variations and in date/number formatting.
 
The PowerShell scripts for provisioning and upgrading have been enhanced.


PointFire 2019 is coming!

SharePoint 2019 is coming, and PointFire 2019 will not be far behind.  It has all the features of PointFire 2016 and more!  Support for modern sites and improved interface translation are going to be among the new features.  If you would like to get access to beta versions before everyone, contact sales @ icefire.ca

PointFire Translator is out!

One of the components of PointFire 365 v2.0 is being released as a standalone product, available from the Office Store.

Add PointFire Translator, and in your document menu and in your ribbon you can choose a document and have it machine translated in all of your site's languages.  But it doesn't just translate the document, it also translates the text metadata including the title.  It also works on pages, list items, calendars, tasks, etc.

Translation quality is quite good.  It uses Microsoft's state of the art deep learning powered machine translation.  Of course it's always a good idea to edit and approve translations that are created that way.

If you also have PointFire 365, it really shines.  It sets PointFire 365's language metadata columns, so list and libraries are immediately filtered according to the user's language and pages are automatically redirected.

Variations are not required, all of this gets done in the same library, and if you're using PointFire 365, at the same URL.

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