Introducing In-Context Preview

The desktop Memsource Editor and online Web Editor are now available with a real-time in-context preview for Microsoft Word, HTML, and XML file types, including DITA files. The in-context preview allows translators to preview the translation in its native format with real-time changes while translating. This eliminates the need to download the original or translated document separately and provides an instant context for the segments currently being translated.

Memsource Cloud 5.6: New Definition of TM Context and Business Units

Memsource Cloud 5.6 is scheduled for release on Sunday, 15 May 2016, at 10:00 AM GMT. The most important of the new features introduced in this release is the new concept of translation memory context where users will be able to choose how in-context or perfect matches are constituted. We are also introducing a new metadata category, Business Units, which will help in the organization and structuring of especially large accounts with many users and resources.

Memsource Cloud 5.5: Data Visualization Workbench and API Webhooks

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Memsource Cloud 5.5 has been released on Sunday, 10 April 2016, at 11:00 AM GMT with zero downtime. This release brings a number of improvements of which these two stand out: A) Custom data visualization and exploration using Kibana, a free data visualization workbench. B) Advanced API improvements, such as webhooks as well as opening up our API to linguist users (our API was previously limited to administrator and project manager users).

Our First-Ever Zero-Downtime Deployment of a Major Release

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Upgrading software to a new version can bring lots of improvements, but at the same time can cause disruption to its users. In the pre-cloud era, a system administrator would need to install the upgrade. The software would need to be at least restarted. Sometimes data would need to be migrated, hardware re-configured. All sorts of issues could come up. For that reason, software publishers would try to minimize the number of new releases to just a few per year. This is still true for most non-cloud software.