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Beginning SharePoint 2013 Development by Donovan Follette, Chris Johnson, Steve Fox

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THE NEW MACHINE TRANSLATION SERVICES

Machine Translation Services is also an all-new server-side service with an architecture and runtime patterned after Word Automation Services. Using this service you can request translation of document libraries, folders, and files using a timer job, synchronously or asynchronously. The Machine Translation Service passes your content through to a Microsoft cloud-based translation service and returns the translated results. If you choose to use the Machine Translation Services, for privacy concerns, it is your responsibility to inform your users that their content will be sent to Microsoft and that Microsoft might use the content to improve its translation service. Be sure to see the Microsoft Translator Privacy statement for more detailed information. The reference is provided in the “Recommended Reading” section for this chapter.

Like Word Automation Services, Machine Translation Services is available on-premises only and is configured through the SharePoint Central Administration console. The time interval for the translation service can be set to run as often as every one minute. As a developer you have several ways you might choose to interact with the service. You are not limited to timer jobs only, but on-demand synchronous or asynchronous requests are supported. You can use the SharePoint server object model or you can remotely request translations using the REST API. For the REST API you can asynchronously translate a document library, ...

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