• 5 Jun 2017

    Meet the inventor of upLIFT technology, Kevin Flanagan

    In the first Q&A of our ‘meet the inventor’ series, we caught up with Kevin Flanagan. Kevin is the creator of upLIFT technology in SDL Trados Studio 2017 and in […] The post Meet the inventor of upLIFT technology, Kevin Flanagan ...read more
    • 2 Jun 2017

    Duplicate Service Principal Names (SPN) and how to identify for troubleshooting?

    With SDL Trados GroupShare 2017 it is required to set a SPN for the service account running the GroupShare Services. (See also: Windows Authentication, GroupShare and the requirement of setting a Service Principal Name ) This is required in order for the client PC to identify/establish a communication and authenticate via Kerberos authentication to the server that host the SDL Trados GroupShare instance if the Windows...
    • 29 May 2017

    Windows Authentication, GroupShare and the requirement of setting a Service Principal Name

    What is Service Principal Name? I would be explaining it here, however, I think the best information source in this case is still Microsoft itself: Microsoft Developer Network - Service Principal Name What is the Service Principal Name doing? I try to explain it as simple as possible :) In short: It enables you to use the Windows Authentication method using...
    • 28 May 2017

    Retro apps…

    SDL Trados Studio is up to Studio 2017 which is the fifth major version since Studio 2009 was first released some eight years ago now.  During these eight years I think it’s fair to say we have seen less and less requirement for the old Trados features, yet despite that we do see some interesting tools making an appearance in the SDL AppStore that mirror some of the old functionality.  In fact some of these apps...
    • 24 May 2017

    Top trending SDL AppStore apps of 2017 so far

    Can you believe that we’re nearly halfway through the year? Personally, for me it’s flown by, partly because as a member of the SDL AppStore team I’ve been kept busy […] The post Top trending SDL AppStore apps of 2017 so far appeared first on ...read more
    • 19 May 2017

    [Live Blog] The latest from ITI Conference 2017 in Cardiff

    We’re live at ITI Conference 2017, bringing you the latest updates from every session across the 2 days of this fantastic event. If you were unable to join the event […] The post [Live Blog] The latest from ITI Conference 2017 in Cardiff ...read more
    • 11 May 2017

    An upLIFTing tale: tackling the challenges of translation memory technology

    Do you remember 2005? That’s when I started working as a freelance translator and got to know how CAT tools and translation memories (TM) work. But if you don’t remember […] The post An upLIFTing tale: tackling the challenges of translation memory ...read more
    • 27 Apr 2017

    Automating the SDL Trados Studio 2017 network licensing process for several client machines through the Windows registry...

    Before changing or adding something in the Windows Registration Editor I recommend that you make a backup. If you are not aware on how to do that maybe the blog post of mine can help you: Always have a backup ^_^ of your Windows Registry Create a new registration key Click   Start   >   Run   to open the Registry Editor on your computer.  ...
    • 12 Apr 2017

    Cutie Cat?

    A nice picture of a cutie cat… although I’m really looking for a cutie linguist and didn’t think it would be appropriate to share my vision for that!  More seriously the truth isn’t as risqué… I’m really after Qt Linguist.  Now maybe you come across this more often than I do so the solutions for dealing with files from the Qt product, often shared as *.TS files, may simply role off...
    • 3 Apr 2017

    SDL Analyse…

    There’s been a few ups and downs getting SDL Analyse off the ground, but it’s finally there and it’s worth it!  If you have no idea what I’m referring to then perhaps review this article first for a little history.  This app was actually released as the 200th app on the SDL AppStore in February this year, but in addition to the applause it received for its functionality there has been less positive...
    • 1 Apr 2017

    Introducing SDL Trados Studio 2017’s new virtual assistant…

    More and more virtual assistants are appearing in technology we use every day. From managing money to tracking time to managing home appliances, it seems a virtual assistant can help […] The post Introducing SDL Trados Studio 2017’s new virtual ...read more
    • 31 Mar 2017

    Out with the old…

    … in with the new! Although I’m not part of the core support team anymore the knowledgebase has always been something that held a particular interest for me.  When I joined SDL in 2006 we had two knowledgebase systems, each integrated into the support systems that were being used at the time.  These were Salesforce and RightNow Technologies.  The first big change I was involved in with regard to systems...
    • 22 Mar 2017

    What to expect at an SDL Trados Roadshow

    Last autumn we held our most popular SDL Trados Roadshows ever! During this series of Roadshows, we welcomed over 1700 attendees across 22 locations providing an exclusive first look at […] The post What to expect at an SDL Trados Roadshow appeared ...read more
    • 9 Mar 2017

    Social media for LSPs: how can it enhance your business?

    It’s likely that you have a social media profile on at least one of these platforms: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Google+, Xing, Sina Weibo. The list goes on […] The post Social media for LSPs: how can it enhance ...read more
    • 15 Feb 2017

    Lurkers…

    What a horrible name… lurkers !  It carries all kinds of negative connotations from science fiction monsters to the stuff of nightmares where we think of spying and being followed by something or someone we don’t like.  Of course I’m not using this term in these contexts so I better explain.  I’m talking about communities and user participation, or more specifically about users who read and observe...
    • 1 Feb 2017

    The beauty of simplicity…

    In 2013 I wrote an article called “ Solving the Post-Edit Puzzle ” which was all about finding a way to measure, and pay for post-editing translations in a consistent way.  Then in 2015 I wrote another called “ Qualitivity… measuring quality and productivity ” that was all about everything Post-Edit Compare could do but then added many layers of detail and complexity through Qualitivity to...
    • 26 Jan 2017

    Our top 5 translation resources of 2016

    2016 was a big year for the translation industry, with new technology and trends coming to the forefront of the industry. To help you keep up to date with these […] The post Our top 5 translation resources of 2016 appeared first on Trados Blog ...read more
    • 23 Jan 2017

    Translation and localization events to attend in 2017

    I can’t quite believe we are over halfway through the first month of 2017 already. It also means that translation event season is beginning to get underway once again. With […] The post Translation and localization events to attend in 2017 ...read more
    • 22 Jan 2017

    The fantastic four…

    Not Marvel Comics, but rather the number four which does have some pretty interesting properties.  It’s the only cardinal number in the English language to have the same number of letters as its value; in Buddhism there are four noble truths; in Harry Potter there are four Houses of Hogwarts; humans have four canines and four wisdom teeth; in chemistry there are four basic states of matter… but more importantly...
    • 20 Jan 2017

    SDL AppStore’s top 10 apps of 2016 that you should try today

    It’s been yet another fantastic and interesting year for SDL AppStore – SDL’s unique translation app store and development platform; that allows users to customise and extend the capabilities of […] The post SDL AppStore’s top 10 apps of ...read more
    • 14 Jan 2017

    Revisiting the toolkit…

    It’s been a while since I wrote anything about the SDLXLIFF Toolkit .. in fact I haven’t done since it was first released with the 2014 version of Studio.  Now that we have added a few new things such as SDLPLUGINS so that apps are better integrated and can be more easily distributed with Studio we have launched a new version of the toolkit for Studio 2017.  What’s new?  To be honest not a lot, but there...
    • 11 Jan 2017

    10 business, career and lifestyle tips for translators in 2017

    The turn of the year is often a point of reflection for many people. “What are my goals this year? What do I want to achieve?” These questions and deliberations […] The post 10 business, career and lifestyle tips for translators in ...read more
    • 27 Dec 2016

    All that glitters is not gold…

    Years ago, when I was still in the Army, there was a saying that we used to live by for routine inspections.  “If it looks right, it is right”… or perhaps more fittingly “bullshit baffles brains”.  These were really all about making sure that you knew what had to be addressed in order to satisfy an often trivial inspection, and to a large extent this approach worked as long as nobody dug...
    • 19 Dec 2016

    COTI… chuckling on the inside

    Probably you’re all far more educated than me and when you read COTI you probably didn’t think “chuckling on the inside” did you?  I googled it and looked at four acronym websites, none of which found the correct definition… but two of them returned the title of this article so it must be right!!  Oh how I wish it was… just to bring a little levity to the ever so serious tasks of interoperability...
    • 17 Dec 2016

    Getting a filetype preview…

    One of my favourite features in Studio 2017 is the filetype preview.  The time it can save when you are creating custom filetypes comes from the fun in using it.  I can fill out all the rules and switch between the preview and the rules editor without having to continually close the options, open the file, see if it worked and then close the file and go back to your options again… then repeat from the start…...