Microsoft announced support for email addresses in 15 Indian languages across its email apps and services, including Office 365, Outlook 2016, Outlook.com, Exchange Online and Exchange Online Protection (EOP).
Users will be able to use local language email addresses for Outlook accounts on PCs. It will also allow users to send / receive mails to / from local language email addresses via Outlook client on PCs, outlook.com in addition to Outlook apps for Android and IOS.
The languages being introduced are those that support Unicode, an international encoding standard for use with different languages and scripts. Local language email addresses are inseparably linked with Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) and can currently be registered in these 15 languages according to .IN Registry.
Microsoft said its products will also support additional Indian languages as and when their IDNs and email addresses become available in the future, making this feature forward compatible.
“Making email addresses available in 15 languages is an exciting step to making modern communications and collaboration tools more accessible and easier to use for all,” Meetul Patel, COO – Microsoft India said.
Users can register language email addresses in India from third party EAI address providers such as XgenPlus through an online process.
Microsoft along with international partners including XgenPlus, Coremail, CNNIC and SaudiNIC, is working to support email addresses in any Unicode script through its apps and services, including RTL (right to left) languages such as Urdu and Arabic.
Microsoft supports 22 Indian languages, including 11 Indian language scripts for Office and Windows. Moreover, Bing allows users to browse in nine Indian languages.
Microsoft is now making translation and speech recognition across several Indian languages with the help of its AI technologies and Deep Neural Networks.
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