Windows Phone Dev Center Gets Translation Feature; Microsoft Advertising Looks for Windows 8 Graffiti Artists

Windows Phone Dev Center this week rolled out the first of a planned series of regular updates designed to both address any issues identified and includes more than 100 tweaks and fixes. "Most are intended to improve reliability and performance or fix app submission issues you've reported," Todd Brix posted on Windows Phone Developer blog.The […]

Windows Phone Dev Center this week rolled out the first of a planned series of regular updates designed to both address any issues identified and includes more than 100 tweaks and fixes.

"Most are intended to improve reliability and performance or fix app submission issues you've reported," Todd Brix posted on Windows Phone Developer blog.

The Windows Phone team notes, they've added image caching for better site response, rewrote some error messages you told us were confusing, and added a new time-saving link in the app download report to the app details.

Additionally, this month's update also adds the ability to quickly translate user reviews into the language of your choice, "so you can more easily understand what your customers are saying about your apps," Brix adds.

Windows Phone Dev Center Adds Translation features and over 100 tweaks and fixes

In a releated news, Microsoft is recruiting digital graffiti artists to help promote Windows 8. To this end, Microsoft Advertising has launched a new micro-site to promote its presence at Advertising Week in New York City, which runs from October 1-4.

Part of the site focuses on Microsoft's rather unique street art ad push. The company has already recruited three such artists: Jeff "Weirdo" Jacobson, Joe Nix, and "Mr. Unek" to create a joint mural that was created recently on a building in Seattle.

"Why break boundaries in this way? With the advent of Windows 8, Microsoft introduces a new advertising canvas. We are kicking the old way of digital advertising to the curb with something fresh, modern, and revolutionary. And we are looking for digital graffiti artists," the site reads.

Watch the video of the artists creating the work at the Microsoft Advertising site here.

Windows 8 digital graffiti artists