Windows Azure Marketplace, an online market for data providers and developers to buy and sell datasets and applications today added six languages including: Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Italian, according to Azure team blog.
With this update "Windows Azure Marketplace is now available in 26 countries around the world. Developers in non-english markets can now find and purchase products in their native language," the team said.
The team says that Microsoft also enabled HTML5 applications to consume data sets from the Windows Azure Marketplace. Now developers working in HTML5, getting ready for Windows 8, can pull data from the rich and varied data sets already available in the Windows Azure Marketplace.
"This is made possible through OData support for JSON and JSONP."
These improvements follow Service Update 4 in September which included Microsoft Translator APIs and international availability.
For more information, you can visit the Windows Azure Marketplace page for updated availability and language support details, and OData web page for details on JSON and JSONP support.