Need to ping a colleague overseas who doesn’t speak your language? Struggling to find the right word in English?

Enter Conversation Translator, a new add-on for Microsoft Lync that uses Bing Translator to automatically translate instant messages directly inside Lync.

Details: Microsoft.

Developed by Microsoft Research (MSR) and the Microsoft Lync team, the service that launched on June 3 translates incoming and outgoing instant messages into 35 languages.