Yesterday morning I received an email about SDL Trados Studio 2014. The slogan is Smarter, Faster, Better. But will there be new features? Or is it just an upgrade in terms of interface aka appearance?
As always happen when a new product is launched, there is a debate around whether this product will be truly better inherently or is the “Smarter, Faster, Better” just another marketing campaign to attract users.
Here is what the Product Marketing Executive of SDL has to say about their new gun: SDL Trados Studio 2014. The Countdown is on!
Easier to find what you need
Studio 2014 introduces a fresh new navigation, which is designed to help you quickly find the commands that you need to complete a task. Commands, tools and help resources are organized in logical groups, which are collected together under tabs. Features can be also accessed using the keyboard.
Although transformed, the new user interface is easy to learn and might seem familiar to users using Microsoft Office applications. I am quite eager to share screenshots, but I will save this pleasure for later.
Easier to get started
If you are new to SDL Trados Studio you can take advantage of the ‘getting started’ resources straight away. A new welcome screen provides easy access to video tutorials and help articles to get translators up and running as quickly as possible. This is also part of the new navigation experience allowing for easy access to helps resources, important help links, user guides etc.
Easier to use
Along with the refreshed look, Studio 2014 will introduce numerous features designed to enhance and refine your experience with the product – drag & drop operations, automatic concordance search, improved analysis reports and much more.
Easier to reuse previous translations
Powerful new alignment technology will enable you to reuse your previously translated documents and bring them into Studio 2014. You’ll be able to easily leverage from your existing translations with a few clicks within the translation environment. More details on the alignment technology are to follow in the next few weeks.
Meanwhile take a moment to register for our product update webinar, where Andy Reid and Daniel Brockman will be discussing this and other news from our Product Development team.
And here is the introductory video.
What do you think, guys?
PS: image is taken from http://www.sdl.com/community/blog/details/36529/sdl-trados-studio-2014-the-countdown-is-on.