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  • Blog Post: Bing Apps on Windows 8 Now Available Worldwide

    Windows 8 is here. Starting today people all over the world* can experience Bing in a brand new way. We’ve completely reimagined search for Windows 8, including the Bing app for web and image search and the new Bing apps designed specifically for Travel, Weather, Maps, News, Finance and Sports...
  • Blog Post: 8 Ways to Search on Windows 8: The Maps App

    We’re back with an app that will be your go-to app when plotting your day The Maps app powered by Bing Maps. The Maps app makes it easy to find the places you’re looking for and helps you get there faster. Quickly pinpoint locations, get directions, see traffic conditions and more—...
  • Blog Post: Live Search for Mobile Launches at 3GSM

    Searching for Love? Or Just Love to Search? On the bus home from work, Jim realizes it’s Valentine’s Day and he hasn’t prepared any dinner plans with his wife Katie! Instead of panicking, he pulls out his Windows Mobile device and opens Live Search for mobile. He navigates the Categories list...
  • Blog Post: Bing for Mobile Browse Gets More Social

    Today we unveiled an update to Bing for Mobile Browse (m.bing.com), which includes a number of new features to help you make faster, more informed decisions while on the go. Today’s updates make it easier to share on Facebook, access news, see local listings and directions in one view, reference...
  • Blog Post: Picture the Impossible (with RIT, Democrat and Chronicle and Bing)!

    What if, for a few months this fall, your town/neighborhood changed - became the site of three warring factions, each striving to gain eminence, each with people they are trying to protect? And even the newspaper was not immune to their petty rivalries and challenges? What if you were invited to join...
  • Blog Post: Search is a Love Problem

    I first had the idea for this post a few years ago, when Google’s April Fool’s Day prank was to define love as a search problem and talked about how Google Romance was going to find you the person of your dreams . We wish! (Although, at one time it DID work for Rory ). But anyway, it got me thinking...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft, Google, Yahoo! Unite to Support Sitemaps

    Today, we are excited to announce that Google , Microsoft and Yahoo! are coming together in support of the SiteMaps protocol. The goal of this effort is to improve search results for customers around the world. This protocol enables site owners everywhere to tell search engines about the content on their...
  • Blog Post: Momentum Webcast: Use Bing Maps with SharePoint Server for a Better View of Your Business

    Viewing your business data in an efficient, intuitive way is key to your organization's success. When you use Bing Maps with SharePoint, the mapping platform can be a powerful tool for visualizing content. Bing Maps incorporates rich imagery and cutting-edge technology to provide unique views of data...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SharePoint Conference

    Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009 October 19 -22, 2009 Las Vega, NV Make sure you check out Chris Pendleton & Eric Waldman and their session on Bing Maps
  • Blog Post: More great talent joining Bing: Steve Coast

    Steve Coast joined Microsoft in November 2010 as a Principal Architect. Steve founded OpenStreetMap in 2004 which is a free and open map of the world. He also co-founded CloudMade in 2008 that monetizes the map as values moves upstream. Take a look at Steve’s OpenStreetMap talk at Location...
  • Blog Post: "Impacting The Next Bing" by Jamie

    Today we launched the Fall Release of Bing. We have some exciting new mapping features and are further enabling users to make decisions about things in everyday life with Bing. As a user of Bing, this is of course, great news. But think about it from this perspective – imagine being a member of...
  • Blog Post: Meet Blaise, Architect of Bing Maps

    Yvonne Johnson, lead recruiter at Microsoft has had the pleasure of working with Blaise over the last couple of years. His innovative thinking has driven Bing Maps into what it has become today and what we will see in the future. In his 2010 presentation at Ted, Blaise demonstrates how Microsoft is bringing...
  • Blog Post: Boulder: Bird’s Eye Imagery & New State-of-the-Art Facility (by Nathan)

    The Bing Mobile group in Boulder, Colorado is constantly developing new areas to bring relevance to search through processing and interpreting imagery. When we last met, I had outlined the structure of our team and operations in Boulder, CO. This time around, I’d like to take some time to...
  • Blog Post: New tools, guidelines for Bing Maps

    The newly-released Bing Maps Silverlight Control (Version 1.0) provides some great new feaures, and the Terms of Use has been updated: Bing Maps Silverlight Control 1.0 Released Watch a 4-minute video introduction to the Silverlight Control Bing Maps Terms of Use Changes; Benefit Educators...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: See What's New with Bing Maps

    Join Bing Maps technical evangelist Chris Pendleton to learn about the latest innovations in the Bing Maps Platform that can help you take your Web mapping solution to the next level. Hear about Deep Zoom and multimedia integration possible in the new Silverlight Control and see how the latest release...
  • Blog Post: Writing Your First Bing Map App

    With the Bing Maps Apps SDK just released, it’s time to get started writing apps using the Bing Maps platform. The first thing you need is something to map. I wanted to do something a little more interesting than your typical “Hello World!” app, so I chose to map the locations of the...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Gets Transit Directions

    Commuters rejoice! Today Bing Maps added transit routing to its directions options. So, for those of you who like to take the bus, subway, or local rail you now can turn to Bing Maps. This is a very important feature for us as public transit grows in popularity and coverage. There are more than 10.7...
  • Blog Post: A new user interface for Bing Maps

    Over the past few months, we’ve been testing some enhancements to the Bing Maps interface that we’re excited to now make available for everyone. The most apparent changes are to our task and navigation controls, where—based on your feedback—we’ve made it easier to find the...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps welcomes Multimap to the family

    The Multimap team have been hard at work building a new version of Bing Maps for the UK, and are now ready to share the experience with Multimap users. Recently Multimap users have been invited to try the Bing Maps experience and tell us what they think. Using their feedback the most popular features...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps helping solve the world’s toughest problems – seriously!

    Whether it’s tracking the location of a bus so that, especially if you’re visually impaired, you know when your bus is coming; helping friends and family know where you are so that you can be rescued in the event of a disaster or even providing insight into potential malaria hotspots, this...
  • Blog Post: National Geographic Map Brings Social Studies to Life

    Getting kids interested in social studies can be a project. As I remember it, in grade school, social studies came right after lunch, which meant that I was more interested in putting my head on my desk than in learning what the indigenous peoples of remote Fiji liked to eat. Followed by a film strip...
  • Blog Post: Tuesday morning field trip to Vietnam

    I'm planning to take a trip to Vietnam this spring. I've never been to Asia, and everyone always has glowing things to say about Vietnam. Great food, diverse culture, friendly people, natural beauty...Vietnam has it all. But I don't know very much about the country beyond what others have told me. That...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 App Refresh

    Back in October we launched six Bing Apps for Windows 8 including News, Finance, Weather, Sports, Maps and Travel to help you explore your world with a set of immersive vertical experiences. The apps were designed from the ground up to embrace speed and touch providing you with a fast, fluid and consistent...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Preview Arrives on Windows 8.1

    A first step in introducing a new way to explore the world, the Bing Maps Preview app hits the Windows Store today . Built from the ground up for clarity, detail and scale, the app provides a seamless and dynamic way to experience mapping. To ensure we have the highest quality imagery possible, we’re...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Bing Maps Preview App for Windows 8.1

    Today we announced the release of the Bing Maps Preview app built for Windows 8.1. As a first look at the next generation of the Bing Maps app, it offers a beautiful 3D experience designed for touch that brings the best of Bing and Windows together. Get all the details in the official announcement on...