Accessing the Bing Maps REST services from various JavaScript frameworks

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On the Bing Maps forums I often come across developers who have difficulty accessing the Bing Maps REST services using different JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery and AngularJS. One common point of confusion is that passing in a REST service request URL into the address bar of a browser works, but passing that same URL into an AJAX method in JavaScript doesn’t. AJAX allows web pages to be updated asynchronously…
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Bing Round-up: Bing brings better help to Office; offers new ways to explore your world in Chrome and share your thoughts with Bing

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Bing now powers Help search in Microsoft Office Looking to get the most out of Word or Excel? Now Bing can help. At Bing, we’re always looking for ways to bring you the right information when and where you need it to help you get things done. Now when you need assistance using Microsoft Office programs, like Word and Excel, Bing delivers articles and tips directly to you to help…
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Once upon a time there was World Read Aloud Day…

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Happy World Read Aloud Day! You may notice that today’s Bing homepage features the National Library of China, with hotspots related to literacy. This is no coincidence. The Bing team wants to inspire kids to use the power of technology to become better readers and writers. Already, it’s easy to find children’s best sellers using Bing, and when you search for books, we’ll show you their ratings and where you…
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Integrating Bing Maps with Salesforce.com

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Recently I had a customer ask how to add Bing Maps to their Salesforce.com solution. I regularly work with developers who are integrating Bing Maps into Microsoft Dynamic CRM, but this was the first request I’ve had for Salesforce.com in a while. In this blog post we are going to see just how easy it is to integrate Bing Maps into a Salesforce.com solution. It might seem strange to some…
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Bing Predicts goes back to its roots with a reality check

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Fresh off of a successful night of predictions with the Oscars, the Bing Predicts team tallied up the results. Our forecasts netted a 6-for-6 record on the major categories (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, etc.) and got 16 out of 19 wins correct. Now Bing Predicts sets its sights on the new spring season of reality voting shows, including American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, and The Voice. For…
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Bing round-up: Ordering food and finding the perfect getaway just got easier

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Bing caters to your big night, or any night, needs with food delivery Ordering food for your Oscars party? Or maybe it’s just too cold out to brave the elements in search of a meal. Bing makes it easier to order food right from the comfort of your couch. For restaurants that deliver, click “order online” to launch an ordering service, such as eat24, and get dishes delivered directly to…
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Who’ll get it right on Sunday – the Academy? Bing? You? Bing puts you in the picture

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Hollywood’s biggest night of the year is less than a week away and Bing will help you get ready for the 87th Academy Awards®. Whether you’re a movie buff, red carpet watcher or just love the spectacle of the show, we’ve put together an interactive guide that puts everything Oscars® at your fingertips. Come check out all the nominees and find out who we’re predicting to go home with a…
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Explore movie locations with new Bing Maps imagery

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With the Oscars® coming up this Sunday, movies are on our minds. This month the Bing Maps team’s update on new aerial, 3D and Streetside imagery takes a look at locations from some of our favorite films. Be sure to check out all of the new imagery we’re publishing…READ MORE

Hunting for Movie Locations on Bing Maps

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As you know, Bing Maps helps you understand your world. Last month I described how you can use imagery on Bing Maps to interactively learn about history by exploring where important events like the Civil Rights Movement took place. This month I’m going to focus on a lighter topic—learning about filming locations from your favorite movies. I like movies and love seeing places featured in movies I’ve seen. With Bing,…
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Bing takes on the world’s second-most-watched sport, as the world’s cricketers head to Australia and New Zealand

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At Bing, we want to give a fresh perspective on the events that matter most. When it comes to big sporting moments, few global events rival the upcoming cricket tournament, which runs from February 13 to March 28 in Australia and New Zealand. Bing will deliver all the key information cricket fans need to follow the action. This includes Bing’s predictions for every match, polls and quizzes, plus trivia for…
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