Bing Maps .NET REST Toolkit Made Open Source

Many developers use the Bing Maps REST services to perform spatial queries such as geocoding an address or calculating routes and distances. The Bing Maps REST services are nice and fast, however, using them from a .NET application used to require a decent amount of work. The Bing Maps .NET REST Toolkit aims to make it easy to use these services from your .NET application by providing a portable class library, which wraps the Bing Maps REST...
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Microsoft Cognitive Services QnA Maker Helps Developers

Microsoft Cognitive Services QnA Maker Helps Developers

As announced earlier this week on the Bot Framework Blog, the Microsoft Cognitive Services QnA Maker, is a free, easy-to-use, REST API- and web-based service that trains AI to respond to users’ questions in a conversational way. QnA Maker works in three steps: extraction, training, and publishing. To start, feed it anything from existing FAQ URLs to documents and editorial content.
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Bing 2016 End Of Year

Bing 2016 End Of Year

Looking back at the billions of searches conducted through Bing this year reveals many powerful moments that stood out above the rest, to make 2016 memorable. The bright spots in this past year are the topics we’ve brought to the surface.
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Bing Location Control helps devs add location to the conversation

Bing Location Control helps devs add location to the conversation

As announced earlier this week on the Bot Framework Blog, the open source Bing Location Control for Bot Framework allows bot developers to easily and reliably get the user’s desired location within a conversation. The control is available in C# and Node.js and works consistently across all messaging channels supported by Bot Framework. All this with a few lines of code. Read the full post on the Bing Developer blog.
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Bing Celebrates the Spirit of Giving this December

Bing Celebrates the Spirit of Giving this December

Starting December 1, the Bing homepage transforms into a delight-delivery device: each day of December will reveal a new seasonal treat. Just click the gift icon to turn on the holiday calendar, then visit Bing each day to discover what daily holiday wonders and acts of kindness await. 
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Increasing the size limit of Sitemaps file to address evolving webmaster needs

For years, the sitemaps protocol defined at www.sitemaps.org stated that each sitemap file (or each sitemap index file) may contain no more than 50,000 URLs and must not be larger than 10MB (10,485,760 bytes). While most sitemaps are under this 10 MB file limit, these days, our systems occasionally encounter sitemaps exceeding this limit. We are happy to announce that we are increasing sitemaps file size.
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APIs for Developers Series - Bing Search APIs

APIs for Developers Series - Bing Search APIs

Bing Search APIs (including Web Search, Image Search, Video Search, News Search as one collection) give developers the ability to bring the knowledge and intelligence of web search right into their experiences, and intelligence is always at the forefront of our conversations with partners.
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Find and save for later on Bing

Find and save for later on Bing

One of the great things about search is that you have the world of information at your fingertips. Yet you don’t always have time to explore everything you find right at the moment you discover it. Now, with the new My Saves search capability offered on Bing, you can easily stash video, image and shopping searches you find while using Bing, and view them later on your PC or mobile device, as long as you’re signed in.
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