Define your places in the new Bing Maps

Define your places in the new Bing Maps

The new Bing Maps Preview added many new features to help you plan your next outing. One of them is to make your map more personal to you. We learned from our customers that they want to be able to save the most-visited, most-loved destinations and trip inspiring spots on any devices, and have quick access to them later when planning a trip. In the new Bing Maps, we made My Places more relevant to you and easier to use. In sync with Cortana and...
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Search improvements in Bing Maps Preview

Search improvements in Bing Maps Preview

Search is a core feature of Bing Maps because we understand how important it is to find places of interest quickly and easily. That’s why we made search a focus in the new Bing Maps Preview*. Search within Bing Maps includes the ubiquitous “search box”. It also includes auto-suggest, which offers various suggestions as you type. Once you submit a search, you get back search results for businesses, places or attractions which are also shown as...
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Bing Maps now on Azure

Bing Maps now on Azure

Microsoft Azure is a fantastic flexible, versatile and extensible platform to run your business. From web applications through mobile engagement, business process modelling, data manufacturing and complex event processing – you name it and Azure has it. The Azure Marketplace allows internal and external partners to extend their offerings into the Azure platform and today we are happy to announce the launch of Bing Maps on the Marketplace. You will...
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Going out tonight? Plan it with Bing Maps Preview.

Going out tonight? Plan it with Bing Maps Preview.

My team at Bing Maps learned that our customers struggle to find applications that make it simple to plan outings. Based on that need, we designed the Bing Maps Preview to lets users open multiple cards on the map to compile their plan. I’ll showcase an example of how planning a night out on the town works more effectively in the Bing Maps Preview. Try something like this for yourself on the website, and send us feedback to help us...
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Plan your next outing with the completely redesigned Bing Maps

Plan your next outing with the completely redesigned Bing Maps

When we set out to redesign Bing Maps, we listened to a lot of user feedback. People using a variety of map sites, from a variety of countries, told us what they love about, and what they struggle with when using map services. We heard that people want one experience that brings together the best content in one view, that fully reflects what they are planning, not just their last search. Users want a map experience that is fast and easy to use...
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Head for the Golf Course with Bing Maps

Head for the Golf Course with Bing Maps

Sunday is Father’s Day, a celebration observed the world over (although in some countries on a different schedule) and an opportunity to pause and reflect on the influence of fathers and paternal figures on society. It’s also a time for dad to indulge in his favorite pursuits, and for many of them that means golf. It’s estimated there are almost 30 million golfers in the United States alone, about three quarters of them men, and 50-60 million...
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Get Ready for the Big Race with Bing Maps

Get Ready for the Big Race with Bing Maps

Memorial Day weekend, and the unofficial beginning of summer, is right around the corner. In addition to picnics and hanging out by the pool, a lot of people will be tuning in to watch their favorite motorsports on television. NASCAR is holding its longest race, the Coca-Cola 600, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina and perhaps one of racing’s most prestigious races, the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco, is being held for the 73rd time. If...
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Migrating “My Map” from Google to Bing

Migrating “My Map” from Google to Bing

Many users have asked about migrating their data to Bing Maps from Google Maps, after recent changes to the Google “My Map” feature. In this blog post, we show available solutions in Bing Maps. Getting your data out of Google “My Places” To get started, you can find your “My Map” data on Google here. Note that Google is currently giving users until June 1st, 2015 to download their data. On the left side panel you will see a Maps tab, select this...
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Recap: Bing Maps at //Build/ 2015

Recap: Bing Maps at //Build/ 2015

First off we would like to say thanks to those who attended the Bing Maps sessions during //Build/ 2015 in person or online. We would also like to say thanks to those who came by the Bing booth and to ask us questions or to just try out the our new 3D maps on a Microsoft Perceptive Pixel device (large touch screen, predecessor of the Surface Hub). Bing Maps made its way into lot of presentation at //Build/. In this blog post we want to highlight...
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Join the Bing Maps team at //Build/ 2015

Join the Bing Maps team at //Build/ 2015

Microsoft //Build/ 2015 is taking place in San Francisco from April 29th to May 1st. If you are attending the //Build/ conference in person come meet the Bing Maps team at the Bing Booth or attend one of our sessions. If you weren’t able to get your ticket to the conference you can still watch the sessions on Channel 9. Bing Maps Sessions at //Build/ Leveraging Maps & Location in your Windows Phone, Tablet, and PC Apps Speaker(s): Mike...
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