The Art of IntelliSense: Three ways to use IntelliSense with Bing Maps APIs

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Do you find that you spend more time digging through documentation trying to figure out what properties do rather than spending time building great apps? IntelliSense can help. A few weeks ago, someone asked me if there was any IntelliSense support for Bing Maps. I vaguely remembered there being an open source project that added IntelliSense for Bing Maps AJAX v6.3 in Visual Studio. With a quick search on Bing…
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Scratch and Win Over 5,000 Prizes with Bing Rewards

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Bing Rewards is now offering yet another way to use your credits and turn them into fabulous prizes with a new Scratch & Win game.  For 3 credits, you get a chance to ‘scratch’ and win an Xbox One, Surface Pro 3, Nokia phone or over 5,000 other great prizes. Bing Rewards was designed to help you discover ways Bing can help you do the things that are most important…
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Bing Predicts: NFL Match-Ups

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Coming off an exciting and successful World Cup campaign, Bing Predicts is shifting focus from the world’s most popular sport to America’s most popular one – football.  In particular, we set our sights on the NFL. As with the World Cup and unlike that of our voting show predictions where we had very high accuracies, we expect to get a majority correct, but no statistics or sentiments can fairly capture…
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Use Bing Rewards, Get Free 2 Day Shipping from Microsoft Store

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Looking for an Xbox One or a new all-in-one PC?  How about a Surface 3 or an HTC One?  We’re teaming with the Microsoft Store to make that easier.   Starting today and running through November 1st, people who shop on the Microsoft Store will get free two-day shipping on orders over $75.  If you have a Bing Rewards account linked to your Microsoft Account, all you need to do…
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헬로우 월드 (Hello, World)

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In October 2012, I was sent on a mission to get coverage for Korea in Bing Maps. And, let me tell you…it was not easy. When I started my mission, our maps looked a little something like this: Having been to Seoul several times over the last few years, I can assure you there are more than the eight roads you see above. As such, I set out to find…
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Web Spam Filtering

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As I mentioned in the July 15 blog introducing Bing Index Quality, one of the key dimensions of our work is web spam detection and filtering. The overview of our approach to this complex problem will be the focus of today’s update. What is web spam? On the surface, our definition is fairly straightforward and intuitive. We think of a webpage as spam if its owner uses black hat SEO…
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Bing Maps expands transit features in Japan

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We recently enhanced Bing Maps with greater transit coverage and additional transit-related features in Japan, helping get you to your destination as smoothly as possible. Expanded transit coverage               With this release, we’ve expanded the number of agencies and routes in Bing Maps. This means that no matter where you’re heading in Japan, if there’s a transit route that can get you there, we know about it and can tell you how…
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Over 100 New Streetside and 3D Cities Go Live on Bing Maps

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If you’re headed out on a last-minute vacation this summer, you can preview that special place on Bing Maps. We have been busy driving and flying to bring you more cities to view before you travel. We recently surpassed the 100-city mark for both our Streetside imagery and our 3D cities, and there are a host of vacation favorites among them. New Streetside cities Drive right up to your destination…
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Resetting Expectations – What Business Today Needs To Learn

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Today’s new businesses have much in common with their older counterparts. The need to acquire new leads, drive revenue, market their product or service. The need to manage overhead, do more with less and stay one step ahead of the competition. So from, say 1974 to 2014, some things haven’t changed much. One thing you never started a business without “back in the day” was a business plan. And that…
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How to Spatially Enable Customer Care with Bing Maps and Parature

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Most enterprise data have a location component, and data related to customer support interactions are no exception. When interacting with a customer, knowing where they are physically located can enable us to provide them with location-specific insight and information. Further, by visualizing larger groupings of customers, interactions, or social media events on a map, we can identify trends by location, and use these location-based trends to optimize our customer care…
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