Build a Smarter Bracket with Bing

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March Madness® is here! And the Bing team has been cooking up something special for all you bracket builders out there. For the first time ever, Bing has partnered with the NCAA® to gain unprecedented access to over 10 seasons worth of Division I basketball data – and we’re putting that knowledge to work for you. Combined with the industry-leading predictions of our Bing Predicts team, we’re giving bracket builders…
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Roundup: Get fit, stay fit with Cortana; new favorites feature for Bing images

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Never miss another workout with Cortana It is that time of the year again – when all those New Year resolutions become a little fragile. At Bing we see the volume of fitness-related searches peak in January and from there on it’s a bit of a slide. But Cortana is by your side, ready to get you back on track. Cortana is always learning and can now infer places that…
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Track Certificates to Help Users Stay Safe

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Today, I am delighted to announce an exciting new feature in Bing Webmaster Tools pertaining to security. Track Certificates (Preview) — which was built in collaboration with Microsoft OSG Enterprise Security (see their post here) — allows you to track and review certificates that were requested by browsers visiting your site right from within Bing Webmaster Tools. What’s more, Track Certificate not only shows you the certificates we encountered, you can also directly report certificates…
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Slam Dunk: Bing teams up with the NCAA® as Official Bracket Data Partner for March Madness®

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At Bing, we’re constantly looking for ways to help people find the information they need to make confident decisions. From the 2014 midterm elections, to the NFL season, and more recently, the Grammy’s and Oscars, Bing has taken on some exciting moments with these major events. With the arrival of spring, we have one thing on our minds: March Madness. Many of us here at Bing are gearing up to…
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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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