New Features and Cities Added to the Bing Maps Apps for Windows 8

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Back in December, we rolled out the Bing Maps Preview app for Windows 8.1. The app introduced a new way to explore the world in glorious 3D, more personal features and a streamlined design to help you get more done. In the past 6 months, we have been listening to feedback from around the world and today we’re announcing major updates to both the Maps and the Bing Maps Preview…

Making Smart Search Smarter

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Back in October, we rolled out Smart Search powered by Bing in Windows 8.1. It offers a new way to experience search. Built specifically for touch, Smart Search allows you to swipe or type from the start screen to find what you need – whether it’s a document on your PC, a photo album in the cloud, your favorite app, or a website. This week we’re rolling out a series…

Bing at Build 2014: More Personal, Intelligent and Helpful

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For Bing, the future of search is not about more search boxes – it’s about building a platform that enables applications and devices to empower people with knowledge and help them do more – not just search more. Today, we showcased work we did to enable Cortana on Windows Phone. By building a new set of Bing-powered services, we enabled a new experience that is more personal, intelligent and helpful.…

New Bing Apps Arrive for Windows Phone, Ready to Roam

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At Microsoft, we’ve been hard at work updating our Bing apps as well as bringing a new set of apps to Windows Phone. Today, we’re releasing a comprehensive update to our Bing apps with fresh features and the ability for your personalized content to roam across all your Windows 8.1 devices. We’re also excited to introduce you to three new Bing apps for Windows Phone: Travel, Food & Drink and…

A Breakout Year

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2013 was the year that Bing broke out of the search box. Over the past year, we worked deeply with teams across Microsoft to bring the capabilities of Bing to a host of products. Across Xbox, Windows Phone, Office and Windows 8, we’ve begun a journey to make it easier to find the stuff you are looking for and take action on your favorite Microsoft services and devices. Because it’s…

Bing Maps Preview Arrives on Windows 8.1

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A first step in introducing a new way to explore the world, the Bing Maps Preview app hits the Windows Store today. Built from the ground up for clarity, detail and scale, the app provides a seamless and dynamic way to experience mapping. To ensure we have the highest quality imagery possible, we’re showcasing a focused list of over 70 cities from around the world so you can get a…

Bing Surfacing Hundreds of Apps on Windows Devices

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There has been a bunch of chatter over the past few days about search allowing you to directly take an action using an application based on your query. That’s great because a quarter of all apps are downloaded but never used again. The question we asked over a year ago is how we could use search and the sensors on your devices to figure out what application might be able…

Better Search Arriving with Windows 8.1

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Over the past couple of years, we’ve been lucky enough to work with product teams across Microsoft to include the capabilities of Bing in some of our most exciting products. Whether Xbox, Windows Phone, Office or Windows 8, we’ve begun a journey to make it easier to find the stuff you are looking for and take action on your favorite Microsoft devices. Today we take another important step in that…

Meteorologists Rejoice! Bing Weather App Now Available

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A few days ago we released a comprehensive set of updates to the Bing apps on Windows 8. The apps embrace speed and touch providing you with a fast and fluid way to delve into your interests and get things done. When we made the announcement we noted that the Weather app was on its way. Tonight we’re back to tell you that it’s here. Want to know what the weather…

Windows 8 App Refresh

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Back in October we launched six Bing Apps for Windows 8 including News, Finance, Weather, Sports, Maps and Travel to help you explore your world with a set of immersive vertical experiences.  The apps were designed from the ground up to embrace speed and touch providing you with a fast, fluid and consistent way to delve into your interests and get things done. Starting today we are rolling out a…