The MTV Video Music Awards are this Sunday! Tweet Your Choice for “Video of the Year” and Win

The MTV Music Video Awards are this Sunday and we can’t wait. Will Lady Gaga wear a meat dress? Will someone borrow the microphone? And above all else, who will take home the MTV Moon Man for “Video of the Year”? We want to know what you think. Today (August 25th), we’ll be tweeting out questions from the @Bing handle highlighting the five nominees. Tweet who you think will win along with the hashtag #bingVMAs. We will...
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Announcing the Bing Maps WPF Control

Announcing the Bing Maps WPF Control

Since rejoining the Bing Maps team, I’ve been heads down focusing on the developer experience for Bing Maps. What is WPF? The Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides developers with a unified programming model for building rich Windows smart client user experiences that incorporate UI, media, and documents.
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18 things you need to know about SEO

Let’s take a look at some of the bigger ticket issues folks should focus on when optimizing their websites.  This list is not meant to cover everything, but to focus in on some of the more important aspects you should look at addressing. The first part of this list is presented in a rough order of importance based on getting work done.  In many case, you’ll find your own circumstances won’t allow your focus and...
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Interested in Microsoft? Let us know. More interview tips by Amanda Matthews

The most frustrating thing as a recruiter is to bring in a qualified candidate that does a poor job conveying his or her interest in Microsoft.  I often hear from hiring managers, “this candidate doesn’t know anything about our business” or “the candidate didn’t seem very interested in the role.”  Often candidates get so caught up in selling their qualification and abilities that they forget to convey...
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Christina Koehn: UX Designer for Bing

Christina Koehn is a UX Designer for Bing. Her team’s mission is to create a beautiful, usable and memorable experience for Bing. They also strive to be one step ahead of the competition in the search space, and create innovative design solutions that go above and beyond the traditional paradigms of search engines. Christina’s role on the team is to design and drive implementation of visual systems across Bing. Christina commented that...
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Introducing the “We’re In” app from Bing

Today we’re happy to announce the release of the “We’re In” app for Windows Phone.  We’re In makes organizing get- together’s, carpooling and trying to find people in a crowd a breeze. Any time you want to see where your friends are—We’re In can help you. It’s simple, invite your friends, and when they join, they’ll see your location and you’ll see theirs. When the invite...
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Bing on Xbox and The Future of the Living Room

In June, we talked about how the future living room will do more than give you great entertainment; it will help you find what you’re looking for and help you decide what to enjoy. To that end, we previewed a new way for people to find movies, games, music and other entertainment: voice search with Bing on Xbox. Today on the Microsoft Blog, Frank Shaw expands on this notion highlighting how products and services like Xbox, Kinect and Bing...
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A CSG to FTE Bing Design Success Story! by Stephanie

I joined Bing Design team in April of this year (2011) as a user experience and visual designer. The design team works directly with user research and editorial to create the visual presentation and user experience of bing.com (including, that beautiful, interactive, home page). For 2 years prior to joining Bing, I was a contract designer for Microsoft’s Interactive Experience Business creating information + publication design – ...
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Meet Sharat-Finance Rotational Analyst turned Product Manager

Coming out of college studying finance and marketing, I realized I didn’t want to go the typical investment banking route after talking to mentors and friends that had gone that way.  I instead wanted to land at a place that taught me what it took to actually build a product with enormous reach and to run a business around it.  So after graduating from the University of Michigan, I ended up at Microsoft in the Finance Rotation...
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Announcing the integration of Yahoo traffic data into Bing Webmaster Tools reports

Bing Webmaster Tools will now be showing integrated data from Yahoo within certain areas and reports.  Given the combined effort the Search Alliance represents, it makes sense to showcase relevant data from both engines within a webmaster account.  Most areas and data within the accounts will not be affected.  The short list of areas you will notice changes in are as follows: On the Traffic Tab: Traffic summary report and Page...
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