Recap: Microsoft Advertising at //Build/ 2015

Thanks again to all of the developers at //Build/ 2015 who attended the advertising sessions in person and online, and to all who stopped by the Microsoft Advertising booth to ask us questions and offer feedback.  We appreciate the partnership and dialogue and it was great to connect with many of you in person!
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GitHub Integration in Developer Assistant

Developer Assistant for Visual Studio is a productivity plugin that brings the combined power of Bing code search capabilities and contextual help to day-to-day developer problems, like resolving code errors and searching for projects and code samples. Developer Assistant has taken a big leap with integration of GitHub in the latest version. GitHub hosts the
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Bing Developer Assistant Released

Today we’re releasing the RTM version of Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio. To get started, download Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio 2013 or Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio 2012 from the Visual Studio Extension Gallery. This extension provides smart, contextual help to solve everyday dev problems like searching for projects, code samples and
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Be Smooth: Optimize Bing Maps in Multipage Windows Store apps (JavaScript)

Bing Maps is the most widely used map control inside of Windows Store apps. Many simple apps consist of a single page user experience while many other consist of multiple pages. Many developers like to use Bing Maps throughout their application, but have found that this results in the map control constantly being loaded/disposed as
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How to add custom auto complete functionality to your map app

More and more developers want to add auto complete to their map applications, and for good reason. It’s convenient for users and can help make your map application a user-friendly delight. In this blog post I will show you how to use Bing Spatial Data Services to create custom auto complete functionality in your next
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The Art of IntelliSense: Three ways to use IntelliSense with Bing Maps APIs

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
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How to Spatially Enable Customer Care with Bing Maps and Parature

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
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