Showing posts with label bing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bing. Show all posts

Monday, August 18, 2014

Bing Developer Assistant Beta for Visual Studio updated to include sample browser, offline support and more...

Bing Dev Center Team Blog - Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio focuses on improving productivity within the experience

Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio combines the functionality of two popular Visual Studio extensions into one: Sample Browser and Bing Code Search. This updated feature enables developers to find and reuse millions of code snippets and code sample projects from within the Visual Studio IDE.

The improved feature was developed after listening to customer feedback that a more efficient in-product search experience would allow them to not only find sample codes quickly while in Visual Studio, but would also have the capability to pull in relevant sample codes related to the developer projects themselves while coding, and include offline search. This collaboration across company and with our customers has helped us deliver all of these experiences within the New Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio!

What’s new with Bing Developer Assistant?

  • New Visual Studio IntelliSense experience to find code samples for API
  • Sample Browser one-stop shop
  • Offline search

Bing Developer Assistant delivers a major enhancement in Visual Studio IntelliSense. While coding, a relevant code snippet related to your current API will be automatically displayed in the IntelliSense window which is powered by Bing Code Search. Code snippets are short piece of code that you can easily learn and copy.

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The Sample Browser window is now your one-stop shop for code samples. By entering your programming needs on the Visual Studio toolbar, you will get both code snippets and code sample projects. Code sample projects are complete Visual Studio demo solutions that you can download, build and run. With the new Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio, a world of code samples are now at your fingertips

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We have also added a 3rd feature heated requested by our users – Offline search. The new plugin enables you to search for code samples among your local or downloaded sample projects even when you are disconnected from the Internet....

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What’s next?

We have an ambitious roadmap for Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio. As we mentioned earlier, there are plans to support more programming languages in the Visual Studio IntelliSense window. In addition, we are investigating expansion of the tool into other developer experiences within the company; enterprise code search, compile / debug error assistance, and MSDN forum support.

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Google code search with Bing... :P

 

Related Past Post XRef:
Bing your IDE to this new C# Code Search VS Extension (from Bing)

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

"Location Intelligence for Windows Store" the free eBook...

Ricky's Bing Maps Blog - Free eBook: Location Intelligence for Windows Store

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I am happy to announce the release of my  book “Location Intelligence for Windows Store Apps”. This is available as a free eBook. Yes I said “free”, as in “Free beer”.

Location Intelligence has been one of the fastest growing industries in recent years and continues to grow at an exponential rate. Seventy to eighty percent of all business data has some sort of geospatial context. Many companies want to make use of this data however most of them do not know where to start. Many of these same companies are planning to create Windows Store apps.

In this book we will dive into the world of location intelligence and the different options for creating location aware applications in Windows 8.1. The first half of the book focuses on the inner workings of Window Store Apps and the various location related tools available such as sensors and the Bing Maps SDK. The second half of the book focuses on creating several useful location intelligent apps. All code samples are provided in JavaScript, C# and Visual Basic.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Getting Started
  • Chapter 2: The Sensor and Location Platform
  • Chapter 3: Bing Maps JavaScript API
  • Chapter 4: Bing Maps Native API
  • Chapter 5: Bing Maps REST Services
  • Chapter 6: Bing Spatial Data Services
  • Chapter 7: Working with Spatial Data
  • Chapter 8: Drawing on the Map
  • Chapter 9: Creating an Augmented Reality App
  • Chapter 10: Creating a Templatable Compass Control
  • Chapter 11: Cross Platform Development

... [Click through for the download links]

At 421 pages this is not your slim eBook... :)

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From the PDF;

"Introduction
Location Intelligence has been one of the fastest growing industries in recent years and continues to grow at an exponential rate. Seventy to eighty percent of all business data has some sort of geospatial context. Many companies want to make use of this data however most of them do not know where to start. Many of these same companies are planning to create applications targeting Windows 8. You may well be reading this book for this very reason.

With Windows 8 you have the ability to create applications that reach across many platforms such as desktops, laptops and tablet devices. A Windows Store app is a new type of application that runs on Windows 8 devices. Unlike traditional desktop apps, a Windows Store app has a single, chrome-less window that fills the entire screen by default, so there are no distractions. In addition to this, these apps can support different layouts and views to create a fluid experience across different screen sizes and orientations. Several different types of input sources are supported, including touch, pen, mouse, and keyboard input. It’s also possible for apps to communicate with each other by sharing content in a standard way. Instead of icons, Window Store apps uses live tiles which can be used to display useful, at-a-glance data to the user, without the need for the user to open up the app. Windows Store apps can be written in several different languages including JavaScript, C#, Visual Basic, C++ and C. Apps are distributed through the Windows Store in Windows 8 and gives you the ability to make your app available to millions of people around the world.

In this book we will dive into the world of location intelligence and the different options for creating location aware applications in Windows 8. The first half of the book focuses on learning what tools are available for creating location aware Window Store applications. The second half of the book uses a more hands on approach by demonstrating how to develop complete end-to-end location aware solutions.

Who this book is for?
This book is aimed at developers who are being introduced to creating location based Windows Store apps using both Web (HTML, CSS3, JavaScript) and Managed (C#, Visual Basic) programming languages. Previous knowledge on creating location based application is not required or needed and all topics are explained from the ground up. This will including the use of Bing Maps and sensors such as the accelerometer, compass, gyro, and location services. It will be assumed that you have a working knowledge of one of these programming languages; JavaScript, C# or Visual Basic. Experience creating Windows Store applications will help but is not required.

Chapter Overview
In the first half of this book each chapter builds on top of the previous such that by the time you reach the end chapter 7 you will have gained a good working knowledge on how to use all the tools available for creating location aware Windows Store app. The chapters in the second half of the book are independent of each other. Each of these chapters show how to create a complete end to end application. If you wish to skip between these chapters, you can do so without missing out on any content that might be required

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Bing your IDE to this new C# Code Search VS Extension (from Bing)

The Visual Studio Blog - Introducing Bing Code Search for C#

Imagine wanting to read a file line by line, and process those lines. Today, we’d most likely load up a web browser, visit our favorite search engine, and start crafting a well-designed set of keywords that helps the search engine understand the problem we’re trying to solve.

In the ideal case, we’d find high quality official documentation with examples, or a highly voted-on topic from one of the major forums or crowd sourced Q&A web sites. We would then scan through the options, try to figure out what’s relevant to us and do some copy/paste magic.

We wanted this to be become more accessible and make finding relevant code samples for the given tasks you’re trying to complete far easier.

Making it better

We wanted to make that experience better for you. To that end, Visual Studio, Bing and Microsoft Research have teamed up to deliver a DevLabs experience that takes code search to the next level.

When you find yourself looking for a code-sample that you could leverage for a task, you can trigger the new Bing Code Search experience directly from IntelliSense.

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Behind the scenes, that query is securely beamed up to Bing along with contextual pieces that help us hone in on the fuller meaning of that query. We use meta-data like the project type, semantic context (using the new C#/VB compiler services aka ‘Roslyn’!), and a few other sprinkles of Microsoft Research magic.

Those pieces along with the query then leverage Bing’s enormous search index and keyword analysis to track down potential pages that might contain high quality examples you can learn from.

From those pages, we isolate and rank the relevant code samples, using a large number of syntactic and semantic code metrics.

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Visual Studio Gallery - Bing Code Search for C#

...[Try it out Online ]

The Bing Code Search add-in for Visual Studio 2013 makes it easier for .NET developers to search for and reuse code samples from across the coding community, including MSDN, StackOverflow, Dotnetperls and CSharp411.

Bing Code Search improves developer productivity and speed by bringing the experience of searching for reusable C# code into Visual Studio IDE.

Check out this demo video for more info

Got to love the DevLabs and some of the stuff they throw over the wall to us. Now I'm not going to comment on "Google Bing Coding" as without that my day would be much less productive! But I do wonder if there's a lack of context in using this? So many answers provide more than just code...

Monday, December 16, 2013

Bing Code Snippets - C#, JavaScript, HTML and XML code snippets for Bing dev's

Visual Studio Gallery - Bing Code Snippets

A collection of C#, JavaScript, HTML and XML code snippets for Bing developers.

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The Bing Code Snippets package uses the Code Snippets technology of Visual Studio to provide blocks of code that you can insert into your C# or JavaScript Windows Store applications. These snippets support the following Bing technologies:

  • Translator control
  • Translator API
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) control
  • Speech Recognition control
  • Speech Synthesis (Text to Speech)

Requirements

The Bing Code Snippets package requires Visual Studio 2013 on Windows 8.1. In addition, working with Bing Translator, OCR, and Speech Recognition technologies require that you download the relevant controls and acquire credentials from the Windows Azure Data Marketplace.

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If you're doing, or thinking of doing bing dev, I think these snippets might come in real handy...

Monday, October 21, 2013

bing up your app with the new Bing Speech Recognition Control and Updated Bing OCR, Translator Controls

Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket Blog - New Bing Speech Recognition Control and Updated Bing OCR and Translator Controls on Windows Azure Marketplace

At the BUILD conference in June, we announced three broad categories of capabilities the new Bing platform would deliver to developers: Services to bring entities and the world’s knowledge to your applications, services to enable your applications to deliver more natural and intuitive user experiences, and services which bring an awareness of the physical world into your applications. Earlier this month we updated the Bing Maps SDKs for Windows Store Apps for Windows 8 and 8.1. Building on this momentum, today we are announcing the release of the new Bing Speech Recognition Control for Windows 8 and 8.1, and updates to the Bing Optical Character Recognition Control for Windows 8.1 and Bing Translator Control for Windows 8.1 to continue to deliver on our effort to support developers to enable more knowledgeable, natural, and aware applications.

Read on for more details on the updates we’re announcing today, and then check out the Bing developer center for other useful resources, including code samples, for building smarter, more useful applications.

Hands free experiences – Speech Recognition for Windows 8.0 and 8.1

Whether for accessibility, safety, or simple convenience, being able to use your voice to interact hands-free with your device is increasingly important. By enabling devices to recognize speech, users can interact more naturally with their devices to dictate emails, search for the latest news, navigate their apps, and more. If you are a Windows Phone developer, you may already be familiar with the speech recognition inside Windows Phone: the user taps a microphone icon, speaks into the mic, and the text shows up on screen. Now, that same functionality is available on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT through the free Bing Speech Recognition Control.

In as little as ten lines of C# + XAML or JavaScript + HTML, you can put a SpeechRecognizerUX control in your application, along with a microphone button and a TextBlock, and the code to support them. When the user clicks or taps the mic, they will hear a blip, or "earcon", to signal that it's time to speak, and an audio meter will show their current volume level. While speaking, the words detected will be shown in the control. When they stop speaking, or hit the Stop button on the speech control, they will get a brief animation and then their words will appear in the TextBlock.

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bing Dev Center - Speech

Getting started

Voice Commands

Lets users open and navigate your app with their voices.

    Speech Recognition

    Transcribes user speech into text.

      Speech Synthesis

      Also known as Text to Speech, speaks to users in a natural sounding voice.

        Download the Speech Recognition Control for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
        Download the Windows 8.1 SDK to get Speech Synthesis for Windows 8.1.
        Download the Windows Phone 8 SDK to get all three capabilities for Windows Phone 8.

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        bing Dev Center - Optical Character Recognition Control

        Getting started

        Integrate Microsoft’s robust cloud-based optical character recognition capabilities into your Windows 8.1 store apps in XAML and C# with the Bing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) control. The control detects printed text from an image captured by an app through the device camera.

          To get started:

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          bing Dev Center - Translator Control

          Getting started

          Get easy access to robust, cloud-based, automatic translation between more than 40 languages with the Bing Translator Control and the Microsoft Translator API.

            To get started:

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            I saw this a Build and loved the idea of being able to leverage the power of bing and the machine intelligence and learning behind it. Cloud power baby! (Of course you need to be connected to make it work, but who isn't connected these days?)

            Friday, February 17, 2012

            Bing for Windows Phone gets better Vision and Newspaper/Magazine matching in March...

            The Bing UK blog - Bing announces two exciting feature updates for Windows Phone

            "Bing Vision – available today (17 February 2012)

            As well as allowing users to detect product information from QR codes and Microsoft Tags, Bing Vision now scans barcodes, CD, DVD and book covers. Plus Bing Vision can now provide local availability and cost comparison information on goods so people can quickly purchase items of interest while on the go.

            Bing Image Matching for Newspapers (rolling out in March on Bing Vision)

            Enabling people to quickly find the digital version of a print magazine or newspaper article, Bing Image Matching for Newspapers allows users to take a photo of an article using their Windows Phone camera and link directly to a digital version of the article online.

            Offering global access, consumers will have access to content from over 3,000 publications worldwide." [GD: Post Leached in Full]

            That new Matching looks pretty cool. I can totally see how I would use something like that...

            Thursday, January 12, 2012

            Bing Maps Control for WPF (and Surface) v1 released

            Microsoft Downloads - Bing Maps Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Control, Version 1.0

            "This software development kit (SDK) provides the binaries and programming reference for the Bing Maps Windows Presentation Foundation Control.

            Version: 1.0
            Date Published: 1/12/2012

            Language: English

            BingMapsWPFControlv1.0Installer.msi, 4.7 MB

            This software development kit (SDK) provides the binaries and programming reference for the Bing Maps Windows Presentation Foundation Control. You can use this control to build your own applications that use Bing Maps with WPF or Surface.

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            Here's a snap from the CHM;

            SNAGHTML3e1bda

             

            Related Past Post XRef:
            Using the Bing Maps WPF control to build an, "OMG, was that an earthquake...?" app
            Bing Maps REST Services SDK Doc's Updated
            Bing SDK updates, Spatial, SOAP, Rest and AJAX Control.

            Monday, November 07, 2011

            Bing Maps REST Services SDK Doc's Updated

            Microsoft Downloads - Bing Maps REST Services SDK (PDF), Bing Maps REST Services SDK (CHM)

            This software development kit (SDK) provides programming reference and how-to topics for getting started with the Bing Maps REST Services, in the form of a PDF file. (... or in the form of a CHM file.)

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            Did you see the page for the last entry?

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            Yeah, there's 366+ pages in the PDF, up from 151 in last year's (Bing SDK updates, Spatial, SOAP, Rest and AJAX Control.)

             

            Related Past Post XRef:
            Using the Bing Maps WPF control to build an, "OMG, was that an earthquake...?" app
            Bing SDK updates, Spatial, SOAP, Rest and AJAX Control.

            Thursday, October 13, 2011

            Bing wants to help you eat brains... Well, kind of... Walk with the Dead Sweepstakes from AMC, The Walking Dead and Bing

            The Microsoft Blog - Microsoft wants to turn you into a zombie with Bing

            "No, really. Microsoft wants to turn you into a zombie.

            It all started when the Redmond-based company pitched a Bing product placement in AMC’s hit zombie show, “The Walking Dead,” reports The New York Times. “We pitched them last year where maybe the characters could find a library with a generator and do a Bing search,” Bing marketing director Sean Carver told the newspaper.

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            The solution? A sweepstakes, sponsored by Bing, in which one lucky “Walking Dead” viewer can appear on the show as a zombie extra.

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            Walk With The Dead

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            Make sure you watch the video... I got a chuckle out of it.

            Oh yeah, of course I entered. I would SO do this with my son... :)

            Monday, August 29, 2011

            Using the Bing Maps WPF control to build an, "OMG, was that an earthquake...?" app

            ElegantCode - Build an Earthquake Application with Bing Maps WPF Control (Beta)

            "Recently you may have noticed that the Bing Maps team released a WPF Map control which is currently in Beta. In light of the recent earth quake on the east coast of the United States, I thought an earthquake application would be a great way to become familiar with the Map control. There are a few things you must do before we can get started.

            1. Get the Bing Maps WPF control.
            2. Get a Bing Maps API key. (not needed for development)

            Now that you have that out of the way let’s write an application. Create a new WPF application targeting the .NET 4.0 framework. Add a reference to the Microsoft.Maps.MapControl.WPF.dll. This will most likely be located in Program Files or Program Files (x86) –> Bing Maps WPF Control –> Beta –> Libraries. Next you need to declare a namespace in XAML:

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            SNAGHTMLb55702b

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            Living in Los Angeles, earthquakes are always on my mind... "Wait, was that...?? No, guess not...". I go to the USGS.gov site all the time, but having a quick an dirty app would be much cooler... :)

            (via Pete Brown - Windows Client Developer Roundup 080 for 8/29/2011)

            Friday, July 01, 2011

            Microsoft makes the source available for the app that's going to be used for Bing's Streetside Wi-Fi/Cell Tower/GPS data gathering (i.e. see some of the code the Bing Streetside cars will be using as they [war]drive around your neighborhood)

            WinRumors - Microsoft open sources Bing Streetside Wi-Fi data collection software

            "Microsoft shared the source code for its managed driving data collection on Friday.

            The code is used to collect data from cell towers, Wi-Fi access points and GPS to build a positioning database for Windows Phone, Bing and other Microsoft products and services. Microsoft started to collect mapping data in early April for its European Bing Maps Streetside imagery. Dave Coplin, director of search for Microsoft UK, spoke to WinRumors on Thursday about the decision and revealed that it is very much in the interests of public privacy. Copin explained that Microsoft has been working with the ICO and privacy lobby in the UK to establish a best practice to collect Wi-Fi data. The organizations wanted assurances that Microsoft would not collect data by mistake in the same way that Google did previously.

            Microsoft is now preparing to collect Wi-Fi data in its Bing mapping cars. The software giant uses Windows Mobile 6.5 devices to collect the data and the software was developed by the Windows Phone Engineering team. The source code, released here, uses publicly documented APIs to access cell tower, Wi-Fi access points and GPS data. “The software does not intercept wireless data transmissions from consumers’ computers (so called “payload” data),” says Microsoft’s Reid Kuhn, Partner Group Program Manager of the Windows Phone Engineering Team.

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            MSDN Code Gallery - Managed Driving Data Collection

            "Resource Page Description
            As part of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to consumer privacy, we are providing more transparency about how we gather information through managed driving to provide location-based services. We are sharing relevant portions of our data collection software source code that demonstrates both the type and amount of data we collect through managed driving.

            The information collected during Managed Driving includes Cell tower, Wi-Fi and GPS data. The collected data is used to build a positioning database that helps create location capabilities and services for Windows Phone and other Microsoft products and services.

            The code has been written using a combination of native and managed code, and uses publicly documented interfaces for accessing Cell tower, Wi-Fi and GPS data. The software only detects management frame subtypes called probe request frames, which do not contain any personal user content. The software does not observe or collect any data frame packets, which are the type of Wi-Fi packets that may contain user content transmitted over a network nor does it attempt to connect to any open networks. The software only observes information that is publicly broadcasted by the Cell tower, Wi-Fi access point and GPS satellites. The information we collect includes elements like latitude, longitude, direction, speed, mobile country code, mobile network code, location area code, cell identifier and only specific Wi-Fi information such as BSSID (i.e, the Media Access Control aka MAC address), signal strength, and radio type.

            During the collection process, we collect and retain only as much Wi-Fi access point data as necessary to build our positioning database, and none of data collected is associated with personally identifiable consumer information. " [GD: Description leached in full]

            Here's a snap of the Solution. Got to love a project that includes a "WarDrivingLibrary." 

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            Monday, June 07, 2010

            Bing SDK updates, Spatial, SOAP, Rest and AJAX Control.

            Microsoft Downloads - Bing Spatial Data Services SDK (PDF)

            “This software development kit (SDK) provides programming reference and how-to topics for getting started with the Bing Spatial Data Services, in the form of a PDF file. …”

            Microsoft Downloads - Bing Maps SOAP Services SDK (PDF)

            “This software development kit (SDK) provides programming reference and how-to topics for getting started with the Bing Maps SOAP Services, in the form of a PDF file. …”

            Microsoft Downloads - Bing Maps REST Services SDK (PDF)

            “This software development kit (SDK) provides programming reference and how-to topics for getting started with the Bing Maps REST Services, in the form of a PDF file. …”

            Microsoft Downloads - Bing Maps AJAX Control SDK (PDF)

            “This software development kit (SDK) provides programming reference and how-to topics for getting started with the Bing Maps AJAX Control, in the form of a PDF file. …”

            MSDN - Bing Maps APIs

            “The Bing Maps documentation set provides information on the APIs that power Bing Maps, an online mapping service that enables users to search, discover, explore, plan, and share information about specific locations. By using traditional road maps, labeled aerial photo views, low-angle high-resolution aerial photos, and proximity searching capabilities, Bing Maps provides unique opportunities for developers to incorporate both location and local search features into their Web applications.

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            These are not some “light beer” SDK’s… The Bing Rest SDK PDF is 151 pages…

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            Tuesday, August 25, 2009

            Students and Librarians go Bing! 50 Bing tips for you and the students and librarians in your life too ;)

            OnlineColleges.net - 50 Fantastic Bing Tricks for Students & Librarians

            “Bing has made quite an entrance in the Internet search world. This new way of searching provides quick and easy shortcuts that don’t always require reading through lists of websites and clicking on each one to find what you want. Check out the following tricks to see how Bing can help students and librarians find the information they need in a snap.

            Finding Information

            From doing math without a calculator to getting definitions, use Bing to find this information quickly and easily.

            1. Use the background image. Hovering over different locations on the background image provides an opportunity to learn facts about the image or related topics.
            2. Do math. Enter a math calculation directly into the search box to compute anything from simple math to trig functions

            Research and Collaboration

            Bing is great for Internet research and sharing that research for others. Find out how with these suggestions.

            1. Save search results. Save your search results to a local folder online to have access to them without having to remember how you performed the search.
            2. Share search results. If you have found important information you want to share, email your search results or share via Facebook.
            3. Find specific types of files. Use a keyword and "contains: file type" (with file type being the file type you are seeking) to find PDFs, MP3s, and other files

            Images and Videos

            Use images and videos easily and more quickly with Bing to find the information you need.

            1. Easily find images. The image search on Bing provides many images that are easily scanable.

            Travel

            Whether you are going home for the holidays or traveling to the next big conference, use these tips to help facilitate your travel with Bing.

            1. Find low air fares. Enter "flights from x to y" (with x and y being the cities of travel) to find low air fares as well as predicted fare trends.
            2. Get flight status. Enter your flight number along with "flight status" to immediately find out the status of your flight.

            Mobile

            Just because you stepped out of the library or away from class doesn’t mean you can’t still access the benefits of Bing. Find out what you can do with Bing and your mobile.

            1. Use their mobile site. The Bing mobile site is specially designed for mobile phone usage.
            2. Download the app. From your mobile phone’s browser, go to http://m.bing.com/download/ to download their mobile app.
            3. Get mobile with a text. Visit Bing for mobile to enter your phone number and receive a text with the link.

            50 Fantastic Bing Tricks for Students & Librarians  Online Colleges

            Is this bing bling? Or just bing fun? Anyway there were a number of Bing searches and features that were new to me.

            Now to remember them… oh wait, since I blogged about it all I have to remember is that I blogged about it. That works… ;)

            (via LiveSide - The Bing Blog - 50 Bing Tricks for Students and Librarians (and you))

            Wednesday, June 10, 2009

            PS your Bing (or is it Bing your PS?) – PoshBing brings Bing and PowerShell together

            CodePlexPoshBing

            PoshBing

            PoshBing is a PowerShell library for accessing the Bing API programming interfaces.
            Commands are exposed to access the following SourceTypes

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            Joe Pruitt - Introducing PoshBing – The PowerShell library for Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine

            “…

            What interested me about Bing is that Microsoft has released a full API to allow you to use their services in your applications.  The Bing API is documented at Microsoft’s developer site and I thought to myself how I could test it out.  The obvious answer was PowerShell of course.  My previous PoshTweet Twitter Library has been fairly popular so I figured I’d give a “library” type project another go around and tackle the Bing APIs.

            The Bing API has the concept of “SourceTypes” which are essentially data sources that you can search into.  My script library provides access to the Image, InstantAnswer, News, MobileWeb, Phonebook, RelatedSearch, Spell, Web, Translation, and Video SourceTypes with the following functions:

            • Get-BingImage – Search the Image SourceType for a list of images including properties about the media files.
            • Get-BingInstantAnswer – Get single, authoritative answers to questions.
            • Get-BingNews – Provide news specific to a topic, a location, or breaking news.
            • Get-BingMobileWeb – Returns mobile web results, primarily relevant XHTML or WML pages.
            • Get-BingPhonebook – Enables you to view details about a business for which you are searching as if they were a phonebook entry.
            • Get-BingRelatedSearch – View searches that provide information in which you might be interested, based on your current search.
            • Get-BingSpell – Query alternative spellings for a given word or phrase.
            • Get-BingWeb – Get pages relevant to the queried terms.
            • Get-BingTranslation – Translate a term from one language to another.
            • Get-BingVideo – return a list of videos and their properties relevant to the query terms.

            …”

            SSIS Junkie - Powershell over Bing = geek coolness

            “…

            Today I stumbled upon Joe Pruitt’s PoshBing – a Powershell library for Microsoft’s new Bing search engine. Its a wrapper around the Bing API and enables you to call the Bing search engine and consume the results inside the Powershell pipeline. A picture speaks a thousand words so here are some example of what you can do with it:

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            binging via PowerShell, that’s just too cool…

            (via The Road to Know Where - Microsoft's CodePlex Releases "PoshBing" PowerShell Library for Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine)

            Friday, June 05, 2009

            Calling Bing - 1-800-Bing-411

            The Road to Know Where - Call 1-800-Bing-411 for Free Mobile Phone Assistance & Information

            Bing 411 - Get audio directions, traffic conditions, and weather reports.

            Find local shops and restaurants

            Get traffic, movie times, and weather

            Try it now

            Call --> 1-800-Bing-411

            Call --> 1-800-246-4411”

            Discover Bing

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            Just a couple days ago I was wondering if there was a mobile/call-in number for bing and low and behold Blake read my mind and posted on this very subject… ;)