Microsoft Releases Free “Bing” Search Software & Resources

 
I’m (still) having fun playing with Microsoft’s new Bing search engine (I mean decision engine) — and I see that Apple Guru, Steve Wozniak loves Bing too!
Bing Search Toolbar
Bing Search Toolbar for Firefox & Internet Explorer.
Add Bing Search to Your Web Browser:
Internet Explorer 7
    1. In the URL field paste this: http://www.bing.com/search?q=TEST
    2. In the name field enter: Bing
    3. Click on "Install Search Provider"
Internet Explorer 8
    1. Click Here: Bing Search
Mozilla Firefox
    1. Click Here: Bing Search Add-on (with search suggestions)
 
INTERNET EXPLORER 8 BING ADD-ONS:
Accelerators – 
 
    • Bing Maps – Quickly map any address or location inside your browser with the Bing Maps Accelerator!
    • Bing Translator is a free online language translation service for text and web pages. Easily translate any text on any page with this Accelerator.
    • Define with Bing – Define words or phrases with Bing.
    • Shop and Save with Bing Shopping – The Bing Shopping accelerator gives you instant product prices, cashback offers, reviews and other relevant information and helps you save when shopping online Bing Image Search.
Web Slices –
 
    • Finance from Bing – Get stock information using Bing! Simply type the ticker symbol (msft, for example) and Bing displays rich stock information that you can subscribe to as a Web Slice.
    • Traffic from Bing – Get traffic information for your city using Bing! Simply type your city "traffic" and Bing provides a result that you can subscribe to as a Web Slice.
    • Weather from Bing – Get the weather from your city using Bing! Simply type your city + "weather" on the page that pops up and click on the Bing result that you can subscribe to as a Web Slice.
 
BING FOR MICROSOFT OFFICE:
Bing Travel Planner for Outlook 2010 – Bing travel helps you "Know When To Buy", "When To Fly", and "Where To Stay" – all based on a huge volume of airfare and hotel rate data that we process every day. The Bing Travel add-in makes finding the lowest fare faster and easier because it’s available anytime in Outlook. Just by clicking the Bing Travel button in the Add-Ins menu, or right-clicking in your calendar, you’ll have access to Bing Travel’s decision making tools and all your favorite online travel agencies and airlines.
BING FOR MOBILE DEVICES:
Bing for Windows Mobile 6.x Devices – Quickly search for local businesses, get maps and directions, see latest traffic conditions, and even find local movie showtimes, wherever you are.
 
Bing for iPhone & iPod touch; available from the iTunes App Store, or m.bing.com.
 
Bing Mobile Search –> http://m.bing.com 
 
Bing Mobile Software for Windows Mobile Devices
Bing 411 – Get audio directions, traffic conditions, and weather reports.
Call –> 1-800-Bing-411 (1-800-246-4411)
BingTones – Three Bing-branded ringtones for your mobile device
 
ADDITIONAL BING RESOURCES:
 
 
BING SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KITS:
 
    • Bing API Software Development Kit (SDK) contains a Compiled HTML Help file and code samples for developing applications with the Bing API.
    • Bing Map Control SDK 6.2 software development kit (SDK) provides programming reference and how-to topics for getting started with the map control for Bing Maps. You can use this control to build your own Web sites that use Bing maps. 
    • Bing Maps Web Services SDK 1.0 software development kit (SDK) provides programming reference and how-to topics for getting started with the Bing Maps Web Services.
    • Bing SDK for iPhone & Mac is a Cocoa Framework which enables Mac and iPhone developers to easily integrate Bing search results into their applications. The SDK was designed to remove the headache of manually having to parse XML or JSON in order to communicate with the Bing API.  
    • Bing Maps Software Development Kits (SDK) provides programming reference and how-to topics for getting started with the map control for Bing Maps. You can use this control to build your own Web sites that use Bing maps. 
How to: Adding Bing Maps to your website – Platform and the skills you’re now familiar with in Expression Blend and SketchFlow’. Part of the Expression Blend and Silverlight 5 day OnRamp training course.
 
"POSHBING" POWERSHELL LIBRARY
PoshBing is a PowerShell library for accessing the Bing API programming interfaces. Microsoft’s Bing API has the concept of “SourceTypes” which are essentially data sources that you can search into. (Support: TechNet)
 
    • 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.
 
BING CONTACTS:
 
 
BING GOODIES:
Bing Team’s Best Windows 7 Themes:  
 
Bing Translator Team Wallpaper
 
Bing Wallpaper Downloader or BingPaper downloads daily images directly from Bing
 
Bing Wallpaper Downloader for iPhone downloads daily wallpapers images directly into your iPhone. (From MSDN)
 
DiscoverBing Screensaver – 20 Bing Images

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BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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