GA Today for Bing Custom Search & Bing Search API V7

We’re excited to announce the general availability of Bing Custom Search API and Bing Search API Version 7 (V7).  Starting today, both APIs are now available on the Azure Portal. With Bing Custom Search, you can create a highly-customized and targeted web search experience to deliver more relevant results from your targeted web space, through a…

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New increase in query limit with Bing Custom Search Preview

We are excited to announce that we have increased the free query limit for Bing Custom Search Preview to 20,000 queries/month, allowing you to use more custom search queries for your applications. Since launching at BUILD 2017, thousands of developers have signed up to use the API. In order to meet the demand and help…

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Introducing Bing Entity Search API Preview

Today we are excited to announce the availability of Bing Entity Search API, a new Microsoft Cognitive Service in Free Preview. While in Preview, it will be available within the United States. Bing Entity Search API (Preview) helps you enrich your app with the knowledge of the web. It lets you access the ever-growing Bing…

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Exciting Bing Maps news from Build 2017

At //Build 2016 we launched the preview of our Bing Maps v8 control. This year we have even more exciting news for you. We are happy to announce 5 new services in addition to new features and enhancements to our existing services. Below is an overview: New truck-routing service Distance matrix API advances Time-specific isochrones…

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Announcing Bing Custom Search – Now available for free trial

Bing Custom Search was announced today at Build 2017 as one of the latest additions to the Microsoft Cognitive Services portfolio. Now available as a free trial, Bing Custom Search is a commercial-grade solution that allows you to create a highly-customized web search experience that delivers dramatically better and more relevant results from a targeted…

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Introducing the Bing Search APIs v7 Preview – Faster, smarter, easier

Today at Build 2017, the Bing Team announced the release of Bing Search APIs v7 Preview, the preview for the new version of Bing Search APIs as part of Microsoft Cognitive Services. This release includes the full suite of Bing Search APIs (Bing Web Search API v7 Preview, Bing News Search API v7 Preview, Bing…

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Bing intelligence enriches the Interbot Channel

Interbot is now enriched with intelligence from Bing that enables developers to build smart conversational interfaces. Multiple services using Bing Knowledge and Search APIs are setup as pre-built utility bots, unleashing new possibilities on Interbot. “We chose to work with Bing APIs because they offer the same vast knowledge and intelligence embedded in its powerful…

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Add location to the conversation with Bing Location Control

Bots often need the user to input a location to complete a task. For example, a Taxi bot requires the user’s pickup and destination addresses before requesting a ride. Similarly, a Pizza bot must know the user’s delivery address to submit the order, and so on. Normally, bot developers need to use a combination of…

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Bootstrap your bot with Microsoft Cognitive Services QnA Maker

One of the basic requirements in writing a Bot service is to seed it with questions and answers. In many cases, the questions and answers already exist in content like FAQ URLs or documents. In this blog post we will discuss how bot makers can leverage the QnA Maker Cognitive Service to bootstrap their bots….

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Create Smart Bots with QnA Maker and Bing Location Control

Today two new offerings, QnA Maker and Bing Location Control, were announced on the Bot Framework Blog. Both are designed to make it easier for you to create smart bots. Brought to you by the same engineers that develop Bing, QnA Maker is a free, easy-to-use, REST API- and web-based service that trains AI to respond…

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