Microsoft announces dev preview for new Bing Search APIs

Microsoft continues to open up its services and products to early testers as it shifts development cycles to adapt to quicker-paced changes in the tech landscape. Beyond its Windows Insider programs, Microsoft has also opened its cloud, Office suite and Xbox One platform to early testing, among other properties.

The trend of early previewing continues as Microsoft announces the developer preview for Bing’s new Search APIs. Microsoft is now opening up the vault on its search engine goodies and developers can look forward to getting their hands on:

  • Search across hundreds of billions of web pages, images, videos, and news results, with the high performance and relevance you’ve come to expect from Bing, and which tech industry leaders rely on.
  • Autosuggest services to improve accuracy and speed of user input in your apps and sites.
  • Assistive services such as spell check and adult intent signal.
  • Access to trending topics including news, images and videos.
  • Ability to filter image and video results by size, license, style, and price.

The developer preview of the new Bing search APIs also included almost 3x as many features as previous API releases with features such as API call & response for Spell Check and Autosuggest categories as well as price filters and trending news for video searches.

For those interested in the full list of new features and APIs as well as getting an early look at them, an email to partn[email protected] can get you started. Also, visiting the Bing for partners website is another source of information, without out the cloud of commitment hanging over anyone’s head.

Microsoft’s ambitions for Bing are spreading beyond the traditional search box on PCs, and the company is looking for great ideas from talented people to see the service blossom. The new developer preview for Bing’s new Search APIs is a start.

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