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  1. Populate data for "local" tab or hide it if it aint usefull

    I don't understand what does "local" represent? I always get "no results" page. If there is no local data for my country then don't display this tab. My country is Slovenia so you can try.

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      0 comments  ·  Local  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bing vision to cortana

      Bing vision was a useful and very accessible feature to scan QR codes. With Cortana this feature is not accessible as was.

      145 votes
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        6 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Export bing maps to minecraft

        It would be epic explore the real world in minecraft. It's a stupid idea but I think that is interesting. A minecraft map of the entire world exporting the bing map to minecraft.

        8 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Give bing a new look which is lighter than google and faster than google keep it simple and eye catchcing

          keep it simple,fluid, a dark or battery saving mode,white mode and the normal wallpaper mode

          10 votes
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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improving Programming questions results for software engineers.

            Tie up with websites like stackoverflow,daniweb,codeproject, roseindia etc. Programmers prefer Google because results are better. Bing can't keep waiting for people to search more and results become better.

            1) They need to provide better results or atleast on right side of the search from above websites.

            2) They can directly provide the content of first result on the right side,so that people know the result is good.

            15 votes
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              1 comment  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Using data directly from stack overflow has licensing implications, although Bing already uses a lot of annotation data from stack overflow at the moment which should serve the purpose of informing users about the quality of content and it’s ability to satisfy user intent. We will continue to investigate this to address your feedback.
              Thanks for the suggestion, and please continue coming back to this site and providing other ideas.

            • Check the network quality of the recipient and then decide whether to load a background image or not, this would make homepage loading faste

              All devices having access to bing search might not have a quality connection, hence you can check the recipients network quality and decide whether to provide him an awesome image or an awesome page loading speed.

              3 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Homepage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Put Maps on the Primary Nav bar on the Bing Home Page

                Bing's mapping services need to be more visible.

                6 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • More and higher links to Britannica rather than Wikipedia. Britannica is usually shorter and less biased than Wikipedia.

                  I'd prefer to see Britannica entries rather than Wikipedia at the top, or near the top of the page. Or at least see both Britannica and Wikipedia entries. Wikipedia is unfortunately quite biased in its political/social entries.

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Appoint a Bing manager in each major country or region

                    By having a local manger of all things Bing, they can understand the local interests and issues affecting the local community and culture. Take Australia for example. If Bing (and therefore Cortana) fully embraced the AFL (Australian Football League), NRL (National Rugby League), ARU and SuperLeague (Rugby Union) and Cricket, you would cater to 99.99% of the sporting interests of the entire nation.

                    30 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Local  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      That’s a great suggestion. Thanks for the idea. We are in the process of initiating such an effort and are continually striving to make it better. We will pass on this specific request to the feature team. Please do continue to submit ideas to make Bing a great product!

                    • Make it more accessible

                      Accessibility is super important and Bing doesn't work in high contrast mode.

                      23 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Cycling included in Maps

                        The only reason I go back to Google is to use their "cycling" option in maps. You can see all the trails in your city, and find a great route by just clicking the starting and endpoint on the map, no need for addresses. There are multiple routes to choose from, all showing elevation changes as well, which is very useful.

                        190 votes
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                          under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • NOT operator improvements

                          Please have the NOT (and -) operator affect all aspects of the search. For example, if I search "mustang NOT car," the quick info shouldn't show Mustang car facts and there should be pictures of horses rather than cars in the Bing images preview. It also seems that NOT doesn't affect image or video searches at all, which it should.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • scientific literature

                            I wish microsoft bing would support more professional search algorhythms to find significant, recent and relevant scientific literature and papers from as many fields as possible. A Bit a la ncbi but integrated with active search queries with the search bar, not through a link in to the website.

                            7 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks you for the clarification. As Bing indexes content across a very wide set of scientific domains, we encounter a large variety of indexing term sets and taxonomies. We do attempt to index those keywords when possible, and we also perform entity linking to a larger and more comprehensive term set so that users can search across domains for the same topic. New features will be launching soon that take advantage of Bing’s autosuggest feature to help guide you in your searches, but we have no immediate plans to build a fielded search interface similar to what PubMed supports.

                              Good suggestions for offline use cases and saving results and searchers for later re-use. We will consider these!

                            • Give disambiguation suggestions

                              When doing a search that has multiple very different results that are common, it would be great to have a short list of possible searches that remove the ambiguity. I imagine it could be similar to or included in the "See results for" list. (At first I was thinking resolving ambiguity was the purpose of this list, but it seems to more give related searches.)

                              For example, if someone were to search "football," it could give options to search for "American football" and "soccer." (Of course, in any country other than the US, just "football" should return results mainly for…

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                                1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Time zone conversion

                                Maybe if I ask Bing "What time is 10am March 12 PST in Thailand" Bing can give me the answer.

                                Very useful when following a live blog or something.

                                7 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Search Results  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thanks for the idea. Bing can already do time conversions for a limited set of queries. See an example here: http://www.bing.com/search?q=pst+to+ist&src=IE-SearchBox&FORM=IENTTR&conversationid=

                                  We’re working on triggering this experience for queries where a specific time conversion between two locations is requested e.g. “What time is 10am March 12 PST in Thailand”.

                                  Keep your feedback coming, use it to improve Bing. Thanks!

                                • Allow "past hour" under search tools

                                  This would apply to all searches when applied. Year, month and day already exist in U.S. but no hour. After selecting the hour filter, one can than select either news, images, videos etc...to search specific areas within the last hour.

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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hello, thanks for the idea. We are working on adding ‘custom filters’ over the summer. After we add that, we will evaluate usage and see if we can add a 5th option in the ‘time filters’ for ‘last hour’. When we ship custom filters, you could get ‘last hour’ by choosing that custom time range.

                                    Please do continue to add ideas to make Bing a great product!

                                  • Improve local search

                                    Add better suport for local search; it's the only reason I hate bing, on computer or my lumia; I want local results first, not the ones for e.g. hungary (i'm in croatia).

                                    73 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Local  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Feedback noted. We’re currently re-examining our local market plans with a particular eye toward supporting key markets that align with Windows and Office product releases.

                                      Please do continue to submit other ideas to make Bing a great product!

                                    • Add HELP info/examples ( like SQL Server,Windows,Powershell,Office,.NET,C# etc) & also Tech Blogger's websites article directly into Bing.

                                      I have seen many developers are still using Google, even if they are working on Micriosft Technologies. So if someone has some problem in SQL Server and dev wants to use BING, but he is ending up going to google, becuase google offer more result from different different websites. Try to put at least all of your owen products technical stuff
                                      (HELP) info/example data into BING.

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • bing maps should be accurate in India

                                        bing maps should be equal to google maps in India. even Here maps are not upto google maps.

                                        6 votes
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                                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Best price search.

                                          Bing has been making fun of Google's price searching, but they took off their price search function. Please bring it back and make it searchable by location, shipping prices, etc.

                                          21 votes
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