This month at Bing, Microsoft announces expanded intelligent answer coverage, hotel booking, homepage photo contest, and more for Bing users.
Check the complete changelog below.
Expanded intelligent answer coverage
Updated hotel booking experience
Now on Bing you can simply search for hotels in a desired location, and when you click on one of the options you’ll see a full-page experience which lists options by price, location, rating, and availability by date. The experience also provides an aggregated view of this across popular third party booking sites like Expedia and Tripadvisor, so once you’re done browsing you can click straight through to booking via your preferred service. This experience is live in the US and the UK, where users will get results for both domestic and many international locations.
This experience is part of our ongoing investment to help you book hotels with less effort, so stay tuned for more exciting updates soon!
Updated weather results
Now, on top of the usual forecast information, you can see a live radar map for the city of your interest, as well as easily accessible links to your favorite weather sites. Bing also provides information on nearby cities’ forecasts, and one for average temperature, rainfall, and snowfall, so you have full context on what to expect.
Bing homepage contest
The first-place winner wins the Urban Explorer Prize Pack, which includes a Surface Laptop, Sony a6500 camera and lens, Filson photographer’s backpack, $1000 airfare gift card, and a chance to have their picture featured on the Bing homepage!