In more ways than one! By Bing, I mean Microsoft’s new search engine (http://www.bing.com or http://www.bing.co.uk). I’ve been playing with it a little (and love the nice scenery pictures on the landing page). The results seem OK so far, but it seems a lot better than the old Live Search engine. And there are a lot of references to Wikipedia.
One interesting thing though, I’m starting to see referrals in my blog hits. Looking at the most recent 20 hits, 5 are from Bing.com! And if I’m seeing hits like this, then that means other folks are using Bing.
One other related bing thing, I notice that there’s already a PowerShell project on CodePlex (http://poshbing.codeplex.com). This project has created a number of Bing-related PowerShell script library. So you can do things like Get-BingSpell (to query alternative spellings for a word) or Get-BingTranslation. LIke so:
PSH [C:\foo]: Get-BingTranslation "Beer is good, free beer is better" en de
Query SourceType TranslatedTerm
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Beer is good, free beer is better Translation Bier ist gut, freie Bier ist besser
I could get to like Bing.