Microsoft is diversifying the resources designed to help developers leverage its search/decision engine. “Now, everything you ever wanted to know about the Bing Application Programming Interface, version 2, is conveniently available in a single download. Get an overview, survey, and detailed information for each important area of the API: what the API does, and what it does that it did not do before. Survey information for protocols, SourceTypes, and properties. Detailed samples demonstrating all of the above, including code samples,” revealed. Bing API 2 allows third-parties to programmatically submit queries to Bing, and also get necessary results from Microsoft’s search engine. “If you’re new to Bing, v2 enables developers to build apps that can: retrieve information from Internet. Monetize an app with advertisements. Improve and enhance search requests and results. Find location-specific information. Translate terms and blocks of text,” Thomas stated.