Search engine Bing, which is engaged in the development of the company Microsoft, has announced the release of the five minor additions to office applications in a line of Microsoft Office.
New utilities come under a common brand name «Bing Apps for Office» and are designed for use in the Office 365 cloud products, as well as in more traditional packages Office 2013.
All five additions:
– Bing News Search for Word;
– Bing Dictionary for Excel and Word;
– Bing Finance for Excel;
– Bing Maps for Excel;
– Bing Image Search for Word.
All five app now available as a free download in the online store Office Store.
According to the company Microsoft, these new applications are part of a larger strategy to make the service Bing «available in the most convenient and understandable form” on modern computing platforms. Bing-time registration application are quite suitable: Following the launch of the service Office.com and Office 365 series of products for individual users.
Shop Solutions Office Store, located on the new service Office.com, offers a variety of add-ins and tools for Microsoft Office. How such an approach would be popular with end users, yet to learn. If the power users all these additions can be very useful (and they are willing to pay for convenience), the ordinary users may not be of interest to the amendments.
In fact, new applications Bing for Office is a convenient tool for getting data from the service Bing, to include the findings in the course of searching for information in documents Office. Thus, these applications extend the functionality of the package by the Office resources search Bing.
We should also focus on each of the five new applications. So, add Bing Maps for Office helps users to “display data geographically based on maps Bing”. In an Excel spreadsheet, this means that you can bind the data to specific locations on the map, and then display the card together with the data.
Superstructure Bing Finance for Office is still in the beta stage. This add-in import financial data (such as stock quotes on exchanges) in the application Office. Features such officials said Microsoft, allow us to construct a complete map of the investment portfolio directly in the spreadsheet Excel.
Superstructure Bing News Search for Office to find news is mostly for students. For example, the add-in helps you find news on specific topics and keywords, without leaving the interface of Word, and then paste the contents of the news in an open text document.
Dictionary Bing Dictionary for Office is currently available only in English. This regularly update the dictionary can be used as a quality Thesaurus and Dictionary. In addition, with the help of a dictionary is easy to find the correct spelling of a word that you know only by ear and can play on the letter only approximately. In fact, a utility’s time to build a core set of Office.
Finally, add Bing Image Search for Office, which implements an image search. That selection of images on the desired category has long been one of the strengths of the service Bing. Now you can find the desired image directly from the interface of Word. Results shown are easy to insert into the document without any restrictions related to copyright issues.