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About Microsoft APIs
Get image search, spell check, and more features from Microsoft APIs powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning technology.
What is a Microsoft API?
A Microsoft application programming interface (API) is a web service developed by a division of Microsoft, such as Microsoft Azure. APIs allow developers to add the functionality of a feature to their client applications.
The API provides the connection between the application and the data sources. Common capabilities include web search, spell check, and image processing.
How does an API from Microsoft work exactly?
An API developed by Microsoft uses the HTTP GET method to connect to data resources. It returns responses in JSON format. Artificial intelligence (AI) enables APIs from Microsoft to recognize objects in images, recognize user intent, and extract data. How the API is formatted along with other important information is provided in the API’s documentation.
Who is a Microsoft API for exactly?
An API from Microsoft is for any developer who wants to reduce their coding time when adding Microsoft-based features to their projects.
Businesses that want to optimize their websites or applications with state-of-the-art search capability will also benefit from using APIs from Microsoft.
Why is an API for Microsoft important?
APIs from Microsoft search help developers expedite their coding. For example, a Microsoft Bing API for searching news, videos, images, and other information could raise the developer’s productivity. By simply embedding endpoints made available with the API, developers will not have to code those features manually.
Staying competitive is vital for businesses in all industries. Microsoft’s APIs use algorithms powered by AI technology, and this helps small and medium-sized businesses compete with larger organizations.
What can you expect from a Microsoft API?
Developers can anticipate building in-demand applications that feature APIs with low latency (faster responses to requests) to end-users.
Businesses can look forward to setting an environment for innovation. This is a benefit of standardized API integration because after processes are streamlined, businesses can best make room for new projects their customers will want to purchase.
Are there examples of free APIs from Microsoft?
RapidAPI’s Marketplace has several freemium APIs from Microsoft, and they have free Basic plans. For example, Bing Web Search by Microsoft Azure is a comprehensive AI service for searching images, videos, news, local businesses, and more.
Another freemium API is Microsoft Computer Vision by Microsoft Azure. The AI service processes images. It recognizes faces, colors, categorizing content, and more.
Best Microsoft APIs available on RapidAPI
Is Microsoft Cognitive services free?
Free billing and subscription management support are included. We guarantee that Cognitive Services running in the standard tier will be available at least 99.9 percent of the time. No SLA is provided for the free trial
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Helpful Links and Tutorials
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Microsoft API SDKs
All Microsoft APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
- Java (Android)
- C# (.NET)
Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.
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