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-====== A new version will be released soon  ======+====== Version 0.60 will stop working  ======
  
-On May 17, 2012 Bing announced that **version 1.0** of their Search API (a fundamental service used by BootCaT) will be decommissioned on August 1, 2012. This means that the current version of BootCaT will stop working on that day.+BootCaT 0.60 will stop working on August 1, 2012.
  
-Moreover, Bing is no longer allowing users to register for version 1 of the Bing Search APIthis means that existing AppId will continue working until August 1, but **new users will not be able to obtain an AppId and therefore will not be able to use BootCaT**.+In order to continue using the programyou need to **upgrade to version 0.61** (available on the [[http://bootcat.sslmit.unibo.it/|official BootCaT Website]]).
  
-Introducing **version 2.0** of the search API, Bing said that "for up to 5,000 queries per month, developers can access the API for free on the Windows Azure Marketplace. At this level, the large majority of our existing developers – including non-profits, educational institutions, and smaller scale applications– can continue using the service for free."+Moreover, you will not be able to use your existing Bing AppId: version 0.61 requires a **free** Windows Azure Marketplace Account Key, see [[bootcat:help:search_engine_key|this page]] for more information.
  
-This is very good news for BootCaT since 5.000 queries per month should be more than enough for typical users of the application.+===== What version of BootCaT am I running? =====
  
-A new version of BootCaT will be released in the coming weeks in preparation for the transition to the new search API.+To find out what version of BootCaT you're running, see [[bootcat:help:determine_version|this page]].
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