Microsoft Launches Windows Live Search




CNET reports on Microsoft’s launch of Windows Live Search, which offers an improved user interface and more search features.

Live Search lets users hunt for news, images, video, blogs and RSS feeds through one search portal. The new features are intended to help simplify Internet searches, like the scoping bar on the top of the page that keeps the information from a previous search so the next search is done in the context of the first.

Microsoft is taking a leaf out of the Ask.com book, by adding “related searches” to the right side of the screen. The feature utilizes the previous queries and results of other who performed the same search request.

The service is supposed to be out of beta, yet all of my search results came from beta.search.live.com. Strange.

So who’s impressed and who’s disappointed?