- Andrew Kos
- Bill Burlein
- Bryan Williams
- Christian Vozar
- Jeff Brown
- John Kraus
- Joseph Mak
- Mark Daugherty
- Matt Van Bergen
- Melissa Geoffrion
- Michael Kang
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- Michael Hodgdon
- Mike Motherway
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- Nadia Maciulis
- Pat McLoughlin
- Paul Michelotti
- Puru Hemnani
- Rohit Srinath
- Ryan Lunka
- Tom Kelly
BING – The BIG BANG………
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Did you hear the word “BING”? NO??? It’s time to know, BING is a new search engine from Microsoft. When I was reading this article in one of the popular Business Newspaper, BING caught my attention and I started trying it out and exploring more about the BING and its features. Now if I have to search anything I open two tabs [of IE 8 of course] and search in GOOGLE and BING. Want to know the verdict, try it out…
“Bing is a new search engine designed to do more than merely help you find information. Bing organizes search results and provides refinement tools that help you overcome information overload, get things done and quickly bring you to the point of using that information to make an informed decision.”
Discover @ http://www.discoverbing.com/
There are many interesting features which stand out.
Auto Suggest: Bing automatically suggests similar terms or common refinements that searchers have used in the past or that BING knows are related to the term you’re typing.
Best Match: Microsoft applied the same objective to the ease of finding information when it developed Best Match. Rather than getting lost in the midst of all the other search results, BING makes the best result stand out from all the others. Best Match is designed to bring the most helpful information from the most authoritative sites for your query — a top user request to help prevent disappointment.
Deep Links: Deep Links enable users to see inside the site without having to click into it and learn a new site structure. BING has focused on the quantity and quality of Deep Links. It shows a preview of the site, so user can preview the site before actually clicking on that link.
Hover: It is another interesting feature of the BING. The Home Page, with its rich imagery, informational hotspots, and clear and prominent links for images, video, news and products, helps searchers choose the best scope for their query. Hover over one of the hotspots on the homepage to be taken to a fact you likely didn’t know.
Instant Answers: This one of the important feature of the new search engine BING, as it takes you to what exactly you are looking for and what you want. Instant Answers are available for a variety of topics and scenarios, such as checking stock prices or figuring out the area code of the number that keeps calling your cell phone, flight information etc.
Categorize Search: Bing analyzes the search results and organizes them so they’re easy to navigate, regardless of how many results it serves up.
In addition, a consistent user experience across Web, Video, Images, Shopping, Travel, Health and other BING services will prevent users from having to learn a new user interface for each type of query — something many of today’s engines require. Categorized Search can also reduce the time and effort of wading through hundreds of links. Bing does this by grouping the top search results into categories known as Web Groups, which are based on the most frequently used refinements for a given search topic. Web Groups appear when a term falls into one of our many covered categories and they change in response to the query.
Related Searches: Related Search is another refinement tool in the Explore Pane. Based on the query, Related Searches provides a list of queries that are relevant to your topic. Many times users don’t know what words to use in their query, especially topics in which they are not experts. Related Searches presents a list of multidimensional refinements that can help users narrow their query without knowing a great deal about the topic on which they are searching.
Session History: There may also be times when we are looking for information we came across in a previous search. Rather than initiate a completely new query, Bing provides access to our Session History in the Explorer Pane. Session History remembers your queries within a single browser session for up to 48 hours, making it easy to track your past queries, the results you clicked on and even the time you accessed a link. Of course, you also have the option to turn Search History off, clear the contents of Search History, or just remove individual items from Search History.
Using our enhanced My Search Folders view, you can also save your searches in a local folder on your machine for future reference or to your Windows Live SkyDrive folders (when logged into BING with your Windows Live ID), where you can access them from any computer with Internet access. As well, you can easily share your saved searches on Facebook, with your Windows Live contacts, or through e-mail simply by clicking on the icons on your My Search Folders page.
BING Cash Back: Earn Cash Back when you search and buy products using BING. It’s a program that reimburses you with a percentage of the product’s price from participating retailers.
Complete Feature Guide: http://www.discoverbing.com/behindbing/productGuide.aspx
BING Search Challenge: http://www.discoverbing.com/behindbing/SearchChallenge.aspx
Progression of BING: http://www.discoverbing.com/behindbing/progressionOf.aspx
Rohit is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD.Net) with more than 10 years of experience. He has expertise in...
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