The site Neowin
, Published several pictures from what appeared to be a new search software from Microsoft. The software adds about three toolbars to the installed computer: one in Internet Explorer, one in Outlook and one in Windows Explorer. It also adds software to a Taskbar called MSN Deskbar. The search was done very logically. Search on the toolbar of Internet Explorer, will give results from the Internet, searching the Outlook toolbar will give results from it (like email addresses and contacts) and searching from Windows Explorer will give results from your own computer. Clicking the Deskbar will bring up a screen where you can adjust search settings for each bar. Sounds simple and comfortable.
In any case, this is definitely not a new product announcement. Right now it's a rumor. Moreover, the response of the director of search at MSN was that the response and interest are most flattering, but at the moment no version has been released, and the images refer to a version that is currently undergoing internal review. His full response to the MSN blog can be found here
Just a few weeks ago We posted an article about freeing Google and offline search software from Google
. There is no doubt that this has certainly prompted Microsoft to accelerate the development of their search software, but in fact, it can be assumed that such a product design began a few years ago. In July 2000 bought Microsoft Lookout, a company that developed a toolbar that was designed on Outlook to enable faster, more efficient search.
According to the source, the new software seems to be very effective, both in finding results and in its search speed. A disadvantage mentioned there is that once the software is installed, the new toolbars are embedded in a non-removable format without removing the entire software. This may annoy some people, but since this is not an official statement, it is pointless to draw conclusions about some function of the software. What is certain is that competition is heating up in the search world, and Microsoft is a company that does not like to be left behind.