Bing Visual Search – how to make it work in Australia

Like the entire blogosphere, I wanted to check out Bing Visual Search for myself this morning. So I clicked on www.bing.com/visual search only to be disappointed with the following: So I quickly changed the default country to the US ands voila, works fine ! This new Bing feature is just something you have to see…

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See the Bing Test Drive on Channel 9

https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/LauraFoy/Bing-Test-Drive-Microsofts-new-search-engine/ Lots of internet/blogger chatter of course on our new search brand announcement last week. I thought this video test drive, done in the informal style of Channel 9, was a good way for Australian partners to see some of the functionality quite quickly…

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Sharepoint 2007 and WSS 3.0 SP2 available

http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/04/28/announcing-service-pack-2-for-office-sharepoint-server-2007-and-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0.aspx One to forward to your technical teams !

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Updates on our search roadmap

We published overnight some information on the way we will integrate FAST and Sharepoint going forwards, as well as a broader view on our search roadmap. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/feb09/02-10NewEnterpriseSearchPR.mspx http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2009/feb09/02-10FASTFeature.mspx http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/fastforward/default.mspx for all the info you’ll need at this stage. Still more info such as pricing of course to come as we get closer to the Office…

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Scoble and Brad Goldberg on Microsoft Live Search

This is a fascinating interview led by Robert Scoble with Brad Goldberg who runs Live Search – learn about Brad’s perspectives on how Microsoft will look to change the game in search. http://www.fastcompany.tv/video/microsoft-search-will-it-use-mahalo-techniques-compete-with-google

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Learn More About Our Advertising Business

There is a Microsoft-hosted forum going on right now for the leaders of the online advertising business – http://www.advance08.com/home.html And as part of the event there are a few announcements of interest to partners tracking the developments in this new area of Msft’s business: •Press Release: Microsoft Highlights Breadth in Mobile Advertising at advance08 –…

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FAST acquisition closes

“REDMOND, Wash. — April 25, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has completed settlement of its tender offer for Fast Search & Transfer ASA, a leading provider of enterprise search solutions. Microsoft’s plans to acquire FAST were originally announced Jan. 8, 2008. FAST will operate as a Microsoft subsidiary, with a dedicated enterprise…

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Microsoft Announces Offer to Acquire Fast Search & Transfer

Press release: “REDMOND, Wash., and OSLO, Norway — Jan. 8, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) today announced that it will make an offer to acquire Fast Search & Transfer ASA (OSE: “FAST”), a leading provider of enterprise search solutions, through a cash tender offer for 19.00 Norwegian kroner (NOK) per share. This offer represents…

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Announcing Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express

Some big announcements have just been made on our search offering yesterday. The main item is the announcement of a free enterprise search product – Microsoft Search Server Express 2008 – with a release candidate available for download today. Main product site: http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/ The press release is here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/nov07/11-06SearchServer08ExpressPR.mspx And of course the very useful QuickStartForSearch…

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