Microsoft Kumo Screenshot Emerges

    March 15, 2009
    Chris Crum

LiveSide has snagged a look at the home page of Kumo, courtesy of some un-named Microsoft employee Twitterers. It looks something like this:

Kumo Screenshot

Upon first glance, it look pretty similar to say, this:

Live Search Screenshot

Eric Krangel at Business Insider recently spoke with Microsoft Search Director Stefan Weitz, who told him that Kumo would only come with minor tweaks. Apparently that goes for the design as well.

A while back, a Microsoft internal memo was made public on All Things Digital that said:

" exists only inside the corporate network, and in order to get enough feedback we will be redirecting internal traffic over to the test site in the coming days."

Evidently, the Microsoft employees cited by LiveSide did not get the memo. Their Tweets went something like this:

did I miss a memo? since when is redirected to

I’m kinda digging how keeps my search history on the left side there. Pretty cool.

Never mind. only redirects to if you’re signed into the Microsoft Corporate network… Sorry…

Search history on the left side huh? I can feel the enthusiasm radiating from the Blogosphere now.