Microsoft Takes Users Behind Bing

    December 4, 2009
    Chris Crum

Microsoft has launched a new site for Bing, where users can go to find out the latest features that have been implemented into the search engine (excuse me, "decision engine"). The site’s called Behind Bing.

"You can see each feature in action though a screencast, see me talk about why we did it the way we did (for those who like to geek out), and get some drill-down details," says Bing’s Stefan Weitz. "For those of you pressed for time, check out ‘Features for You’ at the bottom of the site which highlights some features that I thought were especially cool depending on what and where you are."

Behind Bing

Highlighted on the site currently are sections looking at:

– Real-time search
– Bing Local
– Weather/Event results
– Enhanced Results
– Enhanced hover
– Bing for mobile
– Videos
– Bing Travel
– Bing Health
– Visual Search
– Bing Shopping
– Wolfram Alpha
– Search Sharing
– Reference

There are videos and other sections for "explore," "overview," and "insight guide." If you don’t regularly keep up with Bing’s announcements or search news in general, this should serve as a good place to check out from time to time just to see what the search engine has been up to, and to stay informed about any functionalities that you may have otherwise missed. That will of course require that Microsoft keeps it updated. 

On a related note, all of the features that Bing announced last week are supposed to be "100%" live now for all users, but that doesn’t seem to be accurate, as I am not able to access some of the new stuff yet.

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