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Microsoft highlights Bing Smart Search in Windows 8.1, took ‘incredible commitment’ to make

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With Windows 8.1 set to roll out tomorrow, Microsoft has been highlighting various aspects of the new operating system update. Today, Microsoft has gone over the new Bing Smart Search feature in Windows 8.1.

The new Bing Smart Search feature in Windows 8.1 required both the Windows and Bing engineering teams to collaborate. In fact, nearly 1,000 people from the Bing team contributed in some way to the Bing Smart Search feature.

“On the Bing side we started building a new team to work on Smart Search that drew from a wide variety of expertise and backgrounds. Our team now includes people with advanced graduate degrees and some straight out of college; folks with varied perspective as designers, developers, researchers and marketers; people with experience in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, as well as companies outside of Microsoft and the startup scene,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.

This feature provides consumers with a modern search experience that includes the best of Windows search and the best of web search all in one place. “Search heroes take this vast set of structured data that Bing has about the world and turns it into something that feels beautiful, curated, and relevant – something that looks and feels like the best modern apps,” Microsoft explains.

One of the most critical new features that Microsoft has made is the ability to allow Bing to deploy new search features and search refinements to Windows 8.1 every single day. This means you no longer have to wait for product updates to enjoy the best of Bing search.

“With Smart Search we dynamically reflect the ever-changing web, we can learn what’s popular and what’s not, we can try out new experiences to see how well people like them, and we can improve your experience daily. This is the largest-scale investment in server-side development for Windows that Microsoft has ever made, and it took incredible commitment on the part of the Windows team to build this,” Microsoft explained.

You can take a look at the video below which highlights the Bing Smart Search available in Windows 8.1

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