MSN Desktop Search won’t be bundled with Windows

The leading search vendors discuss technology strategies, marketing plans, and business models for searching enterprise and personal information during a panel at the Harvard Business School’s Cyberposium, and a Microsoft executive says the software giant has no plans to integrate its MSN desktop search application into Windows.

 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Microsoft Corp. has no immediate plans to integrate the MSN desktop search application into its operating system, a company executive said at a conference here this weekend.

 

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MSN Toolbar suite is a different matter, I don’t have a problem with it being an optional feature. Its not WinFS. I do believe Microsoft is working on enhancing the Windows Search feature for Longhorn, which is different from MSN Desktop Search. So, nothing startling here.

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