Microsoft Shows Off Bing for Windows Phone 7 Series

WEBINAR:
On-Demand

How to Boost Database Development Productivity on Linux, Docker, and Kubernetes with Microsoft SQL Server 2017


Microsoft news: The International CTIA (Cellular Telephone Industries Association) WIRELESS show is the premier wireless event representing a $1 trillion global marketplace that brings together the wireless and converged communications, wireless broadband, mobile web computing and data industries. International CTIA WIRELESS is where the wireless world meets each year for three days of intense business, learning and networking.

Microsoft is making improvements to its Bing search engine to surface answers more quickly for its users in the hope of helping them make purchasing decisions. Microsoft demonstrated these changes at the Search Engine Strategies show in New York March 25, showing Bing on a Windows Phone 7 Series device and a real-time integration with location-sharing service Foursquare. The new features are the latest move in the company's broad effort to gain more market share from Google and Yahoo.

Microsoft demonstrated handsets running Windows Phone 7 Series at last week’s CTIA Wireless 2010 conference in Las Vegas. The new operating system, which features a slick consumer interface reminiscent of the Zune HD, Microsoft’s well-reviewed but little-used portable media player, takes a different approach by integrating Web and mobile-application content into category-specific "Hubs" such as "Games" and "People."

While Microsoft’s Bing and Windows Phone 7 Series are primarily consumer-oriented, Microsoft also had announcements last week that pertained to the enterprise, particularly the announcement of the next version of its unified communications software, code-named Communications Server "14." Slated for availability in the second half of 2010, the platform will introduce a Communicator client intended to interoperate with Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint Server and Microsoft Exchange, while leveraging communications and collaboration tools such as instant messaging into the enterprise.

Even as Microsoft seems determined to grow or maintain its market share in areas such as search and mobility, though the company has seen market share for Internet Explorer decline in certain major European markets following the release, earlier in March, of its "Web browser choice screen." Designed to give Windows users in the European Union a selection of browsers other than Internet Explorer, and designed with an eye toward alleviating monopoly concerns from the regulatory European Commission about the bundling of IE with versions of Windows, the ballot screen gives users a choice of 12 different browsers prominent and small.

Microsoft news: Microsoft demonstrated a Windows Phone 7 Series device at the CTIA Wireless conference in Las Vegas last week.

View Article



Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Microsoft Azure® is a leading choice for businesses looking to take advantage of the cloud. Azure is particularly appealing to businesses that have already invested in Microsoft on-premises and are now considering running these applications and other workloads in the cloud. To understand how to make this move to Azure, many businesses are turning to managed service providers (MSPs) with specific Azure expertise. Read this white paper to learn the eight key areas to focus on when considering an MSP for an …

  • When it comes to storage, not all data is the same. Different data has very different performance and capacity requirements. With the explosion of unstructured data – 80% of data growth worldwide is unstructured data – the landscape has become even more complicated. Make sure you have what you need to handle all this data and store it appropriately. This brief, "Top 5 Reasons to Consider Veritas Access," describes how to manage your data, so it's easily accessible regardless of where it resides …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date