Where is the Search Engine on MSDN Blogs

Microsoft still has a lot to learn about search engines. While Bing is very impressive, other parts of the Microsoft websphere aren’t so lucky. Here is the search engine on the MSDN site. Do you see it? No? There is no search engine – at least not at first glance – until you click the Search link. Then, and only then, can you search the Microsoft blogs.

Microsoft still has a lot to learn about search engines. While Bing is very impressive, other parts of the Microsoft websphere aren’t so lucky.
Here is the search engine on the MSDN site.

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Do you see it?
No?
There is no search engine – at least not at first glance – until you click the Search link.
Then, and only then, can you search the Microsoft blogs.
Why has Microsoft designed the site like this?
I don’t know.
I think it’s because they are a software development company and still think like developers – they haven’t made the switch to search. Maybe I’ll be proved wrong.
But I do know they need to re-define their search engine strategy or risk losing more market share.
Will Bing answer this?
We’re going to look at Bing later this week so stay tuned.
For a taster of what you get on Bing, look at the video. Go on, it’s free, and Bing is better than you think.
Find out more about Bing at: http://www.decisionengine.com/Default.html
rgs
Ivan
www.ivanwalsh.com

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