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1 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions Live Search Overview

2 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions Contents Section:Slide #: Key Customer Tenets of Live Search Introducing Live Search A Holistic Approach to Relevance Improved Control via the Search Bar Live Search Images Live Search Macros Instant Answers More Vertical Search Categories Live Search Maps Live Toolbar 7, , 12 13, 14 15, Live Search Summary26

3 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions Help users find it fast  Give the user more control and customization.  Integrate search throughout the Windows Live experience; make it a utility.  Provide a cutting-edge image search experience.  Provide immersive global mapping and local search. Key Customer Tenets of Live Search

4 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions Introducing Live Search Live Search – helps people find everything they need online, fast  Built from scratch with a new algorithmic engine and smartly integrated throughout the Windows Live™ and MSN ® user experience like a utility, Live Search helps people find everything they need online, fast.  Live Search was launched on Sept. 12,  Customer feedback played a significant role in Live Search delivering the following:  Integration throughout the Windows Live and MSN experience to help bring together everything the user wants in an easy-to-access place  A unique design with customization tools and personalization options to put users in control and help them search the way they want so they can find the information they need  Deep vertical categories, cutting-edge image search and custom-tailored search engines (macros)  Global mapping and local search with immersive 2-D and 3-D maps and directions so customers can find and explore places and businesses from one place

5 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions  Live.com brings Live Search and the customer’s online world together, providing a single place to find everything such as Web sites, news, maps, phone numbers, satellite photos and PC files so people can find all the information they want, fast.  People no longer have to navigate to multiple sites to find what they want; they have more control to create their own experience and find what they need, fast.  Go to to get started.http://www.live.com Live.com Is Your Home Page – clean home page optimized for search – personalized Live.com home page with multiple tabs, content modules, and gadgets. Live Search window at top of page

6 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions Live Search: Like a Utility, It Is Just There. Live.com Spaces.live.com Windows Live Messenger conversation window Live.com – personalized Gallery.live.com Windows Live Messenger Windows Live Mail at mail.live.com msn.com Live Search Window in Microsoft Internet Explorer ® 7

7 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions A Holistic Approach to Relevance (1/2) Tools to Improve Relevance: A clean interface that clearly separates sponsored sites and related searches from search results so the user is not confused. Related Searches help users refine their queries by offering a list of related terms. Helping our customers refine their queries is one of the biggest things we can do to help them find their answers. Suggested spelling corrections are also offered.

8 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions More Search Improvement Tools: Live Search suggests other searches users may want to try when the service is unable to find any results. Pointers to search tips are also shown. Live Search also returns Instant Answers for quick responses to known facts. The different types of Instant Answers are covered later in this presentation. Advanced Search allows users to set their own search criteria by site or domain, where results link or by country, region or language. A Holistic Approach to Relevance – (2/2)

9 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions The search bar in Live Search helps people find relevant results faster by allowing them to view results segmented by type, such as Web pages, images, news articles, maps and directions, classified ads, and more (in the drop-down box), without the need to re-enter the same query each time or leave the page. Improved Control via the Search Bar Web results Image results News results

10 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions Live Search has powerful search tools that give users more control so they can view a large collection of images quickly and easily without clicking through multiple Web pages: Adjust the level of image detail and use smart scroll to quickly view results. View results by file size, including those that will fit your PC desktop as a screen saver Live Search Images (1/3): Powerful Features to Find, View, Save and Share Images on the Web Detail slider to choose how many images to view and the level of detail Thumbnail- only view Image file size chooser can specify results including “My Desktop Size”

11 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions Image Preview allows the user to hover over an image to reveal a larger preview of the image and additional details such as file name and web source, dimensions, file size as well as menu options to save or feedback on an image. Users can save collections of favorite images on the scratchpad for later use. Live Search Images (2/3): Powerful Features to Find, View, Save and Share Images on the Web Collections saved to the scratchpad Image preview with details

12 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions Live Search Images (3/3): Powerful control features to Find, View, Save and Share Images on the Web Results Preview in Filmstrip View allows users to hover over an image to get details and even click on the image to preview the source Web site, without actually leaving their search results page, thereby saving time and clicks. From here users can open the image, it to a friend, add it to their scratchpad or give feedback on the image to Microsoft. Filmstrip View Choose to show or hide image overlay Results preview overlay

13 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions Live Search Macros: Choose From Hundreds in the Windows Live Gallery On the Windows Live Gallery users can find macros, custom- tailored search engines, for a wide range of subjects created by the community and shared for everyone to use; or they can create their own macro for personal use or sharing with others. Because they only search the specified sites, Windows Live search macros give users search results more relevant to what they are interested in. Each macro has its own home page, making it easy to use, add to a search browser, and share with others.

14 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions A step-by-step process allows users to create, define, test, and share their own custom search engine. Live Search Macros: Create Your Own Users can compare the results of their custom search against those from Live Search.

15 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions  Sports Answers include detailed player and team statistics as well as status of games in progress while in season.  Notice above that the score of the LA Lakers game against the San Antonio Spurs at the time of the search is given. Instant Answers (1/2)  Live Search provides real answers in direct response to questions.  Answers never replace Web results; rather, they appear above results when relevant and are flagged with a blue check box, adding value on top of the Web results.

16 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions Instant Answers (2/2) Instant answers are also available for weather, package tracking, music, math, health, holiday, dictionary, Encarta ®, shopping and more. Local answers Area code answers Financial answers Movie answers News answers

17 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions Live Search News Live Search Video Live Search Academic Live Search Feeds Live Search Books Live Search QnA More Vertical Search Categories

18 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions Live Search News  Live Search allows users to focus their search results on news, to help keep them abreast of current events.  Information includes news source, date and time (if within the previous 24 hours), news abstract and a link to the news story.  The News vertical category is included on the Search bar by default.

19 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions  Live Search Video allows users to search for and browse online video content from within the Live.com platform.  Information includes video source, length, and format.  Video vertical category can be added to Search bar. Live Search Video

20 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions  Live Search Academic allows customers to search through academic information and journals, including computer science, engineering and physics journals and newly added biomedical content.  Live Search Academic helps researchers, university faculty, librarians and students quickly and effectively conduct research across a range of academic journals.  Live Search Academic is available in 48 languages and includes features that let users preview content, choose their detail level, sort results and use tools such as a citation exporter, which complements research activity rather than distracts from it. Live Search Academic :

21 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions Live Search Feeds:  Live Search allows users to search for and subscribe to RSS feeds.  Choosing Feeds on the Search results under the More drop-down menu limits search results to RSS feeds.  Users can click the Add to Live.com link to add a feed to their Live.com home page.

22 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions  Live Search Books is advancing the way people search online by digitizing and indexing information from printed material from around the world.  Book content comes from the libraries of University of California, University of Toronto and the British Library as well as the New York Public Library and the American Museum of Veterinary Medicine Live Search Books:

23 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions  Live QnA brings together a community of real people who can help answer a customer’s toughest questions.  Subjective, complex or dynamic queries are well-suited for Live QnA:  How did other kitchen remodelers select a countertop material? Are you happy?  Is there a Croatian-speaking tailor in Orange County?  Who will be the finalists this season on “American Idol”?  Built-in voting and reputation systems help ensure quality participation and content.  Live QnA furthers the social networking experience at Live.com. Live QnA:

24 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions Users can virtually explore the world with Live Search Maps. Live Search Maps combines global mapping and directions, and immersive satellite 2- D and 3-D imagery, with local search functionality to help users find and explore places and businesses. Live Search Maps: For a detailed reviewers guide to Live Search Maps, go to:

25 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions  Live Toolbar helps bring a customer’s online world together in one place. Using Live Toolbar, people can conveniently search from any Web page with Live Search; enjoy enhanced protection from online ID theft scams, pop-ups and viruses; and save time with smart tools and customization options. Toolbar features include Smart Menus, OneCare™ Advisor, Pop-up Blocker, an RSS feed detector, Tabbed Browsing, Windows ® Desktop Search, and a growing list of buttons offered for download from the Windows Live Gallery. See for a detailed reviewers guide to Windows Live Toolbar.http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/newsroom/msn/default.mspx Live Toolbar

26 Microsoft Copyright – Use pursuant to Company instructions  Live Search represents a core investment Microsoft has made in developing its own engine coupled with an entirely new search experience — one that is more than an engine, a toolbar, or a search page.  Live Search is a significant advancement in Microsoft’s search strategy and in Windows Live software and services delivery.  The new design with rich viewing and customization tools, extensive deep search categories such as image and maps and local search, and customized searches helps people customize search results by preference.  Live.com brings Live Search and the customer’s online world together providing a single place to find everything such as Web sites, news, maps, phone numbers, satellite photos and PC files so people can quickly find everything they need all in one place.  Customers can go to to get started.http://www.live.com Live Search Summary


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