MSN Search Products

In case you are wondering what the MSN team (which I am part of) is working on, here is some info.

You may or may not know that we at Microsoft launched our new MSN Search Beta this week. There has been a lot of press coverage on it, of course. Many people still like Google, but the new MSN product looks reasonably compelling too. There is a cool blog from Microsofties which you can read for the latest info on the web search.

So what’s so great about the beta search?

Whats not as good?

  • Still can’t find decent Microsoft APIs. OpenMsgStore
  • Every so often reports “temporarily unavailable”

Turned off Blog Comments

I had to turn off comments on this blog today.

90% of the comments received are spam, and last night I received about 10 new spam comments.

Rather than trying to keep the blog clean manually, I just had to disable them all.

This is an area where Movable Type could have better software – the comment processing is really primitive. Don’t get me wrong, though, Movable Type is great!