Latest Interview: Microsoft’s Ramez Naam

My latest interview is with Ramez Naam of Microsoft. The interview focused on core technology improvements recently made my Microsoft to Live Search. It turned into a great discussion that illustrates many of the complexities involved in a modern day search engine. Check out the interview for details. Feel free to comment below if you want to discuss it. … [Read more...]

Live Search Local, Maps, and Mobile

Today's post will cover the Local, Maps and Mobile search presentation made by Microsoft at the Searchification event on September 26, 2007. We have also written a post about the Core Improvements in Live Search that you can also read. 1. The presentation was made by Eric Jorgensen, a 13 year veteran of Microsoft: One of the first things that Eric spoke about was Local Search, and the prevalent … [Read more...]

Core Improvements in Live Search

This post will provide some more info on the September 26, 2007 Searchification event that Microsoft put on. In particular, this post will focus on the core search engine improvements part of the presentation. I will provide some brief comments on each announcement, as well as pictures of the speakers. 1. Introduction by Brad Goldberg. Brad Goldberg, general manager of the Windows Client Product … [Read more...]

Microsoft bCentral not accepting new submissions

Barry Schwartz picked up that Microsoft bCentral is no longer accepting new registrations. This is definitely a shame, as it has always been a good directory to get listed in. Microsoft is now referring all small business customers to the Microsoft Live.com site. As Barry points out, Microsoft is allowing all existing customers to sustain their existing service. One wonders how long that will last, … [Read more...]