Microsoft Introduces MSN Toolbar Suite Beta with Desktop Search

Dec 17, 2004


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Microsoft Corp. has introduced a beta version of its new MSN Toolbar Suite, with desktop search functionality that is designed to help consumers quickly find virtually any type of document, media file, or email message on their Windows-based personal computer. The free suite of MSN search tools, available now in the United States at http://beta.toolbar.msn.com, is the latest development in the MSN Search service that helps consumers more quickly find what they are looking for and gives them more control over their search experience. The new MSN Toolbar Suite includes an updated version of the MSN Toolbar for Microsoft Internet Explorer and new toolbars that are accessible through Windows and Microsoft Office Outlook. The new toolbars include the MSN Deskbar for the Windows desktop, MSN Toolbar for Microsoft Office Outlook, and MSN Toolbar for Microsoft Windows Explorer. From any of the MSN Toolbar Suite tools, consumers can manage the digital information available on their PC by searching it in one step. The MSN Toolbar Suite beta is available now in English in the United States, with global availability planned for next year.
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