Microsoft offers more info on Page Zero feature in Bing

Earlier this week, Microsoft launched a rollout of its biggest overhaul yet of its Bing search service. In addition to a new logo and a new layout, Microsoft introduced something it calls Page Zero. Now a new blog post goes into more depth on what Page Zero is all about.

The post states that Page Zero is an extension of the Satori deep data technology that powers much of Bing. Microsoft states, "To bring this to life, we examined user interaction models, touch friendly interface design, deep understanding of user intent combined with Satori our underlying technology that lets Bing understand more about people, places and things."

One of the examples of how Page Zero works is shown above, where a search string for actress Michelle Pfeiffer starts with the Bing user typing in "michelle pf." The Page Zero feature, using the Bing algorithms and the Satori database, figures out that the user is trying to find information on the actress even before the full name is typed. The search box expands with a picture and brief description of Michelle Pfeiffer and offers links that when clicked bring up more search results for images, video and more information on the actress.

Microsoft is offering a preview of the new Bing layout and features via a special link and will roll out the revamped site in the near future.

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I think Google Search has similar feature long time ago. Nothing special here.
And, Bing usually gives me irrelvant search results.

m4rco 7070 said,
I don't know why, but the BING logo sort of reminds me of the GOOGLE DRIVE logo. Maybe it's just me.

You are not alone

I'm using the preview and love it. When I look up things I'm studying it gives me all the info I need on the side. I don't have to scour the search results. Perfect for someone on a time crunch.

In I don't know how many years, I have never seen Google.com fail to load properly. Just went to bing to see the new features -- very slow loadtimes, the background image is torn apart (not loading properly), can't even get a response to a search. C'mon, Microsoft. You're not building any confidence in your reliability here.

(I like Win 8.1, though.)

I already have the Zero Page feature within the new Bing preview...

I just hope Microsoft won't forget to rename the actual page to "bing" instead of "Bing" (which shows up in your tab) since they decided to use a lowercase b in their new logo...

Big need to use one search engine for the whole planet, not have country specific domain names that's the only reason I don't use bing.

Im a Microsoft fan boi, have no problems in admitting that. But I use Google search because when Google launch something new the whole planet gets it.

I would also have a windows phone as well but the game im addicted to isn't on the windows platform

Go to bing.com
Settings (top right) > Worldwide > United States - English
From there go to bing.com/preview

You should now have it.

Have never liked Bing - I can't put my finger on why. Will take another look when the new features roll out but Google just seems to get the basics done with minimal fuss.

I have different defaults set on different systems browsers, and I actually never notice if I'm using Google or Bing because they're so similar. When developing web applications. it's best to use everything available so you don't end up with a narrow vision of what people are using. I have found I like the Bing maps interface a little better.

wotsit said,
Have never liked Bing - I can't put my finger on why. Will take another look when the new features roll out but Google just seems to get the basics done with minimal fuss.
Bing is best for casual/social/consumer searching. Google is best for coding unless you're searching for MS tech answers like C# etc.

MrHumpty said,
Bing is best for casual/social/consumer searching. Google is best for coding unless you're searching for MS tech answers like C# etc.

I've given up on Bing and Google for programming queries. I go to stackoverflow directly now!