Windows Live Search will be brought out of beta this summer, Microsoft has said. The change would put the site as the company's flagship search engine, replacing MSN Search, marking the official beginning of a transition to the Windows Live branding. That effort is expected to continue throughout the rest of this year.
Additionally, Microsoft on Friday launched yet another Live service, Windows Live Product Search. The offering is intended to help users search for products for sale online. According to the Web site, the service indexes items from over 100,000 sellers. Users would be able to refine searches by related terms, brands or sellers, as well as change the level of detail of the results.