Bing Bar version 7.1 now available provides richer access to social connections, new entertainment options, and updated versions of the Bing Bar apps.
In addition features below, there are other improvements throughout Bing Bar 7.1 regarding notifications, configurability, and performance. Bing says "not all" features are available in all markets, but they're working to expand the app offerings on a global basis.
Here is a snapshot of the new features and benefits shipping with Bing Bar 7.1:
Fresh News App
The new Bing Bar app is more visual and comes with expanded news sources so you can focus on the topics that matter most to you. When news breaks, you'll get an immediate notification right from the Bing Bar.
Now you can chat with your friends from wherever you are on the web. This complements the MSN Messenger app that we delivered earlier this year.
Now, Bing Bar provides suggested search terms as you browse. Also, Bing expanded the sites and methods of suggesting searches, making it even easier to search via the Bing Bar.
Listen to music, sports, news, comedy and more without interrupting your web browsing. Slacker has the most personalized content of any radio service.
If you are a new user, you can download at the Bing Bar page on Discover Bing. Exisiting user will get the upgrade automatically delivered over the next few months.