Microsoft gets set to launch new Live.com Search interface
Microsoft is headed towards the rollout of a new Live.com search today, including a brand spankin' new interface.
There will be a gathering in Mountain View at the Microsoft campus for industry insiders to get a glimpse at Microsoft's latest search interface and redesign today. The new redesign will see a refreshing look for the search interface taking cues from both Ask and Google Universal Search. MSN Shopping will also get tied into the search results for consumer product results, making for an all around better user experience.
Akram Hussein, a Windows Live Platform Program Manager caught a glimpse of the new look while on his home PC, and managed to snap a few shots of the cleaned up design. He has since pulled down the post with images from his website but we did manage to get copies and have compared them with the current Live.com search results. We will have to wait and see what else is truly unveiled as all information from the meeting will be under an embargo for later this evening.
In more MSN news, there is also talk of MSN Video adding instant start and less intrusive ads in video content.
UPDATE: Microsoft's press release on the new updated Live Search Engine.