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We’re very excited to announce a seamless solution for integrating Bing directly into your Windows 7 Windows Explorer, so that you can search the Internet just the way you search for files and folders in Windows Explorer now. The solution requires only that you download and open the Bing OpenSearch description document.
This document enables you to perform web searches. In the future, we plan to publish new OpenSearch description documents that will help you search, for example, the latest news from Bing - straight from your Windows Explorer. Stay Tuned!
To get started, just follow these 3 easy steps.
You can perform Windows actions on the search results, such as Open, Send to, and so on. For a more detailed look at how search connectors work in Windows 7, take a look at Federating Windows Search with Enterprise Data Sources in the Engineering Windows 7 blog.
For more general information about OpenSearch, see OpenSearch.org
Happy Binging from Windows Explorer!
-- The Bing API Team
Does this work only on Windows 7? I am not able to use it on Windows Server 2008.
I wish I could search for images in the same manner.
how do I integrate Bing with Windows Search v4.0 for XP/Vista/Windows7. When I double click the .osdx file it asks for which program to open with.
Please update the above instructions.
Double click on the file poped up Open with dialog box, what do i do then?
The X at the end of OSDX seems to suggest Office 2007. I might be wrong on that.
Very exciting and more to come I guess. blogs.msdn.com/.../federating-windows-search-with-enterprise-data-sources.aspx%20 -> 404 pls check.
Very exciting and more to come I guess.
This is a Windows 7 only - very LAME is as of the time of this post - There is not Windows 7 Retail that anyone can buy. LAME indeed...
Link to 'Federating Windows Search with Enterprise Data Sources' has extra encoded space in it - %20 at the end of URL. Would you please fix the link please?
@brent_morris - there may not be a Windows 7 that anyone can buy, but there are a few million people running the release candidate...
I am trying to open the document in Windows Vista but it comes up with a selection of programs dialog box. Is there any other manual way to do this? I would love to search bing with-in windows explorer. :)
This is very cool -- I love how it further integrates the online experience with the desktop experience. As another user said, I would love to see images done this way as well.
i like this
This is very cool
Very cool feature to Windows 7. What about its security?
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