Microsoft Makes ‘Bing Smart Search’ Faster and More Accurate for Windows 8, 10

Radu Tyrsina By: Radu Tyrsina
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Home » News » Microsoft Makes ‘Bing Smart Search’ Faster and More Accurate for Windows 8, 10

Bing Smart Search was first introduced as part of Windows 8.1 update, and since then some have started to like the feature and others have hated it. Nonetheless, it’s still here and has received some improvements recently.
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With the Bing Smart Search feature, you can swipe or type from your Start screen to find documents on your PC, a photo album in the cloud, your favorite app, or a website. Thus, you get all the results in a single place. Personally, I don’t like that much this idea, because it sometimes make the functionality become slower.

READ MORE: Windows 8.1 Doesn’t Show ‘Settings’ Results in Smart Search

Here are some of the previous improvements that have been made available:

Improvements include making search more natural. For example, if you are unclear on where to go to find new apps for Windows, you can search “get apps for windows” where Smart Search will showcase the Windows Store.

Bing has taken some of the most common tasks people perform in Windows 8.1 to have Smart Search show results based on natural language understanding. Bing has also done some work to improve common spelling mistakes in the Smart Search bar and to showcase more apps that might be relevant to your search.

Recently, as part of the updates that have been rolled-out in KB 2984006, Microsoft has issued some more improvements. With this change, the loading time of search result page decreases when you use the Search charm that uses Microsoft Bing Smart Search in Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Also, the telemetry in Bing Smart Search has been optimized, so that the ranking of the search suggestions in the Search charm is more accurate. Overall, these are some nice updates and you shouldn’t miss them.

READ ALSO: How to Manage (Disable/Configure) Windows 8.1 Bing Web Search Service

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