Bing is Growing Out of Beta Too
Microsoft’s “decision making engine” will soon lose its beta tag in Australia, Canada, China, Japan, and the UK.
Following the July 1 promise that it would start bringing full versions to users in Australia, Canada, China, Japan, and the UK up to U.S. level, UK product manager at Microsoft, Ian Moulster, has provided some more details on wrote on when Microsoft will roll out the “full service” in the UK, giving them a version of Bing that is closer to what U.S. users are currently using.
“When bing.com was announced recently you may recall that while a full service was made available immediately in the US, a more limited beta service was provided in the UK while the team built out some UK-specific features so that the UK experience could be made as compelling as possible.”
Moulster went on to say that a little later in the summer we’ll see “some of the categorization introduced, paving the way for the “full blown” bing experience with beta tag removal following that by a few months.” We can only assume the same goes for Japanese, Chinese, Australian and Canadian versions of the search engine so those of you who haven't made your mind up about the search, er, decision making engine, can finally take the complete version for a test drive. The news is slightly overshadowed by the fact that Google Apps (Gmail, Gtalk, Google Calendar and Google Docs) is finally losing its own beta tag.