I have spent last night and today at Microsoft search Champs V4. I had the good fortune to be a versions 1 & 2, and am delighted to be at V4. We are in the non-nda portion of the program, and Alex Daley of Microsoft is showing off Windows Live Local. Very, very cool stuff! Look carefully at the Scratch Pad idea, very excellent plan, and you can share that Scratch Pad with friends.
Next up..Live.com, front door to Windows’ live services. Some very cool stuff related to the media center experience. You have the ability to add a search as a link, or as a RSS query.
Next up….MSN adCenter….interesting discussion, I don’t know quite how I would use this product with ActiveWords
Next up…Windows Live Fremont.., not yet exposed…It appears to be yellow pages, with the ability to deal with trusted sources.