Microsoft Bing team today revealed that Bing is now powering the Help search in Microsoft Office. The new Help feature works with Office 2007, 2010, 2013, as well as Office Online.
Now when you need assistance using Microsoft Office programs, like Word and Excel, Bing delivers articles and tips directly to you to help you make the most of these powerful productivity tools.
More than 1.2 billion people use Office today. To power the millions of help searches Office users do every day, Microsoft is using multiple Bing data centers around the world. In addition to fast response times, those data centers automatically balance and reroute traffic to ensure Office Help is always available.
What improvements if Help Search is powered by Bing?
- More relevant results: Office now benefits from Bing’s relevance technologies. You’ll get help articles that are even more pertinent to your search. Bing also enables Office Help to better understand your search using advanced spelling recognition and context identification so you get the information you need.
- Fresher content: Because Bing constantly indexes the web, the most recent help articles always appear in the search results for Office Help.
- Faster results: Bing performance optimizations enable Office Help to bring you results even faster than before.
- Continuous improvement: As we regularly improve the functionality and accuracy of Bing search results, Office Help will benefit from these improvements automatically.