Recently we had a pretty funny conversation with our Microsoft premier support tech. It was clear that a memo had gone out from up above and he was doing his part to push bing out to everyone that he could. Unfortunately, he forgot he was talking to engineers. We’re smart ass bastards and he should know better.

The conversation went something like this.

Tech: Have you guys tried Bing yet?

Us: Yeah, but I don’t see us switching anytime soon. Google is still the better search engine.

Tech: Really guys? I haven’t found that to be the case. Bing has been really great!

Us: Ok, let’s do an experiment shall we, Go to bing and search for “Exchange 2007 SP2 rollup 1 download”. You’ll find a bunch of blogs talking about the download, but not the actual download page itself. Now go to google, type in the same thing and hit the “I’m feeling lucky” button.

At the time of this conversation, the “I’m feeling lucky” link took you straight to the download page, the bing results did NOT have the download page listed on their first page of results.

Tech: Oh, yeah…I guess we have some things to work out.

Us: We’ll try again once Microsoft figures out how to index their own site.

Unfortunately, that conversation happened a couple of months ago. The results are getting a little bitter for bing, but google is still the king of search.

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