Today, Bing is rolling out a new streamlined design for our social sidebar feature that makes it easier to find people who are relevant to your search based on what they’ve shared, publically blogged or tweeted about. In a glance you can now see what friends, experts and enthusiasts from leading networks including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Klout have shared. While the sidebar will remain off to the right of search results – allowing you to decide when and how to interact with it – we’ve made some changes to the design. The Bing Search Blog has the whole story.

With the growth of Windows 8, we’re seeing more and more people choose SkyDrive as the easiest way to store and share their photos, documents, and other files. Starting today, we’re bringing even more value to SkyDrive and Xbox customers with a new SkyDrive app for Xbox 360. This means your favorite content is now only one click away, whether you are using the web, your PC, your phone, or now, even your big screen TV.

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Exciting news from Xbox today, with more than 40 new global entertainment partners coming to Xbox LIVE, including new apps launching this week. Between now and the spring of 2013, we’re committed to launching a host of entertainment experiences on Xbox LIVE. Head on over to Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson to find out who’s on the list of 40!

Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog