Imagine holding your Surface tablet in front of you while asking for directions.
According to reports, Microsoft's "Cortana" is a go, as are notifications, which will put Windows 8.1 on par with rival mobile OSes.
Bing's search results are now closer to what you'd expect from Google. And in some cases, Bing now turns up data that Google doesn't.
Microsoft unveiled a preview app for Windows 8.1, with terrain and several famous world cities (plus Fresno, Calif.) redone in glorious 3D.
Microsoft will be tracking Santa's progress around the globe this year, with a new touch-friendly Web site that mimics an app.
Beyoncé bumped Kim Kardashian from the top spot atop from Microsoft's list of the most-searched celebs on its Bing search engine.
Microsoft's search engine is integrating TripAdvisor data into its search results, stepping up the search competition with Google.
Hover-over previews now let you blare your tunes from directly within Bing's search results.
With a new deal between Microsoft and Twitter, tweets will continue to appear in users' search results to provide more context.
A court in New York has upheld an arbitration award requiring Yahoo not to delay the roll out of Bing services in Taiwan and Hong Kong under a 2009 agreement.