New MSN homepage rolling out

Microsoft is rolling out the new MSN homepage to its US users over the next few weeks. The new MSN homepage cuts through the clutter with a clean, new design and offers search, news, local and social networking – all in one place. The team gathered 70,000 pieces of customer feedback was and issued over 30 updates since preview!

image One of the changes is a touch of blue highlighting the top of the page. The team heard from some MSN loyalists that they missed the traditional blue background, so they experimented with different versions of the design and ended up with this one.

Some of the new features on the revamped page are:
TrendWatch Highlights the day’s top trends and movers on Twitter
Hyper-local Tweets which uses Bing to  highlight tweets from your location
My Cities lets you personalize MSN Local and save up to 3 cities to follow

The Bing search box is also prominently there as the team saw double-digit increases in Bing search queries coming from the new homepage.

Want to know more about the many features of the new MSN homepage?

image Take the tour or preview the new homepage.

MSN Homepage Launch Begins Today