We received a couple of comments in response to the recent blog posting which announced the availability of international versions of MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search. Specifically, we were asked “where’s the India version”, and “where’s the China version”. I’d love to say that we took those comments to heart and rushed to prepare new international versions for you, but the truth of the matter is that we’ve been hard at work on expanding the set of international versions for some time.
Our team put a lot of late nights and weekends into this release, and we had people in USA, Ireland, Japan, Korea, China and India working on it. Due to the wide variety of timezones, it meant some group of people was working on this release around the clock, no matter what time it was here in Redmond. Regardless of our geographic location, we are all very happy to have completed this international roll-out, and we’re looking forward to seeing your feedback!
We have just released several more versions to the web. This new release comprises an additional 25 locales, for a total availability of MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search in 37 distinct locales and in 15 languages.
We are super-excited to make these available to you. Here’s a list of all the sites where you can download the toolbar:
Australia, Austria, Belgium (Dutch & French versions), Brazil, Canada (English & French versions), China (Simplified Chinese), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR (Traditional Chinese), India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philipines, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (French & German versions), Taiwan (Traditional Chinese), UK, USA (English & Spanish versions), and Global/Worldwide (English).
Paul Bennett, MSN Toolbar PM