Microsoft retreats from scheme to change Chrome's search engine

Microsoft retreats from scheme to change Chrome's search engine




Microsoft today backed away from its heavily criticized plan to force Google’s Chrome to use the Bing search engine.

“The Microsoft Search in Bing extension will not ship with Version 2002 of Office 365 ProPlus,” Microsoft said in an unsigned post to a company blog.

Late last month, Microsoft had quietly announced that it would change the default search engine of Google’s Chrome to Bing – Microsoft’s own search service – on personal computers running Office 365 ProPlus, the productivity applications that serve as the heart of enterprise-grade Office 365 subscriptions.

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