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Earlier this week, we announced the release of the new MSN Toolbar.
The MSN Toolbar aims to give consumers persistent access to valuable content and search options. It allows you to preview headlines without leaving the web page you are on, keep up with breaking news, and easily accessing information you care about. There are also new search tools to help you find exactly what you need.
One of my favorite features is the breaking news alerts. It has a gleaming News button that lets you know when something happens.
And yeah, the cool part about the new MSN toolbar is that it is written in Silverlight. The MSN team built on this runtime in order to enable an innovative UI that would be much harder to do with other platforms.
Here is a link to install the MSN Toolbar.