On Wednesday Microsoft launched a test version of its upcoming Web search engine, Windows Live Search, CNN.com reports.The company claims the\u00a0revamped offering will help users easily find information at a faster rate, as well as assist in organizing that information, according to CNN.The announcement is the latest move in the Redmond, Wash.-based computer giant\u2019s ongoing effort to bolster its presence in the Internet-based software and services market.The move is also an attempt to catch up with the company\u2019s search rivals, Google and Yahoo.Windows Live Search will be tested at the company\u2019s Windows Live website starting on Wednesday, CNN reports, and once it has been adequately\u00a0vetted, the engine will replace the one on MSN.com.\u00a0 An MSN spokesperson told CNN that Microsoft has not decided how long it will test the search offering before moving it over.Yusuf Mehdi, MSN\u2019s senior vice president of information services, told CNN that a goal of the new search engine is to give users more options when they\u2019re searching the Web.According to CNN, the following features will be included within Windows Live Search:-Tabbed Web browsing support, allowing users to leave a number of search boxes open in one single window.-An adjustable search slider bar that enables users to view bits and pieces of data in a variety of forms, before clicking on the selection.-A function that displays every search result on a single page instead of on multiple pages, like Google currently does.-A number of different methods to view photos or other images without ever leaving the search results page.-A function that stores past searches so they can be performed again in the future.Joe Wilcox, a Jupiter Research analyst, told CNN that he couldn\u2019t say if Windows Live Search will give Google or Yahoo a run for\u00a0its money.\u201cConceptually it sounds good. Execution will tell all. There is something very alien about the whole keyword approach as the means of finding stuff,\u201d Wilcox told CNN. \u201cSo if Microsoft can move away from that and actually let people ask questions, use more natural language \u2026 that could really boost the usability of search. That\u2019s the kind of thing that could put pressure on Google.\u201dFor related coverage, read Google Shifts Search Records Out of China, Blinkx to Offer Automatic Search Tool and Oracle Offers Stand-Alone Enterprise Search Product.Keep checking in at our CIO News Alerts page for updated news coverage.