USD Transitions to Microsoft Bing for Campus Search

USD Transitions to Microsoft Bing for Campus Search

In a move to continue to modernize its web infrastructure and improve the search experience for students, faculty and visitors, the University of San Diego has transitioned the campus website to use Microsoft Bing as the primary search engine.

The shift to Bing comes after a review of the university's prior search capabilities and concluding that Bing could provide a more robust, intuitive and unified search experience across the USD website. The integration of Bing goes beyond the university's search site. Users continue to find a faceted search interface on the right-hand side of every web page, allowing them to search and quickly filter and refine their queries by a handful of categories. This targeted search functionality is powered by Bing's advanced indexing and natural language processing capabilities.

In the coming months, the university also plans to integrate Microsoft Copilot, the company's generative AI assistant, into the search experience. Copilot will enable users to ask complex questions and get intelligent, customized responses. This represents the next evolution of search, moving beyond displaying page-level results to understanding and summarizing information.

The rollout of Bing and future Copilot integration is part of the university's broader digital transformation efforts. Current students, faculty and staff can access the new Bing-powered search by visiting the university's website at The university encourages all users to provide feedback on the new search functionality as it continues to be refined and enhanced over time.

— USD News Center


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