You can now add Bing Search to Windows 7 Explorer. Federated search enables users to search remote data sources from within Windows Explorer.
Add Bing Federated Search Explorer
You have to download a .osdx file from Bing.com. Double click on it. The Add Search Connector dialog box will open.
Click on Add.
This will add Bing federated search to Windows 7 Explorer.
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This post on Federated Search Connectors for Microsoft Enterprise Search environment may also interest you. Federated Search Connectors allow a search solution based on any Microsoft Enterprise Search product like Microsoft Search Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft FAST Search for SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Search Server 2008, or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, to pass a query to a target system and accept and display results from that system.