New bot for Bing Search Crawler

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Bing now has a new crawler. The new Bing crawler user agent string listed as:

msnbot/2.0b (+http://search.msn.com/msnbot.htm).

Note that the bot’s name for Bing didn’t change. You’ll also see the previous version of the bot as well:

msnbot/1.1 (+http://search.msn.com/msnbot.htm)

— which is still in use, as of today, as Bing’s primary user agent.

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