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In the past three weeks we have collected anonymous usage data from developers (with their knowledge and permission!!) using our search tool in Visual Studio. Learning from the failed Usage Data Collection effort in Eclipse, which perhaps had too broad a scope, our data collection is tightly focused on improving search, and nothing else. Thus, after reviewing even three weeks of data we have several useful conclusions. Primarily, that developers who utilize recommendations when searching code are more satisfied with the results and execute 20% less failed queries than those not using recommendations.

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