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Microsoft URL Control - 6.00.8862 is NOT a Microsoft robot, it is a "control" that allows programs running on Windows to access the web. You might want to check over in the Search Engine Spider Identification forum or do a site search for more info. This user-agent is on many "block lists" as a possible e-mail harvester or site-grabber.
teeceo, I don't think MS will publish their MSNBOT-based index until it is well-tested. So it's going to be awhile, IMO.