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Microsoft Corp. will unveil new tools on Wednesday that make it easier for office workers to share and locate information as the company seeks to fend off rivals such as Google Inc. in the enterprise software search market.
Windows Live Search, which will be available for free from Microsoft's Web site, allows users to search for documents stored on their computers, on departmental computer networks or out on the Internet and see the results in one place.
Microsoft unveils new enterprise search tools for businesses [today.reuters.com]
It remains to be seen how good the MS tool is and whether computer users will think any MS search tool will perform as well as Google, whose name has become synonymous with that function.
Try searching for a part of word in your files, for example. Even in text files. It just doesn't work.
M$ should've been looking into this few years back, so this is long overdue.