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Windows Search 4.0 Preview Unveiled

     
9:15 am on Mar 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Windows Search 4.0 Preview Unveiled [redmondmag.com]

Microsoft yesterday published a trial version of its latest desktop search engine called Windows Search 4.0 Preview. The solution works with Microsoft's operating systems to search for files and to index them for faster access.

Those of you interested in trying out the technology can find more info here:
[support.microsoft.com...]

12:04 pm on Mar 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Wow... when you consider that MS broke standard file search with XP, have never fixed it, and made it even worse in Vista (uglier anyway) I am completely lost for words.

Currently, if I need to search files for text (reliably) I have to use a code editor. Perhaps I'll resurrect some old prototype code and release my own version - albeit without indexing.

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...deriving from an earlier Microsoft effort, code-named "Casino"...

Does this mean we take our chances when we install it? ;)

From the MS Knowledge Base article, it apparently is compatible with XP.

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code-named "Casino"

I'm seeing some reports saying that Microsoft Search 4.0 was never code-named "Casino." According to them "Casino" was the code name for a separate but related research project.

The search speed improvements they're boasting look good. If I had more time I might give this one a try. Anyone tried this package yet?