03
Apr
2008

Windows Search 4.0 Preview

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Windows Search 4.0 can be considered an upgrade of the well-known Windows Desktop Search 2.6 (WDS). With it you can search whatever you want on your computer namely: documents, files, photos, videos etc with a couple of clicks. Windows Search 4.0 is a very useful program because it integrates itself in the whole Windows Operative System and its software. As a matter of fact it is used by Microsoft Office, Outlook 2007, Microsoft Office, OneNote 2007 to search for documents and files. But let’s see together its important features:

  • Improved and better features.
  • Query response time about 33% faster than search queries in Windows Vista RTM.
  • Remote Index Discovery for PC-to-PC search to work on every supported version of Windows. This makes finding information on other PCs running Windows Search 4.0 quick and less resource-consuming. Now Windows Search can find information shared on a remote PC by accessing an index on that PC, and you will open files only when relevant to your search.
  • Rollback Recovery where your search index will roll back to the last known good state.
  • Improved performance when indexing Exchange in online mode, sending fewer packets and making less RPC calls, with significantly less load on the Exchange server too during the process.
  • Support EFS – Windows Search 4.0 will index encrypted files, and user can search for them in the sane UI and through the same user experience as seen with regular, unencrypted files.

For more infos click here.

Windows Search 4.0 Preview supports all Windows Vista versions, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later, all 64-bit Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Home Server. If you wish to know more, directly from Microsoft Windows Vista team blog, click here. If you want to download it, click here.




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