Microsoft demonstrates new intelligent search technology

By Phantasm66
Jul 30, 2004
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  1. In many ways, our organisation of personal information on our computers is still very limited and one dimensional. How many times have you searched for a key piece of information, not fully remembering whether it was held in an e-mail, a file, a web page or whatever? Probably a few.

    New technology from Microsoft is designed to quickly search a hardrive for a search term, and is able to search not just files but e-mails and even e-mail attachments.

    "The PC search technology... allowed a computer user to search within Microsoft's Outlook e-mail client as well as within Windows folders such as My Documents."

    Getting this new capability will not involve a Windows upgrade (like a new version or a service pack) but will involve a software install.

    Longhorn, the next generation Microsoft Windows operating system (due out much later), is likely to have something similar but far cooler.
  2. abc

    abc Newcomer, in training Posts: 52

    Amazing! Now I can search my Microsoft Outlook email, my Microsoft OS, my Mircosoft Word, Excel, and Power Point presentations, AND Microsofts web search at the same time!

    no thanks
    If I wan't to rember something, I use new text document.txt on my desktop. Now if I could only rember to look at it.
  3. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 583

    Will it also send the results of your search and the unique IDs of all the microsoft storage systems / software you dowloaded off p2p directly to Redmond ?
  4. "new technology from microsoft" new...hahah, yeah right. Apple will have this in the next version of OSX, due early next year.
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    This isn't new technology. I'm not sure what the fuss is about.

    I wouldn't brag about it. I'm appalled its just now available. :)
  6. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 837

    I've got $20 that says somebody figures out how to exploit this to search your computer remotely within 2 years. Not that I don't trust MS...
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