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Windows Desktop Search 3.0b2 IS a big deal

August 22, 2006

I disagree with Jeff, who writes on his blog today “then there’s nothing to get excited about.”  The new build of Windows Desktop Search 3.0 Beta 2 IS a big deal, and Jeff – thanks for blogging about it!

Why do I disagree?  Because the lack of a full Windows search client (lacking the UI bits for searching outside of Outlook 2007) is the one and only reason I’m not running Office 2007 Beta on my laptop.  Now that this is released I can move forward with running the new stuff.  Hurray!

UPDATE: Mark Orchant agrees with me that this is a big step forward for Windows Desktop search.

Moreover, I just dove into the new UI and discovered that even though I have the PDF iFilter installed, those files were NOT being indexed.  There’s no way to tell that (or fix it) in version 2.6.

Now if I could just figure out why MS has broken out Outlook’s email indexing from indexing of the file system.  Bad decision.  I should be able to search for keywords across ALL of my content, as I can in WDS 2.6.  If you want an inline version for Outlook that’s okay – just limit its results to Outlook content.  But if I search from the full client I should be able to get hits on Outlook items.

Link to Jeff’s Connected Corner : Yawn… New Windows Desktop Search 3.0 Beta 2 Released

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