Monday, July 07, 2008

Microsoft Desktop Search AddOns

So Microsoft Downloads gave me some interesting links this morning, addons to desktop search that actually look half useful(makes me wonder why they aren’t just part of the search to begin with).

Desktop Search Add-ins

Outlook Saved Mail
This one looks good, a brief quote from the download page.
“This iFilter allows you to perform a search on all elements of your MSG (.MSG) files including Message Body; Subject; From; From Name; From Address; To Name; To Address; CC Name; CC Address; Doc Title Prefix; Sent Date; Received Date; Primary Date; Conversation ID; Attachment Names and will indicate if an attachment is present within the .MSG. Additionally, content within attachments are indexed and searched.”

MS Networks Search
However great this sounds I’m wary of the bandwidth and load on fileservers by having this installed, with no central management you could accidentally DOS your own file servers. Not to mention gig to the edge, wan based file servers and vpn users will all suffer if this just treats servers as local resources.

IE History Search
I personally don’t use IE for my primary browsing so this addon doesn’t appeal to me, it may be up your alley though so here’s the link.

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