Microsoft unveils consolidated search platform


Microsoft unveils consolidated search platform

Antony Savvas

Microsoft has unveiled the Windows Live Search client software, a system that consolidates the company’s existing search technologies into a single platform.

The new search application offers a single view of Microsoft's main search systems, including Windows Desktop Search for the desktop, SharePoint for intranets, and MSN Search/Windows Live for the web.

The Windows Live Search client sits on top of these technologies and brings in consolidated search results from all of them.

A beta of the Windows Live Search client is expected to be made available to users this summer. The company has also announced Microsoft Office SharePoint Server for Search 2007.

This product can search corporate data on enterprise networks, websites, intranets and on e-mail systems, including the Microsoft Exchange server and in Lotus Notes.

SharePoint Server for Search 2007 is expected to be available later this year.


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