Enterprise Search, Take 4
Microsoft is taking a fresh stab at enterprise search with Windows
, designed largely for Windows shops.
This is a pretty big area, and one that is very easy to test. Any clown can
tell you which search works best -- that's why Google rules in Web and desktop
searches. It only takes one or two queries before the depth of its indexing
The new Microsoft software is in beta, and now works with OneNote (should be
called OneCustomer) and Outlook.
The biggest flaw is its Windows-centricity. Some may run almost all-Microsoft
operating systems, but the data is stored in apps from all over. This means
you need more than one enterprise search tool if you really want to find things.
Am I right, or all wet on this issue? Let me know by writing me at [email protected].
Posted by Doug Barney on March 31, 2008