Friday, March 11, 2005

MSN Desktop Search

Microsoft joins in the desktop search battle...see Blinkx, see Google Desktop Search, etc..

here are a few of the import slaves (i.e. filters for indexing files of different formats), called iFilters, that the tool uses. You can even connect and index content from Sharepoint sites and SQL servers. Not bad.

If you want to know more about iFilters, visit Michael Kaplan's blog.

Microsoft buys Groove

News or not news?

need time to reflect on this...my first impression? it had to happen sooner or later.

some early analysis from Michael Sampson here