THE BAD GUYS NEVER STOP

Google has just purged its index of thousands of malware sites that were being displayed in results lists for hundreds of innocuous search phrases. It’s a quick end to a huge attack that could have caused a global uproar. The criminals registered tens of...

MICROSOFT SEARCH SERVER 2008 EXPRESS

Microsoft is finalizing Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express, a free product for searching files on network servers. It has the potential to fill a need for many small businesses, especially law firms drowning in documents.Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express was...

PATCH CRAZINESS

Patches/updates/upgrades are a mess. That’s nothing new, and certainly some steps forward have been taken – Microsoft’s automatic update system works remarkably well. Many of the updates are necessary and important, but it makes it impossible to...

WINDOWS DESKTOP SEARCH 3.01

Windows Desktop Search 3.01 is a brand new release of Microsoft’s tool for indexing mail and documents for instant searches on Windows XP. There were some growing pains as they prepared this version, but the new release addresses everything on my mind.The web...

NETWORK FILE INDEXING ADDED TO VISTA

My first impression was that the Vista developers had left Vista in a crippled state, unable to index shared network folders, but apparently they were just running late. Today Microsoft released a Vista-compatible add-in for Windows Desktop Search for indexing mapped...