Google has added support for the OpenSearch protocol to its Google Search Appliances opening up federated search to Windows 7 and Internet Explorer
With Federated Search Windows 7 can use remote enterprise search solutions such as SharePoint using OpenSearch. This guide shows how to configure this with Active Directory Group Policy Preferences
Ian over at WSSDemo has put up some sample code for federating your Windows 7 Search with SharePoint. Given how quickly SharePoint is spreading throughout businesses I can see this being very useful indeed, especially as it includes file preview.
In between some meetings today I did some reading around Windows Desktop Search and Vista Search. Although its not something we currently ‘officially’ supply, we’re seeing more people using WDS and Google Desktop. Not really a problem but when people start indexing the network shares our file servers and network don’t like it much… So […]