Microsoft Comes After Google Desktop Search

By Deane Barker on October 26, 2004

Search wars hit desktop computers: This will be interesting.

Microsoft has the infrastructure in place already — their Indexing Service works in the background all day long. I’ve been able to do some great things with it in on ASP-based servers (good tutorial on it here, BTW).

John Connors, Microsoft’s chief financial officer said a test version of its desktop search software should be available for download by the end of the year.

[…] Microsoft is coming late to the desktop search arena and its software will have to compare favourably with programs from a large number of rivals, many of which have fiercely dedicated populations of users.