Tag Archives | Search

Bing Continues to Gain Market Share

The onward march of Microsoft’s Bing search engine is slow but consistent.  While it is not showing any major market-share gains it still grew by 1.1% last month and now sits…

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Why are Google execs so negative about Microsoft?

Last week Google’s Vice-President of Engineering hit out at Microsoft’s new smartphone operating system, Windows Phone 7, saying that “the world doesn’t need another platform…I think the only reason you create…

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The Microsoft / Yahoo! Search Alliance

Microsoft and Yahoo! have unveiled the details of their collaboration on Internet search with the new Search Alliance website.  This is the result of a deal made earlier in the…

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Bing corners 12.7% of the search market

It’s only been live for a year, but Microsoft’s Bing search engine has now cornered 12.7% of the search market as reported by the BBC.  Google conversely has lost some…

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It’s so easy to lose a file!

“Seek and ye shall find“. This should be the motto of Windows 7 Search as this is what is does very efficiently. Using Advanced Query Syntax You can use Advanced…

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Why Windows 7 search is the way it is, and what lies ahead? Microsoft explain

A year ago, before I joined Windows 7 News, I published an article entitled “Windows 7 and the Death of Search” in which I criticised the new search facility in…

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A Few Different Uses for Windows Search

No doubt by now you know how useful Search is for finding files on your computer but did you know you can also use it for other tasks? Besides searching…

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Windows7 Success Stories: An Online Retailer – A Law Firm – A Sports Apparel Maker

There are some success stories involving firms that moved to Windows7. Reasons for the move included the availability of Windows XP mode, no hardware upgrade requirements, and search operations were effective, not to mention stability, reliability, and software compatibility.

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Looking Forward To Windows 8, What Microsoft Missed In Windows 7, Part 5

Resident editor Mike Halsey has just published on Windows 7 News, the latest post in his series ‘Looking Forward To Windows 8, What Microsoft Missed In Windows‘.  In part 5,…

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Looking forward to Windows 8, what Microsoft missed in Windows 7, Part 5

It’s been a long time since I’ve written one of these articles and in the interim Windows 7 has been launched a much applauded by the press and public.  I…

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Making Windows 7 Search Work Better

Several articles have already been written about Search and how to use it. Check out these previous posts on Windows7News : “How to search in Windows” by Mike Halsey (Sept11)…

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How-to : Search in Windows 7

I thought I’d write you some guides on how-to do X, Y and Z in Windows 7 and one of the first things that jumped out at me is search. …

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Finding Files Faster with Windows 7 Search

“Where’s that document I used a few weeks ago?” We’ve all come across this problem, where we can’t find a file. Microsoft claims that Windows 7 provides better ways to…

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