Vista’s Instant Search Uncovers Information Wherever It’s Stored

If you’re on a pre-Vista operating system, you know how restrictive and clunky the old Microsoft search tool can be. Accessed as “Find” under the Start menu, the tool can’t look at the content within files and does not extend to emails.
Microsoft has taken that search tool and vastly improved its capabilities in Vista. Now called Instant Search, it’s accessed right from the Start menu and looks across file types, formats, and content to give you rapid access to the information you need. Now instead of looking separately for all the emails and documents associated with a particular project, you can bring them up in a snap. You don’t have to choose between wading manually through endless file trees or waiting as the search bar churns, finally spitting out “No result” to a file you know is lurking somewhere. Instant Search starts looking as soon as you start typing.

Instant Search is contextual, which means it will look first in the applications and files you access most frequently. And it will group results by the type of asset it finds – whether it’s a program, web site, document, or email. Click here to learn more about Instant Search: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/features/details/instantsearch.mspx
It’s a great little feature so don’t forget about it if you have already upgraded to Vista. If you haven’t, contact us to help create the right strategy for your business. Windows 7 will be released this fall and upgrading will only be possible if you are already running Vista. Contact CMIT Solutions to get started!
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