Search and Indexing Enhancements in Windows Vista

Rapidly growing storage capabilities in enterprise environments mean that the ability to quickly and efficiently find information is essential for knowledge workers. To meet these growing requirements, search capabilities have been enhanced several ways in Windows Vista to overcome limitations in search functionality in earlier versions of Windows.

Issues in Previous Windows Platforms

Search and indexing capabilities in the previous Windows XP Professional platform were limited in several ways:

  • Using the Search Companion to search for files was often a slow process. As a result, users often had to spend much of their time organizing their data into hierarchical sets of folders to make information ...

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