Windows Vista: Intro to Search

One of the pillars of Windows Vista and Longhorn is to enable users to find information quickly. This includes documents, email, media and web pages a user might have browsed. Effective searching and browsing requires an infrastructure to index content and cache properties for that content. Windows Vista gives you more flexibility when you search […]

One of the pillars of Windows Vista and Longhorn is to enable users to find information quickly. This includes documents, email, media and web pages a user might have browsed. Effective searching and browsing requires an infrastructure to index content and cache properties for that content.

Windows Vista gives you more flexibility when you search and organize your files. New controls such as the Quick Search box and Enhanced Column Headers simplify managing large amounts of on-screen data in any way that you want. In this post we're going to cover some basic concepts of the new Search functionality in Windows Vista as well as go over a few quick "How To" steps.

Issues with previous versions of Search

  • Slow File Search: File search in Windows was slow. In most cases the Indexing Service was either not enabled or not used by the Search Companion. As a result, a File Search can stress the hard drive while it “greps