Google announced that "Cloud Connect for Google Search Appliance now lets workers search across both on-premise and cloud-based content from a single search box, delivering more comprehensive results and improving productivity." Also added a few handy features to collaborate and find information faster:
- Cloud Connect displays relevant, personalized results from Google Docs and Sites alongside results from more traditional repositories, like file shares and content management systems. Easier access to collaborative documents, spreadsheets, presentations and sites with CC speeds up how quickly coworkers can complete projects. CC also lets users search content from Twitter, as well as blogs and industry websites via Google Site Search.
- People Search helps foster faster collaboration between employees, which makes it easy to find experts and contact coworkers who're related to a search query, right from search results page. Organizations can index personnel information like department, interests, expertise and location, and there's an LDAP connector to help get People Search up and running quickly.
- Dynamic Navigation allows users to drill down into search results based on search modifiers for their queries, and Active-Active Mirroring improves reliability by spreading search traffic across multiple boxes.
- In addition, GSA now supports Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 content without the need for additional connectors.