GOOGLE DESKTOP

The Google Desktop is a free program that indexes and searches your Outlook folders and the documents on your computer.

This will have more of an impact on your world than you suspect.

From an icon down by the clock, you can instantly search every incoming and outgoing e-mail message, all of your documents, instant messenger chats, and the contents of every web page you view. […] continued

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NEW SEARCH ENGINE – “CLUSTY”

Google is one of the world’s best-known brands; it also supplies the technology powering searches done from scores of other web sites. As you might imagine, lots of web sites want to be the next Google.

This week’s buzz is about Clusty, which takes search results and sorts them into “clusters” of related sites. […] continued

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OUTLOOK SEARCHES

I’ve been using X1 to do lightning-fast searches through e-mail and contacts in Outlook, and files on my computer and on the network. A new version will be released next week that adds the ability to search for phrases, enhanced Boolean AND/OR/NOT searches, and some other tricks. It’s a pleasure to use, but a bit pricey at $99. […] continued

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OUTLOOK SEARCHES

There’s a new utility being developed that might be your new best friend.

X1 indexes Outlook e-mail and contacts, as well as all your files, and does lightning-fast searches for words in them.

Some of you have just had adrenaline shoot into your body. I did when I read about it. […] continued

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A9.COM SEARCH

Amazon.com has unveiled its own search engine, www.a9.com. Search results are drawn from Google as well as Amazon, and include search results from inside books indexed by Amazon. If you sign in with your Amazon account, you can store your search history, annotate web pages, and even see a history of web sites visited. […] continued

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MSN SEARCH

If you use MSN’s web search for “linux windows,” it returns sixteen web pages with both those words on them. Try it!

If you use Google for the same search, it returns almost nine million web pages.

What’s going on? This author makes a mistake and argues that it demonstrates Microsoft’s censorship of its web search results. […] continued

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PHONE BOOK SEARCHES ON GOOGLE

Google has added a new service that will make you go, hmm.

Do a Google search for your home phone number. Type in the number like this: 707-xxx-xxxx.

If the number is listed in the phone book, you’ll instantly get back your name, your address, and links to maps that will helpfully display exactly where your house is. […] continued

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80-20 RETRIEVER

I have a lot of information stored in my Outlook folders. Maybe you’re in the same position – dozens of subfolders, or 5,000 messages in your Inbox that you plan to organize as soon as you have time.

80-20 Retriever is a $49.95 program that indexes your Outlook folders and does lightning-fast searches, presenting results by content, person, date, or folder. […] continued

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SEARCH ENGINES

This article starts out by explaining the different approaches chosen by Google, Yahoo, and AltaVista for indexing the Internet – and makes it easier to understand why Google is so scarily accurate. It drifts a bit at the end, but the first half is interesting reading.

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SEARCH ENGINES

Google is experimenting with different ways to rank web sites when it reports search results. Here’s an interesting article about search engines and the extraordinary things done to increase site rankings on Google and the other search engines.

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ENFISH FIND

I keep searching for the perfect way to index Outlook and my documents so information can be found easily. I’ve been using 80-20 Retriever, which integrates with Outlook, updates its index every night, and comes up with pretty good results. A bit quirky, but not bad.

Enfish Find is a brand new indexing program that will be available to download free for one day only – tomorrow, Wednesday September 5. […] continued

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INDEXING IN OUTLOOK 2002

According to this article, Outlook 2002 features indexing and search functions for all content in Exchange 2000 Server – including messages, documents, contacts, tasks, calendar items, and other data.

That’s a limited feature, because most small businesses aren’t using Exchange 2000 Server. But it’s a valuable addition to Outlook if you are using Exchange 2000 – and it’s yet another good reason for a small business to look into Small Business Server 2000, which includes Exchange Server 2000. […] continued

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