Microsoft launches desktop search toolbar

Posted on Monday, May 16 2005 @ 13:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft today officially released its MSN Search Toolbar which allows uses to find files on the internet and on their own hard disk. Google was the first to announce a Desktop Search Tool months ago but Christopher Payne, vice president of MSN search, claims Microsoft's desktop search tool is more flexible, offering users the ability to exclude sensitive information from the search index.

The MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search can be used in Internet Explorer, Outlook and contacts program or from the Windows desktop. It can be found at http:/

The program searches your computer for more than 200 different file types, including JPG images, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDF files and much more.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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