Windows Search 4.0 Preview release
Today we made available the WS 4.0 preview release for Windows XP, Vista, and Server 2003/2008. You can read details about WS 4.0 at the following sites:
This release is mainly an update to the Windows Search indexer, and provides countless performance improvements, bug fixes, and reliability / recoverability features.
The XP/2003 version has been updated with more features previously exclusive to Vista – such as the ability to search remote indexes for network shares, and the ability to host Vista-style preview handlers in the preview pane.
WS4 also provides some cool new query capabilities for developers, which I will describe and give some examples of in future posts.
The most noticeable difference is probably how fast it is. Those geniuses down the hallway in indexer land really pulled off some impressive feats with this release.
Since there are six different downloads depending on your OS, I’ll just refer you to the KB article for downloading the preview release.
Let us know what you think!