Windows Search 4.0 released!
Windows Search 4.0 was released this afternoon. This release focuses on performance and reliability improvements. Here are some highlights:
- Faster queries, often several times faster
- Faster indexing / reduced resource usage
- Support for EFS (encrypted folders)
- Support for indexing delegate mailboxes
- Fixes for all the top reported Watson crashes / errors
- New group policy options
This release also adds the following Vista / Server 2008 features to Windows XP / Server 2003 systems:
- Remote query support (using the server’s indexed when querying a network share)
- Support for Vista-style preview handlers (Office 2007 documents, etc)
Vista users – don’t forget to grab the indexer status gadget!