Windows 7 Federated Search in Action

Windows 7 introduces support for search federation to remote data stores using OpenSearch technologies that enable users to access and interact with their remote data from within Windows Explorer. The picture below shows an example of searching an existing SharePoint 2007 site from within Windows Explorer. The user selects the SharePoint site search connector in…

What are Group Policy Preferences?

I recently posted about how to take advantage of the new Group Policy features in Windows 7.  Because many organizations decided to skip Windows Vista, they may not be aware of a feature introduced in that time frame called Group Policy Preferences. In contrast to Group Policy settings, Group Policy does not strictly enforce preferences.…

Multiple Level Undo on the Server Too…

While Peter and I were busy working out our business plan for an Irish-Mexican fusion cantina (corned beef & cabbage tacos), real bloggers were apparently busy being productive. I was recently introduced to Rolly Perreaux’s blog, and check this out, he’s already posted screenshots of 2010: http://rperreaux.spaces.live.com/Blog/