Windows Desktop Search for the Enterprise

Today at the IT Forum in Barcelona, the latest version of Windows Desktop Search (WDS) and MSN Search Toolbar, both enabled for easy enterprise deployment, will say “Hola!” to the world!

With this new release, enterprise IT departments can easily and securely deploy, customize and manage Windows Desktop Search across their entire PC network (both Windows XP and Widnows 2000 SP4+). Not only is WDS free to deploy with your Windows License, it also provides flexible customization settings for IT departments, extensibility to search over proprietary or unique types of files and is supported in 15 languages, with more to coming soon!

This is truly an exciting day for our team. I’ve been involved in many enterprise software applications in the past and must admit that the excitement that enterprises have expressed over WDS is unprecedented.  Since our initial launch of MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search for consumers earlier in the year, we have been inundated with requests for an enterprise-ready version from companies all over the world, representing nearly every major industry, ranging from financial services, high-tech to pharmaceuticals, government agencies and more.

Over the past several months, we’ve diligently worked with an incredible set of early adopter customers to fine tune the requirements and needs of the enterprise environment. Today, we’re finally ready to make the latest release of Windows Desktop Search available to everyone.  We hope that the product will empower information technology managers to help their employees gain back at least 30 more minutes of productivity by enabling them to find virtually any information on their desktop fast.

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-Denise Ho
Windows Desktop Search Program Manager