Microsoft puts multisearch tool on show

REDMOND, Wash.--Microsoft revealed the progress it has made in building search technology on Thursday when it demonstrated a tool that can comb both the Internet and a PC's hard drive.

MSN Chief Yusuf Mehdi showed a prototype of the search software to an audience at its annual Microsoft Financial Analyst Meeting here. The technology is designed to quickly look through a hard drive, finding all the matches for a word from within documents, e-mails and even e-mail attachments. The version Mehdi presented also returned Web results on the right side of the page. The demonstration marked the first time Microsoft has showed off the technology, which Mehdi said would be part of a "service," although he did not offer further details.

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News source: C|Net News.com

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