NEW Microsoft Community Search

Microsoft has many methods of searching for their information. This new "community" search engine complements Microsoft other (specific) methods of locating pertinent information and software.  

NEW BETA! Microsoft Community Search locates text within Codezone, GoDotNet & Microsoft Blogs (Support Information: Tony Soper’s blog) 



Events and Errors Message CenterEnter one or more of the following parameters: Event Id, event source, message text, file name (found in the Event Viewer logs (Windows 2000, XP, &  2003)


Downloads – Locate free (or trial) software for download

Knowledge Base Search locates a solution (or troubleshooting procedure) to a specific product problem. (Support Information: How to find Microsoft help.)


MICROSOFT.COM has recently updated their search engine. You can now specify specific types of information:

  • Accessibility
  • Knowledge Base (for support)
  • Learning (for training)
  • MSDN (for developers)
  • PressPass (for journalists)
  • Small Business
  • TechNet (for IT professionals)
  • WHDC (for hardware developers)   

MSDN Product Feedback Center Advanced Search locates existing bugs and suggestions, review their status, validate bugs, vote on the importance of bugs and suggestions, join discussions, and view published workarounds (Support Documents: Help & FAQ, Team Blog)


MSWiki is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable documentation about Microsoft Products.


Research Department Search – locates technology that’s newer than new.


Search Results Clustering – A research project with very interesting characteristics.


Smart Search for MSDN – Created by Microsoft’s Andy Pennell "which modifies a search engine query to greatly improve the hit rate." 


TechNet & MSDN Microsoft Employee Blogs

About blakehandler

BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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2 Responses to NEW Microsoft Community Search

  1. scottie says:

    i need to download windows search. where could i look fo it

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