Friday, 11 April 2008

My new bookmark of the day: quick way to search microsoft.com

Quite a few times I’ve been thwarted by microsoft.com’s search engine.  My usual workaround was to go to Google and do a domain-specific search e.g. “outlook 2007 calendar hotfix site:microsoft.com”.  (Don’t worry about remembering the syntax of the site: bit, you can do the same from the Advanced Search page by filling in some boxes.)

I guess this must be a pretty common thing to do, because Google have a page that does the same thing with less typing: www.google.com/microsoft.  I’ve just added it to my shortcuts.

There’s a list of ‘special’ searches here: http://www.googleguide.com/special_searches.html.

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