Microsoft Desktop Search Beta Coming Soon

News.com reports in the article: Microsoft fixes date for desktop search tool, that the company will offer up a beta release of a desktop search by the end of this year.

During its earnings call with financial analysts, Microsoft said an MSN-branded tool would be made available before the end of 2004. The tool and an algorithmic Web searching engine will be in beta testing by year’s end, a representative said on Friday.

A “technology preview” of MSN’s web engine is currently available.

This is the desktop search tool that was shown to financial analysts at a July meeting by MSN’s Yusuf Mehdi.

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