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Outlook 2010 Search is very slow compared with Google Desktop RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am using Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and Outlook 2010/Office 2010.  For the past three plus years I was on a computer with Windows XP and Outlook 2007/Office 2007, using Google Desktop I could find any files and/or emails with Google Desktop search in fraction of a second - anything I was searching for came up in less than a second.... 

    Now Google Desktop doesn't index Outlook 2010.  Who's at fault Microsoft or Google - I'm sure it is both, with both companies acting like little kids on the playground in a turf war.  The only problem I have is that I didn't pay Google anything and we pay Microsoft thousands of dollars corporately (and personally) to run their software.

    My big complaint is that I can't understand how Microsoft can have Bing which indexes the entire WWW and can't employ that search technology on a desktop and Google can.  I have a lot of emails that Google Desktop could search instantly - Microsoft's Outlook search is a joke and literally takes hours to do a search - you can't even call it slow - it's impractical.  It doesn't work for a .pst file of any size (or if you have multiple .pst files).

    Bottom line, Micorsoft, is there any chance you could work with Google to license their desktop search so that the WORLD could be more productive?  I am sure there would be people/clients/corporations that would pay you more than the licensing fees you would have to pay Google to have a really good search.  OR, can you get your BING search technology onto a computer?  Help! - I am very annoyed that in this day and age I just went backwards in productivity/technology by upgrading from Office 2007 to Office 2010.

    Thoughts?

    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 3:34 PM

Answers

  • On Tue, 5 Jul 2011 15:34:40 +0000, seansc wrote:
     
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    >I am using Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and Outlook 2010/Office 2010. For the past three plus years I was on a computer with Windows XP and Outlook 2007/Office 2007, using Google Desktop I could find any files and/or emails with Google Desktop search in fraction of a second - anything I was searching for came up in less than a second....
    >
    >Now Google Desktop doesn't index Outlook 2010. Who's at fault Microsoft or Google - I'm sure it is both, with both companies acting like little kids on the playground in a turf war. The only problem I have is that I didn't pay Google anything and we pay Microsoft thousands of dollars corporately (and personally) to run their software.
    >
    >My big complaint is that I can't understand how Microsoft can have Bing which indexes the entire WWW and can't employ that search technology on a desktop and Google can. I have a lot of emails that Google Desktop could search instantly - Microsoft's Outlook search is a joke and literally takes hours to do a search - you can't even call it slow - it's impractical. It doesn't work for a .pst file of any size (or if you have multiple .pst files).
    >
    >Bottom line, Micorsoft, is there any chance you could work with Google to license their desktop search so that the WORLD could be more productive? I am sure there would be people/clients/corporations that would pay you more than the licensing fees you would have to pay Google to have a really good search. OR, can you get your BING search technology onto a computer? Help! - I am very annoyed that in this day and age I just went backwards in productivity/technology by upgrading from Office 2007 to Office 2010.
    >
    >Thoughts?
     
    Try using Windows Desktop Search. Your comlpaint has nothing to do
    with Exchange server but a lot to do with MS Office and Windows 7.
    Once the indexing is complete you should be able to just type your
    query into the "Search" edit box on the Start menu.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Monday, July 18, 2011 2:54 AM
    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 12:49 AM
  • Hi seansc,

    Some information about understanding the exchange 2010 search:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb232132.aspx

    Regards!
    Gavin
    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Monday, July 18, 2011 2:54 AM
    Friday, July 8, 2011 6:56 AM

All replies

  • On Tue, 5 Jul 2011 15:34:40 +0000, seansc wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >I am using Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and Outlook 2010/Office 2010. For the past three plus years I was on a computer with Windows XP and Outlook 2007/Office 2007, using Google Desktop I could find any files and/or emails with Google Desktop search in fraction of a second - anything I was searching for came up in less than a second....
    >
    >Now Google Desktop doesn't index Outlook 2010. Who's at fault Microsoft or Google - I'm sure it is both, with both companies acting like little kids on the playground in a turf war. The only problem I have is that I didn't pay Google anything and we pay Microsoft thousands of dollars corporately (and personally) to run their software.
    >
    >My big complaint is that I can't understand how Microsoft can have Bing which indexes the entire WWW and can't employ that search technology on a desktop and Google can. I have a lot of emails that Google Desktop could search instantly - Microsoft's Outlook search is a joke and literally takes hours to do a search - you can't even call it slow - it's impractical. It doesn't work for a .pst file of any size (or if you have multiple .pst files).
    >
    >Bottom line, Micorsoft, is there any chance you could work with Google to license their desktop search so that the WORLD could be more productive? I am sure there would be people/clients/corporations that would pay you more than the licensing fees you would have to pay Google to have a really good search. OR, can you get your BING search technology onto a computer? Help! - I am very annoyed that in this day and age I just went backwards in productivity/technology by upgrading from Office 2007 to Office 2010.
    >
    >Thoughts?
     
    Try using Windows Desktop Search. Your comlpaint has nothing to do
    with Exchange server but a lot to do with MS Office and Windows 7.
    Once the indexing is complete you should be able to just type your
    query into the "Search" edit box on the Start menu.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Monday, July 18, 2011 2:54 AM
    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 12:49 AM
  • Hi seansc,

    Some information about understanding the exchange 2010 search:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb232132.aspx

    Regards!
    Gavin
    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Monday, July 18, 2011 2:54 AM
    Friday, July 8, 2011 6:56 AM