MSN Toolbar Suite

Microsoft’s Desktop Search is live (in beta).

The teleconference is focusing on the user experience & integration with Windows, Outlook, etc. They’re also focusing on the inclusion of “verb actions” that allow you to launch content-appropriate actions with your findings.

Other pluses:

Uses Metadata

Respects privacy

High performance

Better Indexing

Integrates with products from various teams accross Microsoft.

More later after I get a chance to try it out.