App-V: Federated Search Connector For Windows 7

Hopefully this will help someone out there in the world ! Now this is a big disclaimer! This is for the Windows 7 Beta. And I have tested this only to a very limited extent! You will find the zip file with the 3 connectors in below in the attachments.

Windows 7 supports a new feature called Federated Search. It's based on OpenSearch and RSS2 and enables searching of remote repositories from the Windows desktop. This is one darn darn cooooool feature!

I have built a Federated Search Connector for the following;

The Virtual World Blog – Obviously this was my baby of choice!

The App-V Product Team Blog – A fab App-V resource

The Microsoft TechCenter – Good to search for key documents including App-V

All of these connectors are not supported by Microsoft in anyway and just use feeds to search windows live and gather the results. I am only pulling up 10 results, but so far that's all I have ever needed to get the correct information.

How to install

1st Step: Save the attached. Now just open the zip file and double click the included Search .osdx file to install the Search Provider.

2nd Step: Open Windows Explorer. You will see you new Search Provider listed under Favorites or under C:\Users\<username>\Searches

3rd Step: Type what you want to search for using the Search box to begin searching

Looks a bit like this when you’re done!


Hope this helps you all. If you can improve on this just let us all know to get the benefits.

Comments (2)

  1. Anonymous says:

    If you’ve been playing around with the new Windows 7 beta then you may already be familiar with a new

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