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: Jeremiah Benjamin804 08 Sep 2010
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This is a reverse twist on Google Desktop Enterprise, which allows people to search [local] Notes databases.
I would rather see Notes be able to index and provide search results for all my local files and any shared drives in addition to Notes stuff.  Also, some built-in way to include Quickr and other Lotus products in the search results would make a lot of sense.  (A la the Domain Catalog from Domino.)
The existing Search bar would be a good place for this.  The results could be the shown via "new tab" method that Notes 8 uses, or a shortlist in the Sidebar similar to how OS X's Spotlight returns results.
From an admin point of view I would also like to see some policies for setting defaults so users have minimal interaction during setup, but find it easy to search things and find what they're looking for.

1) Michael Tassati5289 (08 Sep 2010)
I'm not a fan of local files - there is Notes, Quickr, Connections to store files. From the MS search, i know the problem of processor utilization and the required space on the disk.
For the search of different solutions (Notes, Quickr, Connections, File Server ,....) there is IBM Omnifind. It is possible then this search engine to address in Notes.
2) Jeremiah Benjamin804 (08 Sep 2010)
I personally agree, on an idealistic level anyway. But practically speaking, it would take a lot of retraining and hardcore policy changes to enforce!

Here, users don't keep working files in Quickr, they only post finished versions or files they need to work on in groups. And since we've only started with Quickr, there are hundreds of shared drives on our file servers.

Thanks for the tip on Omnifind, I'd never heard of it before!
3) Jeremiah Benjamin804 (04 Jun 2014)
The concept of "the desktop" being used for file storage is going away quickly. Cloud sync services, including Connections, make files available wherever the user is...PC, mobile device, browser, etc. So this idea is no longer relevant. Withdrawing.
4) Jeremiah Benjamin804 (04 Jun 2014)
Status changed to Withdrawn


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