Following Microsoft’s Enteprise Search Announcement, a partner – IDV Solutions – has created a great demonstration of federated search, combining standard web search results with Flickr photos and Virtual Earth. Below is a screenshot, showing a search for ‘Rome’. As you select each image, it’s location is displayed alongside using Virtual Earth:

They have made their search connector available for download. You can find out more at their web site – Everybody’s Searchin’ for Somethin’. You can view a live demonstration (requires ActiveX control) at

Filed under: Microsoft Search

Technorati tag: SharePoint 2007, Search

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