Search engines are pretty good at helping you find information on websites, but Microsoft asked – what about all the information contained within Word documents on your hard drive or stored in SkyDrive?
Today, it’s hard to find stuff and you probably have to use a number of different search tools to find what you’re looking for.
With the Search charm powered by Bing, Microsoft are saying that there’s a better way to find what you’re looking for, regardless of where it’s saved–you’ll quickly find it, whether it’s a document on your PC, photo on SkyDrive, app in the Store, or a website.
And you can take immediate action right from the results: play songs, start a conversation, view pictures, launch apps, open files, and browse sites.
Planning a trip to Paris? A quick search and you’ll see beautiful images, upcoming events in the city, and popular attractions. You can check the current weather and book a hotel.
Your itinerary and budget saved to your laptop are a tap or click away.
In Windows 8.1, desktop search is FULLY integrated with Bing.