Microsoft Research. Stuff I've Seen Prototype Tool. 2003-2004.

This is an interesting prototype tool designed by the Adaptive Systems and Interaction Team at Microsoft Research that attempts to provide a unified search engine spanning multiple datasources i.e. PSTs, MAPI, File System and presumably SPPS, etc. Interesting. There's a good screenshot here http://research.microsoft.com/adapt/sis/images/screenshots/IQScreenShot[1].png. There's also a good writeup on this other blog http://www.michaelhanscom.com/eclecticism/2003/11/stuff_ive_seen.html ... apparently Stuff I've Seen will remember ANY website, network resource, etc. that's been visited over the past 365 days and include this in it's searchability. I could use this today! As I continue to think about e-mail policy enforcement, one thing is becomming extremely clear -- being able to search effectively and rapidly across multiple Microsoft Exchange-related datasources (esp. Multiple .PSTs, MAPI private folders, MAPI and non-MAPI public folder hierarchies, etc.) is important to any comprehensive solution for the e-mail policy-enforcement problem facing today's enterprise.