I know that Google rocks. I have the toolbar. I’m a card-carrying member of the Google API fan club. I hound their employees for autographs during their annual company SkiFest at Northstar-at-Tahoe. But I’ve often wondered when and how Google might someday let me down. Today, it happened.
Google doesn’t always rock. In this case, it doesn’t even gravel.
In a side-by-side taste test, search.microsoft.com outperformed google.com when searching for documentation on a slightly out of date and discontinued Microsoft product, BackOffice Server.
”BackOffice Developer’s Guide”
From www.google.com, you get the following 13 useless hits. Change the search string to “BackOffice Developer’s Guide” site:microsoft.com and google performs even more miserably, returning only 2 worthless hits.
Search.microsoft.com rocks! Rumor has it that up to 2/3rds of the content on MSDN is not mirrored on Google.
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