When we talk about "search", most people would assume we're talking about Google, Bing and the like. While cataloging and searching the endless stream of information from the internet is vital, sometimes we just want to find something on our own computers.
Thumbing through the dozens of programs installed in the Start menu is one way to do it, but these days it's all about search. Check out the video below to see how Microsoft is improving search on Windows 8. Those who are also a fan of keyboard shortcuts or just hate using the mouse will also find a lot of love about the new search functions.
Power users can also search down to a very granular level using AQS, such as the examples noted below:
Find all files authored by Brian or David
author: (Brian OR David)
Find all photos with an F-stop of 2.8 where no flash was fired
f-stop:2.8 flashmode:no flash
Find all files where the file name contains a word starting with Metro and the file size is greater than 1MB
For more, check out the full Windows 8 blog.