Curt Devlin discusses in his recent post one of Windows 7’s enterprise features – federated search from the perspective of users and developers.

In particular, he touches on the security issue related to the feature and explains that federated search, which is essentially a connector itself consisting of a standard XML file, doesn’t subvert standard network security measures. In fact, Windows 7 federated search providers can support NTLM, Kerberos, and Basic (over https) authentication machinery, plus any custom (SSPI compliant) Security Support Providers.

You can read his full blog post here.

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