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a side-by-side taste test, search.microsoft.com outperformed google.com when searching for documentation on a slightly out of date and discontinued Microsoft product, BackOffice Server.
Search String:”BackOffice Developer's Guide”
Results: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.
From www.microsoft.com, you get three good download links.
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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