You’ve tried every possible Boolean combination of four simple friggin’ keywords. You’ve scanned 176 Web pages. It’s CRAZY! Don’t despair! It’s not your fault. It’s my fault and I haven’t given up on you yet. Note: If you’re having a help emergency please jump to the end of this post, call 911, or visit http://support.microsoft.com.
We’ve all been where you are right now: bleary eyed, hair tousled, hands shaking, blood pressure through the roof. Some of us got so mad that we dedicated our lives to getting a job at Microsoft.com, Gotdotnet, MSDN, TechNet, MSN Search, Yahoo!, Clusty, Google, or Ask Jeeves. Believe me, we feel your pain. We’re working on it.
Bad News: you can’t find the answser.Good News: you will find the answer if you’re patient.Good News: you do not have to keep looking for the answer today!
So why can’t you find the answer today?
If you are not yet an MSDN Universal subscriber, you are but you’ve already consumed your four free Microsoft support calls for the year, or you can’t afford to call Microsoft support services, AND you can wait for a few hours or days, I recommend trying out a "Future Search".
A Future Search is an online search engine that scans millions of Web sites a day looking for user-entered search strings, just like yours. When it finds a match, it notifies you by either RSS or email. Future Search engines are the wave of the future, pun intended. My favorite future search engines are:
PubSub and Feedster
If you are a normal netizen like my mom, use PubSub. If you are a blog geek like me and you have an aggregator like SharpReader or RSSBandit installed and running 24x7, go to Feedster.com, perform your search, and then click "Subscribe to Search" or "Get Search by Email". Good luck.
My favorite future search is what I call the EgoSearch. Omniscience is at your fingertips...