Microsoft introduces Group Policy Search, powered by Windows Azure

Finding a group policy when starting at the “is there even a setting?” ground zero can be tricky, especially in operating systems older than Vista that do not include filtering.

Microsoft has made available is a new service in the cloud viz. Group Policy Search, powered by Windows Azure platform.

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With the help of Group Policy Search you can easily find existing Group Policies and share them with your colleagues.

The site also contains a Search Provider for Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8 as well as a Search Connector for Windows 7.

Details on How to use it | Group Policy Search website.

UPDATE: The Microsoft Group Policy Search Service has been now updated for Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012.

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