With the upcoming release of Windows 8.1, a highly anticipated update to Windows 8 and Windows RT, the Search Charm is also going to feature a significant upgrade to enhance your searching experience.
Microsoft apparently "looked hard" at how Windows 8 users have been interacting with the modern user experience introduced in Windows 8 and discovered via consumer feedback that users want the ease of having fewer places to search. With the upcoming Windows 8.1 update, users can utilize the Search Charm to find personal items as well as content from the web.
"We've been working hard with the Windows team to re-imagine what search can and should mean in the Windows experience. With search in Windows 8.1 our intent is to have one way to find what you’re looking for, no matter where it lives – whether it’s a document on your PC, a photo album in the cloud, an app, PC setting or a website. In just a tap or a click you can play, view, launch, or browse," Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
The new search experience in Windows 8.1 will be the first step towards an "intent-driven computing experience" that provides images, events, attractions and more, rather than just plain old boring search results. "Modern search needs to be complete and help you find what you’re looking for, whether it’s on your PC, in your top apps, or on the web," Microsoft adds.
Hit the source link to see examples of how this new search experience works. Windows 8.1 is expected later this year and a preview build is expected in a few weeks.