You'll notice the results are all over the map on various web sites.
Now we'll try it again with a small addition to the query:
Did you see the difference? I added to the original query the phrase site:support.microsoft.com/kb. By doing this, the search engine will exclude any results that are not in from the Microsoft knowledge base. If I was researching standard documentation for OWA, I would have added site:technet.microsoft.com. If I was looking for technical books on exchange and OWA, you guessed it, I would have added site:amazon.com. It's just that easy. And of course, if I just want to exclude the msexchange forum traffic through my results, then I would add -site:forums.msexchange.org. The minus sign before the site will add the Boolean NOT to my search, keeping me forum free for this lookup.
Tip #2: Look for what you want in the format you want it. These days, some of the clearest insights on technology are presented in a non-web format, such as PDF or PowerPoint. So, if I'm looking for a walkthrough on a technology, I'll often include the filetype: phrase in my search, as listed below:
So I'm curious about the new features in Windows Server 2008, and I'm willing to bet that more than one someone has created a concise (unlike the corporate web pages) presentation on the subject. Of course, if I want to ensure that I'm not just getting the "yes man" verbiage on the subject, I could combine our two search tips, making it new features "Windows Server 2008" filetype:ppt -site:microsoft.com.
If you do certain advanced searches often, you could also "save" the advanced settings as custom searches in Internet Explorer's search provider. I hope this helps you to speed up all your searches on Microsoft Windows Server, SQL, or the latest version of Ubuntu!