FreeAnswers™ ...to all your Microsoft® related questions!
FreeAnswers™ is a targeted search engine compiling hundreds of thousands of authoritative resources about Microsoft® products and technologies. Powered by Vantage Lab’s advanced linguistic technologies, iSEEK™ and iSEEK AnswerWorks™, the engine helps you find answers to your technical questions more simply and easily!
With FreeAnswers, you can solve your Microsoft-related problems quickly and easily without complex “Advanced Search” forms or technical jargon. Simply ask your questions in plain, everyday language. The Topics, Product, Resource type, and Date iViews help you drill down into your question to locate the most relevant results -- and answers -- immediately.
Why use FreeAnswers™ over Microsoft’s own website?
We know that Microsoft has probably published answers to all possible user questions in knowledge base articles, support documents, and product help. But, the user has to know where to go and how to use those resources effectively to find the articles that answer his or her question.
Simpler, More Natural Search
When using Microsoft’s search, you have to remember a list of keywords and how to combine them, or already know how to ask the right question, to even hope that your answer is somewhere in the thousands of results!
FreeAnswers, on the other hand, does a better job of bringing back relevant results for Microsoft-related queries than Microsoft’s own search engine. And there is a reason for that - the embedded intelligence of iSEEK AnswerWorks natural language search. Because iSEEK AnswerWorks knows that “empty,” “blank” and “unpopulated” mean the same thing, you do not have to worry about using precise keywords and proper jargon to find relevant answers
Targeted Results, without Complicated Advanced Options
With FreeAnswers, you can do a single, simple search and then quickly filter to just the information you need – even if you didn’t know what that was when you started. iViews analyze and organize your FreeAnswers results by Topics, Product, Resource Type and Date to help you home in on the information you need. Roll over any result, and let the iViews show you at a glance which products it applies to, and whether it leads to a Microsoft Support document, Download, or Developers’ blog. Click on an iView to filter to related results. The first "i" in iViews stands for "intelligent," and you can rely on them to do a little more "thinking" about your search, so you can do a little less work.
For example, when you ask, “Why can't I take my vehicle to the next level in Urban Assault?” in Microsoft’s own search engine, you get no results. Of course, this same simple question brings back the exact result in FreeAnswers.
Try it yourself! Ask FreeAnswers any question related to Microsoft products and technologies in plain English, just as you would talk to a tech support person, and experience how easy online support can be.
iSEEK™ Video Demos
iSEEK™ NLP Search Basics
See how to use iSEEK™ Natural Language Processing (NLP) to find answers to questions worded in plain English and learn how to get the most out of every iSEEK™ search.
What are iViews™?
Find out what iViews™ are and learn how to use them to target and improve your searches.
Personalizing your iSEEK™ Homepage
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What is MySEEK?
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