Google's Search Appliance Engine, a piece of hardware that sits behind the firewall to make corporate data searchable, is getting an upgrade today.
With the new version, users can work within a single query box to search both within and outside of the firewall, including Google Docs and Google Sites, as well as the general search engine indexes. The new People Search feature also lets you see who in the company is an expert on the query topics or is somehow otherwise linked to the query results.
The new version also includes dynamic navigation, which allows users to drill down deeper into their results by refining them based on factors relevant to the search.
It also has an update for Sharepoint 2010.
The upgrade goes live today. All existing customers can download, install and upgrade free from the Appliance support page.