Windows Embedded Compact / Windows CE Documentation problems - Part II

As you have undoubtedly noticed, the Windows Embedded Compact documentation search function is again completely broken.

For instance, if you search for "OpenStore" or even "OpenStore Compact 2013", you'd expect the OpenStore API would be the first search result. Unfortunately, that is not the case. This makes searching for CE API documentation extremely difficult.

We have asked, pleaded and begged Microsoft (for more than 6 months) to fix this, but unfortunately without result. We have now opened a support case to see if that would finally move Microsoft to fix the documentation for Windows Embedded Compact.

We still don't have a fix, but there is a workaround: place your "search-term + compact 2013" inside quotes in the search box, like this: "openstore compact 2013". If you need Compact 7 documentation, of course replace "compact 2013" with "compact 7".

That way, the search results will show the expected documentation link high up in the ranking.