Since installing Windows Desktop Search there has been a few syntax items I have used on pretty much a daily basis.
The first is is ;)
This lets you specify the type of content you are looking for. Syntax:
In my case I generally am looking for is emails so I use:
The next is limiting to the author. Once again the logical syntax is:
Finally I limit by date ranges. The date options are amazingly powerful and all use the syntax
Finally an example which puts it all together:
is:email author:robert date:lastyear CRM