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  • Blog Post: Server Name Mapping and Alternate Access Mapping (AAM)

    Alternate Access Mapping (AAM) and Server Name Mapping are two features SharePoint provides to alter the URLs returned in search results - a common practice used by many companies for their internal and external users. Both features are available in both the out of the box search in SharePoint 2010 and...
  • Blog Post: The Search Developer Story in SharePoint 2010 - Query Interfaces

    SharePoint 2010 includes a number of features that make the platform easier to use for developers. An improved Visual Studio integration, the addition of LINQ to the SharePoint platform, sandboxing for deployment, and the new developer dashboard are just a few examples of how developing and deploying...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Faceted Search v2.5

    Starting Faceted Search 2.5, the solution relies on Microsoft Enterprise Library to address common software requirements in caching, logging, exception handling, policy injection etc., etc. More importantly, the 2.5 is a ground breaking release that is setting new targets for the Faceted Search. So,...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: SharePoint Web Parts for FAST ESP

    It’s been around 45 days since the acquisition of FAST Search and Transfer closed and we’re moving quickly to provide interoperability for Microsoft customers between FAST ESP and Microsoft SharePoint Server. The first deliverables from this work are a set of FAST ESP Search Web Parts for quickly...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Protocol Handler.NET

    "Protocol Handler.Net is a set of .Net wrappers for the protocol handler interfaces that enable developers to create and deploy protocol handlers for SharePoint search and Search Server.  Developers can index data and documents from any system they can connect to. Much of the complexity and...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the ExportCrawlLog STSADM Command Extension

    In versions of SharePoint prior to MOSS 2007 each time a crawl was executed, a new group of log messages were stored to the database.  Also, the name of the log itself was changed in the documentation and the user interface. Formerly this log was known as the Gatherer Log, but it is now called the...
  • Blog Post: Understanding Total Hits & Paging in the MOSS 2007 Search API

    One of the more discussed topics I’ve seen (and struggled with myself) is around the concept of obtaining the total number of hits in a search results when working with the MOSS API. For instance, when I search for “sales forecast” in my SharePoint site, I want to not only see a set...
  • Blog Post: Crawling Novell Netware with SharePoint Server 2007 and Search Server 2008

    Search in SharePoint Server 2007 and Search Server 2008 can crawl a variety of content sources. For several of the “out of the box” content sources security information in the form of ACLs are collected as part of the indexing process.  At query time, search results are trimmed based...
  • Blog Post: Add Virtual Earth Interactive Maps to your Search Server Site

    Are you trying to think of ways to make your Search Server site more interactive and graphical? You can use Federation as a way to enhance the functionality of your search result pages. The Federated Search Web Part makes it possible to display more than results from OpenSearch (1.0/1.1) sites on your...
  • Blog Post: Search Community Toolkit

    Last week at the SharePoint Conference we announced the Search Community Toolkit which is a set of tools, utilities and samples available from CodePlex to extend and enhance the search features in SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2007 for Search and the recently announced Search Server and Search...
  • Blog Post: Search Server Documentation on MSDN

    If you're interested in learning more about the federation features in Search Server Express then head on over to MSDN and check out these articles; Federated Search Overview Architecture Guidance for Building Federated Search Connectors Federated Search Connector Sample (for federating to SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Helper Classes for the SharePoint Server 2007 Search Query Web Service

    Sometimes, things just kind of grab hold of you, don't they? A corridor conversation leads to quickly popping into a meeting to give a bit of advice, and this leads to suddenly being given actions. And then, the sense of responsibility kicks in and you find yourself going the extra mile and coding something...
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