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  • Blog Post: Taking People Search on the Road….

    In another great blog post Matt McDermott walks you through the steps of enabling SharePoint’s people search capability on a mobile device with the end results looking something like this; The post is here;   http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/matthew/archive/2008/09/27/mobile-people-search.aspx Richard...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Image Search

    Matthew McDermott , a SharePoint MVP , has written a great 4 part blog post on how to make SharePoint 2007 search (and Search Server) render image results in a way that looks very similar to http://images.live.com . Not only does this make searching images much easier, it’s also a very thorough step...
  • 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: 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...
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