Mark Arend

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  • Blog Post: Control Search Indexing (Crawling) Within a Page with Noindex

    SharePoint provides the ability to control search indexing (a.k.a. “crawling”) within a page by using a div class named “noindex”.  This means you can flag some content on a page that should not be indexed for search results, while other content on the page is still indexed.  The typical scenario...
  • Blog Post: Colleagues, Social Distance & Relevance in People Search; Social Networking tools

    This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. MOSS provides some very powerful features to enable the new buzzword "social networking." Discussions about these can be found pretty easily, and I give an overview of some tools near the end of this posting. But specifics about...
  • Blog Post: MOSS Search UI Architecture - Introduction

    This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. To modify SharePoint’s default search behaviors, it’s important to understand how the user interface elements for search work together to specify a query, execute a search and display the results. The following high...
  • Blog Post: MOSS Search Query Syntax - Keyword, SQL and URL

    This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. MOSS 2007's search engine supports three different types of query syntax: Keyword, SQL and URL. MSDN article Building Windows SharePoint Services Search Queries gives a reference for these syntaxes. What it doesn’t...
  • Blog Post: Search Results Page may be different per Search Scope

    This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides two categories of search scopes: Custom and Contextual . Custom scopes : “All Sites” “People” The custom search scopes...
  • Blog Post: Workaround for broken search controls in B2TR

    This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Since upgrading from B2 to B2TR, many people have reported that their search scope dropdown box now only shows a single scope for the current site, and that the Advanced Search link has disappeared. Some people have fixed this by...
  • Blog Post: Searching with Property Filters

    This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. SharePoint can search for content using the values in site columns, as well as performing free text searches. The official help page that describes this is at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms476494.aspx . This posting...
  • Blog Post: Very quick intro to portal/search concepts for SPS 2003 people

    This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. The term “Area” is no longer used in MOSS 2007. Areas were implemented as subsites, however, and it is still possible to create subsites on the Portal. The ability to manage the hierarchy and navigation of subsites replaces...
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