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  • Blog Post: Install MOSS 2007 & WSS 3.0 on Windows Server 2008 R2 – you will need SP2 slipstream

    Windows Server 2008 R2 RC is avaliable several days ago. You may ask questions: What if I want to install WSS/MOSS on Windows Server 2008 R2? Is that supported? The answer: WSS/MOSS RTM & SP1 is not supported on WS2008R2. But with SP2, it is supported. If you try to run the installer without SP2...
  • Blog Post: Search Suggestions in IE8 with SharePoint/Search Server

    IE8 Beta 2 has been there for a while. Although it is not supported to use together with SharePoint products yet (there’s no chance to support a beta product), you can still try it out. There’re couple of new features introduced like WebSlices, Accelerators and Search Suggestions. Search Suggestions...
  • Blog Post: What may happen when I crawl MILLIONS of files in MOSS/MSS? Part II - Why I need X64 instead of X86?

    In last post of this series we talked about the crawl time and and CPU usage. This time we will talk about process memory usage and x86/x64 issue. Many customers asked me questions about x86/x64 comparison. Most of them consider x64 would be a benefit, but they don't know what kind of benefit it really...
  • Blog Post: Index FTP content with SharePoint 2007/Search Server 2008

    Question: Can SharePoint 2007/Search Server 2008 index and search ftp? Answer: OOTB you cannot. But we have a FTP protocol handler in SharePoint 2001 ResKit, and that one can be used on SharePoint 2007 or Search Server 2008. Important Notice: This approach is NOT supported by Microsoft. It is just...
  • Blog Post: Search Community Toolkit on Codeplex

    http://www.codeplex.com/sct Richard Riley (3x to your xbox racing wheel:)) announced the new Community Toolkit project on Codeplex, which gives you a list of opensource enhancement for Search Server 2008 and SharePoint 2007. http://blogs.msdn.com/enterprisesearch/archive/2008/03/12/search-community-toolkit...
  • Blog Post: Smart Search for SharePoint v1.2

    Many many thanks to Shawn Feldman! Quote from him: "I was having a few issues getting smart search installed and granting it the right permissions to access the db (I’m running a multi account environment) so I put it in a feature, Gac’d it, and added SPSecurity.RunWithElevated for whenever...
  • Blog Post: Build Custom Federated Search Connector in Microsoft Search Server (and SharePoint) - Solve Problems and Extend Your Ideas

    I assume the read of this article understand what is federated search. So we already know that in order to use Federated Search webpart in Search Server, you need to provide a RSS feed to it, which can also be called "OpenSearch" stuff. But, not every application you search will return this...
  • Blog Post: Real World Lotus Notes Index Result in SharePoint 2007

    Crawled Notes data: 1240 Gbytes Crawled Notes Items: 2.7 Million SharePoint Index: 70 Gbytes SharePoint Search DB: 120 Gbytes Data vs Index = 124:7 = 18:1, which is a ratio of 6%. Index vs Search DB = 7: 12. Search DB is 160% of Index. In total, (Search DB+Index)/Data=16% Remember, this ratio varies...
  • Blog Post: Next steps of SharePoint Search Enhancement, and...

    I was collecting feedbacks from many people these days about the enhancement we did for SharePoint Search in China. Good feedback, bad feedback, that's okay. I just put the whole list here: Search As You Type, SAYT: The live search feel for your SharePoint search box. TODO: Check if there's any...
  • Blog Post: Dealing with custom content source in SharePoint Search

    By default, SharePoint 2007 family (MOSS/MSS) supports the following content sources: Web sites, SharePoint Sites (WSS/SharePoint Server), Exchange Public Folders(through OWA), File Shares, Lotus Notes databases on Domino Server. Through BDC and user profiles/My sites, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Search Admin v.06: Support 250K Lotus Notes Databases Now

    http://www.codeplex.com/searchadmin We all know that SharePoint 2007 and Microsoft Search Server 2008 support Lotus Notes content source. So we can index the databases on Domino Servers. Y-E-S. But there ARE some issue you may face in the real world. The original idea of SharePoint Search Admin (or MOSS...
  • Blog Post: Faceted Search 2.0 for SharePoint/Search Server

    Leonid Lyublinski released his second major version of Faceted Search today, this is a great tool that can instantly improve your SharePoint Server/Search Server user experience! It provide the following benefits: Grouping search results by facet Displaying a total number of hits per facet value Refining...
  • Blog Post: No more MOSS or SPS, only SharePoint Server

    THE BOSS said: MOSS should not be called MOSS, it should only be refered as Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, or SharePoint Server for short. It's really strange and hard to change my habit for typing MOSS and SPS. I think this change may be good for newbies to sharepoint -- they don't know what's...
  • Blog Post: What may happen when I crawl MILLIONS of files in MOSS/MSS? Part I

    1. On MOSS box, CPU usage seems very high for several hours. Target system may also suffer from low performance. This will happen in several situation, especially after you changed crawl impact rules. By default, MOSS/MSS will request for 8 files at one time for a single server, you can change it to...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Batch Query Test Tool

    http://www.codeplex.com/batchquery When I was testing the new wordbreaker provided by Hylanda, they gave me a keyword library which had 100,000+ keywords. Each of them needed to be queried, and the results needed to be saved. After some sorting/removing garbage work, there were still 18,000+ keywords...
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