SharePoint 2010 Search Overview – Session Slides

יום חמישי, ינואר 21, 2010

Hey All, Two days ago, we dedicated a day in Microsoft headquarters in Ra'anana to the fascination world of Search in SharePoint & FAST 2010. The agenda was to demonstrate new solutions based on Wave 14 technologies such as SharePoint 2010 and FAST for SharePoint that scale up your SharePoint project. This great workshop hosted 2 wonderful FAST specialists that joined Microsoft with the FAST acquisition: Paolo Pulcini & Stefano Valenzi. My session gave a fairly comprehensive lap around SharePoint 2010 search and the differences from the previous versions. For those of you that missed it and for the attendants that...
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Windows Search 4.0 – First Public Beta

יום שישי, מרץ 28, 2008

Before I'll drill down about the new version - I guess many of you Vista users are wondering right now "What the hell is Windows Search 4.0?" Windows Search is the built-in search Vista/2008 and is also the "Windows Desktop Search" (WDS) add-on for Windows XP/2003. Windows Search provides many indexing and searching options for desktop files and applications (mainly Outlook) and makes desktop searches a whole lot faster. Maybe you also heard the name "Casino" – A name I've been tracking for far too long, back on the days that it was supposed to be a Windows Live product...
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TIFF iFilter for MOSS 2007

יום חמישי, פברואר 28, 2008

Hi, At long last, it looks like the issue of having no TIFF iFilter for MOSS 2007 may finally be getting addressed! It has been almost a year since MOSS 2007 (and MOSS for Search) was released and still no viable solution for a TIFF iFilter. In the upcoming Microsoft Office SharePoint Conference 2008, Captaris Software is scheduled to announce several new products form MOSS including the TIFF iFilter. Here's a quote from the Press Release: TIFF iFilter: The Captaris TIFF iFilter automatically processes scanned images that are stored in SharePoint document libraries, using the powerful Captaris OCR engine...
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Search Server 2008 – Many Launch Updates

יום שני, פברואר 25, 2008

Hi, It's been a while since we talked about the new Search Server 2008 - I've assembled a list of updates regarding the product so we'll know where we stand. As always when talking about releases – this information is no subjected to many changes so be prepared if you're planning your deployment based on this information: The first issue is of course the release. As you know, we are still in the RC version for several months now with no change. Well, the wait is almost over. The official launch of the Microsoft Search Server 2008 ("MSS") and Microsoft Search...
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How To: Avoid IE language settings affecting MOSS search results

יום שלישי, דצמבר 11, 2007

Here’s another SharePoint search classic that instantly became my favorite: IE Language settings in Search Queries. Recently, one of our customers implemented an internet facing web site and used a search engine. After a week or so in the air, the Q/A team encountered some nasty and unexplained behaviors regarding the Word Breaker that is used for keywords. We’ve investigated this issue some more and found out some “small words” in the MOSS manual: if you index content using one wordbreaker but your client uses another wordbreaker for searching content - the result will be terrible since non of...
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Search Server 2008 – Finally we can talk about it!!!

יום שלישי, נובמבר 6, 2007

Hi, I wanted to blog about this one for a very long time but all I had to watch my mouth shut up until the official declaration. Well – no more waiting! Finally it's out in the open: say a big fat hallo to Search Server 2008! As you may have figured out from the product's name, Search Server 2008 is the new guy in Microsoft's enterprise-search family and it comes with a lot of new/improved bonuses for search fans like me. So, as of November 6 (which is today…), you can finally download and test the RC version...
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How To: Create a Mobile Search Center for MOSS

יום חמישי, אוקטובר 11, 2007

Hi, One of the many cool things in MOSS is probably the "M" feature – a way to view some of MOSS's contents with a mobile device (just add "\m" to the requested path and you'll see a Mobile-Targeted page). Not too long ago, I had a customer that wanted to use this feature to enable Mobile Searching and that's how I discovered the unfortunate true - the "M" feature was nowhere to be found when you're talking about Search. Pretty wired, isn't it? Come to think of it - Search in one of the few things I would...
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MOSS Search for SSO/Form-Based Authentication Sites

Hi, It's been a while since I wrote something. I know - It sucks. Especially since I've gathered around a couple of really cool stuff to publish. 24 hours is simply not enough! Hope we'll get more in the next SP/Release… This post will deal with a huge issue in the Crawl Engine for MOSS or MOSS For Search: Crawling content for Form-Based authentication. If you ever tried it, you probably saw that we can actually use MOSS to crawl content that is saved on forms-based authentication sites (or cookie-based authentication of course). The problem is that it practically...
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Guidance on Wildcard/Boolean search for SharePoint 2007

יום שלישי, יולי 10, 2007

Hey all, Haven't published anything in a while so my head is pretty packed with new info I'd like to share. However, even the greatest journeys start with one minor step (I think I heard this sentence in Spiderman? Or was it Lord of the Rings? No way I came up with this sentence by myself! Post a replay if you recognize…) so let's dive into our first subject. This post will be dedicated to a very burning Enterprise Search subject – Boolean and Wildcard support in MOSS. I especially think we need to clear once and for all...
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Search Hacks #1 – Define Scopes by MOSS Metadata

יום חמישי, מאי 10, 2007

Hey, I guess you've already noticed but I'm a very big fan of the MOSS Search. Yep, I think this is a key feature in MOSS and should get R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Unfortunately, just like any other Microsoft toy - it's not so perfect (and some nasty people will say "not even damm close..."). But Worry NOT! After all, we should always look on the bright side. MOSS Search is probably one of the most customizable features in SharePoint 2007 and we can usually make it much better with some minimal effort. I'm initiating today a new sub-blog that will be called "Search Hacks". The purpose of those posts will be to shed some...
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