Mashup Your Enterprise Search Results in SharePoint 2010 Using Refiners (and Bing Maps)

An enterprise search solution can provide you with fast and secure access to data that traditionally has been stored in different silos. This can e.g. be leveraged to create enterprise mashups, something that is particularly interesting together with information extraction techniques you’ll find in more advanced search platforms like FAST Search. FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 has e.g. the ability to…

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Visualize Your Enterprise Search Results (and Navigation) in SharePoint 2010

A visual representation can be helpful for quickly understanding your search result. We’ve previously seen how to extend the user experience with a Tag Cloud Web Part, so now let’s look at how to leveraging the out-of-the-box refiners to visualize the search results in a SharePoint 2010 search center. We’ll walkthrough how to programmatically add a Bar Chart Web Part, a Web…