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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Walkthrough: Create a simple Tag Cloud Web Part based on search results

Let’s see how we can extend the SharePoint 2010 search user experience by programmatically implementing a Tag Cloud Web Part. We’ll use the Federation OM, the object model (OM) Web Parts in SharePoint 2010 are based on, to create a Web Part like in the screen shot below.  Background The communication model between the search Web Parts changed from SharePoint…

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