Why can’t I index SQL Server with SharePoint?

This question is actually answered with another question. Exactly how do you index a database? The problem being that a database is just that, it’s merely data. There is no “Standard User Interface” out there that works for all databases, so how do you display search results? Sure there are some techniques for creating a “generic” user interface for tables, think DataGrid and the like, but I’m not convinced…

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NEW CONTENT: Microsoft SharePointPSSearch SQL Syntax (Preview)

Download details: Microsoft SharePointPSSearch SQL Syntax (Preview) I know a lot of people have been waiting for this, and for good reason. I suspect there is a huge opportunity for adding significant benefit to existing (and new) SharePoint Portal implementations by designing your own customised search front-ends…. …and the best bit is that it’s really not…

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Indexing Individual List Items on a Portal and Returning them in Search Results

Have you ever done a search, in a SharePoint Portal site, for a list item (announcement, contact, task, etc.) and been annoyed when the search results only bring back a link to the list and not the individual list item? By default this is the way SharePoint works. For example, lets say I was looking for a contact…

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