POC – Part 3a: PowerShell: Crawling an External Web Site with the SharePoint 2010 Web Crawler

And now is time to speak of many things…but we won’t. Instead we will create, configure and run the SharePoint 2010 default web crawler from PowerShell. Remember to open up a PowerShell window from the Start menu: Start –> Fast Search Server 2010 for SharePoint (right click –> Run as Administrator) The Short Version Add the…


POC – Part 3: Crawling an External Web Site with the SharePoint 2010 Web Crawler

In the interest of brevity (and lack of time) I am just going to cover what we need to do to crawl a web site for inclusion in the search engine. The configuration we will use will cause the crawler to only read the content found on the explicitly selected site. That means if you…

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March: Enterprise Search User Group

Just a friendly reminder: it is almost that time of the month again! Time to talk about search! Get the details and register here. Adding *Your* Business Value With FAST Search for SharePoint Pipeline Extensibility It’s well known that SharePoint provides a powerful set of APIs for integrating custom code into your business’s SharePoint applications…


POC – Part 2: Search – Configuring the connector/Indexing Content

Hard to believe it has taken us 4 parts to get to the point where we could finally index some content, but Rome wasn’t built in a day (or for that matter neither was an OS installation). Besides, 1 part was planning and 3 were VM set-up. We are fine. The Reader’s Digest version of the…


POC – Part 1: Search – Mapping the Content Folder

Ready to start indexing some files? So am I! But we are not doing that this post. Sorry. Life can be full of disappointment. But not to worry. At this point in the journey we need to tell the VM where to find the files we want to index (we are indexed files for this…


POC – Part 2: Creating the VM – Deploying the VHD Using VirtualBox

Welcome back! I see you are not easily discouraged. Here are our assumptions: You are running Windows 7 You are running VirtualBox You have downloaded and extracted the VHD for Fast Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Let’s hook up VirtualBox and the VHD. The Short Version Creating the VM Start Virtual Box. Notice the friendly…

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November: How to Shape an Effective Search UX: A Quick View into Real World Practices

Come join us on Wednesday November 9, 2011 at 1290 Avenue of the Americas for the Enterprise Search User Group! Here is this month’s announcment: SUBJECT Register Today In today’s digital world, search is a minimum requirement for any online presence. But search can provide more than just functionality, it can act as a powerful…


July: Everything You Wanted to Know About Search Architecture in 45 Minutes

Come join us on Wednesday July 13, 2011 at 1290 Avenue of the Americas for the Enterprise Search User Group! Here is this month’s announcment: SUBJECT Everything You Wantedto Know About Search Architecture in 45 Minutes This talk will attempt to explain the architecture of search in SharePoint2010, the components that are part of this…


Enterprise Search User Group (June): Integration of SharePoint Search 2010 and FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 with SharePoint 2007 Portal

Come join us on Wednesday June 8, 2011 at 1290 Avenue of the Americas for the Enterprise Search User Group! Here is the information from the announcment that gets sent out every month: SUBJECTIntegration of SharePoint Search 2010 and FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 with SharePoint 2007 Portal With the release of SharePoint 2010 Microsoft…