Search Server Documentation on MSDN

If you’re interested in learning more about the federation features in Search Server Express then head on over to MSDN and check out these articles; Federated Search Overview Architecture Guidance for Building Federated Search Connectors Federated Search Connector Sample (for federating to SQL Server) Creating a Custom Federated Search Web Part with a Credentials UI…


Partner Spotlight: Enterprise Search and Visual Composite Applications

At GEOINT 2007 in San Antonio, Texas, Microsoft Gold Partner IDV Solutions unveiled a first-of-its-kind integration of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007, Enterprise Search, and Virtual Earth.  IDV’s Visual Fusion Suite of software integrates with MOSS, Enterprise Search, and Virtual Earth allowing users to visualize the results of keyword searches.  For example, as shown…


How to: Enable Faceted Search in Search Server 2008 and SharePoint Server 2007 Search

It has many names; Faceted Search, Refinement UI, Search within Search and it’s a feature that’s frequently requested.  Both Search Server 2008 Express and SharePoint Server 2007 Search can display faceted results with just a little customization work using the samples available on CodePlex here – http://www.codeplex.com/facetedsearch Facets are implemented and administered as managed properties,…

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It’s all about partners

Wow, the reception from around the industry on our Search Server Express announcement has been exciting! It looks like press coverage is helping to get discussions started: not just about our new products, but about what enterprise search can do for business productivity full stop. I admit the team and I are a bit giddy with hitting the milestone,…

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Announcing Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express

  I’m pleased to announce that we’re unveiling Microsoft Search Server 2008 today at the Enterprise Search Summit in San Jose!  The really exciting news is that we’re also offering a free version of this product – Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express – which you can download now as a release candidate.  Our team worked…


How to troubleshoot MOSS 2007 Protocol Handler for Lotus Notes and other tips/tricks. Part 3 of 3

Important Hotfixes Install http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937203 and then this one, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937208 After installing the hotfixes please don’t forget to do this step; Run the “SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard.” To do this, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard. Ok, so if you wanted…


Crawling Sites Protected by Forms or Cookie-based Authentication with Enterprise Search in SharePoint Server 2007

Learn how to use Enterprise Search to crawl sites that are protected by forms or cookie-based authentication, and walk through creating a sample custom security trimmer for trimming the returned search results… Read the full MSDN article here Related resources. Read the KB article here Download the required Hotfix here Download a required tool here


Forrester Research Report: Microsoft Drives A Wedge Between High And Low-End Enterprise Search

Microsoft Drives A Wedge Between High And Low-End Enterprise Search (Forrester Research, Sept 28, 2007) This Forrester report examines Microsoft’s position into the enterprise search market. Analyst Matthew Brown writes “Microsoft offers significantly improved search capabilities in MOSS 2007 and its standalone search product, MOSS 2007 for Search… And Microsoft isn’t just throwing products into…