Microsoft Presents FAST forward 09: Engage Your User

The Mirage, Las Vegas, Feb 9-11 Since its inaugural conference in 2006, FASTforward has been a venue for though leadership and innovation in the field of search. This year, FASTforward’09 is the industry’s largest business and technology conference dedicated to search-driven innovation. Join the discussion! At FASTforward’09, we explore how businesses are responding – and…

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Microsoft positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2008 Information Access Magic Quadrant

We’ve got great news to share! Last month, Gartner published the 2008 Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology, and Microsoft was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant. Since the completion of the acquisition, we’ve worked incredibly hard to communicate and demonstrate a combined vision and strategy to our customers and partners. It’s good to know we’re…


Taking People Search on the Road….

In another great blog post Matt McDermott walks you through the steps of enabling SharePoint’s people search capability on a mobile device with the end results looking something like this; The post is here;  http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/matthew/archive/2008/09/27/mobile-people-search.aspx Richard Riley Senior Technical Product Manager Microsoft Corp.


Partner Post: One Stop Search from the Microsoft Office Research Task Pane

Since the release of Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft desktop applications such as MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer have contained an internal federated or meta-search capability known as the ‘Research Pane’. To see this in action in office 2003 (see link for instructions for Office 2007), select (i.e. highlight) a word or phrase…

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How to: Customize the Thesaurus in SharePoint Search and Search Server

The thesaurus is an xml file that provides users with a means of automatically expanding or rewriting their queries to include synonyms, acronyms, etc. For example, in a chemical company, product ID 1234, oxygen, O2 and LOX could all refer to the same item. A SharePoint Search administrator can modify the thesaurus file to substitute…

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SharePoint Image Search

Matthew McDermott, a SharePoint MVP, has written a great 4 part blog post on how to make SharePoint 2007 search (and Search Server) render image results in a way that looks very similar to http://images.live.com. Not only does this make searching images much easier, it’s also a very thorough step-by-step tutorial on how to customize…

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SQL File groups and Search

This article has been a long time coming, but it is finally here.  In the post below I will cover how to configure the Search database to span multiple filegroups.  First I’ll cover a little about the benefits of doing so: General references on what SQL file groups are: A basic description of Physical Database…

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Partner Post: Announcing conceptClassifier for SharePoint – Automatic Classification within Office

Enterprise customers are increasingly struggling with how to apply policy and governance at the desktop. End user adoption is cited as the single most critical barrier to success in ECM and Records Management initiatives. Using Concept Searching’s unique compound term processing conceptClassifier for SharePoint can now be used to automatically classify content from Microsoft Office…

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