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.


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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SQL Index defrag and maintenance tasks for Search

Hi all, this topic is an area that has caused me much pain and work.  My goal for this was to follow the recommended SQL guidelines while minimizing the impact that these maintenance jobs have on Crawling and Queries.  We know from the SQL Monitoring an I/O post that Search is extremely I/O intensive . …

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How to: Mine the ULS logs for query latency

Tracking query latencies can be made easier through the use of the products ULS logs.   Below you will find information on how to enable the specific ULS traces as well as information for how to parse the logs.  The primary usage of this information is to monitor the ongoing health of your system.  It is…

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Announcing Faceted Search v2.5

Starting Faceted Search 2.5, the solution relies on Microsoft Enterprise Library to address common software requirements in caching, logging, exception handling, policy injection etc., etc. More importantly, the 2.5 is a ground breaking release that is setting new targets for the Faceted Search. So, what’s new? New Features 1. Caching – dramatically improves performance and…


Announcing: Availability of Infrastructure Updates

As announced on the SharePoint Team blog this morning we released to web three new important updates that affect SharePoint Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Project Server 2007, Search Server 2008, Search Server 2008 Express and Project Professional 2007. The Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers (KB951297) (Download X86, Download X64) is particularly important…


Announcing: conceptClassifier for SharePoint

conceptClassifier for SharePoint adds automatic document classification and taxonomy management to Microsoft SharePoint and works without the need to build another search index. It is installed as a set of Features that, when activated, cause new columns to be displayed in the document library listings and new menu options appear that allow authorised users to…


Indexing Exchange Server 2007 Public Folders

I’ve had several questions recently about how to index Exchange Server 2007 Public Folders with SharePoint Server 2007. Unfortunately with the RTM versions of both products it’s not actually possible due a couple of issues with both Exchange Server 2007 and SharePoint Server 2007. The good news however, is that everything is back in working…


Announcing: Release to Web of Documentum and FileNet Indexing Connectors

Today marks the release of 2 new Microsoft Enterprise Search Indexing Connectors (formally known as Protocol Handlers) for EMC Documentum 5.3 (Service Pack 4) and IBM FileNet P8 3.5.1 or 3.5.2. The connectors are compatible with the 32bit English Language versions of SharePoint Server 2007 (Service Pack 1), Search Server 2008 and Search Server 2008…