FAST meets SharePoint - What's Coming in Search for SharePoint 2010

Last week was the 2009 SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas. The sold-out attendance of 7400 doubled the number from the previous SharePoint conference 1 ½ years ago. This is not too surprising given the incredible momentum of SharePoint and the fact that much of the event was dedicated to disclosure of the highly anticipated SharePoint…

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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…


New hotfix package for Lotus Notes Protocol Handler

If you’re working with searching Lotus Notes with SharePoint Server 2007 or Search Server 2008, you may have hit one of the following problems: "You configure SharePoint Server 2007 to crawl a Lotus Notes content source. In the Manage Content Sources page, you add a new content source by specifying a database name. When you…


Crawling case-sensitive Web content in SharePoint Server 2007 and Search Server 2008

The hotfix for enabling case-sensitive URL’s to be crawled with MOSS is pretty well known http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932619 (The fix is also included in MOSS SP1) but what is maybe less well known is that you also need to enable the same registry key in Search Server 2008 to crawl case-sensitive URLs – i.e. it’s not switched…


Microsoft Filter Pack Released to Web

Just before the holidays we released a filter pack to the download center that add’s support for new Microsoft Office and ZIP file types for several applications that include Microsoft search functionality. The pack includes IFilters for the following formats: .docx, .docm, .pptx, .pptm, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlsb, .zip, .one, .vdx, .vsd, .vss, .vst, .vdx, .vsx,…


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