Server Name Mapping and Alternate Access Mapping (AAM)

Alternate Access Mapping (AAM) and Server Name Mapping are two features SharePoint provides to alter the URLs returned in search results – a common practice used by many companies for their internal and external users. Both features are available in both the out of the box search in SharePoint 2010 and in the new FAST…


Business Data Search in SharePoint 2010: Crawling associated external content types

Business data associations are widely used to fetch related external content (ex. data from two sql tables connected by a foreign key or an email that contains attachments) and display it in SharePoint webparts. SharePoint Search 2010 ships with new features that enable crawling of Business Data Connectivity associations. This post describes how to use the…


Introducing Protocol Handler.NET

"Protocol Handler.Net is a set of .Net wrappers for the protocol handler interfaces that enable developers to create and deploy protocol handlers for SharePoint search and Search Server.  Developers can index data and documents from any system they can connect to. Much of the complexity and time around the development of protocol handlers, such as…


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…


Crawling Novell Netware with SharePoint Server 2007 and Search Server 2008

Search in SharePoint Server 2007 and Search Server 2008 can crawl a variety of content sources. For several of the “out of the box” content sources security information in the form of ACLs are collected as part of the indexing process.  At query time, search results are trimmed based on the identity of the user…


Add Virtual Earth Interactive Maps to your Search Server Site

Are you trying to think of ways to make your Search Server site more interactive and graphical? You can use Federation as a way to enhance the functionality of your search result pages. The Federated Search Web Part makes it possible to display more than results from OpenSearch (1.0/1.1) sites on your search results page….


Search Community Toolkit

Last week at the SharePoint Conference we announced the Search Community Toolkit which is a set of tools, utilities and samples available from CodePlex to extend and enhance the search features in SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2007 for Search and the recently announced Search Server and Search Server Express. Some of the tools and…


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,…


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…