Search Server 2008 Express Redistribution Rights

If you’re interested in using Search Server 2008 Express in your application or shipping it on hardware then take a look at the redistribution license page on the Enterprise Search site. This redistribution license agreement grants you the right to redistribute Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express with your software application or hardware. To obtain a…


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…


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…


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…


Introducing the ExportCrawlLog STSADM Command Extension

In versions of SharePoint prior to MOSS 2007 each time a crawl was executed, a new group of log messages were stored to the database.  Also, the name of the log itself was changed in the documentation and the user interface. Formerly this log was known as the Gatherer Log, but it is now called…


Understanding Total Hits & Paging in the MOSS 2007 Search API

One of the more discussed topics I’ve seen (and struggled with myself) is around the concept of obtaining the total number of hits in a search results when working with the MOSS API. For instance, when I search for “sales forecast” in my SharePoint site, I want to not only see a set of paged…


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…


Search Server Express Heroes – Tell Your Story!

Search Server 2008 Express has only been available for a month now, and we have already been hearing stories from customers about how it has helped them deliver value to their organization — in many cases in unexpected ways that became a great hero opportunity for IT.  We would really like to share your stories…