TechEd Europe

I am in Berlin this week speaking at TechEd Europe.  My sessions are on ITPro, Composite Applications and FAST Search.


Calling a Web Service from a Pipeline Extensibility Executable in FAST Search 2010

So you want to call a Web Service (*.asmx) from a custom Pipeline Extensibility executable.  You write all of your code, it works when you call it manually from the cmdline, but then when you try it within the content pipeline.  it doesn’t work.  You probably see an error like with the exceptions returned: Unhandled…


Creating a Custom Federation Location for SharePoint 2010 Search

SharePoint 2010 adds a new feature set of components called the Federation Object Model. This object model provides the ability to manage the configuration, querying and rendering of search results.  The entire Federation OM consists of three core components:  The Federation Location which provides the configuration information and run-time for search providers. The runtime provides the necessary logic…


SharePoint 2010 Search Federation Location Runtimes

Well TechEd North America 2010 is at least done.  As I promised during my sessions at TechEd North America 2010, I will be posting some samples on how to create custom federation location runtime for SharePoint 2010.  SharePoint 2010 includes 3 out of the box federation location runtimes.  One for FAST Search, one for SharePoint Search,…


SharePoint 2010 has RTMed

More info about the announcement can be found at: And to celebrate, I have added a handful of new PowerShell scripts that can assist with specific Fast Search for SharePoint 2010 administrative tasks to the TechNet Script Center.  They can be found at the link below: The script center is a great place to find scripts that…


Change… Its Going to Happen

Well I am leaving Microsoft Consulting Services.  I have been offered a new position in Redmond, WA at Microsoft Corporate as a Technical Product Manager for Search. Expect a lot more postings especially as SharePoint 2010 is around the corner.