Some Useful MOSS Search Development Related Articles

Hi all, I just recently put together an email on some of the articles available for Developers on MOSS Search. So here is my quick list:   Best Practices: Writing SQL Syntax Queries for Relevant Results in Enterprise Search –> http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb219479.aspx Creating Search Queries Programmatically by Using the Search Object Model in SharePoint Server 2007…

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Do a Full Crawl after installing MOSS SP1

Hi all, I have heard questions around the need to do a Full Crawl, after installing MOSS Service Pack 1. I did not see anything in the documents for SP1 that a full crawl is required or recommended. But after talking to some of the experts, I was told that a full crawl is recommended…

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Force a Full Crawl for a Site

Hey all, So I was doing some work with a customer and I was asked how to do a Full Crawl for a site, without actually doing a Full Crawl and only doing Incremental Crawl. So bascially, they would like to crawl a site fully, using only Incremental crawls. So I was told a quick…

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Tafiti goes Shared Source

Hi all,Earlier this year, Microsoft debuted www.tafiti.com . Tafiti, which means “do research” in Swahili, is an experimental Web site that explores the intersection of two trends: the specialization of search and richer experiences on the Web. Tafiti was very successful and today, Microsoft is announcing the release of the Tafiti Search Visualization source code…

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MOSS and WSS 3.0 SP1 Released

Hi all, Just wanted to make sure that everyone is aware of the release of MOSS SP1 and WSS 3.0 SP1: For all the links related to this, see http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2007/12/11/announcing-the-release-of-wss-3-0-sp1-and-office-sharepoint-server-2007-sp1.aspx  ThanksMike  

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Announcing Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express

Hi all, I wanted to make sure you saw the following sites: Announcement on this news at the SharePoint Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2007/11/06/announcing-microsoft-search-server-2008-express.aspx Microsoft Enterprise Search site: http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/ Microsoft Search Server 2008: http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/serverproducts/searchserver/default.aspx Microsoft Search Server Express 2008 [Free]: http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/serverproducts/searchserverexpress/default.aspx CheersMike  

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Customizing and Extending the Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 Search Excerpts

Hi all, I just wanted to make sure that everyone saw these two excerpts from Inside Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 by Patrick Tisseghem, from Microsoft Press These two excerpts can be found at: Chapter 3: Customizing and Extending the Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 Search (Part 1 of 2) Chapter 3: Customizing and Extending the…

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Technical Whitepaper on Microsoft Deployed SharePoint Server 2007 Search

Hi all, I just wanted to make sure that everyone saw this technical whitepaper on how Microsoft deployed SharePoint Server 2007 Search internally: “This document shares the experiences of Microsoft teams in deploying Enterprise Search at Microsoft. Because of the significant amount of knowledge that these teams gained, the experience provides relevant guidance to organizations…

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Announcing the Microsoft Business Data Catalog Definition Editor for MOSS 2007

Hi all, Just want to make sure that you saw the announcement for the new Microsoft Business Data Catalog Definition Editor for MOSS 2007. The BDC Definition Editor tool is now available in the latest version of the MOSS SDK at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6d94e307-67d9-41ac-b2d6-0074d6286fa9&displaylang=en This tool will make it easy for setting up BDC connections in MOSS,…

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Estimate MOSS Search Disk Space Requirements:

Hi all, I have been asked many times about storage requirements around MOSS Search. By this I mean, what estimates can be made on the disk space requirements for Index server, Query Server and Database Server. Below I have pasted in content that is included in the whitepaper on TechNet on this. I pulled this…

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