Feature Comparisons in SharePoint Search Versions


I have been asked this question few times by my MOSS Search customers. Question being: What is the difference in features in WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search?


One thing to note is that the Search in the 3 products are all based on the same Microsoft Search core indexing engine. However, there are differences between the 3 SharePoint search versions. This table does a comparison of features in the 3 products:
 



























































Feature


Search in WSS 3.0


Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search


Enterprise Search in MOSS 2007


What can be indexed


Local SharePoint content


SharePoint sites, Microsoft Exchange Server content, file shares, Lotus notes, custom content.


SharePoint sites, Microsoft Exchange Server content, file shares, Lotus notes, custom content, line-of-business (LOB) content.


Rich, relevant results


Yes


Yes


Yes


Alerts


RSS


Did you mean?


Collapsing of duplicates


Yes to all


Yes to all


Yes to all


Best bets


Results removal, Query reports


No to all


Yes to all


Yes to all


Search Center / Tabs


No


Search Center without Tabs


Search Center with Tabs


People search


Knowledge network


No to all


Yes to all


Yes to all


Business Data Search


No


No


Yes


Query Web service


http://<site>/_vti_bin/spsearch.asmx


http://<site>/_vti_bin/search.asmx


http://<site>/_vti_bin/search.asmx


Security trimming of search results


Yes; supports default security trimming only


Yes; supports default security trimming only


Yes; supports default and custom security trimming


Query syntax


Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Search SQL Syntax


Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Search Keyword Syntax


URL syntax


Enterprise Search SQL Syntax Reference


Enterprise Search Keyword Syntax Reference


Enterprise Search URL Syntax Reference


Enterprise Search SQL Syntax Reference


Enterprise Search Keyword Syntax Reference


Enterprise Search URL Syntax Reference


For more information, please see this article in the MOSS SDK: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa981559.aspx


Hope that helps,
Mike

Comments (2)
  1. I like the look of this blog – will keep an eye on it – expect to hear lots from us in the next 6 months

  2. kshee says:

    Hi,

    Can you pls help me regarding a issue in share point server 2003.

    We are creating a site and it has document libraries in it. We have enabled advanced search and our req is to search only the custom attributes and not the content in some documnet libraries and both the attributes and content in some documnet libraries.

    Is it possible to be achieved .

    Pls guide me if u have some idea

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