FS4SP – Updates

Hi FAST’ers ! Just a quickie to remind everyone that there is one wiki page out there listing all updates regarding FS4SP: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/2796.fast-search-for-sharepoint-cumulative-updates.aspx   The page has been updated last week to reflect the latest February 2013 Security Update.   Don’t forget your psconfig -action p  ! Enjoy Updating.  

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FS4SP – Document Signature Customization

In this post I’ll describe how to customize the document signature in FAST Search for SP2010. The documentsignature is the MP (integer) that we use to de-duplicate results (also known as collapsing). It is a SHA-256 generated integer. Get-FASTSearchMetadataManagedProperty -Name documentsignature Name                   : documentsignatureDescription            : ID used for duplicate collapsingType                   : IntegerQueryable              : TrueStemmingEnabled        :…

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FS4SP – Creating a Search Vertical in your Search Center

The default Fast Search Server for SharePoint 2010 (FS4SP) comes with 2 verticals out of the box : All Sites and People. One may want to add further verticals to refine results for a type of contents (videos, feeds) or create a regionalized vertical (selecting documents with a sub or specific department within your organization)….

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FS4SP – Using the Windows Search connector

Hello World of Search   Just a quickie today about a very useful feature in 2010: search your SharePoint content from your desktop machine (through the FAST provider). Go to your favorite FAST Search Center. Issue a test query to end up in the results page. Locate and hit the icon as shown below   Add…

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