Federated Location Definition Files Collection for MSS

I just put some of my work here: http://cid-8007edf5c56fc334.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Microsoft%20Search%20Server You can download and import these FLDs into your Microsoft Search Server installation. Some of them are not polished, and others maybe used to show special effects. Later I will explain how they work. Locations are the same with my opensearch post:) WikiPedia (en-us), WikiPedia (zh),…

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Improve User Experience in Enterprise Search Step By Step – Part III

In the last two part we discussed XSLT change in core search result webpart of SharePoint/Microsoft Search Server. Now some of us are facing another challenge: How to add your custom properties to the result? Imagine the following scenario: In a bicycle factory, you have a product database table, which contains several columns of different…

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Improve User Experience in Enterprise Search Step By Step – Part II

In Part I we discussed on how to change the style of the results. But this is not enough, what about to show other things in result items? (This is a request from http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2387134&SiteID=1) Scenario II. Show me the path! When you search for something, a XML result table will be returned and transformed by…

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Improve User Experience in Enterprise Search Step By Step – Part I

Here comes the first part of my “improve user experience” series. In this part I’ll cover XSLT tricks for Core result webpart in SharePoint family(WSS, MOSS, MSS, MSSE). If you are a XSLT guru, just skip this article, I’m sure many ppl can do such things better than me. But if you are not very…

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When, why and how to deal with Custom Security Trimmer in Enterprise Search? – Part II

In part II we will go through the code a little deeper. Check permission against different systems Please open this page, http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa981173.aspx Look at this part of the code.for (int x = 0; x < crawlURLs.Count; x++) { /* To fully implement the security trimmer, add code to perform the security check and determine if…

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Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express RC go live!

If you are interesting in Enterprise Search, now it is your chance to give a test drive on your own box! After several months’ work, we launched Microsoft Search Server Express to the public:). Download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch One of the most important enhancement over MOSSfS is federated search function. That’s why I talked about…

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When, why and how to deal with Custom Security Trimmer in Enterprise Search? – Part I

First of all, security trimming is very important in Enterprise Search. Users who have no rights to the documents should not see descriptions in their search results. They should not be aware of those items at all. When building Enterprise Search solutions using Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007(MOSS), you can find that MOSS support file share,…

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Some OpenSearch sites for reference

Do you know www.opensearch.org? This is a open standard for search engines, which is created by A9.com from Amazon. Why does it matter? Don’t look at all those boring documents on opensearch.org, generally speaking, this is a standard that requires search engines return a RSS/ATOM feed. So you can use your favorite feed reader, get…

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Hi there!

So finally I created this blog after I registered here for more than one year. Let me introduce myself first. My name is Jie Li, now a Technology Specialist in Microsoft China. The technology I focused here is Enterprise Search. But I may talk about SharePoint, Lotus Domino/Notes, Linux/Unix, Windows Mobile and nearly everything. You may have…

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