PDF iFilter Battle! FoxIT vs.. Adobe, 64bit version

After so long a time Adobe finally released its 64bit version of PDF iFilter! http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4025 “In response to customer requests, Adobe is releasing Adobe PDF iFilter 9 for 64-bit platforms, which will allow searching PDF files on Microsoft® Windows® 64-bit platforms for applications such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and…

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Important: Check MS08-067 and Apply the Update!

This vulnerability is marked as “Critical”, and nearly all windows product are affected. Although it was reported privately to Microsoft and no expolit code leaked now, it is always safer to take action immediately. If you don’t do that, later hackers and worms might be able to attack your machines through RPC service from Internet,…

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Search Suggestions in IE8 with SharePoint/Search Server

IE8 Beta 2 has been there for a while. Although it is not supported to use together with SharePoint products yet (there’s no chance to support a beta product), you can still try it out. There’re couple of new features introduced like WebSlices, Accelerators and Search Suggestions. Search Suggestions! Isn’t it cool to make your…

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IE 8.0 Beta 2 with SharePoint, what’s the story?

Today Internet Explorer 8.0 Beta 2 was released. Well, if you tried Beta 1 with Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, you may notice that some of the features like content editor webpart does not function properly, even in IE7 mode. But IE7 mode should be the same as original IE7, not…

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Troubleshooting Windows Search CPU Consuming Problem

I have heard a lot of complains from my friends and the community that desktop search interferes their daily usage of the computer. These applications, such as Windows Search(also known as WDS, Windows Desktop Search, and the builtin search engine in Vista/2008), Google Desktop Search, index your files while the computer is idle. In this…

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SharePoint Search – Lotus Notes Indexing Best Practice

Many people have been asking for the best practice or a guide to properly maintain Lotus Notes indexing function in SharePoint Search. So here it is, this is not a official guide, but our experience in several big customers. I will write this in a Q/A format, so you can navigate to see which question…

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SharePoint Search Admin 0.80b – Now with Keywords and Bestbets Backup and Restore Feature

It has been a long time since last update. In this version of SharePoint Search Admin, I added a feature by very popular request: Keywords and Bestbets. I mark it a “Beta” because there’re still something I didn’t finish due to time limitation, so I disabled “Add Keyword” and “Add Bestbet” button. They are not…

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Crash when loading/encoding video by Windows Media Encoder

If you are a Zune Lover and want to use some free stuff to make high quality WMVs for your Zunes, you may have the same problem with me – after you make a avi backup of your DVD and want to convert it to WMV then put it to your Zune, wmencoder just crashed…

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“Evil” way to federate search results through a password protected proxy

In real world environment, people sometimes use password protected proxy to make company employees to access the Internet. Most of the time, that is a basic authentication. So in this kind of environment, the federated search webpart of Microsoft Search Server 2008 will not work out-of-the-box because we only support non-password protected proxy. But is…

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