Crawl Lotus Domino with Lotus Notes Connector in SharePoint Server 2010

The Lotus Notes Protocol Handler has been changed to Lotus Notes Connector in SharePoint 2010 products. The good thing is, now Lotus Notes Connector has its own Service and Service Application. It is working on x64 platform, supporting Lotus Domino 5.5~8.5. And the UI as been improved a lot. So here’re the steps to configure…

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PDF iFilter Test, with SharePoint 2010

[update Adobe PDF iFilter result]  Recently Foxit updated their PDF iFilter 2.0. An interesting improvement is “optimized for multi-core processor”. It claims that you can get 3 times better performance compared with its own version 1.0. Let’s see how my test result goes. Machine: Dell 2950 (I bought this two years ago) 2 x quad…

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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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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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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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“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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Index FTP content with SharePoint 2007/Search Server 2008

Question: Can SharePoint 2007/Search Server 2008 index and search ftp? Answer: OOTB you cannot. But we have a FTP protocol handler in SharePoint 2001 ResKit, and that one can be used on SharePoint 2007 or Search Server 2008. Important Notice: This approach is NOT supported by Microsoft. It is just for your test purpose only,…

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Search Community Toolkit on Codeplex

http://www.codeplex.com/sct Richard Riley (3x to your xbox racing wheel:)) announced the new Community Toolkit project on Codeplex, which gives you a list of opensource enhancement for Search Server 2008 and SharePoint 2007. http://blogs.msdn.com/enterprisesearch/archive/2008/03/12/search-community-toolkit.aspx Yes, Smart Search, Search as you type, Faceted Search, Search Admin… are all there. And there’re two new additions: Search Asp.net Server…

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