Smart Search for SharePoint v1.2

Many many thanks to Shawn Feldman! Quote from him: "I was having a few issues getting smart search installed and granting it the right permissions to access the db (I’m running a multi account environment) so I put it in a feature, Gac’d it, and added SPSecurity.RunWithElevated for whenever it makes a database connection.  Here’s…

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Build Custom Federated Search Connector in Microsoft Search Server (and SharePoint) – Solve Problems and Extend Your Ideas

I assume the read of this article understand what is federated search. So we already know that in order to use Federated Search webpart in Search Server, you need to provide a RSS feed to it, which can also be called "OpenSearch" stuff. But, not every application you search will return this kind of RSS/ATOM…

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Okay…Here comes Smart Search bug fix and installation guide…

It’s my fault to ignore it for so long a time. It is not written by me originally, but by a colleague of mine, Gang Chen. But he asked me to do a favor to create a project on codeplex, so now it is maintained by me. http://www.codeplex.com/smartsearch And finally, I fixed the foolish bug…

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Try Microsoft Search Server Express for Federated Search

I just installed a Search Server Express on my public box, so everyone can try it just by several clicks! If you don’t have the time to install one for yourself, now it’s your chance to get your hands on it.   Play with default interface: http://www.mssearch.cn:5000/Search/default.aspx Example: http://www.mssearch.cn:5000/Search/results.aspx?k=lotus   Play with Yahoo Image, Youtube…

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Real World Lotus Notes Index Result in SharePoint 2007

Crawled Notes data: 1240 Gbytes Crawled Notes Items: 2.7 Million SharePoint Index: 70 Gbytes SharePoint Search DB: 120 Gbytes Data vs Index = 124:7 = 18:1, which is a ratio of 6%. Index vs Search DB = 7: 12. Search DB is 160% of Index. In total, (Search DB+Index)/Data=16% Remember, this ratio varies in different…

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Next steps of SharePoint Search Enhancement, and…

I was collecting feedbacks from many people these days about the enhancement we did for SharePoint Search in China. Good feedback, bad feedback, that’s okay. I just put the whole list here: Search As You Type, SAYT: The live search feel for your SharePoint search box. TODO: Check if there’s any chance we can make…

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Dealing with custom content source in SharePoint Search

By default, SharePoint 2007 family (MOSS/MSS) supports the following content sources: Web sites, SharePoint Sites (WSS/SharePoint Server), Exchange Public Folders(through OWA), File Shares, Lotus Notes databases on Domino Server. Through BDC and user profiles/My sites, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 has two more content sources: databases and people profiles. Yes, we can use Protocol Handlers(It…

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SharePoint Search Admin v.06: Support 250K Lotus Notes Databases Now

http://www.codeplex.com/searchadmin We all know that SharePoint 2007 and Microsoft Search Server 2008 support Lotus Notes content source. So we can index the databases on Domino Servers. Y-E-S. But there ARE some issue you may face in the real world. The original idea of SharePoint Search Admin (or MOSS Search Admin, MSA) comes from a customer…

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Faceted Search 2.0 for SharePoint/Search Server

Leonid Lyublinski released his second major version of Faceted Search today, this is a great tool that can instantly improve your SharePoint Server/Search Server user experience! It provide the following benefits: Grouping search results by facet Displaying a total number of hits per facet value Refining search results by facet value Update of the facet…

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What may happen when I crawl MILLIONS of files in MOSS/MSS? Part I

1. On MOSS box, CPU usage seems very high for several hours. Target system may also suffer from low performance. This will happen in several situation, especially after you changed crawl impact rules. By default, MOSS/MSS will request for 8 files at one time for a single server, you can change it to 64 at…

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