PDF iFilter Battle, second round

If you still remember the last round of our PDF iFilter battle, FoxIT won it. Now in this round, we bring in another challenger: TET PDF iFIlter. It is also avaliable on x86 and x64, free for non-commercial desktop use, will need a license for Server installation. So here’s the new result for file set…

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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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“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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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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