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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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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No more MOSS or SPS, only SharePoint Server

THE BOSS said: MOSS should not be called MOSS, it should only be refered as Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, or SharePoint Server for short. It’s really strange and hard to change my habit for typing MOSS and SPS. I think this change may be good for newbies to sharepoint — they don’t know what’s MOSS…


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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Search as you type!

http://www.codeplex.com/SearchAsYouType This is written by my colleague Aleck. It is a “livesearch” experience on SharePoint based products, for example MSS and MOSS. It hacks the search keyword webpart with javascript code, and when you type something in it, a reference list will show in a AJAX listbox. Looks like Google, right? Feel free to modify…


SharePoint Batch Query Test Tool

http://www.codeplex.com/batchquery When I was testing the new wordbreaker provided by Hylanda, they gave me a keyword library which had 100,000+ keywords. Each of them needed to be queried, and the results needed to be saved. After some sorting/removing garbage work, there were still 18,000+ keywords. It would really be a pain to query them by…

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