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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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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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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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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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…

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Subject Search Result Evaluation Tool

http://www.codeplex.com/SubjectSearchEva This is another result for Hylanda wordbreaker testing… The story is very interesting. After we got 18000+ search results for each wordbreaker, we need to evaluate the results to decide when, where and how the new wordbreaker is better than the original one. Such thing cannot be decided by myself, or by any of…

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Improve User Experience in Enterprise Search Step By Step – Part III

In the last two part we discussed XSLT change in core search result webpart of SharePoint/Microsoft Search Server. Now some of us are facing another challenge: How to add your custom properties to the result? Imagine the following scenario: In a bicycle factory, you have a product database table, which contains several columns of different…

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