TIFF iFilter anyone?

Captaris announced the general availability of the industry’s only TIFF iFilter for MOSS. If you need this as part of your indexing capability, then go check this out. I have not tested it myself but it’s on the list to test over the next few weeks. </steve>


Enterprise Search Training Videos

These 14 videos were just published to TechNet. Module 1: Workshop Overview (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=115635&clcid=0x409) Module 2: Enterprise Search Overview (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=115636&clcid=0x409) Module 3: SharePoint Search 2007 Walkthrough (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=115637&clcid=0x409) Module 4: Search Architecture and Deployment Scenarios (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=115638&clcid=0x409) Module 5: Crawl and Query Processes (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=115639&clcid=0x409) Module 6: Relevance Ranking (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=115640&clcid=0x409) Module 7: Customizing the End-User Experience (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=115641&clcid=0x409) Module 8:…


Enterprise Search, Search Server 2008 and Server Express 2008

At the SharePoint Conference during BillG’s keynote, Search Server 2008 and Search Server Express 2008 were launched.  These 2 products add new capability in the form of federated search that utilizes open search standards.  The new Search Servers join a pretty awesome search family which includes MOSS search and the newly announced acquisition of Fast…


Faceted Search for MOSS and MSS2008

Version 2.0 of Faceted Search for MOSS and Microsoft Search Server 2008 has just been released on CodePlex.  In its current form, Faceted Search is a set of web parts that provide an intuitive, user friendly way to refine search results using predefined categories, or facets.  All other MOSS search functionality works the same.  Go…


Concept-based Information Retrieval

Interesting article worth reading if this kind of stuff lights your fire… </steve>   Mining a Large-Scale Term-Concept Network from Wikipedia Social tagging and information retrieval are challenged by the factthat the same item or idea can be expressed by different terms or words. Tocounteract the problem of variable terminology, researchers have proposedconcept-based information retrieval….


Enterprise Search Activity

There is a lot of buzz since the announcement: Microsoft Announces Offer to Acquire Fast Search & Transfer Plenty of blog traffic on this one but I thought these two posts are worth your time: Microsoft Buys FAST; Last Year It Was BI, This Year It’s Search aiimALERT: Microsoft Takes FAST Track to Search Market…


Check Out Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express

Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express VHD   This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express.   </steve>


Enterprise Search

Check out the new Enterprise Search Web site including some new announcements. </steve>


Improving MOSS Search Relevancy

Recently I’ve been investigating the effects of changing the relevancy of MOSS search.  If you are interested in this, you might want to check this out: Evaluating and Customizing Search Relevance in SharePoint Server 2007 After you through reading the article, you can download a cool tool to help you test your relevancy adjustments Search…


Effects on Search After Upgrading from SPS2003 to MOSS

If you are planning to upgrade your SharePoint deployment from SPS2003 to MOSS then you should take a lot at this article.  It summarizes the difference between how the two different versions store their search configuration information and summarizes what search features are not upgraded. </steve>