SharePoint 2010 - Infrastructure Sizing - Lessons Learned on Search

If you’ve ever worked with a client that has tens of thousands of users and millions of files to index, putting your neck on the line and recommending a SharePoint 2010 infrastructure that will scale to meet their requirements can at first be daunting. However, with some useful articles on TechNet and tools such as The…

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SharePoint Server 2007 Search – How to create a fully functioning Search Center: Part 1

Within Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007,  there exists the concept of a ‘Search Center’; a type of SharePoint site that can be created to help users find content. As one might expect, this site includes a search box, search page(s) and results page(s). However, unlike other SharePoint sites, a Search Center also includes Search Tabs,…

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SharePoint Ports, Proxies and Protocols .... Search Communication

Following on from the blog that Martin Kearn posted , I wanted to expand on some of the mysteries of the communication that SharePoint uses for enterprise search. While we were putting together the material for the TechEd talk, this was by and large the most interesting communication section to work on. Almost all administration…

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