Windows 7 Federated Search Connector

During the Keynote at TechEd we showed Federated Search Connectors for Windows 7 Windows Explorer.   I have been using this for searching the web using Bing!  I have just uploaded the Search Connector for Bing! to my Sample Code page. To use it simply; create a new folder on your C: drive “Search Connectors” download…

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SharePoint WebParts for FAST ESP released to CodePlex

The SharePoint and Enterprise Search teams have posted articles about the release of some SharePoint WebPart to provide integration of FAST ESP into SharePoint. "It’s been around 45 days since the acquisition of FAST Search and Transfer closed and we’re moving quickly to provide interoperability for Microsoft customers between FAST ESP and Microsoft SharePoint Server….

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Microsoft Search Server (MSS) 2008 Express VHD

Just read a post by Mark Harrison about a Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express VHD available for download.  The download also comes with a walk-though guide. The guide gives a hands-on tour of the product, along with useful information for administrators and other IT professionals. You can use the guide and VHD to demonstrate many…

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Microsoft Search Server 2008

Today at the Enterprise Search Summit in San Jose, California, US, Microsoft announced the release of Microsoft Search Server (MSS) 2008 and Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express (MSS Express).  These products will replace the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search (MOSSFS) product. The huge news is that MSS Express will be a FREE product…

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Microsoft Enterprise Search Deep Dive Training

[via Angus Logan] Angus has posted some great links to Microsoft Enterprise Search Deep Dive Training. I recently attended a Microsoft Enterprise Search partner briefing and can say that Microsoft are most definitely serious about their presence in the Enterprise Search space. Something quoted during the briefing was, "80% of business data lives on desktop…

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