Today Christopher dropped me a line to mention me about a new community site focussed on enterprise search: www.sharepointsearch.com. Good initiative with a lot of usefull references and information about enterprise search. Check it out here!
The Filter Central blog announces the long awaited 64-bit PDF filter. “Finally we have a 64 bit PDF IFilter – surprisingly the solution is not from Adobe or Microsoft, but from a company called Foxit Software.The IFilter is compatiable with the following Microsoft products: Windows Indexing Service, MSN Desktop Search, Internet Information Server, SharePoint Portal … Read more
Thursday the 22nd of March, the next Dutch Information Worker User Group (DIWUG) event will take place in Vianen. This time enterprise search will have focus and it has all the ingredients for an interesting evening. Sign up here. Check out more details on the website.
Sometimes I get questions about how much time it takes to crawl a document. Joel posted an article about the crawl time factors in SharePoint, which can help you estimate this. “So in a nutshell what are some broad estimates? If it’s 10s to hundreds of MBs – measure it in minutes If it’s 10s … Read more
Via Mark, a worth reading document to know everything about MOSS Search. “This evaluation guide is designed to present a solid understanding of the search capabilities in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. It provides an overview of Enterprise Search solutions from Microsoft, gives a hands-on tour of the product, and concludes with useful information for … Read more
This is the next version of the SharePoint Query Tool, designed for MOSS (SharePoint 2007). It has a similar feature set to the SharePoint Query Tool – it allows you to use a point and click interface to gather information such as search scopes and properties, type in search terms, and click a button to … Read more
Justin Chandoo (Sr. Product Manager SharePoint Search) has released some information about the number of documents that are supported in different MOSS 2007 licences. Straight from the article: “As we approach RTM milestone for SharePoint Server 2007, I am extremely pleased to announce that the out of the box maximum recommended document limit for search … Read more
I saw a session today about search in Office SharePoint 2007 which was a really good one. They talked and showed a lot of things you can do with search in the new version. The keyword here is relevance. Some points about what is improved (and what we’ve been looking for!): RSS in search. support to … Read more
Use the search box sample to customize the Windows SharePoint Services site-level Search box to return Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server Search (SharePointPSSearch) results. This download contains sample Microsoft Visual C# code for creating the custom search box and a deployment package (CAB file) for installing the sample. You can modify this sample code to fit … Read more
Lim Mei Ying, Stefan Gosner, Andrew Connell and Angus Logan did a great job on their new MCMS book “Advanced Microsoft Content Management Server Development” Patrick mentions that chapter five (Searching MCMS with SharePoint) is free to download. A great chapter and a trigger to order the whole book!