What is the average size of an office document?

To estimate the size of a search installation we need to ask customers a couple of questions. For example we need to know the total number of documents and how big the current corpus is. Usually customers are only able to give us reliable answers on the ‘how many’ part of the question. The big…

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Tutorial: Render images in search results with FAST Search for SharePoint 2010

This walkthrough explains how to include preview images in search results in FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 (FS4SP). By default FS4SP will show image previews for content coming from a SharePoint picture library. If your images come from any other source they are simply listed as any other content. We can render content in any…

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Indexing images with FAST Search for SharePoint 2010

Most large scale intranet projects will include some sort of image files in the search index. Image search is a common customer requirement, but in my experience people don’t know what to expect from image search. Some people seem to think that just searching for the image name is good enough. Others have unrealistic expectation about…

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