Announcement: Hands on Enterprise Search Course coming up..!




Righty ho – (not yo, ho, ho quite yet..) check out this great Enterprise Search course coming up. The course consists of 8 hours of hands on how do you do it stuff! We will be running 5 of these courses from December and running 1 per month – have a good look and watch out for the link to register for the training coming up soon J For those of you not lucky enough to live in the UK I have asked for these courses to be videoed and we will post these up on Partner TV in mid December as a slightly early Christmas present J


Course Outline


Module 1: Overview of the Business Needs and Challenges


§  Identify the market and business drivers for search technology


§  Identify search challenges


§  Explore a customer business problem


 


Module 2: Foundation Technical Concepts for Search on Desktop Computers


§  Explain the basic concepts of Search and other component technologies


§  Review the flow of information (with current technology) as it pertains to each of these technologies


·        Lab: Installing WDS




Course Outline (continued)


·        Examining WDS GPO options


·        Indexing the Desktop


·        Lab: Installing Windows Live Search Center


 


Module 3: Bringing Microsoft’s Search Together on the Server


§  Explain the basic concepts of Search on the server and other component technologies


§  Explore what is needed to add Search to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS)


§  Review the flow of information (with current technology) as it pertains to each of these technologies


§  Lab: Configuring Search in SharePoint


·        SharePoint Admin Console


·        Enabling New Search Features


·        Crawling Internal and External Web Sites


§  Lab: Configuring BDC


§  Lab: Configuring KN (People Finder)


 


Module 4: Searching Microsoft Dynamics CRM


§  Features and functionality of Microsoft CRM


·        Lab: Configuring Search to add Microsoft CRM


·        Lab: Creating In-context Searches


·        Lab: Search the Enterprise


 


Module 5: Integrating Search into the Enterprise


§  Looking at business problems


§  Who is a good candidate customer?


§  Additional income


 


Module 6: Next Steps for Partners in Quick Start Search Specialization


§  Overview of the Quick Start Search program


§  Next steps


Here’s the cool bit: if you would like to have other topics covered in this course then mail me or post a comment and we will throw it in if it makes sense 🙂


Enjoy!

Comments (1)

  1. Anonymous says:

    As I posted last week the hands on Enterprise Search course is now available for registration here: http://www.microsoft.co.uk/events/eventdetail.aspx?eventid=8586