End of License for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search

For any customers who might be using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search, this is a reminder that in 2008, it was replaced with Microsoft Search Server 2008. At that time, Microsoft discontinued support for Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search. This is especially important to note if you plan to install Service Pack…


New video: Importing Federated Locations

Hal Zucati here with a video update to the following TechNet Library topics: Manage Federated Locations (SharePoint Server 2010) and Manage Federated Locations (Search Server 2010). I’ve created a short 5 minute video that demonstrates how to import a federated location using SharePoint Server 2010 or Search Server 2010. To view or download this video,…


New downloads: IT Pro .chm files for SharePoint 2010 Products and related products

Periodically, we convert the entire English TechNet library content for certain products into compiled HTML Help (.chm) files. You can save the following downloadable files to a local machine so that the technical docs are accessible even when you are offline. SharePoint Server SharePoint Foundation FAST Search Server for SharePoint We have also published .chm files for the…

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Managing crawl deletion policies for SharePoint Server 2010

Hello! Hal Zucati here, a writer with Enterprise Search User Assistance. I want to share some information about how to manage crawl deletion policies in SharePoint Server 2010. SharePoint Server 2010 uses four policies that control accidental deletion of content, when the crawl component (crawler) encounters intermittent errors during a crawl. These policies are controlled…

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Search administration reports in SharePoint Server 2010

SharePoint Server 2010 offers a new health monitoring feature: search administration reports. These provide crawl and query data to help you find and diagnose possible performance issues with your search system. There are three types of search administration reports: Basic search administration reports, which show high-level monitoring data aggregated from all components for the selected search…


What’s new: Business Intelligence Indexing Connector

Important: The Microsoft Business Intelligence Indexing Connector free download was removed from the download site. Customers who have downloaded the Business Intelligence Indexing Connector as of March 2011 will continue to be supported as per standard support procedures. However, Business Intelligence Indexing Connector will not be tested or supported for SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack…


Using Federated Search in Geographic Environments

Greetings, my name is Brenda Carter, I am a technical writer who writes content for the IT Pro audience about Office SharePoint Server and Windows SharePoint Services.    The purpose of this blog entry is to tell you about the new federated search functionality that is part of the Infrastructure Update and how it can…


Which Microsoft search product is for you?

When I first heard about all the flavors of Microsoft enterprise search, I couldn’t keep them straight so thought it might help some other folks to know what products are available and why an organization might choose one flavor over another.   Microsoft enterprise search offerings Microsoft currently offers three distinct enterprise search solutions: Microsoft Search Server…

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The Infrastructure Update

The Infrastructure Update is a set of product improvements and prescriptive guidance for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Our favorite features (and the ones we’ve written the most about) include federated search, Kerberos authentication for the SSP infrastructure, and content database ID and change log retention. Federated search An important…

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