SharePoint ‘Strong Positive’ on Gartner’s Enterprise Search MarketScope

The new 2011 Enterprise Search MarketScope by Gartner was recently published (link: MarketScope for Enterprise Search).  Microsoft is again ranked a ‘Strong Positive,’ the highest ranking given on the report.  Gartner indicates that “Microsoft has surged to a leadership position by offering effective, basic search and more sophisticated search for inward- or outward-facing applications.”  Microsoft…

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Best practices for search in SharePoint Server 2010

A new TechNet article – Best practices for search in SharePoint Server 2010 describes best practices for configuring and maintaining search in SharePoint Server 2010.  Personally, practice #4 was new to me 4. Defragment the search database – The search database contains metadata and ACLs of crawled content. Over a series of crawls, the search…

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Download: Enterprise Search Labs

The Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search training course provides a series of hands-on labs, presentations, and videos that demonstrate how to enable high-end enterprise search with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. Following Lab contents became available today: SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search Labs: Use these labs to learn about…

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FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint specific indexing connectors

Most content sources can be crawled using the integrated indexing connectors in SharePoint Server 2010. These indexing connectors are set up by configuring the FAST Search connector Content Search Service Application (Content SSA). In addition to these, FAST Search for SharePoint includes three FAST-specific connectors: FAST Search Web Crawler FAST Search JDBC Connector FAST Search…

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FAST Search System Overview

Expanding on the brief information in Information on FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, this post is on what the components of FAST search system are and what function they perform. This should help you understand the FAST search system better. Please note that most information in this post is from [MS-FSSO]: FAST Search System…

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Enterprise Search Evaluation Guides available

The Enterprise Search Evaluation Guides for SharePoint 2010 product family are now available from the Microsoft Download Center now.  Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Search Evaluation Guide – describes the enterprise search features of SharePoint Server 2010 and familiarizes readers with how to implement enterprise search by using SharePoint Server 2010. This guide includes: Descriptions of the new and…

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Information on FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

As I mentioned in my earlier post – Search Technologies for SharePoint 2010 Products, FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is the new search SKU in SharePoint 2010 product family. (download this technical diagram to see a comparison of search capabilities across 5 search options to choose from) Planning and Architecture The Planning and Architecture…

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Search Technologies for SharePoint 2010 Products

When compared to SharePoint 2007, one more search technology option – FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint has been added to SharePoint 2010 product family. Options now available are: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 search Microsoft Search Server 2010 Express Microsoft Search Server 2010 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint FAST Search Server 2010 for…

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Update: SharePoint 2010 documentation

Since posting my last blog post – SharePoint 2010 documentation now available, I came across some more content available on Microsoft Download Center. Given below are the new resources I found: SharePoint 2010: Developer Platform White Paper – An Introduction for ASP.NET Solution Architects by David Chapell. This white paper provides an overview of the…

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Search Engine Optimization in SharePoint

What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? As Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide aptly puts it – “Search engine optimization is about putting your site’s best foot forward when it comes to visibility in search engines”. How to Optimize? There is lot of material available on the Internet on this subject but this is a…

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