What a long title for a post, right? And with the current trend to scripting installs, why would anyone in their right mind manually configure anything in SharePoint. The truth of the matter is that I didn’t plan on configuring the Search Topology. In fact, this manual configuration was done as part of my poorly… Continue reading Manually Configure SharePoint 2010 Search Service Application Topology
Five Best Improvements in SharePoint 2010
SharePoint 2010 is great, but what are the Top 5 enhancements or new features that are available in SharePoint 2010? Everyone who works with SharePoint will have their own Top 5 lists. Social Network. The world is now social. I know, in reality the world has always been social. The entire Internet is based upon… Continue reading Five Best Improvements in SharePoint 2010
Microsoft Search Server 2010 Express Part 2: External Content Source
One of the key potential uses of Search Server 2010 Express is to provide a great search engine for your existing public facing website. I work with a lot of different associations that run a lot of different CMS platforms. While I’m a huge fan of utilizing the CMS capabilities of SharePoint 2010 for a… Continue reading Microsoft Search Server 2010 Express Part 2: External Content Source
Microsoft Search Server 2010 Express Part 1: Installation 101
I am a huge fan of free software. I think that there are tons of great free software packages available: WordPress, Ubuntu, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express, Picasa, TeraCopy and many more. When most people hear FREE software, they hear Open Source. However, not all free software is open source. One… Continue reading Microsoft Search Server 2010 Express Part 1: Installation 101
The History of Search is a Popular Topic Today
While I wrote a very generic overview of search technology as a favor in a blog post today, it appears that I’m not alone in thinking about the history of search today. Xeni pointed out two other History of Search items today as well. It appears that my text heavy approach to the topic has… Continue reading The History of Search is a Popular Topic Today
What is in your Website Search?
Original Photo by JohnStover There are literally hundreds and thousands of ‘search engines’ out there. Some of these search engines are for finding stuff on the Internet, like Google, Bing and Yahoo. Some search engines are more specialized, like the search box you see on a single web site that searches only that single website.… Continue reading What is in your Website Search?
SharePoint 2010 Licensing Part III: Search, Office Web Applications, and Project Server
In the previous post, SharePoint 2010 Licensing Part I: Foundation, Server, and Designer and SharePoint 2010 Licensing Part II: Windows Server and SQL Server, I covered SharePoint Foundation 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Windows Server, and SQL Server. In this post, I’ll cover additional related products. Microsoft Search Server Express 2010. SharePoint Server… Continue reading SharePoint 2010 Licensing Part III: Search, Office Web Applications, and Project Server
Microsoft releases Search Engine Optimization Toolkit (SEO)
First, I think that this idea is brilliant. It’s about time that Microsoft released a tool to help admins improve Web Site relevance. Unfortunately, this SEO Toolkit is for IIS 7 only. Unfortunately again, the SEO Toolkit is an IIS 7 add in – which means that it is only useful for folks that actually… Continue reading Microsoft releases Search Engine Optimization Toolkit (SEO)
Microsoft Search now available for FREE!
Based on the same technology as the SharePoint 2007 Search, you too can have Microsoft Search for FREE! As part of the newly released Microsoft Search Server 2008 product line, you can have Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express for FREE! I would like to point out the differences in the following hierarchy of products from… Continue reading Microsoft Search now available for FREE!
SharePoint 2007 Search Analytics Overview
I think that one of the most useful features of the included reports that are provided with the new MOSS SharePoint 2007 Analytics and Reports are the Search Analytics. While there are a host of improved analytical tools with this new version of SharePoint, such as the SharePoint 2007 Site Collection Usage Reports and the… Continue reading SharePoint 2007 Search Analytics Overview