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Today’s post is just a quick tip on something you might want to consider after migrating to SharePoint 2010.  The Search Center site template differs a bit from what used to be there with SharePoint 2007.  New web parts exists for things like...
In a multiple server SharePoint farm, you often find yourself modifying the Search Service Application topology at some point in the initial configuration process.  The scenario is that you typically go into your Search Service Application, add query...
To date, I’ve written a few posts on issues that may occur when you are looking to create a search center.  Sometimes the site template isn’t present or you receive an error .  I recently encountered another issue with the FAST Search Center...
It’s generally pretty easy to create a Search Center or FAST Search Center site.  However, on a new installation, there are a few features you need to activate (especially if you are using blank site) that are easy to forget.  I’ve talked about...
This is something that I have been trying to figure out for quite some time.  I’ve seen numerous people ask in the forums and no one seemed to have a conclusive answer (at least the last time I checked).  The issue is simple.  You want...
If you have ever installed FAST Search, you know memory is a commodity.  When you are looking at an environment with Active Directory, SQL Server, SharePoint Server, and FAST installed on top of it, your virtual server is consuming a lot of memory...
In spite of the weather, I still had some people show up to my updated SharePoint Search talk, Getting the most out of SharePoint Search .  This talk relates closely to my recent blog post Are you getting the most out of SharePoint Search . ...
As we start out the new year, I thought I would start out with a post talking about one of my favorite SharePoint topics, Enterprise Search.  Over the years, I’ve seen a variety of search configurations.  Some companies have great implementations...
SharePoint 2010 has three syntaxes that you can use to execute search queries, Keyword , SQL , and FAST Query Language (FQL).  In SharePoint 2007, we only had the first two of course.  You may not know it, but you probably use Keyword Query...
There is a setting that you can find in SharePoint Enterprise Search to automatically generate a new managed property for each crawled property discovered in a particular category.  You find this setting in your Search Service Application under Metadata...
I’ve never been a fan of the way contextual search is handled in SharePoint out-of-the-box.  By default, SharePoint has contextual searches go to OSSSearchResults.aspx.   If you aren’t familiar with the term contextual search , you might...
It happens to the best of us.  Sometimes, we just need to start over.  A lot of times, I see cases in the forums where it is just easier to reinstall the Search Service Application.  This especially applies to new environments or when someone...
When you install SharePoint and configure your Search Service Application, it usually does a pretty good job making sure that your default content access (aka crawl) account has the appropriate permissions to your SharePoint sites.  However, many...
I absolutely love the new social ratings site columns that we can easily add to existing SharePoint 2010 document libraries.  It gives such an easy way for end users to rate documents in an interface they are probably already familiar with because...
Getting FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 installed is a pretty involved process.  It’s definitely easier in the RTM since there is a wizard now and you don’t have to run 20 different PowerShell scripts.  However, one issue I encountered myself...
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