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Nauzad Kapadia
Principal Consultant - Quartz Systems
nauzadk@quartzsystems.com
Agenda
 What’s Going On
 Challenges
 Tips
Key Takeaways
 How Search Works
 Optimizing the search experience
 Customizing the search results
 Common challenges and t...
Architecture and Concepts
Challenges – Storage Options
 Create Folders to segregate content or create
 metadata properties ?
 Metadata properties wi...
Tip – Use Search Center
 For an optimal search experience, create a site
 using the Search Center Template
 Use Search Cen...
Challenges – Where are my files
 Make sure the indexer can reach the content
Tip – Get into the habit of viewing
crawl logs for debugging
Tip – Create a page to show search
results in plain vanilla xml

 Get a lot of hidden information
 Very useful for debuggi...
Challenges – Where are my
properties
 Do you have a valid IFilter?
 Have you mapped crawled properties to
 managed propert...
Challenges – Why don’t I see all my
properties
 Have you added properties to the Search
 Results WebPart?
 Have you modifi...
Tip – Narrowing the search
 Create Scopes
 Make the scope available to the user
 Hardcode the scope for selected tabs
Tip – Getting rid of “bad” words
Tip – Err, did you mean this or
that
 Synonyms
 Keywords
 Best Bets
Tip – What about data from here and
what about data from there and
there and there too…
 Create a BDC Application Definiti...
Tip – Where did the rest of my stuff
go?
 MaxDownloadSize
 MaxGrowthFactor
Track Resources
icrosoft Enterprise Search Blog

ttp://blogs.msdn.com/enterprisesearch/
filters

ttp://www.ifiltershop.com...
© 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be...
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    1. 1. Nauzad Kapadia Principal Consultant - Quartz Systems nauzadk@quartzsystems.com
    2. 2. Agenda What’s Going On Challenges Tips
    3. 3. Key Takeaways How Search Works Optimizing the search experience Customizing the search results Common challenges and tips Indexing external content in databases, ERP apps or other LOB applications
    4. 4. Architecture and Concepts
    5. 5. Challenges – Storage Options Create Folders to segregate content or create metadata properties ? Metadata properties will help in Search But…. (some tips) Keep an eye on number of items at a particular level If number of items go beyond a couple of thousand, index the list. Try to create one index per view and keep the indexed column as the first column in the view.
    6. 6. Tip – Use Search Center For an optimal search experience, create a site using the Search Center Template Use Search Center with Tabs as far as possible as it makes testing easier Add the same tabs on the search page as well as the search results page
    7. 7. Challenges – Where are my files Make sure the indexer can reach the content
    8. 8. Tip – Get into the habit of viewing crawl logs for debugging
    9. 9. Tip – Create a page to show search results in plain vanilla xml Get a lot of hidden information Very useful for debugging
    10. 10. Challenges – Where are my properties Do you have a valid IFilter? Have you mapped crawled properties to managed properties?
    11. 11. Challenges – Why don’t I see all my properties Have you added properties to the Search Results WebPart? Have you modified the XSL to include the new properties
    12. 12. Tip – Narrowing the search Create Scopes Make the scope available to the user Hardcode the scope for selected tabs
    13. 13. Tip – Getting rid of “bad” words
    14. 14. Tip – Err, did you mean this or that Synonyms Keywords Best Bets
    15. 15. Tip – What about data from here and what about data from there and there and there too… Create a BDC Application Definition file using BDC Editor (part of MOSS SDK) Create IEnumerator method for the searchable entities
    16. 16. Tip – Where did the rest of my stuff go? MaxDownloadSize MaxGrowthFactor
    17. 17. Track Resources icrosoft Enterprise Search Blog ttp://blogs.msdn.com/enterprisesearch/ filters ttp://www.ifiltershop.com earch XSLT Templates ttp://sctxsl.codeplex.com/ icrosoft Enterprise Search Landing Page ttp://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch
    18. 18. © 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.
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