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  • Variety of federated SourcesCreating a bing federated locationAdd to pageShow resultsshow trigger resultsShow trigger settings
  • Create data connection using SPDMap title field to nameCreate profile pageShow profile page from BCS app pageCreate products data sourceCrawlRun “road” query
  • No visual studioPropertiesShow limited resultsCopy XSL string to resultsOutput XML
  • Demo from client computerShow connectingShow queryShow preview
  • Open wordType textAlt clickAdd pathDo search
  • Search Server 2010

    1. 1. WSS 2010 & Search Server Express 2010<br />Enterprise Search on a SMB budget<br />Joshua Haebets<br />Principal Consultant<br />Evolve Information Services<br />
    2. 2. Who am I?<br />Principal SharePoint Consultant / SharePoint Solutions Architect<br />Working with SharePoint for 4 years<br />Previously System Administrator<br />Driven by solving business road-blocks using SharePoint<br />From Melbourne, Australia<br />2<br />
    3. 3. What is Microsoft Search Server<br />3<br />
    4. 4. Search Server<br />What is Microsoft Search Server<br />Single Corporate Search Solution<br />SharePoint<br />File Shares<br />Public Folders / Notes Databases<br />Internet / Intranet Sites<br />Search Centre<br />One location to search all content sources<br />Defined search areas<br />Using search scopes to define search areas <br />
    5. 5. Where does Search Server fit?<br />
    6. 6. Windows SharePoint Services<br />Pro’s<br />Low cost to deploy<br />Works out of the box<br />Con’s<br />Can only search across a single site<br />Cant be customised<br />
    7. 7. Search Server 2010<br />Pro’s<br />Extensive functionality<br />Simple to deploy<br />Allows cross-site searching in WSF<br />Little to no cost to license (Search Server Express)<br />Con’s<br />Limited BCS search<br />Express – availability could be an issue<br />
    8. 8. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010<br />Pro’s<br />Results can be customised<br />Great search functionality<br />People search<br />Full BCS search capabilities<br />Can scale<br />Con’s<br />Higher cost to purchase and implement<br />
    9. 9. What’s new in 2010<br />Admin<br />Search is it’s own Service Application, no more SSP<br />Crawl load can be distributed across servers<br />Powershell can be used for Admin tasks<br />More health and performance management tools, including creating reports for admins<br />
    10. 10. What’s new in 2010 <br />Interface <br />Wildcard search<br />Support for Boolean queries<br />AND, OR, NOT<br />Suggestions as you type. This is based on past queries, time to build.<br />Improvements to client integration<br />Search facets now OOTB<br />
    11. 11. Content Sources<br />11<br />
    12. 12. Content Sources<br />SharePoint<br />File Shares <br />Public Folders<br />Intranet / Internet <br />Federated Locations<br />Lotus Notes Databases<br />
    13. 13. Files Shares<br />All permissions are retained<br />Provides immediate benefit to users<br />Ensure you have iFilters and icons installed<br />Can be a great way to migrate to SharePoint<br />Make files shares read only<br />Beware! You never know what you may find<br />
    14. 14. Intranet / Internet Sites <br />Index other sites outside of SharePoint<br />Needs careful planning<br />Beware of the following;<br />Crawl schedules<br />Security<br />Amount of content<br />Use federated connectors where possible<br />
    15. 15. Federated Search<br />Used to run queries to remote servers and returns results in structured XML<br />Queries are directed to the search servers RSS Results page<br />Use an existing Search Index<br />Other SharePoint farms can become Federated locations<br />Good when combined with triggers<br />
    16. 16. Federated Search<br />When to use federation<br /><ul><li>Remote site has a quality search engine
    17. 17. Cant be crawled due to location of content, resources or amount of content.
    18. 18. You don’t want to two indexes of the same content </li></ul>Federation limitations<br /><ul><li> Can’t join results from different federated location into one web part
    19. 19. Does not use relevance ranking from other search engines</li></li></ul><li>Demo<br />Federated Search<br />17<br />
    20. 20. Working with LOB Application Data<br />
    21. 21. BDC v’s BCS <br />BDC<br />MOSS Enterprise<br />Only<br />
    22. 22. BDC v’s BCS <br />BCS<br />Available in WSF and Search Server Express 2010<br />
    23. 23. Demo <br />Creating and crawling LOB Data<br />21<br />
    24. 24. Customising Results<br />22<br />
    25. 25. Customising results pages<br />Customise you results page<br />Scopes - tabs<br />Web Parts<br />Best Bets<br />High Confidence<br />Related queries<br />
    26. 26. Working with the results<br />Fun with XSL<br />Search results are XML, do with them as you wish<br />XSL gives you power to highlight, modify and add conditions to your results<br />
    27. 27. Beginning Customising XSL<br />Replace your existing XSL with the following<br />This will render results as raw XML<br />&lt;xsl:stylesheet version=&quot;1.0&quot; xmlns:xsl=&quot;http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform&quot;&gt; <br />&lt;xsl:output method=&quot;xml&quot; version=&quot;1.0&quot; encoding=&quot;UTF-8&quot; indent=&quot;yes&quot;/&gt; &lt;xsl:template match=&quot;/&quot;&gt; <br />&lt;xmp&gt;&lt;xsl:copy-of select=&quot;*&quot;/&gt;&lt;/xmp&gt;<br /> &lt;/xsl:template&gt; <br />&lt;/xsl:stylesheet&gt; <br />
    28. 28. Demo <br />Customising Search Results<br />
    29. 29. Search Facets<br />27<br />
    30. 30. Search Facets<br />Allows you to drill in on results<br />Create facets for;<br />Author<br />Site<br />Content type<br />Language<br />
    31. 31. Faceted Search for 2007<br />http://www.codeplex.com/FacetedSearch<br />
    32. 32. Client Integration <br />30<br />
    33. 33. Client Integration<br />Search within Windows 7<br />Users can search directly from the explorer window<br />Preview document in results<br />Can be deployed using Group Policy<br />
    34. 34. Client Integration (2007)<br />Adding OpenSearch to you sites<br />The following goes into your MasterPage<br />&lt;link title=“OpenSearch Title”    type=&quot;application/opensearchdescription+xml&quot;    rel=&quot;search&quot;    href=&quot;/_catalogs/OpenSearch.xml&quot; /&gt;<br />Create the following XML file and save to site library (as above ~/_catalogs/OpenSearch.xml)<br />&lt;?xml version=&quot;1.0&quot; encoding=&quot;UTF-8&quot; ?&gt; &lt;OpenSearchDescriptionxmlns=&quot;http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1&quot;&gt;    &lt;ShortName&gt;MySharePoint Site&lt;/ShortName&gt;    &lt;Description&gt;Search SharePoint&lt;/Description&gt;    &lt;InputEncoding&gt;UTF-8&lt;/InputEncoding&gt;    &lt;Url type=&quot;text/html&quot; template=&quot;http://moss/searchcenter/pages/results.aspx?k={searchTerms}&quot; /&gt;<br />&lt;/OpenSearchDescription&gt;<br />
    35. 35. Demo <br />Client Integration<br />
    36. 36. Office Integration<br />34<br />
    37. 37. Client Integration<br />Search with Office <br />Using SharePoint sites for research in Office<br />Works with 2007 and 2010<br />
    38. 38. Adding SharePoint Search as a Reference<br />Highlight a word or phrase and ALT + Click<br />Enter the URL to the Search web service eg. http://sharepoint/_vti_bin/search.asmx<br />Ok out (ok, ok, ok)<br />
    39. 39. Demo <br />Adding a SharePoint search site as a reference in Office<br />
    40. 40. Questions <br />Contact<br />Joshua.haebets@evolve-is.com.au<br />Slideshare<br />http://www.slideshare.net/jhaebets<br />www.linkedin.com/in/jhaebets<br />38<br />

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