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Monday, February 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Following on from  a post I did a few months about Searching an external drive I thought I would explain very good feature that some of the SharePoint installs that I had come across were missing. My previous post explained how to hook up SharePoint Search to index a shared drive. Not only can ... [More]

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Thursday, February 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

I was trying to provide some navigation for users in the Search Centre and I found this solution that changes the default master page to one with top navigation. Took literally a minute for it to work. http://blog.drisgill.com/2010/09/converting-custom-sharepoint-2010.html Try it out for yourselves.... [More]

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

There are a number of different considerations to take into account when using SharePoint Search in a SharePoint Farm. One of these is the Search Services that you are going to create. If there are some scopes that you want one site to use and not the other then you will need to create a second Search Service. For example, in a relatively small deployment you may have the Development Server on the same server as the Live Server.... [More]

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

One niffy feature that I have found with the Enterprise Search is the ability to search an external drive that is shared as a network share. What is the fuss about you may ask? SharePoint 2007 also has this feature so nothing new in terms of SharePoint. What I have found is that one of the biggest obstacles to adoption is the phrase that a lot of users ask "What about all the files that I have stored in the file share?" ... [More]

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Thursday, October 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

The people search in SharePoint 2007 is not very flexible and it often doesn't do what customers want it too. There is the custom development route but this is often costly and time consuming and with MOSS 2007 not an easy task to quantify. The second option is to hook into the existing people search using Javascript and a simple search box. ... [More]