Administrator: Getting the Most out of Enterprise Search
The number one complaint about Enterprise Search is usually summed up by a statement like this: “I can’t find anything!”. Whether you are using SharePoint Foundation with Search Server Express, SharePoint Server 2010, or FAST Search for SharePoint, the quality of the results you receive from search is only as good as the input you give it. Out-of-the-box, SharePoint gives you a very functional search engine, but you need to do some work to really enable the full power it provides. This intro level talk will teach you the basics of Enterprise Search in SharePoint. Here you will learn about the basic building blocks such as content sources, crawled properties, managed properties, and scopes. We will also cover what types of data can be indexed. Then we’ll follow up with some basic customization of the Search Center. We’ll demo search using SharePoint 2010, but most of the topics apply to MOSS 2007 as well.
Corey Roth is a consultant at Infusion Development specializing in SharePoint solutions in the Oil & Gas Industry. Corey has been awarded the Microsoft MVP award in SharePoint Server. He has always focused on rapid adoption of new Microsoft technologies including SharePoint 2010, Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4.0, LINQ, and Silverlight. W
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