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Federated Search & External Web Sites

March 22 2010 9 comments

MOSS has a great search functionality, especially for indexing SharePoint content. But when it comes to indexing organization’s external web sites, some problems may arise. The crawling and ranking mechanisms are tuned for indexing structured intranal content and do not always perform optimically with external web site content.

Indexing organization’s external web sites creates also problems in presenting the content….

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Draft Item Security & Search Results Security Trimming

March 17 2010 11 comments

The content access account of MOSS search should have a read-only access to content. In some cases that is not enough – there is a list level setting to limit the visibility of draft versions of list items to only the ones with edit permissions. This means that the content access account cannot index the draft versions. So…

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Enable Word Breaker and Stemmer for Finnish and Overcome the KB Bug

March 10 2010 No comments yet

TechNet has a good article about the effect of word breakers, stemmers and noise word lists in MOSS search. It was known to some that the word breakers and stemmers were not enabled by default in some languages including Finnish, although the components themselves were shipped in MOSS binaries. It was not until last spring when Microsoft documented that in…

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SharePoint & Office 2010 Release Date Set

March 6 2010 One comment

According to Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog, the official launch date of SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 is now set to be May 12th. The RTM should be ready in April. Exciting news for all of us Microsoft professionals!

We recently wrote about upgrade path from SP2010 beta/RC to RTM being blocked. When we get the RTM…

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Remote BLOB Storage Does Not Save Your SharePoint

March 3 2010 21 comments

SharePoint stores all portal content in content databases. This means that large documents and other binary large objects (BLOBs) quickly push the databases towards the recommended 100GB maximum size limit. Item versioning settings make this even worse, as every minor or major version creates a new binary copy of the document into the database.

A brand new feature of SharePoint…

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Meet us at TechDays Helsinki!

February 25 2010 No comments yet

TechDays 9-10.3.2010 at Messukeskus is the biggest annual Microsoft technology event in Finland. This year there are two tracks of SharePoint-related content. Most of the SharePoint Blues authors will also be there. You can easily find us by looking for these shirts:

t-shirt

Come to meet us and give your feedback!

This time Sininen Meteoriitti has

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