Posts Tagged “search”

Search Center and the Lost Search Box

October 14 2010 13 comments

You Have customized your SharePoint site and made a nice design based on the v4.master or even starter.master and applied your custom master as a system master as well. Everything’s cool until your “search-person” configures the search and tells you that something’s wrong with the Search Center. There is no search box at all.

Let’s investigate!

Our journey starts from…

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Changing The Name of The People Search Scope – Impossible?

September 21 2010 5 comments

Recently I investigated the following: A SharePoint 2010 site collection created with Finnish language pack and the default search scopes (“All Sites” and “People”) defined in the Search Service Application. The site collection has a search center created with Enterprise Search Center template. As the site is in Finnish, the customer would like the search scopes to be in Finnish…

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Content Is The King, And Meta Data Is The King Kong!

September 9 2010 2 comments

Lost in translation? Try reading this article for the big picture.

In an early phase of an SharePoint project, it is important to find a consensus with a customer on what matters the most in a specification. After all, quite a heap of mental playload is probably occupying the cognitive landscape of the customer representatives. They usually are full of ideas, wishes, needs, sales…

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Federated Search & External Web Sites

March 22 2010 4 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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