Category: Developer Articles

Free Search Result Action Web Part from SurfRay

| January 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

SurfRay has just released a free search result action web part for anyone using SharePoint 2010 or FAST. This free result action web part adds four of the most commonly used document action menus to SharePoint search results. The updated Core Search Results Web Part adds a drop down menu similar to that found in […]

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Display a custom property in the results list

| December 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

A while back I answered a question on LinkedIn about how to display the ContentType in the result list. Since then, now and again, people ask me how to display properties in the result list. Basically, the same method can be used for any property so I am posting the solution here. Just change CType […]

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How to index pdf files with SharePoint search

| October 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

In order to index the content of pdf files with SharePoint 2010 you need to install an ifilter. Adobe provides a free pdf ifilter that works for most pdf files and there are a couple other vendors offering ifilters that you might want to try if Adobe’s doesn’t work. Ifilters are the built in mechanism […]

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SharePoint 2010 Search Ranking Models

| September 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

SharePoint 2010 has a new feature that allows administrators to change ranking models. The default ranking model is the product of a great deal of research on Microsoft’s part and, for the most, works very well. However, with SharePoint 2010, a certain level of functionality has been provided that allows administrators to change the default […]

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Ratings in SharePoint Search

| September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ratings are a cool new feature of SharePoint 2010 (not available in SharePoint Foundations alone). Ratings are an additional column (or two columns actually) that allows users to give each document a rating. Ratings can be applied to any list or library and users can rate the documents they think are the best. I am […]

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Federating Youtube

| September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Recently we were preparing a webinar for Surfray about federating OpenSearch compliant search engines and were working with some providers. Many providers can be downloaded for free from: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/enterprisesearch/ff727944.aspx   To set up Federated Locations, go to the Search Service Application in Sharepoint 2010 and click on Federated Locations: When you set up a Federated […]

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Increasing the Accuracy Index of Search Refiners

| September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

  ​By default SharePoint 2010 will only consider the first 50 items in a search result set when calculating refiners. This creates limitations for real world environments with sizeable amounts of content. In the event that more than 50 items are returned in a search result set, then the refinement panel will not present refinement […]

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Exposing Refiner Counts to the SharePoint 2010 Refinement Panel

| September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

​Many SharePoint users who have seen demonstrations of FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint or Ontolica Search for SharePoint have noticed that these solutions contain the ability to view the number of items associated with each search refinement value. However, in SharePoint 2010 without these enhancements numbered refiners are not exposed by default. With a […]

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