Tag: SharePoint

SurfRay & Microsoft Webcast: SharePoint Search Goes Public

| February 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Microsoft and SurfRay collaborate to create rich website search experiences with SharePoint and Ontolica. In this webcast, Microsoft Technical Solution Expert and FAST veteran, Carlos Valcarcel, joins Josh Noble to reveal how SharePoint search enables public sector & non-profit websites to connect communities and content. They will show live public sector SharePoint sites leveraging SharePoint […]

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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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Effective Requirements Gathering for Search in SharePoint 2010

| November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Better Search”, “Effective Search”, and “Google-like Search” are not requirements! I just finished a great presentation with SharePoint MVP and author of SharePoint Analyst HQ, Michal Pisarek, that illustrates how to change conceptual user requests into actionable requirements for SharePoint search. He shows how to execute search requirement workshops, map certain requirements to OOTB configuration […]

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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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SurfRay and the #BoothBabes dilemma

| October 12, 2011 | 5 Comments

I was recently entertained by the discussion generated by Claire Willet’s blog post about so-called ‘booth babes’ (models hired to attract visitors to exhibit hall booths at trade shows). Claire has a valid argument that we at SurfRay have generally agreed with. Every year, however, we marvel at the models on the show and wonder […]

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The Value of Information and Cost of Search

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

The value of information has never been higher.   In today’s economy it is more important than ever to make every dollar count.  Companies are downsizing and the efficiency of every employee becomes increasingly vital.  At the same time, the amount of information which needs to be accessed by employees is growing at an incredible 66% […]

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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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Search Quick Tips

| September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Thanks to Surfray, we are now able to offer a series of Search Quick Tips. These are short 5 minute videos with simple solutions to typical search problems presented in video format.   The first one that I have created is about Alternative Access Mappings in SharePoint and search and answers the question “Why does […]

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