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Pro SharePoint 2010 Search

Book Description

Pro SharePoint 2010 Search gives you expert advice on planning, deploying and customizing searches in SharePoint 2010. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience of working with real-world SharePoint deployments, this book teaches everything you'll need to know to create well-designed SharePoint solutions that always keep the end-user's experience in mind.

Increase your search efficiency with SharePoint 2010's search functionality: extend the search user interface using third-party tools, and utilize analytics to improve relevancy.

This practical hands-on book is a must-have resource for anyone looking to unlock the full potential of their SharePoint server's search capabilities.

Pro SharePoint 2010 Search empowers you to customize a SharePoint 2010 search deployment and maximize the platform's potential for your organization.

What you'll learn

  • Design and implement effective search crawls and indexing

  • Create intuitive user interfaces, and improve search findability

  • Understand how to configure core SharePoint components

  • Customize SharePoint's existing search functionality

  • Who this book is for

    This book is aimed at intermediate to advanced SharePoint administrators who want to incorporate well-designed search functionality into their sites.

    Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Contents at a Glance
    3. Contents
    4. About the Authors
    5. About the Technical Reviewer
    6. Acknowledgments
    7. Introduction
    8. CHAPTER 1: Overview of SharePoint 2010 Search
      1. Microsoft Enterprise Search Products: Choosing the Right Version
      2. Getting to Know Search in SharePoint 2010
      3. Summary
    9. CHAPTER 2: Planning Your Search Deployment
      1. SharePoint 2010 Components
      2. Environment Planning and Metrics
      3. Performance
      4. PowerShell
      5. Summary
      6. Further Reading
    10. CHAPTER 3: Setting Up the Crawler
      1. The Search Service Application
      2. Indexing
      3. Crawling SharePoint Sites
      4. Crawling Users Profiles
      5. Crawling File Shares
      6. Crawling Web Sites
      7. Crawling Exchange Public Folders
      8. Crawling Line-of-Business Data
      9. Using Crawl Rules
      10. Troubleshooting Crawl Errors
      11. Server Name Mappings
      12. Crawler Impact Rules
      13. Crawler Scheduling
      14. Crawling Metadata
      15. Defining Scopes
      16. Crawling Other Document Types with iFilters
      17. Federated Sources
      18. Summary
      19. Further Reading
    11. CHAPTER 4: Deploying the Search Center
      1. Understanding the Search Center
      2. Basic vs. Enterprise Search Centers
      3. Redirecting the Search Box to the Search Center
      4. Web Part Deployment
      5. Summary
    12. CHAPTER 5: The Search User Interface
      1. The Query Box
      2. The Search Center
      3. The Search Results Page
      4. Search Query Syntax
      5. The Advanced Search Page
      6. The People Search Page
      7. Summary
    13. CHAPTER 6: Configuring Search Settings and the User Interface
      1. Web Parts
      2. Federated Search
      3. The Preferences Page: An Administrator's View
      4. Stemmers and Word Breakers
      5. Phonetics and Nicknames
      6. Search Keywords
      7. Search Alerts Administration
      8. Search Suggestions
      9. Search Scopes
      10. Search Tabs and Pages
      11. Summary
    14. CHAPTER 7: Working with Search Page Layouts
      1. Understanding Master Pages in SharePoint 2010
      2. Adding Navigation to the Search Center
      3. Applying a Branded Master Page to a Search Center
      4. Modify the Search Results Presentation
      5. Advanced Topics on Refinement Panel
      6. Summary
    15. CHAPTER 8: Searching Through the API
      1. Understanding the Query Expression Parsing Order
      2. The Search API
      3. Creating SQL for the FullTextSqlQuery
      4. Creating a Custom Search Application Page
      5. Summary
    16. CHAPTER 9: Business Connectivity Services
      1. BCS Architecture
      2. Business Connectivity Services Deployment Types
      3. Creating a .NET Connector in Visual Studio 2010
      4. The Secure Store Service
      5. Creating Security Trimmed CRUD Operations on a SQL Database Using Visual Studio 2010
      6. Adding Security Trimming to .NET Connectors
      7. Summary
    17. CHAPTER 10: Relevancy and Reporting
      1. Relevancy Algorithms
      2. The Corpus
      3. Search Reporting
      4. Tuning Search
      5. Managed Metadata Service
      6. Custom Ranking
      7. Summary
      8. Further Reading
    18. CHAPTER 11: Search Extensions
      1. Extending Search Beyond In-House Development
      2. CodePlex and Open Source
      3. Commercial Solutions
      4. Visualization
      5. iFilters
      6. Taxonomy, Ontology, and Metadata Management
      7. Replacing the SharePoint Search Engine
      8. Summary
    19. Index