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    If your are using Firefox, the Microsoft Search Team have developed an add-in to allow you to make your default search engine Bing. You can download it from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10434 The add-on has already over 488’000 downloads!  
  • Blog Post: Problems with the display of Search results (Search Server 2008 / MOSS)

    Some partners have reported problems with the Search results display. The 1st search request on a Search Portal on Search Server 2008 appears very quickly. The system shows the elapsed time as 0.05 seconds. So far, so good. If a user performs another search, this action takes 1-2 minutes to complete...
  • Blog Post: Adobe PDF iFilter for 64bit

    Eventually! Adobe has released a 64bit version of it’s PDF iFilter for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Up till now, your only options were Adobe’s 32 bit version, or buy the 32- or 64-bit version from Foxit Software . Feedback from...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Bing - The Decision Engine

    Introducing Bing Search by Microsoft. A Decision Engine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et0rUzRAXGE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK5IYlZECmE http://www.microsoft.com/emea/presscentre/pressreleases/ProductLaunchPR_280509.mspx So from 3 June 2009 , don’t Google It, or Live It, Bing It!
  • Blog Post: iFilters for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Windows Desktop Search

    Quite often, customers and partners ask about iFilters. For those who don’t know what an iFilter is, well, when a Indexing Service needs to index the contents of a file, it needs to know what the format of the file is. A PDF file has a different format to a DOC or DOCX file. An iFilter file contains...