Thank you for spending time with me on the webcast to get an overview Search in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007. I really enjoy this technology, so much so that I even wrote an article on topic. You can read the article here: Find It All with SharePoint Enterprise Search.
Here are some other resources to you:
Without any more delay here are the questions. Please comment or email if you need more information.
Question: What is the difference between Search in SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007?Answer: There really is no difference from a product perspective; however they are two different tools. What the key to learn about is that SharePoint Server 2007 extends the SharePoint services and in reality the SharePoint services are a part of the SharePoint server. To learn more about what the services do, take a look here:
Question: Can you base the security on third-party security tables in SQL?Answer: Here is where you can learn about how to code into the authentication and authorization models:
Question: Where are some good tools that generate the application definition file for the Business Definition Catalog (BDC)?Answer: BDC meta man is a great tool I have found, take a look here:
Question: Can we download the server that you showed us somewhere on the MS site? It would be nice to be able to play with a running installation?Answer: I recommend taking a look at the virtual labs they are great free resources:
Question: Is there any information on how to programmatically perform things on MOSS 2007?Answer: Yes, there is a published SDK on the development platform here: