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:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/sharepoint/techref/versions.mspx

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:

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms543340.aspx

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:

http://www.bdcmetaman.com/default.aspx

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:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/traincert/virtuallab/office.mspx

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:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6D94E307-67D9-41AC-B2D6-0074D6286FA9&displaylang=en