There is an excellent resource for all you Microsoft Search Jedi's out there the:

Search Community Toolkit

The Search Community Toolkit is comprised of a number of tools and code samples that have been contributed to enhance the Microsoft search experience (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) Search, Search Server 2008 and Search Server 2008 Express).  

So yes this is for all you IT Pro's and Developers alike, so please share!  :-)

The tools are available on codeplex here: Search Community Toolkit

Here is an list of some of the tools up on the site:search

  • Search Custom Security Trimmer for Novell Netware Content Sources
  • Federated Search Connector for Virtual Earth Maps Sample
  • SharePoint Search XSL Samples
  • SharePoint Search Service Tool
  • Search ASP.NET Server Controls
  • Search Center Branding Removal Feature
  • Faceted Search V2 (To learn more about this check out my previous post: MOSS Faceted Search code v2)
  • SharePoint Search Admin
  • SharePoint 2007 Wildcard Search
  • SharePoint Search Bench
  • C# Protocol Handler Sample
  • HTML Agility Pack
  • Search As You Type
  • Smart Search for SharePoint
  • .NET Helpers for the Search Web Service
  • SharePoint Batch Query Test Tool
  • Sharepoint Shared Services Search Provider Property Creation

If you have used some of these tools, comment and let me know what you think, good, bad or ugly.

Happy Searching!