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Presentation Deck for Search Server 2008

Presentation Deck for Search Server 2008

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So anyone who attended our events in Falkirk and Manchester, thank you for attending and here is the extended version of the PowerPoint presentation I used.  Please send me your questions via this blog so I can follow-up and answer them.  There were some really interesting questions and I think a lot of people will be interested in the answers.


Here is the link to the vpc download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6662C7BE-D79B-475A-863C-F976239AC0AF&displaylang=en

Location of FLD files for federated search: http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/connectors/federated.aspx

Attachment: MSS-MSS Express Technical Presentation - Whats New - Search Server 2008.pdf
  • In my quest trying to find something for an earlier post, I found this image which was too good not to

  • Thank you all who attended the London TechNet event, Beyond SharePoint: Advanced Solutions in Business

  • Having just tried installing Search Server on my MOSS 2007 VPC without any success can you confirm that it is not currently possible to install it over MOSS 2007 and I will have to either wait until the SP1 update next year to get the additional search functionality within MOSS. Thanks.

  • Nick R,

    As indicated in the presentation, Search Server 2008 CANNOT be installed on top of a MOSS 2007 installation.  MOSS SP1 will provide the option to integrate MSS 2008 features in first half of 2008 via a patch.  MOSS SP2 will completely integrate MSS 2008 functionality as part of the package.  

  • Thanks for the response. Can you be any more specific about when MOSS SP1 will be released. I understand from your presentation that Enterprise Search will potentialy give the ability to search My Sites that are configured to use Forms Based Authentication. I am working on an FBA solution for a client and I need to know whether this is defintely the case and if so whether delivery of this fucntionality will be within the near future. Thanks.

  • for MOSS 2007 SP1, it is slated for first half of 2008.  Don't have any more specifics on the date sorry.

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