Bill Baer

Senior Product Marketing Manager (SharePoint), Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint, Microsoft Corporation

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  • Blog Post: Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 vs. 3.0 Incremental Crawl

    In a recent conversation with a colleague I was asked the differences between Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and 3.0 incremental crawls and the availability of results and thought I would share and explain briefly the differences here: In Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 when an incremental crawl...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Search First Migration Accelerator

    Understanding search is the primary means in the Enterprise for surfacing and locating information…as a result, it has become a mission critical component of SharePoint deployments.  The rise in adoption of SharePoint 2010 in organizations has led to more customers seeking to leverage the benefits...
  • Blog Post: SPS Gathering Manager Recommendations

    I recently came across an issue with a customer that uses large files in WSS , notably, .CAD files; as a result these files were either - one, not indexed or two, indexing did not gather the required information from the file to provide useful search criteria. To remidy the issue MaxDownloadSize was...
  • Blog Post: Search First Migration Accelerator

    Search has become the primary means in the Enterprise for surfacing and locating information, as a result, it has become a mission critical component of SharePoint deployments. The rise in adoption of SharePoint 2010 in organizations has led to more customers seeking to leverage the benefits of the new...
  • Blog Post: Tafiti + Halo 3 = Search Goodness

    I was just looking at the new Halo 3 skin recently applied to Tafiti and was very impressed. For those who've never heard of or much less used Tafiti. Tafiti is an experimental Microsoft search front-end designed primarily for research projects spanning multiple queries and sessions through a variety...
  • Blog Post: STSADM -o preparetomove Implications on Search Redundancy

    I was just reading Todd's post on preparemove , and he does a good job of covering the changes in profile synchronization and related GUID reset/reassignment introduced by the application of the Infrastructure Update. There is one significant problem this change mitigates, specifically for those looking...
  • Blog Post: Recommendations to Improve Crawl Performance Post SPS Service Pack 2

    SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2, by default, will disable some features previously distributed in service pack 1; this article will key in on feaures specific to search and indexing recommendations to improve crawl performance post-service pack 2 and correct features disabled in service...
  • Blog Post: Happy "Indexing" Holidays - Microsoft Filter Pack Released

    The Microsoft Filter Pack for search has been released enabling critical search scenarios across a variety of Microsoft Search products including SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Search Server 2008, Search Server 2008 Express Edition...
  • Blog Post: Data Protection Manager 2007 Whitepaper on Backup and Recovery of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Search Components

    A new whitepaper has been published on protecting the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Search components. The whitepaper includes scripts to enable Data Protection Manager 2007 to backup and recover the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Search components and a detailed set of instructions...
  • Blog Post: Backup - Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Search

    One of the most critical components of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to many businesses is search and often is a key component of business processes. To ensure consistent and recoverable content is available to end-users, it becomes necessary to periodically backup the search components in...
  • Blog Post: Improve the Overall Full-Text Search Queries for Large Database Tables

    This post is a continuation on previous SharePoint Portal Server 2003 performace recommendations and details basic steps to improve the overall full-text search queries for large database tables. The steps detailed are most applicable to enterprise deployments and/or large databases with a large number...