Q and A of my Recent Webinar – Part 1

Guest Post By :- Agnes Molnar


Recently, I’ve made a webinar with Dave Coleman and MetaVis. Thanks to the great people attending, I’ve got lot more question I was able to answer then, so as an ultimate solution I promised to answer them on my blog. So here are my answers, part #1:

  1. What is the motivation behind prevent folders under Document Sets – is it search related or just an business level decision? – Unfortunately I don’t know the exact answer. It was a technical decision during design time, as I know. The property management and all inheritance things could be much more complicated in case we could have a hierarchy inside a Document Set.
  2. Will you provide the ppt’s after the webinar? – Yes, the PPTs have been uploaded to slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/aghy/information-architecture-searchbettertogether-8814725
  3. Can the content uploaded and processed by content organizer be moved to different libraries in different site collections? – Out of the box, the Content Organizer Rules can move the documents inside a Site Collection. If you need to move them out, you need some custom solution.
  4. Is SharePoint 2010 search based on FAST? – No, FAST Search for SharePoint is based on the FAST Search product line, and SP2010 Search is based on the previous SharePoint products’ code.
  5. Can we import Term sets from external system like external data in other software running in the company like we can do this in via bcs? – Yes, you can import term sets in CSV format. You can find more information here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee424396.aspx
  6. Have we been seeing any BA-Insight Longitude Search additions to FAST Search or was it all only FASt Search? – No, all my demos contained out-of-the-box capabilities only (both SP2010 and FAST Search).
  7. Is Search also limited to a single Site (Server) or could this be run over multiple Sites (Servers) at same time? – You can scale-out your Crawler and Query servers to multiple servers both in case of SP2010 Search and FAST Search.
  8. How do activate FAST Search? – FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint (FS4SP) is a separated product. Steps for “activating” FS4SP are the followings:
    1. You must have a SharePoint 2010 Enterprise farm.
    2. Install FAST Search server(s). Depending on your environment, you can have one or more FS4SP servers, logically it’s a farm too.
    3. Configure your SP2010 farm and the FS4SP farm to work together, create the Search Server Applications in SharePoint.
    4. If you’re interested in much more details, here are some useful links and troubleshooting steps for you: http://aghy.hu/AghyBlog_EN/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=119
  9. How to better integrate search in the custom applications (not from inside sharepoint)? – SharePoint has both an API (Object Model) and a collection of Web Services. You can call those Web Services from any remote application (with proper permissions, of course), while Object Model can be used on the SharePoint server only. You can find the QueryService reference here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/websvcsearch.queryservice_members.aspx

More to come soon (sonner than this one, I can tell you)…

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