I had the opportunity to present a couple of talks on Enterprise Search this weekend at SharePoint Saturday Ozarks. Kyle Kelin and I drove out there on Friday and we attended a great speakers dinner. Mark Rackley did a great job on running a smooth event and getting a great group of speakers together. I got to meet a lot of people I have seen on twitter in person for the first time too. I gave two talks at this event, but I also had a time to attend the talks of Mike Watson, John Ferringer / Sean McDonough, and Eric Schupps.
My first talk was an introduction to Enterprise Search. The goal of the talk was to show you the basics of setting up content sources and crawls. I wanted to show that it was pretty easy to get started setting up crawls for SharePoint sites, web sites, file shares, databases, web services, and people.
My second talk continued on Enterprise Search, but showed you some of the different ways you can query search results. We covered keyword, Full Text SQL, and URL syntaxes. I then demonstrated how to use the API and web services to query Enterprise Search.
Slides and code samples for both talks are included in the attachment at the bottom of this post. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Thanks again to everyone who attended and made the event possible. It was a great event.
For more information on search, check out my Enterprise Search Roundup with links to previous posts I have written on the topic.
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