As the amount of digital information continues to grow at an exponential rate, gone are the days of remembering where all that information is stored. Providing efficient and reliable ways for users to find the information they need when they need it is of paramount necessity. This book comes to the rescue by offering a means to access information in a quick and streamlined fashion.
This unparalleled team of authors thoroughly covers the Enterprise Search Technology and explains the best ways to use Enterprise Search so that you can navigate the right technologies and techniques to get the most from your search investments. You'll discover why security is such a vital aspect of Search, and how security is built within Search through authentication and authorization against a myriad of systems. By learning to use, administer, and develop on the SharePoint 2007 and Search Server 2008 technologies, you'll be able to help others with the ever-changing search landscape.
What you will learn from this book
How to plan and deploy an Enterprise Search solution
Ways to configure and administer Search that will meet specific customer requirements
Best practices and processes for building Search-driven applications
Techniques to extend Search with the Search API, new federation capabilities, user interface, or XSL and connectors
Who this book is for
This book is for developers and IT professionals who are responsible for everything from information access and discovery to writing search applications and want to use the breadth of the SharePoint 2007 and Search Server 2008 technologies to become more efficient.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
Richard Riley is a senior technical product manager in the Microsoft SharePoint product management team. He is responsible for driving Technical Readiness, both within, and outside of, Microsoft and specializes in Search Server 2008 and the Search features of SharePoint Server 2007. He has more than seven years of experience at Microsoft and has worked as a consultant in Microsoft Consultancy Services, and as a technical specialist in sales. He has over 10 years of industry experience and is a frequent speaker at Microsoft Technical Events.
Shane Young is the owner of SharePoint911. He has over 12 years of experience designing and administering large - scale server farms using Microsoft enterprise technologies. For the past three years, he has been working exclusively with SharePoint products and technologies as a consultant and trainer for www.SharePoint911.com . Shane has been recognized by Microsoft as an authority on SharePoint and is among an elite group of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 MVPs. Shane also maintains a popular SharePoint focused blog, http://msmvps.com/blogs/shane , which contains a lot of beneficial technical information about SharePoint administration.