I really enjoyed the session and thanks to the attendees for your kind comments. (And sorry to the guy from Florida that I teased!) The fine AV folks at Tech•Ed online have posted the recording of my talk: OFC317 Search Challenges and Tricks


Microsoft Enterprise Search: http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch

Microsoft Enterprise Search Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/enterprisesearch

Partner Search Information: https://www.quickstartmicrosoftsearch.com

Performance and Capacity Planning: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262574.aspx

CodePlex Search XSL Examples: http://sctxsl.codeplex.com/

Microsoft iFilter Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/ifilter

My image iFilter

A number of folks have been asking me about the iFilter I used to extract the facial information from the images. I built my demo on the beta version of the iFilter Shops XMP iFilter. They also have a WMV filter that can be used for video metadata.

The Files

Here is the collection of XSL files that I use to transform my pages in the demo. They will NOT work for you as is! I Promise! Remember that you have to map the crawled properties and name them the same way I did in my demo. That said, I am posting them so you can decipher them and understand HOW I did the transforms. After I get home I’ll post a step-by-step article on how to do it.

Download the source: Search Challenges and Tricks Files

XML Demo

At the end of the session I had a question about how challenging it is to know what data is being returned by the query. I Agree! For example how did I know that rating returns 1, 25, 50, 75, and 99? I use the trick from my previous post Create a XML Test Page for Search Results