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SharePoint Core Results Web Part Changes

SharePoint Core Results Web Part Changes

The Question A reader asks: I’ve been given a custom web part based on the SharePoint 2010 Core Results Web Part. The web part overrides OnInit to provide a custom search query to the web part. I need to modify it to add a button in a new column. How can I do that in a way that adapts to the proper document content type? Re-Factor Personally, I’ve used the Core Results Web Part to aggregate Document Results before, but I

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SharePoint Services Reference

Troubleshooting SharePoint requires understanding the 8 Windows Services the platform depends on. Use this table to help identify services while researching issues. Also, pay attention to the account the service uses to run.   Security All of the services run with the permissions of the Local System with the following exceptions: SPTimerV3 runs as the account you designate in the SharePoint Configuration Wizard as the Farm Account OSearch runs as the service you configure for it in Central Admin SPTimerV3,

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Whither Goest the SharePoint Gatherer?

Is the Gatherer a part of SharePoint 2007 or a relic of the the past? The SharePoint Log known as the ULS shows some errors regarding the Gatherer process. The documentation on SharePoint 2007 reveals no such beast to me. So that begs the question, what in the world is the Gatherer? And how is it related to search? The answer appears to lie in some legacy code that goes at least as far back as SharePoint Portal Server 2001.

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Real Time Results on Google

Twitter results are now showing on Google in Real Time. I tested it with the following tweet: Less than 60 seconds later, my Google results updated automatically with this:   Welcome to the Real Time Web! Are you taking advantage of the new speed of information distribution?

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Gannotti talks to MicroLink CTO Malcolm Hyson

Check out The SharePoint Samurai talking up DiscoverPoint, a product I contributed to in a small part.   The samurai otherwise known as Michael Gannotti talks with MicroLink CTO Malcolm Hyson at Microsoft’s SharePoint Conference. Gannotti is excited about the new MicroLink product DiscoverPoint and it’s integration of SharePoint with dynamic content from FAST ESP.   Malcolm is a Microsoft SharePoint MVP award winner and contributor to Manning Press’ online book SharePoint Server 2007 Survival Guide. He leads MicroLink’s product

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SharePoint Conference Keynote to be Live Streamed

The keynote address Monday by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and VP of SharePoint Jeff Teper will be streamed live from the conference website www.mssharepointconference.com.   Follow the Conference RSS Feed for updates like these straight from the organizers.   Also note, if you are attending the conference in person, note that WiFi will be off during the keynote Monday. If you want to live blog or tweet, you’ll need a cellular modem.   Are you excited about the announcements at

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Is your SharePoint guarded by Kerberos?

You may recognize the three headed dog pictured above as the guard dog of Hades from Ancient Greek Mythology. The dog’s name is Kerberos in Greek. A different kind of kerberos may be guarding your computer. Some facts about Kerberos from other web sites: "Windows 2000 and later use Kerberos as their default authentication method." (kerberos in wikipedia)  "Kerberos is currently the most secure authentication mechanism supported by AD."(1 of 10 Facts About Kerberos from Office and SharePoint Pro) The Two Hop Problem What

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Olympics and SQL 08 on 08 08 08!

Today is the 8th day of the 8th month of the 8th year of the 2000’s. You may be aware China scheduled the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics for 8 minutes and 8 seconds past 8 o’clock today becuase of the luck associated with the number in their culture. At any rate, Microsoft and Search Server are providing some assistance to the Olympics through their INFO 08 platform that allows searching athlete bios.   If Microsoft had better relationships in China, they might have delayed

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See SharePoint MVP Matt McDermott at the August San Antonio SharePoint Users Group Meeting

In August, the San Antonio SharePoint Users Group will be hosting SharePoint MVP Matt McDermott at the new Rackspace office on Walzem road. When the function is available again, register with sasug.net to receive the full details when the official email goes out. In the meantime, Contact Me with your email and I will pass it on to the meeting organizer.   You can find the resources from his presentation on Search at the SharePoint Conference on his blog post

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