Thursday, April 28, 2011

Adding new nicknames to SharePoint People Search

Out of the box SharePoint 2010 comes with a pretty good people search. This is due to a combination of phonetic rules and a vast list of nicknames. Out of the box the US English nickname list consists of over 14.000 nickname mappings, ensuring good results when trying to find people.

But what if you are located in a different part of the world, speaking some obscure language like Norwegian, which is my native tongue, and where names are sounding nothing like English ones? What then?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

DateTime resolution for querying FAST for SharePoint

I was doing range queries in the Search Center UI to limit documents between two exact dates.
But no matter what I entered as hours/minutes/seconds in my query I still got the same result.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Remember to give your SharePoint 2010 Information Worker Virtual Machine a fresh certificate

As I wrote in January, the default self signed certificate for FAST for SharePoint is valid for one year.

Some days ago this certificate expired within the Microsoft Information Worker VM. The reason I noticed is because I’m currently conduction a FAST for SharePoint workshop in Brussels, and this very morning all the attendees got the same error
Failed to connect to Failed to initialize session with document engine: Unable to resolve Contentdistributor