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Beginning SharePoint® 2007: Building Team Solutions with MOSS 2007 by Shane Perran, Amanda Murphy

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A.14. Chapter 14

A.14.1. Exercise 1 Solution

  1. What types of storage locations can be crawled and indexed from SharePoint Server?

Using SharePoint 2007, you can create content sources based on the following storage locations:

  • SharePoint sites

  • Websites (Non-SharePoint)

  • File shares

  • Exchange public folders

  • Lotus Notes

  • Applications via the Business Data Catalog

A.14.2. Exercise 2 Solution

  1. What is the difference between a Full Crawl and an Incremental Crawl?

A Full Crawl is a complete inventory of content available in a content source. An Incremental Crawl is a review of all items that have been added or changed since the last update.

A.14.3. Exercise 3 Solution

  1. While meeting with a group of users from the European region, you are requested to make it easier for the users to find content related to their region, by default. What are your alternatives for making this possible?

The first requirement is to identify how to distinguish content related to the European region from all other content. This may be best accomplished via a site column. However, you may identify that each region has a variety of content storage locations they take advantage of. Some of these may be within SharePoint; others may not.

Once you identify how to distinguish the content, you can create a custom scope that limits the index to items related only to the European region. This may be via a managed property based on a Regions site column, or it may be via a specific web address or content source. Once you create ...

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