After completing this chapter, you will be able to
Understand the site definitions underlying the Search Center.
Understand the architectural components of the Search Center.
Master the configuration options for the Search Center from an administrator point of view.
Deploy new functionality to the Search Center by using custom Features.
Understand the different Search Web Parts from a developer angle and the customizations that can be made programmatically.
Replace the small Search box with a custom-built control that allows users to enter a search query at the top of Microsoft Office SharePoint pages.
The Search Center plays an important role in the overall end-user search experience within Microsoft ...