13.9. Search Management

The ability to search for content within your SharePoint installation is one of the most important tools for the end users who will be accessing the sites and libraries on a daily basis.

Microsoft has made some pretty drastic changes to the search service in WSS 3.0. However, most of the changes are kind of "under the hood," so they are not obvious. One of the big changes is that WSS no longer uses the SQL Search Engine. Microsoft is making a big push to consolidate the search engines, and one of the results of that is that the Windows Desktop Search, Live Search, and SharePoint Search engines are now driven by the same technologies. This means content providers only have to develop a single protocol handler (the code ...

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