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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Best Practices by Bill English, Ben Curry

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Building Federated Location Definition Files and Integrating Search Server 2008 with Live Search

Creating FLD files for Search Server 2008 is not as hard as you might think. In this section, we’ll walk you through how to create FLDs and give you some tips on important synergies between Search Server 2008 and live.com.

The biggest effort in building an FLD using the Search Server 2008 interface is obtaining a result set from a remote indexing engine that can be transferred via RSS or Atom. Once you have that, building the FLD is very easy. If the results come back in HTML/XHTML, then you’ll have to do some custom coding to get those results to appear in your Search Server 2008 Search Center. That customization work is beyond the scope of this chapter ...

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