CHAPTER 16 Enterprise Search

When modern computing was still young, the vast majority of processing power was used for generating content—performing calculations, analyzing input, and producing useful output. Today, although a sizeable percentage of processing power is still used in assisting users in producing content in the form of word processing applications and spreadsheet applications, an ever-increasing slice is now used to manage the content being created. In fact, these days, the role of the IT professional is often more about managing user-created content than it is about creating content itself.

This is where SharePoint 2010’s enterprise search technology enters the picture. Enterprise search is the one feature that delivers immediate ...

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