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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Application Blueprints by Mike Oryszak

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How to leverage search

Most users are familiar with how to use the Search features to find content, but are not familiar with some of the capabilities that can help them pinpoint specific content or specific types of content. This section will provide an overview on how to leverage search to provide features that help support users finding results that are only related to sites.

Content classes

SharePoint Search includes an object classification system that can be used to identify specific types of items as shown in the next table. It is stored in the index as a property of the item, making it available for all queries.

Content Class

Description

STS_Site

Site Collection objects

STS_Web

Subsite/Web objects

STS_list_[templatename]

List objects ...

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