SharePoint Saturday – Search

Today is Melbourne’s turn to host SharePoint Saturday – with a bunch of presentations, demos and a panel session – all discussing SharePoint – and the entire event is FREE – for the people, by the people.

Lots of great topics about SharePoint 2010 – all the new features, developer need-to-know’s, Office 2010 client, and 3rd-party product demo’s such as Nintex, and K2.

I’m doing a double-up session with Tim Wragg (StarGate) – about Enterprise Search within MOSS (2007).

He’ll be showing some of the customisation and configuration that you can achieve with OOTB components for SharePoint – and I’ll then discuss the extensibility story with search – using the SharePoint SDK & API.

Here’s a few of the topics I’ll be covering :

  • Create a custom coded webpart with C# – new UI for Search
  • Call to the SQLFullTextQuery class to retrieve search results
  • Demo of a utility to assist – called SharePoint Search Service Tool (CodePlex)
  • Discussion of CustomProtocolHandler to extend even further
  • Search Admin using code – for creating scopes, properties, etc

Hope to see you at the session – I’ll load up the PPTX (slide deck) after all is said and done – and you can have a look at your leisure.

🙂

UPDATE :  Here’s a link to the slide deck from today’s session (~1.8MB zip).   .

…and here is the prank BSOD I used – thought I’d get a few more “gasps” or “laughs”…

I guess if there were MORE people there – might have helped…

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