SharePoint 2007 Search, searching for better…

Filed Under (SharePoint 2007) by Just An Admin on 27-05-2008

With the migration to MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 finished, we found that the search functionality is not what we have hoped for, at least not ‘out-of-the-box’. No wildcard support, no standard grouping of results… And since i do not have the skills to ‘build’ it myself, i was kind of forced to accept the lack of functionality, purchase a third party app or hire a programmer to do the job me.

Then again, if a product, like SharePoint 2007, lacks features or functionality but allows for customized extensions or add-ons, it’s just a matter of time until alternatives or enhancements surface. Ontolica, famous for providing just such features to SharePoint, offers a paid solution to fill this gap. They even offer one ‘module’ for free that is discussed on various blogs and websites: Ontolica wildcard search.

But there are other, less commercial solutions that deserve to be looked at:

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