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Book Review: Pro SharePoint 2010 Search

Just read the book Pro SharePoint 2010 Search yesterday, looking for gaps in my understand of search. It is a good coverage of SharePoint Search, it does not cover FAST Search. That the authors had real life experience was obvious from the coverage also of third party, I found this part especially interesting. Also enjoyed the brief discussion of the search algorithm. The discussion on changing the ranking model was good, and some of the issues with changing the user's language settings were clearly explained. I would recommend this book. I received it as part of a review program.

Commerce Server Inventory System Part 4

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Inventory Site Resources In addition to metadata stored about the Inventory System, Commerce Server also has inventory settings stored as site resources. Site resources are entities that provide functionality to a specific Commerce Server site. These settings can be viewed and modified through the Commerce Server Manager (see Figure 4-3). Inventory site resources override properties defined within the Inventory System metadata. The inventory site resources include the following: ·Display Backordered Items. This resource is used to indicate whether or not backordered SKUs are displayed on the Web site. If the value is -1 (True), then backordered SKUs are displayed on the Web site, whereas a value of 0 (False) indicates that backordered SKUs are not displayed on the Web site. ·Display Out of Stock Items. This resource is used to indicate whether or not out-of-stock SKUs are displayed on the Web site. If the value is -1 (True), then out-of-stock SKUs are displayed on the Web site, …

Using Today in a SharePoint calculated column

Sometimes one can be too tricky for ones own good. Was recently talking about the workaround to name a column Today, then create a calculated column using Today, and then to delete the placeholder column. Works like a treat, but of course the Calculated column does not automatically update the calculated column unless the item changes. Now we know why they hid this feature. Of course one could make a timer job....With thanks to Vaidotas.

Developer Dashboard

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