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Design Search Architectures for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

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  • Language: English

This model describes the steps to determine a basic design for a SharePoint Server 2010 search architecture.

  • This model outlines four major steps to achieve a design for search in a SharePoint Server 2010 deployment. Starting with identifying business requirements, corpus volume, and key performance metrics, each successive step helps to refine the starting-point architecture.


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Search Model 4 of 4 - Farm-level design.pdf
SHA1: a427de11346ba84e6056b4f8f98aafbadf7cb7a6
363 KB
Search Model 4 of 4 - Farm-level design.vsd
SHA1: e9e59c256bdcebc51feda5cca08781e25e22763f
686 KB
Search Model 4 of 4 - Farm-level design.xps
SHA1: 5df970449cc3f4ebffd458f19dba48d61f24b098
628 KB

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Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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