Friday, July 15, 2011

Microsoft: Submit your story on SharePoint and Get Showcased!

Microsoft has posted the following contest – a great way of sharing SharePoint success stories with the world. Read on for details:

There are so many fantastic success stories on SharePoint 2010 that are just waiting to be told and shared. Now’s your chance to get your story heard!
You’re invited to share your unique story on SharePoint 2010 to win the chance of being professionally filmed and showcased on the Canadian site for Microsoft SharePoint. Winners also get a complimentary conference pass to attend the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, California from October 3-6 2011 (a $1,199 value.)

1st prize

Your story professional filmed, plus a pass to the Microsoft SharePoint conference 2011

2nd prize

One pass to the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011

Contest Categories
SharePoint 2010 is a versatile solution and can address many different business challenges. Choose a submission category from the following list on how you used SharePoint to address the following business priorities:

  • Increase productivity
  • Reduce cost
  • Rapidly respond to business needs

Please note that you can submit to multiple categories, provided each submission is a unique and different SharePoint 2010 solution (i.e., one solution per category).

Don’t miss this great chance to be rewarded for all your hard work. Your journey with SharePoint is important and it needs to be heard!
All submissions must be received by August 22nd, 2011.

Good luck!


Monday, July 11, 2011

SharePoint 2007 Search Quirk–Hit Highlighting on Integers

While working on a SharePoint 2007 custom search project we found an interesting little quirk in the search engine.

We were using the XML iFilter rather than the regular html iFilter due to a requirement to tightly constrain some date metadata as type datetime (with the OOTB filter SharePoint was returning these as text and not allowing proper date range filtering).

While searching for numbers contained within text, if the number was on its own line of text and not preceded by anything else, the result would return correctly but hit-highlighting was not applied.

However, if we put any text at all in front of the numbers, the hit-highlighting applies perfectly.

Therefore the workaround was simply to alter the text that was being displayed to include at least one letter or word before the integers in the line.