The Cumulative Update August 2012 for FAST Search Server for SharePoint 2010 is out for a while now – seems like nobody has tried this one yet. Or quality control has happened… Updating FAST Search When you install a service pack or a cumulative update for FAST you have to run the setup and then you have to start a FAST powershell and start “psconfig –action p” – otherwise your search won’t work because SAM Worker process is dead.
FAST for SharePoint
Ever wondered where the FAST Search Center Template is and why the hack its not there when you create a new site? Start this little powershell and you can create it: $site = Get-SPSite -Identity http://sp2010.demo.com/sites/demo $site.Features.Add(“5EAC763D-FBF5-4d6f-A76B-EDED7DD7B0A5”)
Recently I read a blog post how to customize the core result webpart - thats the webpart showing the results after you do a search with SharePoint 2010. The the output was modified so that you can click on a link to open the library/folder containing the document you searched - quite handy in my eyes. SharePoint Search The solution for SharePoint search is quite easy, just add <xsl:if test="isdocument = 'True'"> <a> <xsl:attribute name="href"> <xsl:value-of select="sitename"/> </xsl:attribute> View Folder </a> </xsl:if> and you are good to go (more details in the mentioned blog post).