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Comparisons of SharePoint Search Versions

SharePoint 2007

Search in Windows SharePoint Services, Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search,and Enterprise Search in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 are all based on the same Microsoft Search core indexing engine, ensuring consistent search across Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

However, there are differences among the SharePoint search versions. The following table provides a comparison of features among Search in Windows SharePoint Services, Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search, and Enterprise Search in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Feature Search in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search Enterprise Search in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

What can be indexed

Local SharePoint content

SharePoint sites, Microsoft Exchange Server content, file shares, Lotus notes, custom content.

SharePoint sites, Microsoft Exchange Server content, file shares, Lotus notes, custom content, line-of-business (LOB) content.

Rich, relevant results

Yes

Yes

Yes

Alerts

RSS

Did you mean?

Collapsing of duplicates

Yes to all

Yes to all

Yes to all

Best bets

Results removal, Query reports

No to all

Yes to all

Yes to all

Search Center / Tabs

No

Search Center without Tabs

Search Center with Tabs

People search

No

No

Yes

Business Data Search

No

No

Yes

Query Web service

http://<site>/_vti_bin/spsearch.asmx

http://<site>/_vti_bin/search.asmx

http://<site>/_vti_bin/search.asmx

Security trimming of search results

Yes; supports default security trimming only

Yes; supports default and custom security trimming

Yes; supports default and custom security trimming

Query syntax

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Search SQL Syntax

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Search Keyword Syntax

URL syntax

Enterprise Search SQL Syntax Reference

Enterprise Search Keyword Syntax Reference

Enterprise Search URL Syntax Reference

Enterprise Search SQL Syntax Reference

Enterprise Search Keyword Syntax Reference

Enterprise Search URL Syntax Reference

APIs

Query object model. For more information, see Windows SharePoint Services Search Query Object Model Overview.

Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Query object model. For more information, see Enterprise Search Query Object Model Overview.

Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration object model. For more information, see Getting Started with the Enterprise Search Administration Object Model.

Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Query object model. For more information, see Enterprise Search Query Object Model Overview. Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration object model. For more information, see Getting Started with the Enterprise Search Administration Object Model.

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