How can I use the new enterprise search capabilities in Windows 7 to search my internal Sharepoint site?
 

You can create a .osdx file for your SharePoint server by following this format which is for my wssdemo.com site

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<OpenSearchDescription xmlns="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/&quot; xmlns:ms-ose="http://schemas.microsoft.com/opensearchext/2009/"&gt;
<ShortName>WSSDemo Site</ShortName>
<Description>Search the Ian Morrish Sharepoint Demo site.</Description>
<Url type="application/rss+xml" template="http://www.wssdemo.com/search/_layouts/srchrss.aspx?k={searchTerms}&amp;start={startIndex}&amp;s=WSSDemo%20Content"/&gt;
<Url type="text/html" template="http://www.wssdemo.com/search/Pages/Results.aspx?k={searchTerms}&amp;s=WSSDemo%20Content"/&gt;
<!– Win7 M3 syntax –>
<ms-ose:locationProperties>
<ms-ose:property name="TreatLinkAsEnclosure">-1</ms-ose:property>
</ms-ose:locationProperties>
<!– Win7 Beta syntax –>
<ms-ose:ResultsProcessing format="application/rss+xml">
<ms-ose:LinkIsFilePath>-1</ms-ose:LinkIsFilePath>
</ms-ose:ResultsProcessing>
</OpenSearchDescription>

Or click on this link http://www.wssdemo.com/Downloads/wssdemo.osdx if you want to try out searching WSSDemo.com from Windows 7. If you want to add the osdx file to your SharePoint server then you will have to add a mime type to IIS for the .osdx extension = application/opensearchdescription+xml

 

These instructions were taken from many sites, but here are some more helpful links..

Engineering win 7 blog

More federated search info

Scott Dorman’s blog

 

 

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