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SharePoint enterprise search gets boost from governance planning
This article is part of the December 2008 issue of SharePoint Insider
Although nearly every aspect of SharePoint can benefit from a strong governance plan, MOSS 2007's enterprise search functionality benefits most of all. Like all parts of SharePoint, there is good news and bad news about governance. For many organizations, the bad news is that it's extremely difficult to incorporate a governance plan where none existed. But here's the good news: You can quickly configure and improve on enterprise search at almost any time. More on SharePoint enterprise search and governance planning ABCs of enterprise search With enterprise search the work is never done Checklist for harnessing Microsoft SharePoint governance And when you implement a governance plan for enterprise search , you can see immediate results. No successful governance plan is written in stone. However, as it relates to search, governance is especially fluid. Live SharePoint implementations change a great deal over time, and this can have a positive impact on search. What should a SharePoint governance plan address? Don't have a ...
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