Utilizing search

Mar 10, 2009 at 3:24 AM
Would using MOSS search and Metadata Property Mappings yield any performance improvements? I was playing with the faceted search project and they sort of do the same thing as tags but just present it differently.
Mar 24, 2009 at 8:53 AM
That yould probably improve the performance, and most definitely improve scalability (since the search engine answers in a quasi constant time, even when the number of doucments in its base grows).

However this approach has several drawbacks
* To install it, farm administrators need to add a managed metadata property ; and then they need to reindex the full content
* Indexation is not necessarly "every 5 minutes" (Some farm administrators index the content only the night for instance). Hence freshness of the cloud is better with a Caml query rather than the search engine.

Also performance looks really good with a well written Caml query and cache.

Obviously, another project based on the search engine would be an interesting one, though.