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Search Customization and Development Options in SharePoint Server 2007

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 26, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
Examine the powerful platform of SharePoint Server 2007 search for the end user and developer. Learn about the built-in Web Parts for search and writing search queries for your applications.

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