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This is the second half of a two-part article on integrating a third-party product with SharePoint. It discusses how three developers integrated Microsoft Office Server (MOSS) 2007 with Confluence1, an enterprise wiki, in about two months time. It discusses work behind implementing the features2 for the SharePoint Connector for Confluence3 as shown in Figure 1. Part 1 of the article focused on content embedding and Web parts. This second part discusses integrated search and single sign-on (SSO).(See Table 1) Integrated Search The goal for integrated search is to have both SharePoint and Confluence show the same search results containing content from both systems. Integrated Search Overview Integrated search was implemented by setting up MOSS to search Confluence and redirecting the Confluence search to the MOSS search site. The latter was done rather easily through a c... (more)

Integrating Content and Search Results with SharePoint

Have you ever needed to integrate an external system with SharePoint, showing content from each system within the other? What if you needed to integrate search between SharePoint and an external system? How do you keep the user experience seamless if the systems use different authentication mechanisms? Have you wondered if this can be done if the external system is written in Java? If you answered "yes" then read on. Along the way you'll learn some of the internals of SharePoint 2007 Web parts, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 enterprise search, and Microsoft Singl... (more)