Today the folks at SurfRay (makers of Ontolica) released a free download of an actionable search results webpart for SharePoint (SP 2010, and FAST Search for SP). To quote their description:
"This free result action web part adds four of the most commonly used document action menus to SharePoint search results. The solution adds a drop down menu similar to that found in SharePoint document libraries.
- View Properties
- Send Link Via Email
- Add to My Links
- Open Document Location
This web part deploys as a replacement to the Core Search Results web part in SharePoint 2010 and FAST Search for SharePoint."
Here's what you'll need in order to deploy and test it in your own environment:
- SharePoint 2010 with a functioning Search Service Application and Search Center
- SharePoint 2010 with FS4SP.
- Access to the SharePoint server.
I have the download and can’t wait to try it in my SP 2010 dev environment. Definitely an easy step toward better Search experience and greater SharePoint Search Maturity!