can someone point out for me the difference between shared scopes and non-shared scopes?
I think one difference is that shared scopes are available in all site-collections, whereas non-shared scopes are only for one site-collection.
I have seen this question which shows how to programatically (means utilizing the object model) create a shared scope. Is there a way to programatically create non-shared scopes?
Is there any suggested reading on sharepoint-seach for "noobs"?