When it comes to the search experience, the look-and-feel of the search results are always a big question. In most cases, the out-of-the-box "ten blue lines" experience is not enough, creating custom … [Read more...] about Custom Document Search Experience (Display Template)
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It's a common requirement to create a "My Tasks" dashboard on the Intranet, where every user can see his/her own open tasks with status, due date and other information. … [Read more...] about Display Template for Tasks in SharePoint 2013/2016
Besides the missing document information panel, another common question about document properties is how to embed properties which come from a SharePoint column to a document template. This can easily … [Read more...] about How to embed SharePoint columns into document templates
It's been a known fact that Microsoft favorizes "modern" Microsoft Search over Classic Search in Microsoft 365. And while they have been improving Microsoft Search in the last years, it's still short … [Read more...] about Classic Search Features to be Retired on Feb 1, 2021
The primary question I keep getting these days is what Search options organizations have these days, what's coming, and how to be ready? … [Read more...] about SharePoint Online – Search Options Today (July 2019)
Office 365 Search has been improved a lot recently. While "classic search" is in a kind of "frozen" state, the Microsoft-Graph -driven "modern search" gets better and better. It is very clear where … [Read more...] about Office 365 Search: Announcements at SharePoint Conference 2018
As a consultant and trainer, I often get feedback from users of enterprise search solutions. We can learn about their pain points and their expectations, and act accordingly to improve search. What … [Read more...] about Search Is Broken. Users Are Unhappy. What To Do?
When migrating content from an old version of SharePoint to a new one; or from SharePoint on-prem to Office 365; or from a file share to SharePoint / OneDrive / Office 365 - one of the most critical … [Read more...] about “Search First” content migration
Content Types is an important asset many organizations don’t pay enough attention to. This feature is available both on-prem and in the cloud, and besides its generic usability benefits, it helps … [Read more...] about Using Content Types on Search-driven pages
My good friend, Matthew McDermott wrote a great blog post a few weeks ago with the title “Think Search First - Planning Your Next SharePoint Project”. In his great storytelling style, … [Read more...] about Think Search First – and have Good Metadata, Please!