Author: Agnes Molnar

The Best Community Events: North American Collaboration Summit and European Collaboration Summit #NACS #ECS

As predicted in my latest blog post, 2019 is promising to be a very exciting and active year! One of the most wonderful rewards of my work is the opportunity I have to present at community-organized conferences. These events are terrific learning experiences, not only for attendees but also for us – speakers. The chance to interact and network with a diverse community of people who share a common enthusiasm for SharePoint and Office 365 is invaluable. In addition, the synergy created when we’re able to share our knowledge and experiences, and collaborate to support one another is truly...

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The five most popular blog posts in 2018

2018 was a super intense year, with so many great moments, experiences and lessons to learn. I did at least one on-site, client workshop (almost) every month, with three workshops in the busiest month itself. The result has impacted over a hundred thousand SharePoint and Office 365 end users around the globe. I also spoke at countless events and conferences and met many great people interested in search out there. We have rolled out our new webshop, with books and online courses (more to come early next year, stay tuned!). And we had over twice as many visitors in 2018 than in 2017. – Thank you, everyone, we’re glad...

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SharePoint Conference 2019

I am honored to be invited to speak at the SharePoint Conference 2019 next May in Las Vegas, NV.      I’m going to have a session and a full-day post-conference workshop – both are focusing on Microsoft Search in Office 365. My session: Microsoft Search in YOUR Organization Organizations have invested in their information architecture, as well as ‘classic’ search, a lot. With the personalized and consolidated Microsoft Search, they are in front of a bright future – however, the content and search strategy has to be aligned.  In this session, Agnes overviews the latest updates, upcoming...

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AutoSave in Office 365: Search Implications

AutoSave in Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is a great new feature: users don’t have to keep clicking on Save or Ctrl+S to save their updates or worry about losing it accidentally. Everyone knows the feeling of not saving a document and losing hours of work… If connected to Office 365, Office applications provide a solution: AutoSave to the rescue!   We also have AutoSave by default if opening Office documents in a browser. Search Considerations When AutoSave is on, even an unintended Space or Enter can activate it. Reading a document, you accidentally hit a key on the...

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How to Leverage Office 365 Search (and Microsoft Search) in Your Organization – Online Training

Office 365 Search is Microsoft Search now. It’s been always complex. Modern Search in Office 365 provides personalized results, suggestions, insights and many more to the users. However, understanding its values and benefits is essential for every organization. If you are responsible for search in your organization, this online training is for you. Agnes explains how Microsoft Graph works, why it is important for Search, and how it is different to the classic search index. She demonstrates all the modern Office 365 search features, as well as everything that’s on the roadmap for the next months. Last but not...

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Microsoft Search: Next Level of Office 365 Search Announced at Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Ignite is happening this week in the sunny Orlando, FL. Office 365 was one of the most important topics of SharePoint Conference North America in May, 2018, and we expected some further news for Ignite, too. – And here it is: Microsoft just announced Microsoft Search, the “cohesive search that intelligently helps you find, discover, command and navigate”. Let’s see what this means. Background At Ignite last year, Microsoft announced the new wave of modern, personalized search across Office 365. At SharePoint Conference North America this May, Microsoft went further, and demonstrated some of the new (future) capabilities:...

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2018 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards

 Danish National Police won Silver Award! Search Explained is super honored and proud to announce that our amazing client, Danish National Police is awarded this year for their “new personalised intranet with strong governance, allowing for the seamless presentation of national and regional content, improved findability and an enhanced search experience“. Digital workplaces and intranets are now evolving faster than ever before. We are now seeing digital employee experiences (#DEX) emerge that are engaging employees and making them more productive, while also delivering strategic benefits for organisations. Digital channels are making an impact, from state-of-the-art enterprise digital assistants to global and...

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MVP Office Servers and Services – 11th Year

I am honored and humbled to be awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Office Servers and Services again. This renewal makes it to my 11th years in a row – in the first few years I was a SharePoint Server MVP, then Office 365 MVP and recently we all have been consolidated into the “Office Servers and Services” category.   Thank you, Microsoft and the whole community! What a journey it has been! For the next year, I have big plans again. Sharing knowledge about Search is my true passion: here on my blog as well as in-person...

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Office 365 Search: The Most Important Announcements at SharePoint Conference North America 2018

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 all the effort of Microsoft’s Search Team go to. They made it clear last week, too. At #SPC18 (SharePoint Conference North America 2018, #SPCNA), lots of Search announcements were made. Naomi Moneypenny took the stage of the keynote, too, and introduced several impressing new features. This blog post’s goal is to introduce these announcements – if you’re following this blog, you know I have several concerns...

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