In many cases, customers complain about “Search doesn’t work”. While it is a generic objection, and there are many things to evaluate, one of the recommendations I can give is to consider the usage of search Query Rules in SharePoint and Office 365.
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I am super excited to announce my next 2-day workshop “SharePoint 2016 and Office 365 Search in Practice”, taking place in Seattle, WA, Nov 9-10, 2017.
In this two-day workshop, I will introduce proven steps and best practices of managing, customizing, troubleshooting, and maintaining SharePoint 2016 and Office 365 Search, as well as common mistakes to avoid, demonstrated by live demos and exercises.
The training provides you the guidance and action plan to take if you want to succeed with Search in your organization. Read more…
The feature of search refiners has been in SharePoint since the version of 2010. In SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016 and Office 365 we have deep refiners, which means each result in the result set is processed, calculated and used when calculating the refiners. I have explained this concept in this blog post earlier. Read more…
Crawling is the process of gathering the content for search. To retrieve information, the crawl component connects to the content sources by using the proper out-of-the-box or custom connectors. After retrieving the content, the Crawl Component passes crawled items to the Content Processing Component.
There are three main types of SharePoint crawl: Full Crawl, Incremental Crawl and Continuous Crawl. Read more…
When it comes to set up / configure / enhance search, there is no silver bullet action plan that works for everyone. However, there is a set of search components that always can be considered to be configured correctly.
As always, everything connects to everything else. This is the reason why I’ve created this infographic about SharePoint’s search components and their relationships. Read more…
As a follow-up to my recent post (Modern vs. classic search experiences in Office 365) I’ve got this questions from several people, both as a comment on the blog and social media, and also by e-mail. So here is a quick step-by-step of how to get to the classic search UI from a modern Office 365 page. Read more…
When working with Search, I often get the question how to set up the Search Center, and how to configure and customize its Search Pages. In this blog post, I am summarizing the basic configuration steps to follow.
Please note, these steps can be applied in SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016 on-premises as well as in Office 365 / SharePoint Online.
Webinar with Fredric Landqvist: How to create sustainable organising principles to the emerging digital workplace
Most enterprises, companies and organisations struggle with getting a sustainable practice to all information both in-side and outside the corporate walls. The obvious answer, is search, but reality check states that regardless of engine, SISO (shit in, shit out) prevails. Today we see hybrid solutions of software as service, and on-premise legacy content corpuses used in any business. This webinar with Fredric Landqvist will cover emerging new content practices (internal or external) where adding some sense making will improve the utility of search. Read more…
If you use Office 365, you must also know the feeling of confusion when it comes to the various Search experiences. We still have the classic search center, but also more and more modern search experiences. We have different user interfaces. Different ways of getting content suggestions and people recommendations.
Sounds exciting, but in practice, it can be very confusing.
When to use which one?
How to explain to the end users? Read more…
While I work on creating content, once in a while I really need your help and feedback as well.
It’s time again to ask you what content you need the most. Please help me to set up the right priorities and make my upcoming content as helpful as possible by answering the questions below. It takes no more than five minutes.
With this small survey, my primary goal is to be able address your challenges as much as possible and maximize the benefits you can get from my upcoming workshops, articles and blog posts.
How to help?
It’s been a challenging few weeks here, with family emergencies as well as project challenges, and getting ready for my upcoming workshop in NYC.
The good news is, the emergency is over, and although I am still in late with some writing tasks, I am also happy to let you know that the next webinar of Search Explained is scheduled. My next guest will be my search guru friend, Mikael Svenson, CTO of Puzzlepart. He has worked in the search field for over 15 years implementing solutions for major international corporations and for several Nordic governmental institutions.
Mikael is an international speaker as well as an Office Server and Services MVP for the past six years. He is a Microsoft P-TSP, and he is also involved in a lot of SharePoint community work in Norway. Mikael has worked with media monitoring software, developed an Enterprise Search Engine, and developed for Office 365 and SharePoint in general. He has authored “SharePoint Search Queries Explained” and “Working with FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint”.
Webinar title: How to make sure your content is searchable the way you want
Date/time: May 24, 2017 5pm CET / 11am EST / 8am PST
PowerApps is Microsoft’s technology for building no-code forms, not only for SharePoint lists, but across many LOB systems. This session teaches you how to create forms, and how to get around in the design interface, in order to make your job and processes more efficient for workers on the go. PowerApps can also be used as an InfoPath replacement for forms, and Laura draws parallels and comparisons for those moving from InfoPath. In this session geared towards business users, the components of a form are demonstrated, as an app is built and deployed. The management of PowerApps from an admin perspective is also covered.
By deﬁnition, Enterprise Search is a business solution that is owned and controlled by your organization, and connects people to the information they need to get their jobs done. However, the challenges vary from organization to organization. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for Enterprise Search. In this search e-book, I’m introducing why considering the organization’s Culture, Content, Challenges, Capabilities, and Confines is essential when planning for or working with Enterprise Search. Read more…
You have heard that SharePoint can find anything, but you are not seeing those results. You have important content that you want to find in the SharePoint Search center either in Office 365 or SharePoint on-premises. In this presentation Matthew McDermott will demonstrate how to run a search project for a specific kind of content, like Invoices, Templates, Sites, Contracts, Resumes, or whatever it is that you need to find.
This session will outline the steps required for a successful search project and then demonstrate how to configure the content, the site, and the search center to deliver actionable results for your end users.
Come spend an hour and discover what you have been missing in SharePoint Search.