In 2018, I am planning to publish a weekly list of five blog posts that I find interesting, inspiring or useful, about search, information management and related technologies. My main focus is on SharePoint and Office 365, but once in a while I include an article that is beyond these technologies – simply because I believe we can learn a lot from them.

Please welcome my first post in this series.

      1. Observations from KMWorld 2017

        by Ahren Lehnert, Synaptica

        Ahren is Senior Product Manager of Synaptica and I met him a few years ago in Singapore. Since he had lived in Budapest years before, he immediately impressed me by his knowledge in Hungarian history and even language.
        In 2017, I was speaking at KMWorld in Washington DC, where I saw him again. This blog post of him is a great summary of the conference and its main topics, buzz and hypes, such as machine learning, taxonomies and ontologies, and text analytics. If you haven’t attended the conference, it’s definitely worth to read this summary. If you were there, what else would you add to Ahren’s list.


      2. Assessing relevance in search results – the role of document surrogates

        by Martin White, Intranet Focus

        Relevance is one of my favorite topics in search. In this article, Martin describes a problem that is strongly related to relevance of search results: how document excerpts are created, and why the problem may lie in the document surrogate that has been generated and not the ranking model in many cases.


      3. A Search Center of Excellence is still relevant managing enterprise search

        by Miles Kehoe, New Idea Engineering

        Search Center of Excellence or SCOE is “the team that manages the full breadth of operation and management for enterprise search.” – Do you have a SCOE in your organization?


      4. The New Rule for Search-Driven Taxonomies

        by Don Miller, BA Insight

        In this blog post, Don introduces a great use of KISS taxonomies to improve the search user experience, as well as provide a faster approach to developing and getting taxonomy into users’ hands for refinement and usability feedback.


      5. Predictive Indexing Comes to Office 365 Lists and Libraries

        by Marc Anderson, Sympraxis Consulting

        One of Microsoft Ignite’s big announcements was that Microsoft lifts the 5000-item list limit. In this blog post, Marc explains what it means and what it’s not, how the new predictive indexing works and how it helps us in Office 365.