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Search is more than technology

Search is more than Technology

When talking about search, most people only consider technology: the search engine is a huge black box, which does something invisible, something magic, and expected to provide the relevant results.

However, it is important to understand that search is a complex process – with a great deal of human involvement. Read more…

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Workshop FAQ: Why Two Days?

The most common question I get about my upcoming workshop, SharePoint 2016 and Office 365 Search in Practice, is why I’ve decided to choose a two-day format.

I know it could be one day. Also, it could be three days, or even up to five.

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[Search Terminology] Web Search, Enterprise Search, Real-Time Search, Semantic Search

In the second part of the Search Terminology series, let me explain some very common, widely used expressions: Web Search, Enterprise Search, Real Time Search and Semantic Search.
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[Search Terminology] Search, Find, Discover

Welcome to the Search Terminology series! In this series, I’m going to explained the most important words and expressions related to Search and Information Findability.

Let’s start with three basic expressions: Search, Find and Discover.

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YOUR Search Success

“YOUR Search Success” Coaching Program

During most of my career, I’ve been working as a consultant.
My 10+ years experience is that being responsible for Search is a huge challenge in every organization. First and foremost, because Search is challenging itself. Second, because each organization is unique, therefore needs a unique approach. There are too many components to make fit together.

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E-book: SharePoint 2016 Search Explained – Available Now!

My the new book:

SharePoint 2016 Search Explained: SharePoint 2016 and Office 365 Search On-Premises, Cloud and Hybrid for Search Managers and Decision Makers

 

is available now!

FREE Bonuses are included to every purchase!

 

SP2016 Search book bonuses

 

 

You can get the book in the following stores:

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Book Review: Enterprise Search – Enhancing Business Performance by Martin White

One of my recent read has been Martin White’s Enterprise Search book, 2nd Edition.

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GSA e-book is #1 Best Seller in “Information Management” Category on Amazon!

Our Google Search Appliance (GSA) e-book is #1 best seller in “Information Management” category on Amazon.

Thank you everyone who made it possible!

It’s still not too late to get the e-book for FREE! The promotion is open until Wed, April 13 midnight PST!

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Google Search Appliance Retirement e-book

Google Search Appliance Retirement Explained – E-book is Here!

We are happy to announce that our new e-book

 

Google Search Appliance Retirement Explained –
Analysis by Agnes Molnar

 

is available on Amazon now!

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Life Inside a Search Lab – by Martin White, Intranet Focus

Many organizations find that the search application on their intranet, or even a more comprehensive enterprise search, is not providing the expected benefits. Finding a solution to the problem is not easy as there are so many variables. Is the search engine unsuitable for the task, are expectations too high, or is the way that the search engine has been implemented not best practice?

Martin White, Managing Director of Intranet Focus Ltd, will held a workshop on 6th April, 2016 in London, UK. The objective of this workshop is to help delegates analyse the nature of the problem that they are facing, and then to provide a range of solutions for consideration.

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GSA Retirement Explained

GSA Retirement Explained – White Paper

Google announced a few weeks ago that “Google has decided to sunset the hardware-based Google Search Appliance (GSA) and focus their engineering efforts on cloud-based solutions.

This step results in significant changes for many organizations. The retirement of GSA is unprecedented. Read more…

Search Explained on Yammer

Search Q&A – Yammer Network Summary 2015 Q3/Q4

Search Explained’s Yammer network is a community of Search Enthusiasts, with more than 300 members as of today. The network is growing fast, with business decision makers, IT Pros, developers as well as end users joining from all around the world.

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Search Resources

Recently, I have done several conference sessions, trainings and workshops and keep doing in the rest of the year. My latest presentations have been uploaded to SlideShare:

Also, I have created a page for resources I recommend: books, e-books, online trainings, webinars, workshops, etc. This page contains everything I recommended at the end of my sessions and workshops (and even more):

I’ll keep doing more presentations, trainings and workshops in the next couple of weeks, including:

Do More with Search

Hard to believe but it’s true: Fall season is definitely here. I’ve been having exciting times during this summer, mostly being inactive on my blog but very active behind the scenes. I’ve had my latest travels in July, to Boston and NYC and spent some time with my family since that: moving, starting school and new kindergarten with my kids, and having some holiday too, of course.

But I was also working and preparing for a lot of exciting things.

For example, we have launched our company blog at http://www.DoMoreWithSearch.com. Some of our latest posts:

…and much more. You can find a lot of content in the categories Understanding Search, Gotchas! Lessons Learned, How-To Guides, CIOS’s corner, Search Innovators, etc.

Besides this, I’ve been Doing More with Search 😉 You will see a lot posts and white papers of my Search Journey on SP2013 as well as you can see me speaking at a lot of events in the near future:

  • SharePoint Conference 2012 – Las Vegas (12-15 November)

    How to Manage and Troubleshoot Search : A Practical Guide SharePoint 2013 introduces a lot of improvements when it comes to managing all aspects of a search deployment. In this session we will cover the most common methods for troubleshooting issues related to databases, crawl errors and warnings, entity extraction and content processing, query processing and query rules.

  • SharePoint Connections – Amsterdam (20-21 November)

    What’s new in Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2013

    Search Administration in SharePoint 2013

  • Slovenian SharePoint Conference SharePoint Days 2012 – Kranjska Gora, Slovenia (26-27 November)

    10 Things I Like in SharePoint 2013 Search Based on my SharePoint and FAST Search experience, I’ll demonstrate my “Research Journey” on SharePoint 2013 Search. What’s new, what improvements we can find there as well as how to use our existing Search knowledge and experience in SharePoint 2013 Search. You will learn: Config options in SharePoint 2013 Search – Central Admin vs. PowerShell Crawled and Managed Properties across Content Sources Ranking and Relevancy

    How to Manage and Troubleshoot Search : A Practical Guide SharePoint 2013 introduces a lot of improvements when it comes to managing all aspects of a search deployment. In this session we will cover the most common methods for troubleshooting issues related to databases, crawl errors and warnings, entity extraction and content processing, query processing and query rules.

  • SharePoint and Project Conference Adriatics – Zagreb, Croatia (28 November)

    10 Things I Like in SharePoint 2013 Search Based on my SharePoint and FAST Search experience, I’ll demonstrate my “Research Journey” on SharePoint 2013 Search. What’s new, what improvements we can find there as well as how to use our existing Search knowledge and experience in SharePoint 2013 Search. You will learn: Config options in SharePoint 2013 Search – Central Admin vs. PowerShell Crawled and Managed Properties across Content Sources Ranking and Relevancy

  • SharePoint Live! – Orlando (10-14 December)

    Beyond the Search Center – Application or Solution?SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search, especially with the features of the integrated FAST Search is better and more powerful than ever before. In this session, Agnes will demonstrate how Search Services really work, why crawled and managed properties are so important to care about, how you can create the most effective Search Solutions, and how you can build a bridge across content silos and provide familiar, ergonomic, and an easy user experience. She will demonstrate tools and techniques for customization, and demonstrate configuration and coding to tailor search. She will also show how applications with Enterprise Search and SharePoint provides a quicker path, and results in applications which can be easily tailored by organizations without writing any additional code.You will learn: Enterprise Search vs. Search Based Applications (SBA) Customization vs. Development SBA Tricks and Best Practices

    10 Things I Like in SharePoint 2013 Search Based on my SharePoint and FAST Search experience, I’ll demonstrate my “Research Journey” on SharePoint 2013 Search. What’s new, what improvements we can find there as well as how to use our existing Search knowledge and experience in SharePoint 2013 Search. You will learn: Config options in SharePoint 2013 Search – Central Admin vs. PowerShell Crawled and Managed Properties across Content Sources Ranking and Relevancy

    Full-day Workshop: Architecting the Optimal Enterprise Search Strategy This workshop will focus on the Search capabilities of both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013. I’ll demonstrate how to create a Corporate Search Strategy as well as what elements you have to identify and plan for. After this, I’ll demonstrate each of these elements and put them into a practical context. During this workshop, attendees will get deep-dive information about the key elements of Search, like Content Sources, Scopes, Crawled and Managed Properties, Cross-Content Source Configuration, Ranking Models and Relevancy, PowerShell, PipeLine Extension, etc.You will learn: Deep-dive Search insights Content Sources, Scopes, Crawled and Managed Properties, Cross-Content Source Configuration, Ranking Models and Relevancy, PowerShell, PipeLine Extension, etc. Search Based Applications and User Experience

  • SharePoint Conference Europe – Copenhagen (4-7 February)

    Stay tuned for my sessions’ details.

The Power of Classifying in SharePoint 2010 – White Paper

MetaVis Technologies jut published a white paper about content types, metadata management, bulk tagging and many more, written by me:
Why is it important to organize SharePoint content? The answer is simple, organized content is easier to manage, search and maintain. This makes SharePoint a more productive tool within an organization improving collaboration, document sharing and governance. However, organizing content in SharePoint is no easy task. As any SharePoint administrator knows, it takes a well-organized information architecture and the power to classifying content to keep SharePoint organized.
The full white paper can be downloaded HERE.

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