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How to change the text that is displayed in the Search Box Web Part in SharePoint Server 2013
This is a blog post in the series "How to change how search results are displayed." To demonstrate how you can customize your search results, I'll use examples from an internal Microsoft Search Center. For an overview of the blog posts in this series, go to How to change the way search...
19 Sep 2013
How to change the way search results are displayed in SharePoint Server 2013
SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online comes with many default search features that help users find what they’re searching for. But you might want your search results to look a certain way, for example, display information that’s specific to your company or business. In this blog...
3 Sep 2013
Plan to use refiners on a search results page in SharePoint 2013
This is a blog post in the series, “ Set up a Search Center in SharePoint 2013 ”. In the previous blog post , I showed you how to create a result source, and how to configure the Search Results Web Part to use this new result source. In this post you’ll learn: How refiners helped...
7 Nov 2013
How to add a custom search vertical to your search results page in SharePoint 2013
This is a blog post in the series, “ How to set up a Search Center in SharePoint 2013 ”. In the previous blog post , I showed you how to add and configure refiners to you search results page. In this post you’ll learn: Using a search vertical in an everyday situation About...
13 Nov 2013
How to display values from custom managed properties in the hover panel in SharePoint Server 2013
This is a blog post in the series "How to change how search results are displayed." To demonstrate how you can customize your search results, I'll use examples from an internal Microsoft Search Center. For an overview of the blog post in this series, go to How to change the way search...
17 Sep 2013
Which Microsoft search product is for you?
When I first heard about all the flavors of Microsoft enterprise search, I couldn't keep them straight so thought it might help some other folks to know what products are available and why an organization might choose one flavor over another. Microsoft enterprise search offerings Microsoft currently...
17 Jul 2008
Create and import a thesaurus in SharePoint Server 2013
In this blog post: Why synonyms matter when you search How to create a thesaurus How to import a thesaurus NOTE: Thesaurus is not available in SharePoint Online. Why synonyms matter when you search People are different. Not only do we look and dress differently, but when we communicate...
26 Nov 2013
What happened to Best Bets? Introducing Query Rules
Pedro DeRose [MSFT]
Audience: Search Admin/ITPro Pre-requisite: This blog assumes the reader has basic SharePoint 2010 Search Administration knowledge. If you’ve ever managed Search on SharePoint 2010 Products, chances are you’ve created Search Keywords and Best Bets. They are perhaps the easiest way to improve...
18 Sep 2012
Search administration reports in SharePoint Server 2010
Andrea Bichsel - MSFT
SharePoint Server 2010 offers a new health monitoring feature: search administration reports. These provide crawl and query data to help you find and diagnose possible performance issues with your search system. There are three types of search administration reports: Basic search administration...
21 Jun 2010
Changing the ranking of search results in SharePoint 2013
Scarlet Bulterman - MSFT
Audience : SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online search administrators. Before you start: To make changes to the ranking of search results, you need: • A basic understanding of search in SharePoint 2013. • To know and understand the content that is returned in search results to judge...
25 Jun 2013
Introducing Search Schema for SharePoint 2013
Audience: Search Admin/ITPro What is the search schema? The search schema is a mechanism in SharePoint search that controls: Which aspects (properties) of items are to be indexed How and with what indexing structures particular pieces of data are indexed Which aliases can be used when...
26 Nov 2012
New downloads: IT Pro .chm files for SharePoint 2010 Products and related products
Periodically, we convert the entire English TechNet library content for certain products into compiled HTML Help (.chm) files. You can save the following downloadable files to a local machine so that the technical docs are accessible even when you are offline. SharePoint Server SharePoint Foundation...
4 Feb 2011
Refresh of SharePoint Server 2013 IT Pro training now available
We are excited to announce a refreshed version of the technical training materials for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. This training package is for administrators, architects, and business analysts for learning all the new capabilities and functionalities in SharePoint Server 2013. Content doesn’t...
13 Apr 2013
Improve navigation through search results using refiners based on custom entities
Audience: Search Admin/ITPro Pre-requisite: This post assumes the reader has basic Search Administration knowledge. If you want to ease navigation through your search results and your documents already have metadata, you can enable refiners based on this metadata. But what if the documents don't have...
7 Dec 2012
New SharePoint search column: The View from the Crawl Space
David Longmuir (MSFT)
One of the things I love about SharePoint Conference and TechEd is hanging out with and learning from people who are tops in their field—the gurus. My favorite search guru is Jeff Fried, who came to Microsoft as part of the FAST Search acquisition and was technical product manager for all of our...
8 May 2012
Understanding how item display templates and hit highlighting work in SharePoint Server 2013
This is a blog post in the series "How to change the way search results are displayed in SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online". For an overview of the blog post in this series, go to How to change the way search results are displayed in SharePoint Server 2013 . In the previous blog post, I explained...
5 Sep 2013
Understanding how search results are displayed in SharePoint Server 2013
This is a blog post in the series "How to change the way search results are displayed in SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online." For an overview of the blog post in this series, go to How to change the way search results are displayed in SharePoint Server 2013 . In this blog post, we’ll...
4 Sep 2013
End of License for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search
Andrea Bichsel - MSFT
For any customers who might be using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search, this is a reminder that in 2008, it was replaced with Microsoft Search Server 2008. At that time, Microsoft discontinued support for Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search. This is especially important to note...
2 May 2011
What’s new: Business Intelligence Indexing Connector
Important: The Microsoft Business Intelligence Indexing Connector free download was removed from the download site. Customers who have downloaded the Business Intelligence Indexing Connector as of March 2011 will continue to be supported as per standard support procedures. However, Business Intelligence...
17 May 2010
New video: Importing Federated Locations
Hal - MSFT
Hal Zucati here with a video update to the following TechNet Library topics: Manage Federated Locations (SharePoint Server 2010) and Manage Federated Locations (Search Server 2010) . I've created a short 5 minute video that demonstrates how to import a federated location using SharePoint Server 2010...
11 Feb 2011
Get your head in the cloud: Hybrid for SharePoint Server 2013/Office 365
With the release of SharePoint Server 2013 and the new Office 365, SharePoint is increasingly moving towards an “integrated services” architecture in which on-premises SharePoint Server features can be integrated with SharePoint Online to create what is commonly called a “hybrid”...
17 Apr 2013
How can I achieve the best freshness of search results? Introducing Continuous Crawls for SharePoint
Audience: Search Admin/ITPro Pre-requisite: This blog assumes the reader has basic Search Administration knowledge around SharePoint Search topology, crawl mechanism, and the principles of crawl scheduling. Note: This feature is new for SharePoint 2013. What is freshness of search results? After a...
14 Sep 2012
The Infrastructure Update
The Infrastructure Update is a set of product improvements and prescriptive guidance for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Our favorite features (and the ones we’ve written the most about) include federated search, Kerberos authentication for the SSP infrastructure...
15 Jul 2008
How to create a Search Center Site Collection and enable crawling of your content in SharePoint 2013
This is a blog post in the series “ Set up a Search Center in SharePoint 2013 ”. In this blog post, you’ll learn: How to create a Search Center Site Collection How to start a full crawl in Central Administration How to enable continuous crawls in Central Administration ...
31 Oct 2013
Managing crawl deletion policies for SharePoint Server 2010
Hal - MSFT
Hello! Hal Zucati here, a writer with Enterprise Search User Assistance. I want to share some information about how to manage crawl deletion policies in SharePoint Server 2010. SharePoint Server 2010 uses four policies that control accidental deletion of content, when the crawl component (crawler...
20 Jan 2011
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