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  • Blog Post: View and configure usage analytics reports in SharePoint Server 2013

    This is a blog post in the series “ How to display Recommendations and Popular items on a website ”. In the previous post, I showed you how to display recommendations on a website with anonymous users . In this blog post: About the usage analytics reports View the Most Popular Items...
  • Blog Post: Use recommendations and popular items on websites with anonymous users in SharePoint Server 2013

    This is a blog post in the series “ How to display Recommendations and Popular items on a website ”. In the previous post, I showed you how to add and configure the Recommended Items and Popular Items Web Part . In this blog post: Enable usage cookies to generate unique user IDs ...
  • Blog Post: Add and configure the Recommended Items and Popular Items Web Part in SharePoint Server 2013

    This is a blog post in the series “ How to display Recommendations and Popular items on a website ”. In the previous post , I showed you how to modify the Content Search Web Part (CSWP) to log the Views usage event, and how you can use Windows PowerShell to start Usage analytics. In this...
  • Blog Post: Modify the Content Search Web Part display template and use Windows PowerShell to start Usage analytics in SharePoint Server 2013

    This is a blog post in the series “ How to display Recommendations and Popular items on a SharePoint Server 2013 site .” In the previous post, I introduced you to the Usage analytics feature . In this blog post: Change the mapping of the UsageAnalyticsID managed property Modify a...
  • Blog Post: An introduction to recommendations and popular items in SharePoint Server 2013

    In SharePoint Server 2013, recommendations and popular items can be displayed because a feature called Usage analytics tracks and analyzes how visitors interact with your website. You can use the results that Usage analytics produces to add content to your website, for example “People who viewed...
  • Blog Post: How to display recommendations and popular items on a SharePoint Server 2013 site

    In this blog series, I’ll describe how you can use the new Usage analytics feature in SharePoint Server 2013 to display “smart content” on your website. By “smart content” I mean content such as recommendations and popular items. Recommendations are based on how other visitors...
  • Blog Post: How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013

    In this series of "how to's" blog posts I'll describe how you can use SharePoint Server 2013 to set up a website that is based on product catalog data. I'll show you how to use the cross-site publishing feature, and how you can use SharePoint search features to influence how product data is displayed...
  • Blog Post: Stage 14: Configure refiners for faceted navigation

    This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013.” In this series, I'll use data from a fictitious company called "Contoso" to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note : Most of the features...
  • Blog Post: Stage 8: Assign a category page and a catalog item page to a term

    This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013”. In this series, I'll use data from a fictitious company called "Contoso" to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note : Most of the features...
  • Blog Post: Stage 3: How to enable a list as a catalog

    This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013”. In this series, I'll use data from a fictitious company called "Contoso" to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note : Most of the features...
  • Blog Post: Stage 1: Create site collections for cross-site publishing

    This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013”. In this series, I'll use data from a fictitious company called "Contoso" to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note : most of features...
  • Blog Post: Web content deployment walkthrough and TechNet topics

    Hi, I'm Cern McAtee, a technical writer for Office SharePoint Server 2007. I'm pleased to announce that the Office SharePoint Server 2007 content team and the Global Readiness team have combined efforts to write and publish a new walkthrough guide for content deployment: End-to-End Content Deployment...
  • Blog Post: Integrating social media with public-facing websites in SharePoint 2013

    Integrating social media within your organization can help you reach your organization’s goals. The integration can be done on your organization’s intranet to increase transparency, but you can also make social networks a part of your public-facing website to expand reach and increase conversion...
  • Blog Post: Design considerations for planning variations sites

    We recently published an article that describes important design considerations for implementing variations with publishing sites. The article, Variations design considerations (SharePoint Server 2010) , was written by Steve Walker on the Microsoft SharePoint Customer Advisory Team. Steve was formerly...
  • Blog Post: Stage 5: Connect your publishing site to a catalog

    This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013”. In this series, I'll use data from a fictitious company called "Contoso" to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note : Most of the features...
  • Blog Post: Stage 10: Configure the query in a Content Search Web Part on a catalog item page

    This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013”. In this series, I'll use data from a fictitious company called "Contoso" to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note : Most of the features...
  • Blog Post: From site column to managed property - What's up with that?

    This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013”. In this series, I'll use data from a fictitious company called "Contoso" to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. For an...
  • Blog Post: Stage 13: Plan to use refiners for faceted navigation - Part II

    This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013.” In this series, I'll use data from a fictitious company called "Contoso" to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note : Most of the features...
  • Blog Post: Stage 16: Add a Taxonomy Refinement Panel Web Part to a publishing site

    This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013.” In this series, I'll use data from a fictitious company called "Contoso" to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note : Most of the features...
  • Blog Post: New SharePoint Training Courses: Enterprise Content Management and Web Content Management

    We have just published two comprehensive training courses on TechNet. SharePoint Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Implementers Course View the course: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/sharepoint/hh126808 15 modules 42 video lessons - streaming and downloadable Downloadable lab manuals...
  • Blog Post: Stage 4: Set up search and enable the crawling of your catalog content

    This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013”. In this series, I'll use data from a fictitious company called "Contoso" to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note : Most of the features...
  • Blog Post: Stage 15: Add refiners for faceted navigation to a publishing site

    This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013.” In this series, I'll use data from a fictitious company called "Contoso" to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note : Most of the features...
  • Blog Post: New SharePoint Server 2010 (Beta) Content

    The SharePoint IT Pro content team is proud to announce the launching of our new SharePoint Server 2010 (Beta) Tech Center and our related set of Technical Articles . In addition, we have launched the SharePoint Foundation 2010 (Beta) Tech Center and its related Technical Articles . We will keep this...
  • Blog Post: Stage 9: Configure the query in a Content Search Web Part on a category page

    This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013.” In this series, I'll use data from a fictitious company called "Contoso" to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note : Most of the features...
  • Blog Post: *New* SharePoint 2010 content deployment poster

    Check out our new content deployment poster, created by Cern McAtee: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=de010583-e5fe-4c4b-a633-e57312336aef&displaylang=en Cern is a writer on the SharePoint Content Publishing Team, and he focusses on Web content and digital asset management...