Category Archive: Search

Dec 16

SharePoint–Outbound Hybrid Search and web proxies

I’m currently working with a client to implement hybrid search between their on-premises environment and Office 365. This is generally done in two stages, with the outbound (usually the simplest) being done first by following this technet article (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/dn607305.aspx) Unfortunately simple was not the case in this instance and when we went to create the …

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Mar 25

Metadata Tag Refiners not displaying in SharePoint 2013 Search Results

While working with a colleague on some search issues in office 365, we noticed something that seems to be a marked departure from SharePoint 2010 and the behaviours around documents tagged with Managed Metadata. In SharePoint 2010, the default search experience was to display a Tags or Keywords refiner in the refinement panel whenever a …

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Feb 01

SUGUK London Session & Slides on SharePoint Search Fine Tuning

Thanks to everyone that stayed around after Dan Holmes’ most excellent Governance session last night to hear me prattle on about tuning your search environment. Just a note about Dan’s session first, I don’t really come from the ‘Business’ side of SharePoint as I’m from a mainly techy background. As a result, I sometimes find …

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Dec 09

SharePoint Saturday UK 2012–Roundup

With the appearance of December on the calendars, also saw the return of SharePoint Saturday UK for another year. As professionally run as always, the Id-Live/Lightning Tools team and their sponsors did a smashing job of organising and running the event. For me it was extra special as it was my first time presenting at …

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Dec 03

Confirmed – Speaking at #SPEvo 2013!

Late last week I submitted a session for the SharePoint Evolutions conference in April next year a mere 24 hours before the deadline of submissions to the Global Community track! If you’ve not heard of this conference.. Why not? It’s only the largest independent SharePoint conference outside of North America! Take a trip to http://www.sharepointevolutionconference.com/ …

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Dec 01

Automagic Managed Properties in SharePoint 2013 search.

The ability to map crawled properties to Managed Properties in SharePoint search has been around for a long time, This enabled you to take those custom fields you created in your content types, and make use of them in your search results XSLT rendering.The big change in SharePoint 2013 is that this can happen automatically …

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Oct 10

Search in SharePoint 2013 Foundation versus full blown server.

Note: As with other blog posts on the SharePoint 2013 preview, this is BETA testing only and is subject to change before RTM. If you’re reading this after release, please bear in mind things can and will most likely have changed. One of the biggest limitations in SharePoint 2010 Foundation and indeed before that in …

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Sep 19

Taming the Noderunner process in SharePoint 2013 search.

An MS employee posted an update regarding the Noderunner search process in SharePoint 2013 and the current issues it has regarding leaving memory. http://blogs.technet.com/b/mpriem/archive/2012/09/05/sharepoint-2013-preview-hungry-search-service.aspx The technique of limiting the Noderunner.exe.config file with a setting in the memoryLimitMegabytes works really well.. Too well in fact if you’re trying to reconfigure your search topology in PowerShell. When …

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Sep 05

I love the look of in-place searching in SP2013

DISCLAIMER: This post is based on the Beta version of SP2013 and all information is subject to change One of the first things that you may notice in SharePoint 2013 is that search is EVERYWHERE! Nowhere is this more obvious than when you click into a document library to see the new style drag & …

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Sep 03

SharePoint Saturday UK 2012

The latest edition of SharePoint Saturday UK will be coming to Nottingham on December 8th 2012 thanks to the chaps at Lightning Tools and Intelligent Decisioning. This is the only major Free conference in the UK that covers SharePoint and attracts a host of speakers and professionals to cover the many diverse topics surrounding SharePoint. …

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