SharePoint 2013: Search test site for your local environment

Quote by me (on a typical day when I work with search): “No, I do not care about versioning or annoying security right now! Please get out of my face! ARGH! I just want to search stuff! My stuff! Get those annoying tasks or whatever out of my way, please!”. Whenever I need to test a…


SharePoint 2013: Crawl status live monitoring

Whenever I set up a new content source in SharePoint 2013 search, or when I change the processing in the Content Enrichment Web Service I need to monitor the progress of the crawl.Typically I need to: Check if I get any warnings or errors Check if the Documents Per Second (DPS) / throughput was affected…

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SharePoint 2013: What happens when you index an XML file?

I have seen this question several times. How does SharePoint 2013 handle XML files out of the box? The simplest way to find out is to just test it! I decided to test using the standard books.xml example file found on MSDN. This is a single file with multiple books in it. I split this…

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