Using Site Columns to Create Searchable Metadata in SharePoint Online

Dan Harrington is a member of the Search Engineers PFE team.  While assisting a colleague with a customer’s document security solution in an Office 365 migration, he tested a workaround using SharePoint’s Site Column mechanism.  This feature was then integrated into the search solution by using SharePoint Online’s predefined managed properties and the Refinement web…


How to View SharePoint Online Crawl Logs in Office 365

PFE Srinivas Varukala discusses a recent customer question where there was a request to view the SharePoint Online crawl logs. Update 9-8-2017: This article will soon be obsolete since we now do not allow creation of eDiscovery cases in SharePoint Online. Please refer to: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/svarukala/2017/08/09/how-to-download-or-view-sharepoint-online-search-crawl-logs-using-security-compliance-center/       One can view the Crawl Logs in…