Remote SharePoint Index, Hybrid, and SAML

Today's post combines a few different topics, that dare I say, started as a dare (I think).  The gauntlet thrown out was whether or not Remote SharePoint Index would work for SAML users as well as Windows users.  For those of you not completely familiar with Remote SharePoint Index, I covered it in some detail in my blog…

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Integrating Yammer and SharePoint 2013 Search Results

This post is in response to a question I get pretty frequently when talking about Yammer.  The question that many folks want to know is "how can I crawl my Yammer content from SharePoint?"  Well, unfortunately you can't, and I have no trick up my sleeve to show you otherwise today to say otherwise.  However,…

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Oh No - Your BCS Model Doesn't Show Up When You Create a Content Source For BDC

First let me point out that I gratuitously co-mingled the terms "BCS" and "BDC" in the title because I honestly never know what to call this anymore (I've heard the marketing language before but it just ain't stickin').  So…today's post is something that I thought I had added to the blog before, but searching the…

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Using Query Rules with CSOM Queries in SharePoint 2013

I've had this question from a few people and never had a chance to track down the answer until today.  I've written a few times already about query rules and how awesome they are:  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Search/en-US?query=%22query%20rules%22&beta=0&rn=Share-n-dipity&rq=site:blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/&ac=8 actually shows 9 postings where I've mentioned them in some way or another.  They are pretty freakin' brilliant, but the…

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Another Port Opening for Search in SharePoint 2013

My friend JP is hard at work finding all the port openings we need that haven't gotten completely documented yet, and here's a new one.  (By the way, these all ARE working their way into TechNet, it will just take a month or two probably for them to find their way there).  If you have firewall…

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Getting a Full Result Set from a Remote SharePoint Index in SharePoint 2013

This post is in follow up to a previous post about setting up an OAuth trust between two farms:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/archive/2012/07/23/setting-up-an-oauth-trust-between-farms-in-sharepoint-2013.aspx.  The primary reason for writing that post was to describe how to set up an OAuth trust between two farms, which can be used for a number of reasons.  A secondary part of that post…

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Create An Easy PDF Preview for Search Results in SharePoint 2013

I saw this question flying around the other day and thought it was kind of interesting.  Someone was asking about the cool new thumbnail previews you get for items in search results in SharePoint 2013.  They really liked how Microsoft Office documents work and wanted to be able to do the same thing with PDF…

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