How to create a Search Center Site Collection and enable crawling of your content in SharePoint 2013

This is a blog post in the series “Set up a Search Center in SharePoint 2013”.  In this blog post, you’ll learn: How to create a Search Center Site Collection How to start a full crawl in Central Administration How to enable continuous crawls in Central Administration How to set continuous crawl interval How to…

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Set up a Search Center in SharePoint 2013

A Search Center is a portal where you can search for content on your organization’s intranet. In this blog series we’ll help you plan, set up and manage a Search Center in SharePoint 2013. But before we dive into the details, we’ll give you some background information and a few planning tips and tricks.  …


SharePoint Gaining Momentum on Windows Azure

At the recent SQL PASS Summit, Mark Russinovich (Technical Fellow in the Cloud and Enterprise Division at Microsoft) presented a session titled Windows Azure Deep Dive, featuring SharePoint. His session is a great primer on using Windows Azure IaaS platform to host a SharePoint farm.  Fast forward to 1:13:00 for a description of this beautiful…


Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in SharePoint Server 2013

If you’re a website owner, you know how important it is that users can easily find your website by using Internet search engines such as Bing or Google. The higher your website is shown in the search results list, the more likely it is that users will click on it. Just think of your own…


Join the conversation about Microsoft solutions content

Microsoft is getting into the solutions content business. What does this mean? Multiple teams across Microsoft are now focusing all or part of their time on developing and publishing lab-tested, multi-product, end-to-end solution content. For example: The Cloud and Datacenter writing team has published multiple document sets for private and hybrid cloud solutions that combine Windows Server, System…

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How to change the order in which search results are displayed in SharePoint Server 2013

In the series “How to change the way search results are displayed in SharePoint Server 2013” I showed you how you can customize the way your search results are displayed by adding custom icons and properties. When it comes to displaying search results, design and content are indeed very important, however there is one thing…

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