How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013

In this series of "how to's" blog posts I'll describe how you can use SharePoint Server 2013 to set up a website that is based on product catalog data. I'll show you how to use the cross-site publishing feature, and how you can use SharePoint search features to influence how product data is displayed to visitors…

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Stage 5: Connect your publishing site to a catalog

This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013”.  In this series, I’ll use data from a fictitious company called “Contoso” to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note: Most of the features described…

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How to install update packages on a SharePoint farm where search component and high availability search topologies are enabled

The March Public Update (PU) for SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Foundation2013 is available. Here’s information to help you install it on SharePoint farms where search components and high availability search topologies are enabled. For servers that include searchcomponents, you have to follow specific steps to ensure that you install the PUcorrectly. For a high…

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Stage 16: Add a Taxonomy Refinement Panel Web Part to a publishing site

This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013.”  In this series, I’ll use data from a fictitious company called “Contoso” to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note: Most of the features described…

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Stage 2: Import list content into the Product Catalog Site Collection

This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013.”  In this series, I’ll use data from a fictitious company called “Contoso” to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note: Most of the features described…

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SharePoint documentation as e-books: tell us what you think

We’ve been hearing from some of you at conferences and in email that you want to be able to take TechNet content offline on your e-readers (Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, and so on). We’re starting to figure out how to do that, and we’d love more input. Please leave a comment about which…

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How to add refiners to your search results page in SharePoint 2013

This is a blog post in the series, “Set up a Search Center in SharePoint 2013”.  In the previous blog post, I showed you how to identify refiners, and told you about refinable managed properties. In this post you’ll learn: How to map a crawled property to a refinable managed property How to initiate a reindexing…

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From site column to managed property – What's up with that?

This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013”.  In this series, I'll use data from a fictitious company called "Contoso" to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data.   For an overview of the blog…

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