Create and import a thesaurus in SharePoint Server 2013

  In this blog post: Why synonyms matter when you search How to create a thesaurus  How to import a thesaurus NOTE: Thesaurus is not available in SharePoint Online.   Why synonyms matter when you searchPeople are different. Not only do we look and dress differently, but when we communicate, we use different words to…

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How to add a custom search vertical to your search results page in SharePoint 2013

This is a blog post in the series, “How to set up a Search Center in SharePoint 2013”.  In the previous blog post, I showed you how to add and configure refiners to you search results page.  In this post you’ll learn: Using a search vertical in an everyday situation About search verticals in SharePoint 2013…

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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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Plan to use refiners on a 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 create a result source, and how to configure the Search Results Web Part to use this new result source. In this post you’ll learn: How refiners helped me plan…

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Office and the Mobile Landscape

About a year ago we put out a mobility poster covering the SharePoint space. We’ve just released a follow-up that extends into Exchange 2013, Lync 2013, and Office Web Apps 2013. It’s not an exhaustive list of everything available for devices (Windows Phone, iOS, Android). However, it’s a good end-to-end peek at the Office mobile…


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…