SharePoint 2010 Products: Upgrade and the Fabulous 40 Application Templates

Many of you have used the “Fabulous 40 templates” that were created for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Some of these templates were created as site admin templates (.stp files) and some as server admin templates (.wsp files). Microsoft is not releasing new versions of these templates for SharePoint 2010 Products. Also, .stp  files are deprecated…


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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Understanding how search results are displayed in SharePoint Server 2013

This is a blog post in the series “How to change the way search results are displayed in SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online.” For an overview of the blog post in this series, go to How to change the way search results are displayed in SharePoint Server 2013. In this blog post, we’ll learn:…

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View and configure usage analytics reports in SharePoint Server 2013

This is a blog post in the series “How to display Recommendations and Popular items on a website”. In the previous post, I showed you how to display recommendations on a website with anonymous users. In this blog post: About the usage analytics reports View the Most Popular Items report for a catalog Change the…

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Stage 9: Configure the query in a Content Search Web Part on a category page

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 6: Upload and apply a new master page 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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How to change the way search results are displayed in SharePoint Server 2013

SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online comes with many default search features that help users find what they’re searching for. But you might want your search results to look a certain way, for example, display information that’s specific to your company or business. In this blog series, I’ll explain how you can customize the way search…

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An introduction to cross-site publishing

To build our Contoso website, we’ll be using cross-site publishing, a new publishing method that’s just been introduced with SharePoint Server 2013. Before we start however, let’s get a bit more familiar with how cross-site publishing works. Note: most of features described in this series are not available in SharePoint 2013 online. What is cross-site…

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Stage 11: Upload and apply display templates to the Content Search Web Part

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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