Changing the ranking of search results in SharePoint 2013

Audience: SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online search administrators.  Before you start: To make changes to the ranking of search results, you need:• A basic understanding of search in SharePoint 2013.  • To know and understand the content that is returned in search results to judge how relevant a search result for a given query is. • A…


Introducing the Microsoft Office Interactive Content Pivot

The Microsoft Office Interactive Content Pivot helps you find the SharePoint Server 2013, Project Server 2013, and Office 365 technical content that you’re looking for. The content pivot brings together content from TechNet and Office.com and allows you to filter on a variety of parameters, such as technical subject, job role, and IT lifecycle. Each…


Your friendly guide to host-named site collections

With Microsoft’s cloud strategy and engineering investment into Office 365, one SharePoint 2013 feature is a rising star: host-named site collections. Host-named site collections are how Microsoft achieves scale in its multi-tenant environment. New features and existing features are optimized to work with host-named site collections like never before. However, it’s not just the feature that…


New: Scenario pages for SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 has many great ways to help you get things done. We want to highlight a few of these, so we have created scenario pages that explain a specific scenario and provide content to help you understand, implement, and use it easily. Scenario pages allow you to view key resources based on selected stages…


Extra! Extra! Apple iPad Users Can Now View SharePoint Business Intelligence Content

In the recent blog post, December 2011 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released, Senior Escalation Engineer for SharePoint Stefan Goßner provides an overview of Cumulative Update 2011-12 (CU 2011-12) for SharePoint Server 2010 (thanks, Stefan!). For SharePoint business intelligence users, CU 2011-12 for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is particularly exciting because it opens the…

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Microsoft TechNet documentation for SharePoint Server 2010 Storage

Since Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is an application that relies on Microsoft SQL Server database software, we strive to provide IT pros comprehensive documentation about storage. The TechNet SharePoint Server 2010 Library contains the following articles: Storage and SQL Server capacity planning and configuration gives guidelines to help organizations plan and configure their storage needs on SQL…

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Using the TechNet Gallery to publish your content

Back in June, Andrea Bichsel blogged about the TechNet Wiki and how you can join with only a Windows Live ID and contribute written content about SharePoint 2010 Products.  Another venue for publishing your content is the TechNet Gallery, which can hold all kinds of content (scripts, videos, code files) in addition to written content in…


Meet SharePoint Content Publishers at SharePoint Conference 2011

It’s a great week for a SharePoint Conference! Several members of the Microsoft SharePoint and Office technical documentation teams are in Anaheim, CA this week and we are all hoping to connect with conference attendees and talk about the content we produce on TechNet, MSDN and Office.com. If you are an attendee, we’d love to give you tours…

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