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  • Blog Post: SP2013 - Configure search to use PDF iFilter

    Hi Search Enthusiasts Just a quick post on a new feature in SP2013 Search. July CU 2014 introduces the ability to use an external PDF iFilter instead of the built-in handler in SP2013 Search. 1 . Install July 2014 CU : KB 2882989 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2882989 2 . On every server that...
  • Blog Post: SP2013 - Hybrid Search Topology

    Hi Search Enthusiasts Hybrid Search scenario is one of the major steps in integrating your SPO and OnPrem SP2013 environments. I just wanted to list down the phases and documentation links that are relevant in setting an Hybrid Search Topology. The set up process is lengthy hence it is important...
  • Blog Post: SP2013 - How to influence the Language detection at the document/item level

    Hi Search Enthusiasts Today I'd like to demonstrate a small workaround for language detection issues in SP2013. Why document language is important ? The language is at the center to any linguistics features in SP2013: Tokenization (wordbreaking), Stemming (lemmatization), Fuzzy Name matching...
  • Blog Post: SP2013 - How to better balance your Distributed File System (DFS) crawl

    Hi Search Enthusiasts I came across one problematic when crawling a Distributed File System split across multiple physical locations but grouped under one DFS share. The main DFS share was set to \\contoso.com where underneath the content was split per region/location For instance \\contoso...
  • Blog Post: SP2013 - Removing the "Nothing here matches your search" for good.

    Hi Search Enthusiasts Today I had to customize my SP2013 Search Center to remove the beloved following message This message is specially annoying when having multiple Search Results potentially pulling results from multiple sources. Some might hit some not. As I was already playing around...
  • Blog Post: SP2013 - Changing the default group template in Search Results WP (GroupTemplateId)

    Hi Search E nthusiasts I came across the need to change the default group template, for a specific Search Result Web Part. I have configured my search center with the default layout -all in one column-. Upon certain Query rules, I may encounter results including Best Bets, Result Blocks and...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Search 2013 - Changing the default search operator from AND to OR - Part 2

    Hi Back on that investigation on how to change the default AND operator (free text search) to OR. We saw in Part 1 that we could wrap the {searchboxQuery} with the ANY() operator in the Search Results WP. This presented a strong restriction in terms of supporting more complex queries in the search...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Search 2013 - Changing the default search operator from AND to OR - Part 1

    In 2013, you may want to change the default AND search operator between search terms to an OR. Requirement : emulate an ANY() query by default. ... The quickest (and dirty) way to do it is to change it in the search results web part properties. Step by Step Edit the WP properties...
  • Blog Post: Hello World SharePoint 2013 !

    As you have seen already Search in SharePoint 2013 Preview has been released. Check out the page : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj163951(v=office.15).aspx for more details. There are plenty of new things for developers like Query Web Service deprecation, REST support, SQL syntax support...
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