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  • Blog Post: The Upcoming Cloud SSA and Next Generation Hybrid Search: Initial Thoughts

    At the Microsoft Ignite Conference last week, we got our first look at the upcoming SharePoint Cloud Search Service Application (Cloud SSA) , which enables on premise environments to push content to a Search Index running in SharePoint Online (SPO). And with it coming to SharePoint 2013 by the end of...
  • Blog Post: MS Ignite “Effective Search Deployment” Session References (BRK3176)

    Thank you everyone that came by to talk about our favorite subject... Search. We are incredibly grateful for the number of folks that added us to their schedule, and we hope you came away learning something new. If your company or organization has a Premier Support contract and you need to engage...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell to Deploy an SSA Across Multiple Servers (v2.0)

    A few years back, I published a PowerShell script to deploy a SharePoint Search Service Application across multiple servers, but it admittedly had a few quirks in regards to Index path location… until now. Below, I’ve attached the new/updated version 2.0 of the deploy script (and will...
  • Blog Post: Another Shameless Self-Promotion: Presenting at Microsoft Ignite 2015

    Coming to Microsoft Ignite next week? Then I invite you to come see Kristopher Loranger and I present on Tuesday, May 5: Effective Search Deployment and Operations in SharePoint Server 2013 We'll be covering some architecture best practices, detailed look at query flows and the indexer...
  • Blog Post: SP2013 Crawling *Explained: Starting the Crawl Deep Dive (Part 2)

    With VerboseEx logging enabled, the crawl of a single item (or interchangeably, a "document") can generate more than 6000 ULS events , at times making troubleshooting a particular document analogous to finding the needle in the haystack. In this series of posts, I first described the high level orchestration...
  • Blog Post: SP2010 Search *Explained: Crawling

    Update: I've started a new series for explaining crawls in the context of SharePoint 2013 . For the actual crawl component itself, much of the process is the same as described here and follows a very similar flow up to and down the branch for " For FAST Search for SP2010 " described below. Being said...
  • Blog Post: Deploying SharePoint 2013 SSA Across Multiple Servers Using PowerShell

    Update (5-May-2015) I posted a new version of this script at this link below: new script here >> PowerShell to Deploy an SSA Across Multiple Servers (v2.0) ---- Everything else below should be considered out of date ----- Update: Since the release of SharePoint 2013 RTM, I've made some...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2013 - Initial take on changes to Search

    It's like Christmas in July - I'm currently waiting for my download of SharePoint Server 2013 and can't wait to play for the first time! I don't have a lot to talk about yet, but a ton of official slide decks can be found at SharePoint 2013: Presentation: IT pro training ( http://www.microsoft.com/en...
  • Blog Post: SP2010 Search *Explained: Concepts and Terminology

    In broad terms, SharePoint Search is comprised of three main functional process components: Crawling (Gathering) : Collecting content to be processed Indexing : Organizing the processed content into a structured/searchable index Query Processing : Retrieving a relevant result set relative...
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