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Why Can’t SharePoint Search be as Easy as Google?

Have you ever talked to someone who says, “Searching SharePoint is so easy – I find exactly what I’m looking for every time!”Me neither.Why the gap? And what can be done to close it?Your Intranet is not Like the InternetThe internet (let’s call it the web to avoid confusion) is not like your SharePoint intranet. The web is full of general information and when you’re searching it, you’re usually looking for general results. It is also powered by people who are interested in having their stuff fou ...

Microsoft Ignite 2015–Day 5

imageIt’s been a packed week at Microsoft Ignite, and in this final post of my daily recaps, we’ll validate the awesomeness of Visio for dashboards and data-connected data graphics, review the common problems encountered when performing the initial configurations of Office 365 service for your organization, and finally share how search works in SharePoint 2013 plus how to scale it properly.

Microsoft Ignite 2015–Day 4

imageAs we near the end of Ignite, day 4 was still filled with some great technical sessions.  I’ll give you a rundown of everything from SQL High Availability, best practices for branding and page design in SharePoint Online to scaling SharePoint 2013 search.  One of my favorite sessions that I’m excited to share dealt with navigating the landscape of Office 365 tools. 

Microsoft Ignite 2015–Day 4

imageAs we near the end of Ignite, day 4 was still filled with some great technical sessions.  I’ll give you a rundown of everything from SQL High Availability, best practices for branding and page design in SharePoint Online to scaling SharePoint 2013 search.  One of my favorite sessions that I’m excited to share dealt with navigating the landscape of Office 365 tools. 

Microsoft Ignite 2015–Day 3

WP_20150506_08_20_14_Pro_smIf you’ve been wanting to get some more information on SharePoint 2016, today’s recap is for you!  I’ll briefly review some tips from the great duo of Todd Klindt and Shane Young on upgrading to SharePoint 2013, then I’ll dangle some awesome new not yet released tools for Dynamics CRM and Office 365 straight from the mouth of the great Girish Raja.  I then got some great insights from the master Spence Harbar himself on OneDrive for Business migrations, then rounded out the day diving deep in the new hybrid search service application for SharePoint 2013 / 2016.

From CRM 2011 to CRM 2015: The User Experience

Upgrading from CRM 2011 to CRM 2015 - the User Interface

If you're upgrading from CRM 2011 to CRM 2015, there are some game-changing upgrades to the user experience that will radically improve your teams performance, and your ability to ensure that everyone is using a consistent (but flexible) process.  

Installing Microsoft OneNote 2013 On Your Mac Or PC

 

When it comes to effectively taking notes, OneNote leaves Word in the dust. Don’t get me wrong, Microsoft Word is an excellent program and is very useful for specific tasks, but note-taking isn’t one of them. OneNote allows users to take notes the way that works best for them. In this blog entry, I will walk you through the installation process for your computer, step-by-step.

Creating a Search Based Employee Blog Rollup in SharePoint 2013

I recently got a request from a client that had a lot of employee engagement around blogging and they wanted to bring that front and center on their intranet home page. We were already rolling up an executive blog to the front page using the Content Query Web Part styled with some custom XSLT. They wanted it styled to look exactly the same, but using the CQWP again was out of the question since these employee blogs were coming from the user My Sites.

Quick Tip: Change the “Search this site…” text in SharePoint 2010

SNAGHTML6b48e8bI recently had a client that wanted to change the default text that appears in all search boxes. By default it shows “Search this site…” and the client wanted it to be a little more customized to their environment. It turns out this is very simple to accomplish, and no code! We just need to edit 2 XML files.

SharePoint 2010 Crawled Properties and Enterprise Search

5_thumbCrawled properties are metadata properties that are exposed or derived from documents, lists, libraries and anything else that can be indexed. When you search in SharePoint, these crawled properties have to be mapped to managed properties, which will be displayed in search results and refinements. While you may already know this, consider the impact on your organization, or your client’s for that matter, if something goes awry with a key SharePoint component that boasts robust capabilities: Enterprise Search.

SharePoint Tip: Use Claims Authentication for Your 2010 Multi-Tenant Web Application

I had setup a test environment to test out and play with the new hosting functionality of SharePoint, also called multi-tenancy.  When you create your main web application that will be used to house the tenants, you have the option to have it use Claims Based or Classic Mode authentication. 

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Resolve Search Crawl Error When Using Self-Signed SSL Certificate with SharePoint 2010

While configuring a SharePoint farm for a client the other day, I came across a simple but problematic error with search.  We had requested a full SSL certificate for the farm, but I was a self-signed certificate so I could work with the site.  After configuring search content sources and I kicked off a full crawl, I got this error in the crawl log:

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“The secure socks layer (SSL) certificate sent by the server was invalid and this item will not be crawled.”

Wells that’s a bummer.  Luckily there’s an easy fix.  What you need to do is configure search to “Ignore SSL certificate name warnings” via Central Administration.  TechNet has the documented steps.  After making this change and running a full crawl, voilà!

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Success!  Of course you should get an official SSL certificate, but sometimes you get by with what you have. 

SharePoint Tip: Searching SharePoint From Windows 7

In this blog post, we focus on searching SharePoint from within Windows. We've included plenty of screenshots and detailed instructions to walk you through downloading the search connector, installing the connector, and using it in Windows 7.

SharePoint 2010 Ignite Virtual Training – Day 4: “Search Gone Social”

There are many new improvements to Search within SharePoint 2010 including the new FAST Search application which further extends the out-of-box SharePoint search capability.  One exciting new FAST feature is “Visual Best Bets” within your search results.  Visual best bets show you a thumbnail image of each document found in the search results.  For certain file types such as PowerPoint, it even goes as far as allowing you to scroll through a PowerPoint presentation all while staying within your search results page.  Very impressive!

SharePoint 2010 Search Visual Best Bets

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CPR for CRM Study

The complementary paper includes over 12 years of research, recent survey results, and CRM turnaround success stories.

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SharePoint Readiness Assessment

This 60-second assessment is designed to evaluate your organization's collaboration readiness.

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CRM Self Assessment

Learn how you rank compared to organizations typically in years 1 to 5 of implementation - and which areas to focus on to improve.

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SharePoint Feedback Solution

This is a sandbox solution which can be activated per site collection to allow you to easily collect feedback from users into a custom Feedback list.

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SharePoint Upgrade Checklist

Whether you are upgrading to SharePoint Online, 2010, 2013 or the latest 2016, this checklist contains everything you need to know for a successful transition.