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I was digging through some new PowerShell cmdlets for one of my talks coming up at SharePoint Conference 2012 (SPC12), and I stumbled upon the new cmdlet Import-SPEnterpriseSearchPopularQueries .  I found this cmdlet to be interesting since it can...
Recently, I became aware of this troublesome issue in regards to document previews with FAST Search for SharePoint.  It was on a new installation of SharePoint.  I had everything indexing great and my search results looked good.  However...
During configuration of FAST Search for SharePoint, you will need to use PowerShell to finalize your configuration.  One common error you might receive is the one below.  This error occurs when you execute any PowerShell command for FS4SP. Failed...
I often refer to my Handy Keywords in SharePoint Search because it forms the building blocks you need to become a rock star at writing SharePoint keyword queries.   Today, I want to expand upon that post on how you can use search to return a...
Ever wanted to see what exactly is in your SharePoint search index with a simple query?  Sure, you can take a look at the crawl log, but you can’t see that in SharePoint Online.  With SharePoint 2010, you can use queries using the ContentSource...
At my Search talk at SPC11, I demoed how to build a Silverlight application that could query search in SharePoint Online .  I also built a separate application that could query people search, but I haven’t posted on it yet until today.  To query...
Yesterday, I talked about how we can use FQL with the Search Web Service .  As promised, I am continuing the series about the search web service to talk about how we can take advantage of refiners.  As you may know, FAST Search for SharePoint...
I’ve written many posts on how to query search ( Keyword in 2010 , Keyword in 2007 , QueryManager , Web Service , FQL using Keyword ) and I wanted to keep up the tradition and talk about how easy it is to get started using FQL with the Search Web Service...
I’m always looking for a way to automate things and configuring the search settings of a site collection is no exception.  I’ve talked about the Search Settings page before and how important it is for configuring contextual search and the scope drop...
Last week, I posted about how we can extend CoreResultsWebPart to show documents created by the current user.  Using this same technique, we can also use search to find recently modified documents.  If you are a long time follower of my blog...
I see requests for this in the SharePoint forums a lot and I always figured it was pretty easy to do with a few lines of code.  Sometimes users want to display a list of documents that the worked on throughout the farm.  The CoreResultsWebPart...
I had the honor of speaking at SharePoint Saturday Denver this weekend.  Clayton Cobb ( @warrtalon ) and the people from Denver did a great job putting together this event.  I spoke about how to improve your SharePoint Search experience. ...
I saw this question in the forums the other day, so I decided to see if it is possible to use SharePoint search to query just the contents of a document set.  It turns out that you can and it is quite easy.  Consider the following document set...
I’m on my way to Denver this week and I’m really excited.  I’m speaking at SharePoint Saturday Denver .  This year’s event is a two day event (11/11 and 11/12).  I’ll be talking about one of my favorite topics SharePoint Search.  If...
At SharePoint Conference 2011, I showed off a great looking advanced search application using Silverlight 4.  This application queried the Search web service at /_vti_bin/search.asmx to retrieve results and display them directly inside the application...
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