Tag: SharePoint Search

The Ultimate Guide to Search in SharePoint 2013
The Ultimate Guide to Search in SharePoint 2013
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Many organizations are assessing whether they should move to SharePoint 2013 and how they can ensure a positive return on investment by maximizing user adoption. However, how do you enhance the user experience with SharePoint 2013 and ensure that end users can find the content they need as quickly and efficiently as possible?

If you are a SharePoint administrator or an organization looking to upgrade to SharePoint 2013 in the near future, then read this whitepaper now and discover how you can maximize the value of SharePoint 2013 through SharePoint search.

WhitePaper: Improving SharePoint Workflows with SharePoint Search
WhitePaper: Improving SharePoint Workflows with SharePoint Search
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Workflow is comprised of the progression of the processes a work fuction undergoes from its start to finish. This includes processing in administration commercial exchange, industrial use, IT, marketing strategy, product specification, sales proposals or related categories of enterprise activity.

Top 5 Roadblocks to Reaching SharePoint Search Maturity and How to Past Them
Top 5 Roadblocks to Reaching SharePoint Search Maturity and How to Past Them
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SharePoint is designed to evolve with your business, but using SharePoint to its full potential presents plenty of challenges. In this presentation, Sadalit Van Buren, author of The SharePoint Maturity Model and Senior Software Engineer at Blue Metal Architects, spotlights the top 5 barriers to reaching SharePoint search maturity. Drawing from real survey data, Sadalit explains how to get past challenges to findability and implement best practices and improvements to your SharePoint search.

How to Improve SharePoint Search with Best Bets in SharePoint 2010
How to Improve SharePoint Search with Best Bets in SharePoint 2010
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SharePoint has become an integral part of many enterprise content management solutions, with a reported adoption rate of 78% percent of Fortune 500 companies as of this writing. The software is attractive due to its clean UI, collaboration tools, seamless integration with Microsoft Office, and the ability it gives IT administrators to deploy and securely manage intranet, extranet and Internet sites from one centralized platform.

Operational Steps to Boosting your SharePoint Search Maturity Level
Operational Steps to Boosting your SharePoint Search Maturity Level
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Getting the best out of a SharePoint deployment requires meticulous planning, as well as a series of milestones and guidelines against which the success of the SharePoint project can be measured. Sadalit Van Buren’s SharePoint Maturity Model version 2.0 ( https://www.nothingbutsharepoint.com/sites/eusp/Pages/The-SharePoint-Maturity-Model,-Version-2-0.aspx )is a good place to look for some answers.

In this model Van Buren defines Search Competancy as follows:

Improve SharePoint Search Relevance
Improve SharePoint Search Relevance
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I recently developed a SharePoint 2010 solution which includes an advanced search web part which allows the users to perform enterprise searches and view the returned results in a graphical rich representation.

As an architect I want to ensure that the search results that are returned to the user match what the user wanted to find and that the results that are returned on the first page are the most relevant, so the user does not have to look through several pages of results to find the best matches for their search. This is called Search Relevancy.

It is very important to realize the difference between Sorting and Ranking. In my own words I would describe Sorting as the process or arranging objects according to a specific attribute of the item. An example would be the books in a library.

Ranking is where an item takes precedence over other items based on a combination of attributes. Examples of this would be how tools in a workshop are arranged, how equipment is arranged in an E.R. room, how individuals are ranked based on the role they play in the military, or even how food items are arranged in the supermarket. One realize from these examples that there is no single property which can be used to determine the ranking of such items and that Ranking is based on the importance an item has in a given situation.