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The things you need to know about SharePoint 2013 Search


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Do you know everything you can about SharePoint 2013 Search? View this informative presentation given by Search Technologies' Iain Fletcher and Matt Willsmore at the Enterprise Search Europe 2013 …

Do you know everything you can about SharePoint 2013 Search? View this informative presentation given by Search Technologies' Iain Fletcher and Matt Willsmore at the Enterprise Search Europe 2013 conference.

An overview of SharePoint 2013 Search functionality can be found at

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  • 1. 1The Things you need to know aboutSharepoint 2013 SearchIain FletcherMatt Willsmore15th May 2013
  • 2. 2Agenda• SP2013 Introduction• What does it look like?• What’s missing?• Architecture• Migration considerations• Licensing• Concluding points
  • 3. 3SP2013 introduction• New ground up rewrite by FAST team• Merge of next generation FAST engine &SP2010 codebase• Little shared code with FAST ESP or FS4SP• FAST technology as mass market product• Difficult to compare – should be seen as newproduct not new version
  • 4. 4So what does it look like?
  • 5. 5What else does it do?• Result sources• Result types• Display templates• Document previews• Query rules• Analytics / recommendation engine• Content by search  SBA’s (topic pages andcatalogue search)• Metadata store and navigation• Improved administration features• Search crops up all over the place…
  • 6. 6People oriented
  • 7. 7Enterprise social features
  • 8. 8Flexible display
  • 9. 9Result sources
  • 10. 10Query rules
  • 11. 11Using the Query Builder
  • 12. 12Ranking takes into account:• Metadata Context• Authority• Freshness• File type• Search clicksWhat else can I do?Ranking customized by:• Query rules /transformations• Managed property context• Custom rank profilesAnd helped by…Linguistics:• 85 languages• Dictionaries• Stemming
  • 13. 13BUT what’s missing vs FAST?• Document vectors• Clustering• Less flexible entity extraction• Push API• Fine tuning options for advanced uses• XML Scope search• Configurable pipeline – single web servicecall out
  • 14. 14 Continuous crawling No push API BCS– Custom dll– SQL– Webservice Pre and post query securityfilters
  • 15. 15Logical Architecture
  • 16. 16Content processingSecurityDescriptorsDetectlanguageDocumentsummaryMap tomanagedpropertiesCustomEntityExtractionPhoneticnamevariationsWordbreakingSecurityDescriptorsParseDocumentsAnalyticsMetadataExtrationRegistercrawledpropertiesIFilterWebServiceWeb ServiceCalloutCrawlerIndexer
  • 17. 17Small Example (10M docs)
  • 18. 18Large Example (100M docs)
  • 19. 19Search migration scenarios• SP2010  SP2013– Search first (SP2010 using SP2013 search)– DB migration and scripted upgrade– Re-implement• FS4SP  2013– Scripted DB merge, migration and upgrade– Re-implement• FAST ESP  SP2013– Re-implement• FAST ESP  ???
  • 20. 20Common licensing questionsWhat do I get on-premise that I don’t get from O365?• Web Crawl/Connectors• Extensible content processing• Custom entity extractors• Custom security trimming• Custom recommendations• Custom query rules• Content Search WP• Search Driven Publishing (WCM)What extra features does my eCAL buy me?• Content Search WP• Custom entity extractors• Custom query rules• Extensible content processing• Query rules -Advanced• Video Vertical• Search Driven Publishing (WCM)
  • 21. 21Concluding Points• Enterprise search excellence can be achievedwith SP 2013 in all but the most demandingorganizations• The fundamentals of enterprise search, remainunchanged• Success comes from the combination of technology,expertise and processes• Don’t expect to achieve excellence with a plug-and-play approach to SP 2013
  • 22. 22Any questions?