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SharePoint Search Center Configuration           Matthew McDermott                 Director               Aptillon, Inc.  ...
Search UI ConfigurationChanging the Search Center Look and FeelSearch RefinementResult TypesHighlighting Specific ContentP...
About Me7 Time SharePoint Server MVPFounding Member, Director – Aptillon, Inc.– http://www.aptillon.comOwner of AbleBlue, ...
The Process                        Identify Content                          Sources and                          Connecto...
Metadata MattersMetadata is invisible, how do we find it?How do we make metadata usable?How to we make search useful to th...
How does metadata get to the index?           iFilter iFilter                 iFilters             Crawler                ...
How does metadata get to the results page?             great people, great experience, great passion
Search Center CustomizationCore Search Results and ColumnsRefinement PanelTabsAccessory Web Parts                 great pe...
demoTAME THE SEARCH CENTER            great people, great experience, great passion
Actionable BCS ResultsEmail AddressesPhone NumbersPresence IconIconsRefiners                  great people, great experien...
demoBCS SEARCH RESULTS            great people, great experience, great passion
2013 Results?great people, great experience, great passion
Result Types SharePoint 2013 includes a new framework for presenting  search results to end users called result types Re...
Display Templates Display templates contain the following characteristics:     They define the visual layout of a Result...
Result Type with Display Template ExampleCustomer Display Template                   great people, great experience, great...
demo2013 SEARCH RESULTS            great people, great experience, great passion
Better Best Bets Query Rules  – Run on one or all Result Sources  – Rules can be filter by User Segment  – Rules are very...
demo2013 STYLE BEST BETS             great people, great experience, great passion
A few final thoughts…Challenge: Can users get what they need from the SearchResults?Use Refiners……just say “No!” to the Ad...
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  1. 1. SharePoint Search Center Configuration Matthew McDermott Director Aptillon, Inc. great people, great experience, great passion
  2. 2. Search UI ConfigurationChanging the Search Center Look and FeelSearch RefinementResult TypesHighlighting Specific ContentPresenting Actionable BCS ResultsChanges for SharePoint 2013 Search Results great people, great experience, great passion
  3. 3. About Me7 Time SharePoint Server MVPFounding Member, Director – Aptillon, Inc.– http://www.aptillon.comOwner of AbleBlue, LLC.– Blog: http://www.ableblue.com/blogInstructor for Critical Path TrainingBlogger, Dog Guy, and FoodieTwitter: @MatthewMcDEmail: matthew@Aptillon.com great people, great experience, great passion
  4. 4. The Process Identify Content Sources and Connectors Review and Identify ContentCustomize the Types and need Results XSL for iFilters Crawl, Map Properties, Crawl Again great people, great experience, great passion
  5. 5. Metadata MattersMetadata is invisible, how do we find it?How do we make metadata usable?How to we make search useful to the business? great people, great experience, great passion
  6. 6. How does metadata get to the index? iFilter iFilter iFilters Crawler Crawler Indexer great people, great experience, great passion
  7. 7. How does metadata get to the results page? great people, great experience, great passion
  8. 8. Search Center CustomizationCore Search Results and ColumnsRefinement PanelTabsAccessory Web Parts great people, great experience, great passion
  9. 9. demoTAME THE SEARCH CENTER great people, great experience, great passion
  10. 10. Actionable BCS ResultsEmail AddressesPhone NumbersPresence IconIconsRefiners great people, great experience, great passion
  11. 11. demoBCS SEARCH RESULTS great people, great experience, great passion
  12. 12. 2013 Results?great people, great experience, great passion
  13. 13. Result Types SharePoint 2013 includes a new framework for presenting search results to end users called result types Result types have several elements that enable each type to be rendered differently: great people, great experience, great passion
  14. 14. Display Templates Display templates contain the following characteristics:  They define the visual layout of a Result Type  A template is really just HTML  You can edit it with ANY HTML designer you want  You add placeholders to your HTML file where managed properties should be emitted A set of display templates is included OOB – /Master Pages/Display Templates/Search folder  Site collection admins can upload new display templates. great people, great experience, great passion
  15. 15. Result Type with Display Template ExampleCustomer Display Template great people, great experience, great passion
  16. 16. demo2013 SEARCH RESULTS great people, great experience, great passion
  17. 17. Better Best Bets Query Rules – Run on one or all Result Sources – Rules can be filter by User Segment – Rules are very flexible (Keywords, RegEx, etc.) Results – Promoted Results (like 2010 Best Bets) – Result Blocks (think of it as running another query) – Change result ranking by changing the query Query Rules can be GLOBAL! great people, great experience, great passion
  18. 18. demo2013 STYLE BEST BETS great people, great experience, great passion
  19. 19. A few final thoughts…Challenge: Can users get what they need from the SearchResults?Use Refiners……just say “No!” to the Advanced Search Page!If you can’t do XSL upgrade to 2013 and use Notepad++Consider promoting your best content great people, great experience, great passion
  20. 20. Links and ResourcesMy Blog– http://www.ableblue.com/blogBasic Search Center Editing– http://bit.ly/pCHMaWXML Test Results Page– http://bit.ly/pyIb0X great people, great experience, great passion

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