Using jQuery and jqplot in your display template to show a piechart refiner

With the display templates in SharePoint 2013 being built in html and javascript you can easily re-use exisiting javascript frameworks like jQuery. The jquery plugin called jqplot is one of many charting plugins available. It is more or less randomly chosen and the technique shown in this post can be re-used with many other plugins…

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Using jQuery UI autocomplete with the REST API to get search results in the search box

SharePoint 2013 comes with a beautiful REST API that supports both search and suggestions. In this post I’ll show how to easily integrate search results into the search box to quickly show the users the results they want. The example shows normal search results, but it could easily be changed to show e.g. products from…

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Building PDF search preview in SharePoint 2013

The new Office Web Apps 2013 integrates very nicely with SharePoint 2013, both when viewing/editing office content as well as with the search preview of the documents. One very common format that is not supported is PDF, and in this article I will build my own WOPI App that supports PDFs by using a simple…

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Utilizing Web Apps 2010 to get PowerPoint search document previews of SharePoint 2010 content in SharePoint 2013 search

  With the new SharePoint 2013 (preview) and Office Web Apps (OWA) there are beautiful previews of PowerPoint (and Word) documents. The requirement is that the documents are stored in SharePoint 2013 as well. There are rumors that you should get previews of content stored in SharePoint 2010, but until now I haven’t seen this…

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Details of the automatic spelling suggestions in FAST Search for SharePoint 2010

It’s been a well known fact that you cannot change the automatic spelling suggestions you get with FAST Search for SharePoint 2010. Either you go with the out of the box dictionaries, or you get it automatically aligned with your crawled content. As it turns out, this is possible after all! After I found the…

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No Code secure search with FAST Search for SharePoint 2010

Introduction Implementing secure database search on the item level with FastSearch for SharePoint 2010 (FS4SP) has been a somewhat confusing journey for me. At the start I had some questions: Can I use BCS? Must I write .NET assembly connector? Can I use FAST’s jdbcconnector? The short answer is yes, no and yes. The long…

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Using FASTSearch for SharePoint 2010 to index Exchange public folders

Indexing of Exchange public folders is one of the less used options in FASTSearch for SharePoint. At least so it seems; I can’t find any examples of people setting it up. In this example I’m using the SharePoint 2010 demo VHDs available here: 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine (SP1). Please note that there…

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