Manually adding Search Query Suggestions in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell

One of the cool features that existed in SharePoint 2010 and has been further enhanced in SharePoint 2013 is Query Suggestions.  Query suggestions are suggested terms that appear in a list view below the Search box while the user is typing a query. Query suggestions are automatically generated for a query when users click a…

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SharePoint 2013 Search Query Tool Released on codeplex

The Search Query Tool is a project I have been working on for a while now. And finally, I have reached the phase where it goes out to the world.   This tool helps you understand and learn how the available parameters on the Search REST service should be formatted.   What does this tool offer: Issue HTTP GET or…

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How-To: PostQuery in SharePoint 2013 Search REST API

I have received several question from colleagues and through this blog about using the postquery method in the SharePoint 2013 Search REST API to POST the search query. Here, I would like to share how that can be achieved. Search in SharePoint 2013 is a key player, and many of the features in SharePoint 2013…

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Applying Hit-Highlighting to any property in the Search Results WebPart in SharePoint 2013

Applies to: SharePoint 2013   In the beginning I thought this wasn’t possible without adding custom JavaScript code to the Display Template. However, after some digging, this task seems to be a relatively simple one that can be solved by some minor configuration changes. Follow the steps below to enable hit-highlighting of the value of…

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About the ClientType parameter in the SharePoint 2013 Search REST API

The client type parameters is used to tag a query with a value defining the source application that initiated the search query. This tag is then used by query logging and reporting to differentiate the sources of search requests.   Here is an example of query using the Search REST service in SharePoint 2013 with the…

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SharePoint 2013 Search REST API

In this post I’ll go through the details of the SharePoint 2013 Search REST API. This new REST service is the best way to go in a variety of application scenarious. SharePoint Apps built in JavaScript is one good example. External Applications to SharePoint that require search functionality; can also leverage this service as the…

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SharePoint 2013 Preview has just landed

Micorosft SharePoint 2013 Preview was released yesterday evening. So many new cool features. Search is all around the place now, YEAH!   Links for downloading the bits, documentation and training. Download Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Preview from here. SharePoint 2013 System Requirements. SharePoint 2013 Training Videos for IT Pros. SharePoint 2013 Dev Center. SharePoint 2013…

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Implementing a SharePoint XML Indexing Connector

Most organizations have several systems holding their data. Data from these systems must be indexable and made available for search on the common Internal Search portal. While most of the different data silos are able to dump or export their full dataset as XML, SharePoint does not include an OOTB general purpose XML indexing connector. The SharePoint Server Search…

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