SP2013 – Configure search to use PDF iFilter

Hi Search Enthusiasts Just a quick post on a new feature in SP2013 Search. July CU 2014 introduces the ability to use an external PDF iFilter instead of the built-in handler in SP2013 Search. 1. Install July 2014 CU : KB 2882989 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2882989 2. On every server that has a Content Processing components installed, Install…


SP2013 – Hybrid Search Topology

Hi Search Enthusiasts Hybrid Search scenario is one of the major steps in integrating your SPO and OnPrem SP2013 environments. I just wanted to list down the phases and documentation links that are relevant in setting an Hybrid Search Topology. The set up process is lengthy hence it is important to keep in mind the overall…


FAST ESP 5.x – Converting Clarity SearchStatus into CSVs.

Hi Clarity is a great tool for monitoring ESP either through the UI or requesting the supporting data as xml. The below script download clarity status in xml and update some .CSV files. The output files are pretty explanative to what they relate to.  Disclaimer : THE LICENSED SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WE DO…


SP2013 – How to influence the Language detection at the document/item level

 Hi Search Enthusiasts Today I’d like to demonstrate a small workaround for language detection issues in SP2013. Why document language is important ?  The language is at the center to any linguistics features in SP2013: Tokenization (wordbreaking), Stemming (lemmatization), Fuzzy Name matching, thesaurus etc.OOB we do our best to determine the primary language of any…

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