SP2013/SP2016 – Quick Search Query Performance Data Extraction and Analysis with Excel

Hi Search Folks, I wanted to share a quick method to extract Search query performance and build your own Analytics around it. For a start you would need to familiarize yourself to LogParser Studio (LPS). I’ve published a post to get you started : https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/nicolasu/2016/12/20/sharepoint-working-with-uls/ Search Performance Before diving into the extraction and analysis, I…

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SharePoint – Working with ULS Logs

Hi Search Folks   When dealing with SharePoint, the ULS is usually the main source of information you have to rely on. It is almost unavoidable to not dig in the ULS when troubleshooting SP issues. LogParser Studio (aka LPS) and LogParser  are a must have to mine data out of the ULS. Hereby I…

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SP2013 – Boost your FileShare incremental crawls

Hi Search Enthusiasts I wanted to touch base on a particular hidden feature our SP2013 crawl is leveraging to improve File Shares incremental crawl performance. Before going into details, as a pre-requisite, you will need to confirm that a parent folder modified date changes if one document within that folder is modified. Some old file systems…

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SP2013 – Reasons to do a full crawl

Hi Search Enthusiasts A quickie to clarify one piece of documentation around Full Crawl. I came across a customer today claiming that after any software update or service pack install they were planning a full crawl against all their content sources. This is obviously very cumbersome as you would imagine. Their claim was made by…

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