SP2013/SP2016 – Switching tenant on a Cloud SSA : Onboarding

Hi Folks Starting a series of quick posts on the Cloud SSA so you could take full advantage of its¬†capabilities and enrich your SPO Search experience. Today’s Problematic I came across the necessity to re-onboard a Cloud SSA on my SP2013 environment against a different tenant. There are few considerations when doing so. In this…

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SharePoint Crawl log and the mysterious SearchID !

Hi Search Folks, A very quick post to clarify the mysterious SearchID GUID seen when troubleshooting Crawl Errors. Whenever an item crawl fails to crawl , the URL View page (CA / Search Service Application) will provide you with a error message but also with a SearchID GUID. Well, mystery solved…The SearchID GUID is the…

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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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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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