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1 great people, great experience, great passion Matthew McDermott Director Aptillon, Inc. SharePoint Search Center Configuration

2 great people, great experience, great passion About Me 7 Time SharePoint Server MVP Founding Member, Director – Aptillon, Inc. – Owner of AbleBlue, LLC. – Blog: Instructor for Critical Path Training Blogger, Dog Guy, and Foodie

3 great people, great experience, great passion Search UI Configuration Changing the Search Center Look and Feel Search Refinement Result Types Highlighting Specific Content Presenting Actionable BCS Results Changes for SharePoint 2013 Search Results

4 great people, great experience, great passion The Process Identify Content Sources and Connectors Identify Content Types and need for iFilters Crawl, Map Properties, Crawl Again Review and Customize the Results XSL

5 great people, great experience, great passion Metadata Matters Metadata is invisible, how do we find it? How do we make metadata usable? How to we make search useful to the business?

6 great people, great experience, great passion How does metadata get to the index? iFilters iFilter Indexer Crawler

7 great people, great experience, great passion How does metadata get to the results page?

8 great people, great experience, great passion Search Center Customization Core Search Results and Columns Refinement Panel Tabs Accessory Web Parts

9 great people, great experience, great passion TAME THE SEARCH CENTER demo

10 great people, great experience, great passion Actionable BCS Results Addresses Phone Numbers Presence Icon Icons Refiners

11 great people, great experience, great passion BCS SEARCH RESULTS demo

12 great people, great experience, great passion 2013 Results?

13 great people, great experience, great passion Result Types  SharePoint 2013 includes a new framework for presenting search results to end users called result types  Result types have several elements that enable each type to be rendered differently:

14 great people, great experience, great passion Display Templates  Display templates contain the following characteristics:  They define the visual layout of a Result Type  A template is really just HTML  You can edit it with ANY HTML designer you want  You add placeholders to your HTML file where managed properties should be emitted  A set of display templates is included OOB – /Master Pages/Display Templates/Search folder  Site collection admins can upload new display templates.

15 great people, great experience, great passion Result Type with Display Template Example Customer Display Template

16 great people, great experience, great passion 2013 SEARCH RESULTS demo

17 great people, great experience, great passion Better Best Bets  Query Rules – Run on one or all Result Sources – Rules can be filter by User Segment – Rules are very flexible (Keywords, RegEx, etc.) Results – Promoted Results (like 2010 Best Bets) – Result Blocks (think of it as running another query) – Change result ranking by changing the query Query Rules can be GLOBAL!

18 great people, great experience, great passion 2013 STYLE BEST BETS demo

19 great people, great experience, great passion A few final thoughts… Challenge: Can users get what they need from the Search Results? Use Refiners… …just say “No!” to the Advanced Search Page! Hate XSL and SPD? Upgrade to 2013 and use Notepad++ Consider promoting your best content

20 great people, great experience, great passion Links and Resources My Blog – Basic Search Center Editing – Query Rules – Add Social to your Search Center – jsom-and-social-api-2/


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