SharePoint 2013 Search

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SharePoint 2013 Search
  • Combination of FAST and SharePoint Search: all FAST Search Server and SharePoint features are now combined and available in SharePoint 2013
  • Installed by default: no more separate FAST Search Server installation required, search is now a built-in service application
  • Used pervasively throughout the platform: search is used in different features, content roll up, analytics, content query…etc.
  • High Scalability: implicitly SharePoint 2013 search inherits the high scalability model of FAST Search Server
  • Continuous Crawling: this is a new interesting feature where the farm administrator can enable continuous crawling for content so once you add a new document it can appear in the search results in matter of minutes, it will not even wait for indexing to finish to appear in the search results
  • Site administrators can manage result sources:content sources are now called result sources. Result sources can be defined by a site administrator, not like the old days in which it was configured only through the service application
  • Entity Extraction: a ​FAST search core feature; you can manage entity extraction through managed metadata settings in the term store, so you add new entities as a new term
  • Schema management: schema is the columns you want to expose managed properties in the search and can be managed by the site administrators
  • Custom Ranking Model: in SharePoint 2013 you can define custom ranking model for your search results through Powershell commands
  • Query Suggestions: SharePoint 2013 suggests queries for the user based on the links the user has clicked before and based on other user search queries
  • Query Rules: you can define rules for each query based on keywords or who is searching and based on this you can start different queries or change the original query
  • Search Refinements: you can easily define search refinements through managed data through marking the term as available for refinement

Sam Hassani Principal Consultant

‘Sensible’ Sam is an asset to the consulting team. Having jumped the fence from Microsoft a few years back, he now consults and designs large scale SharePoint, O365 and Azure solutions for BrightStarr. His conscientious approach got him his nickname, and although he’s not afraid to take risks, he’s always a safe bet. Delivering stable, well thought out solutions time and time again.

In his previous job, he specialized in SharePoint, working in the field and with the product team, Sam is genuinely excited by his vocation and speaks at conferences and events with enthusiasm. Just don’t get him started on hybrid search! At the weekend Sam likes to ride his road bike and hang out with his young son.

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