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SharePoint Server 2013 Search Features

Posted by Jean Paul on April 14, 2015

In this post we can quickly explore the SharePoint 2013 Search features for the Server edition.

Search by Metadata

Additional to Search by Content, SharePoint provides search on Enterprise keywords & Managed Metadata


Search Refiners provides quick filtering of search results using common properties. Search Refiners are displayed in the left pane of the search results page.

Query Suggestions

This feature provides automatic suggestions based on the query string.

Promoted Results

Search Administrator can promote results based on keywords.


Keyword Query Language provides advanced syntax & filtering for query construction.

Search Scopes

Search Scopes allows limiting the search content boundary within a site or site collection.

Search Verticals

Allows filtering of search results by:

1. Everything

2. People

3. Conversations

4. Videos

We can also create custom search verticals.

Result Sources

Result Sources allow to configure external content sources like another SharePoint site, External web site, Federated Bing search etc.

Document Preview

Document Preview allows previewing of Office documents within the search results.

Continuous Crawl

Continuous Crawl enables fresh content to appear in search results.

Display Templates

Allows custom formatting of search results.


In this article we have explored the Search features in SharePoint 2013 Server edition. I believe this will be serve as a quick-reference in SharePoint world.

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SharePoint as a Document Management System

Posted by Jean Paul on November 25, 2014

I had a requirement of migrating Lotus Notes to SharePoint.  The main aspect of requirement was “Document Management”.

Following are the selling points of SharePoint against Lotus Notes.

User Interface

SharePoint provides an excellent user interface to add/update/delete/tag/search documents.


SharePoint provides document version.

Records Center

The records centers template provides quick solution to making historical records of documents.

Drag & Drop

Bulk document upload is supported in SharePoint 2013 using the drag & drop feature.


Explorer View

SharePoint supports WebDAV to enable Explorer View.  This helps people to operate in a much-known explorer fashion.


Shredded Storage

If your client document management involves heavy traffic, reduction in bandwidth usage & faster-updating can be achieved through Shredded Storage.

Remote BLOB Storage

SharePoint supports storing document content in database or external file systems.  This will relax the site collection size limits.

Content Indexing & Filters

By default SharePoint supports content-indexing of popular Office documents – Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.  For custom filtering we can purchase & install 3rd party filters for PDF etc.


Following are the parameters we need to capture for the document migration.

  1. Number of documents in store
  2. Type of documents (word, excel, powerpoint, pdf , etc)
  3. Average size of documents
  4. Metadata requirement
  5. Content Type / Site Column requirement
  6. Version requirement
  7. Expected growth in an year
  8. Search requirement (full-text search, metadata-based)
  9. Records requirement (making document as a historical evidence)
  10. Site Template (blank, team site)
  11. Workflows requirement (approval, signature etc.)
  12. Document Governance (folders, metadata, mandatory fields)
  13. Type of user-authentication
  14. Permission roles, groups
  15. Preserving of system-values (created by, created date)
  16. Life cycle of a document (auto-archive, auto-delete, recycle-bin usage etc.)
  17. Policies around documents



In this post I have highlighted features of SharePoint as a Document Management System.

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New Features in .Net 4.0

Posted by Jean Paul on November 26, 2010

Feature Description
Background Garbage Collection
Dynamic Language Runtime
Covariance and Contravariance
Memory-Mapped Files
Library Enhancements String.Concat, String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace, Enum.HasFlag, Environment.SpecialFolder

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