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In SharePoint 2013, host-named site collections (HNSC) are all the rage.  SharePoint Online has been using them heavily for some time now and in general, they are the preferred method for creating site collections now with SharePoint 2013. ...
I’m excited to be giving two sessions at Dev Connections in Las Vegas next month.  I haven’t been to this conference since 2004 I believe so I am excited to be returning as a speaker.  I’ve got two session on Thursday (10/3).  My first...
I’m excited to be back in Boston next week for SPTechCon Boston 2013.  It’s been more than two years since I have presented at an SPTechCon and I am really looking forward to this year more than ever!  This year I am speaking on two search related...
I had the pleasure of presenting a new search talk at SQL Saturday Baton Rouge.  For a SQL event, this one always brings a fair number of SharePoint users.  Attendees got to hear about how to improve their search experience thought implementation...
When it comes to SharePoint search, managed properties have always had a special place in my heart.  After all they are what lets you do all of the cool stuff in SharePoint search when it comes to querying, refining, and displaying information. ...
Quite some time ago, I wrote about how to set default column values using C#.  However, I find it useful to work with them using PowerShell quite often.  The reason being, I often use this as a utility to work set default column values on document...
For SharePoint 2010, I wrote a post that covered some typical service accounts that you might need along with suggested names.  I wanted to update the list for SharePoint 2013 as I get asked these questions a lot by people new to installing things...
I’ve suffered through my share of SharePoint upgrade / migration projects now and I have really changed the way I look at them.  Often when you get exposed to a new system, the lack of governance has led to a total mess with site sprawl as far as...
If you’re like me, you like complete code samples.  I don’t like having to infer the code I am supposed to right when I see a reference in the API.  I don’t program much any more, so I admit I am lazy and want to see a complete example that...
One less publicized change in the April 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013 is the ability to change the maximum number of characters indexed of a given file.  By default, SharePoint indexes 512 KB of the body of a document.  Anything after that isn...
Result Sources in SharePoint 2013 are quite powerful.  However to make use of them in your queries, you have to know the Id which you pass to the SourceId parameter of a query.  For out-of-the-box result sources, the Ids are static.  When...
I’ve had yet another fun week up here in Canada.  I gave a brand new talk about the new ways to query search in SharePoint 2013.  I had a room full of developers that asked a lot of great questions.  As promised, my slide deck is below...
I wanted to create an autocomplete textbox in a SharePoint app recently by using terms from the term store.  Since retrieving items from the term store can be a bit involved I wanted to show you the steps involved.  This solution make use of...
I recently ran into the following error when working with a SharePoint 2013 Client Web Part (App Part) while accessing the term store using SP.Taxonomy.js .  JavaScript runtime error: 'NotifyScriptLoadedAndExecuteWaitingJobs' is undefined...
As a developer, if you have ever looked for information on how to query search in SharePoint, there is a good chance that you have ran into one of my articles.  I’ve been writing about how to query search in a variety of different ways since 2007...
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