You might have heard today that the new Boards (aka Pinterest) feature for
Office Delve was released to First Release customers of Office 365. I was
lucky enough to have it show up already in a few of my tenants, so I thought
I would share my initial experience.
When you open Delve now, you’ll notice a new icon that says Add to board.
Clicking on the icon will allow you to type the name of a new board or select
an existing one. Pick wisely as there is currently no way to remove the
item from the board. Nor is there a way to change the name of the board.
I suspect we’ll see this functionality in the future based on the product
team’s new iterative development cycles.
Once you have tagged your document, it will show underneath the document for
all users. Items tagged to boards are visible to all users. However, the
results are still security trimmed like everyt... (more)
Have you ever wanted to create a site collection off the root of your site at
a path such as (/MySiteCollection), only to find a screen that looks like
This really stinks. After all, I don’t want my site new site collection
to be under /personal or /sites. I want it to be under the root (/). The link
to the left points us to the managed paths page, but you need to know what
you are doing. Going to the managed paths page, we see something like this.
As you can see we have four entries listed, but only two are setup as
Wildcard inclusions. Looking at the dropdownlist fro... (more)
A while back, Kevin Williams pointed out to me that certain web sites could
be searched in Google Chrome using the syntax query in the address
bar. For example, once I have been to youtube.com, I can later type in
youtube to initiate a search query.
Pressing tab, give you a spot to enter your query or you can just type a
space and put in your keyword.
As someone that does a lot of work with SharePoint Enterprise Search, this
got me thinking. I want my SharePoint site to show up in my browser too.
I did some research and discovered this is part of OpenSearch and that I c... (more)
Over the past few versions of SharePoint, I have provided a number of blog
posts on how to query search. Of those, my posts on how to use the
KeywordQuery class using KQL are some of the most popular (2010 and 2007).
In continuing that tradition, I am proud to present the “How to” post on
using the KeywordQuery class in SharePoint 2013. The good news: your old
KeywordQuery code should still work. The bad news: the way you did it is
marked completely obsolete. I actually had to dig through quite a bit of
documentation to find the right API that wasn’t obsolete. One thing tha... (more)
I needed to do a quick proof of concept of displaying search results in
Silverlight recently and it actually proved easier than I thought it was
going to be.
I tried this once before in a beta version of Silverlight 2 and it was much
more difficult at the time.
I was able to easily add the reference to the search web service but the
proxy was filled with classes that were not supported in the Silverlight .NET
Framework. This time I was relieved to find that it was much simpler.
I’ve written many applications to query using the web service, so the first
thing I thought of wa... (more)