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The Content Enrichment Web Service (CEWS) allows you to extend the functionality of SharePoint 2013 Search.  Using CEWS, a developer can send the values of managed properties to an external web service and return new or modified managed properties to include in the index.  The process involved implementing a custom WCF service and then registering it with PowerShell.  The PowerShell cmdlet specifies which properties go into and out of the service. This post has been cross-posted to MSDN Code where you can download a working sample and deploy it. This example will take the values of the Author and LastModifiedTime managed properties and write a new string such as "Modified by on ." to the managed property TestProperty.  This property need to be created first prior to trying to use your Content Enrichment Web Service.  The property should ... (more)

If SharePoint forms is a priority to your business, then maybe Office 365 should be too

There has been a lot of talk about forms in the last year.  Your business users need it and your developers want it too.  The current version of SharePoint doesn't offer much in this space right now.  At SharePoint Conference 2014, Microsoft announced the forms roadmap for SharePoint.  Since at least last year, Microsoft has been telling you that SharePoint is now a "service-first" offering.  That means if you want the newest features, you need to be in Office 365.  Excel Surveys was one of the first examples of this.  If you don't mind waiting three years to get something new, b... (more)

Surface RT: even more awesome with Windows RT 8.1

For those that know me, I am a die hard supporter of my Surface RT.  Back in February, I wrote a post about why I chose it over a Surface Pro.  The device wasn’t perfect and there were a number of issues that people had with it.  With Window RT 8.1, a lot of those issues have been put to rest and that’s pretty exciting.  This device isn’t for everyone, but if you have a similar use case to mine, you might find it a highly useful device.  What is my use case?  Well, first of all, I travel. A lot.  I often find myself working from atypical office settings including the airport, ai... (more)

Using display templates to feature new search results in SharePoint 2013

For many versions of SharePoint, you have been able to configure the number of days the new indicator shows up on a document in a library.  For example, here is how a new document is indicated in a document library. I’ve worked with a number of user experience designers and they are always adding these new indicators to the search results wireframes.  Today we’ll look at a relatively simple technique to show this indicator on the search results screen.  I’ll assume you have some basic knowledge of display templates so I won’t go through all of the basics.  There are plenty of p... (more)

Configure an External List with BCS in SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Archiving Journal on Ulitzer One of my favorite features in SharePoint 2010 is External Lists.  If you haven’t heard by now, the MOSS 2007 Business Data Catalog (BDC) has become Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in SharePoint 2010.  The ever better part is that it is included in SharePoint Foundation and does not require SharePoint Server.  One new concept that we get from this is the External List.  To the end user, these look like regular lists in SharePoint, however they really are reaching out to external systems such as databases and web services.  Whereas the... (more)