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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)

How to: Create a Site Collection at the Root Level of Your Web Application

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? 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)

How to: Create an OpenSearch Provider for SharePoint

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)

How to: Use the SharePoint 2013 Search KeywordQuery Class

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)

Calling the Enterprise Search Web Service from Silverlight 3

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)