Search results provided by Azure Search - read how I built it in this post.


Max Melcher

1 minute read

I am a huge fan of automation and powershell - this should explain why I really love chocolatey (a package manager to install software with powershell). Today I created a new feed for SharePoint 2013 Development Tools: http://www.myget.org/feed/Packages/sharepoint2013dev and uploaded the very cool SharePoint 2013 Search Query Tool to the chocolatey gallery. This tool helps creating and testing search querries - and search is everywhere in SharePoint 2013! After installing chocolatey you can get a great starter toolset with one line of powershell:

Max Melcher

5 minute read

SharePoint Search Federation is a really underrated feature if you ask me. You can greatly improve your company’s knowledge management and create a single point of entry to all kind of data. Federation comes into play when you can not crawl the data source (too big or too complex). With SharePoint 2013 and the very cool query templates you have literally thousand of options (to be honest you had them before but with XSLT its not that much fun) to enhance your search results.

Max Melcher

2 minute read

Icon madness I uploaded a PDF to SharePoint 2013 and noticed that the PDD icon is not the official and recognizable Adobe PDF icon. In this article I will tell you how to replace the SharePoint 2013 PDF icon. OOTB PDF icon from SharePoint 2013 Is it a document with a belt or what ? Nevermind I don’t like it and I am very certain that most of the users out there do not recognize the icon – and that is the main purpose of the icon right?