Syntax for SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search Queries

Recently I was asked if I knew how to create a search that returned results for items created in the last 7 days. I knew I could do this but couldn’t remember exactly the right syntax for the query I was trying to create. So I pinged off a couple of search terms and quickly . . . → Read More: Syntax for SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search Queries

Create a content type search refinement panel in SharePoint 2010

On a recent SharePoint 2010 project I’ve been asked to configure the search experience. There’s been no great customisation to do in this instance, however with just a little configuration it’s been possible to achieve great results (pun intended).

I’ve started from a site based on the Enterprise Search Centre template and made a few . . . → Read More: Create a content type search refinement panel in SharePoint 2010

How to do cross-site collection aggregation?

Best practice indicates that if you have a considerable amount of content within SharePoint then you should be looking to split that into multiple site collections. I’m not going into why that’s important in this post, but it does raise a question around one of the most powerful features that was introduced within MOSS 2007 . . . → Read More: How to do cross-site collection aggregation?

Search Scopes: By Context or By Content

I was setting up some search scopes recently with a client and suggested a couple of possible scopes we could create. The scopes basically fell into two different categories; refining the search by the type of content or by the context of the content.

Some example scopes could be: HR / Finance / News . . . → Read More: Search Scopes: By Context or By Content