This is a super-quick post but one I think will help people out.
Query Suggestions are a great feature within SharePoint 2013 search that provide type-ahead suggestions for users submitting a query. For example in the image below, I began typing “li” and the system suggested “Light Grey”.
Query Suggestions are created automatically based on past successful searches but you can also import phrases for query suggestions manually as described in this article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj721441.aspx
What’s funny about this article is that it describes how to upload a text file with Query Suggestions to the search service application, but it doesn’t tell you how to format the text file. I couldn’t find that info anywhere else either.
The answer is that you format it with each phrase on a single line of the text file as shown in the image below.
That may seem obvious, but those of us that managed various text files in FAST Search know that format and syntax were very important and finicky. Hope that one saves you a couple of minutes!
I’m happy to report that after a few weeks off during the summer, SharePoint ShopTalk is back in action!
Register here: ow.ly/pmMzN
Will be kicking it off with a bang by having SharePoint MVP Chris Givens present “Exploring Project Server 2013″. And of course we’ll have the usual group of panelists including John White, Laura Rogers, Jim Adcock and myself.
In Thursday’s session, Chris will showcase some of the most exciting features in Project Server 2013 that Executives and PMOs look for, how they integrate with SharePoint, what they can do and how to configure them.
If you’re looking to get into something new and exciting yet still stay relatively close to SharePoint, Project Server is a great option!
Chris spent five years at IBM in the Sales and Distribution organization helping work with large enterprise clients across North America to solve business problems. After IBM moved him from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Seattle, Washington in 2000, Chris returned back to his computer science background and begun work with several venture capital funded startups in the high volume transaction processing with credit, debit and gift and loyalty system space. After several successful years of technology projects, he became a Microsoft Certified Trainer to pass on his knowledge to others.
Chris is now CEO of Architecting Connected Systems, a high quality courseware development company focused on Microsoft products such as SharePoint and Azure with customers in over 45 countries around the world. He is also co-founder and president of the San Diego SharePoint User Group, SanSpug.org
Chris currently resides in San Diego with his lovely, amazing wife, Lidiya, and his awesome soccer playing son Igor.
Hop to see you there!
A blog that I recently wrote for SharePoint Pro Magazine was just published today. It’s a blog about Information Architecture and Information management.
The premise of the blog is that I spend a lot of time talking to customers about these concepts and it is clear that there is a lack of understanding around the concepts. This blog (a two part series) is an explaination and introduction to the core concepts that customers will need to address in their own implementations. Have a look here!
Here’s a list of Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts that I got from a MSFT Help Desk Engineer. Just thought I would share. Enjoy!
|Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts –|
|Ctrl+Shift+Esc||Starts Task Manager.|
|Windows (tap)||Toggles between the Start screen and the foremost running app (Metro-style) or the Windows Desktop.|
|Windows+,||Peeks at the Windows desktop.|
|Windows+.||Snaps application to the left.|
|Windows+/||Initiate input method editor (IME) reconversion.|
|Windows+1, Windows+2, etc.||Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and launch the nth shortcut in the Windows taskbar. So WINKEY + 1 would launch whichever application is first in the list, from left to right.|
|Windows+Arrow Keys||Aero Snap.|
|Windows+B||Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and select the tray notification area.|
|Windows+C||Display Charms and time/date/notification overlay.|
|Windows+Ctrl+Tab||Cycle through apps, snapping them as you go.|
|Windows+D||Toggle Show Desktop (hides/shows any applications and other windows).|
|Windows+E||Launch Windows Explorer with Computer view displayed.|
|Windows+F||Search Files using the new Windows Search pane.|
|Windows+H||Open the Share charm.|
|Windows+I||Display Settings charm.|
|Windows+J||Swap foreground between the snapped and filled apps.|
|Windows+K||Display Connect charm.|
|Windows+L||Lock PC and return to Lock screen.|
|Windows+M||Minimize the selected Explorer window.|
|Windows+O||Toggle orientation switching on slate and tablet PCs.|
|Windows+P||Display the new Project (for “projection”) pane for choosing between available displays.|
|Windows+PgDown||Move the Start Screen or a Metro-style application to the monitor on the right.|
|Windows+PgUp||Move the Start Screen or a Metro-style application to the monitor on the left.|
|Windows+Q||Open the Search pane.|
|Windows+R||Display Run box.|
|Windows+Shift-.||Move the gutter to the left (snap an application).|
|Windows+Shift+.||Snaps application to the right.|
|Windows+Shift+Tab||Cycle through apps in reverse order.|
|Windows+Shift+V||Cycles through Notification toasts in reverse order.|
|Windows+Spacebar||Switch input language and keyboard layout.|
|Windows+Tab||Cycle through apps.|
|Windows+U||Launch Ease of Access Center.|
|Windows+V||Cycles through Notification toasts.|
|Windows+W||Display Settings Search pane|
|Windows+X||Access the advanced context menu on the Start preview tip.|
|Windows+Z||Open the App Bar.|
In addition to SPSLA, which I just posted about, I’m going to be presenting sessions at SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley as well! The event is on Saturday June 22nd, 2013 in Palo Alto, CA.
I’ll be presenting a search topic or two (duh!) and am really looking forward to meeting speakers and attendees in my new region!
For more info go to http://spsevents.org/city/siliconvalley/SPSSV2013/Pages/Home.aspx
Not a ton of content there yet, but keep checking back for listings on the speaker lineup and session details.
Hope to see you there!
Happy to report that I’ll be presenting a session at SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles! More details to come but it is going to be about SharePoint 2013 search!
The event is taking place Saturday May 18th, 2013 at the Santa Monica College in beautiful Santa Monica.
Specific sessions haven’t yet been announced, but so far the speaker lineup is looking great. A lot of familiar names and faces like Eric Overfield, Ivan Sanders, Naomi Moneypenny, Randy Williams and a whole bunch of others that I’m looking forward to meeting.
I’ll post more info about my sessions soon, but in the meantime find more info here: http://spsevents.org/city/la/SPSLA2013/Pages/Home.aspx