This past week a friend of mine, Joanne Klein (@JoanneCKlein – https://joannecklein.com/) and I travelled nearly 2000km to take part in what we fondly called our Alberta Tour. We travelled to Edmonton and spoke to the Edmonton Microsoft User Group and the next evening to the Calgary SharePoint Office365 User Group.
Joanne and I spoke on different ways to make SharePoint Search better:
Finding a Needle in the Haystack: SharePoint Style
So you have this shiny new SharePoint environment built inside your enterprise. You have added tons of content and have lots of users adding, modifying and deleting content all the time. You’ve got your system purring like a kitten and everyone loves it except for one minor detail. Your users can’t find any of the content they are looking for. Search is just not working for them. If they don’t know exactly where to find a file they need to reference or work on, they are spending their precious time looking for it. Join us in this session where we will show you the great search tools SharePoint gives you OOTB.
Along the way we’ll show you some tips, tricks and techniques to make a user’s experience better. From search refiners to display templates, from managed properties to OOTB Web Parts we will show you how to customize your search to make it easier to use and to truly make your search so powerful your users won’t have any trouble finding their “needles in the haystack” – their content.
As promised to the attendees, here is the slide deck for our presentation.