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Microsoft Search – Love it or Leave it?

1EnterpriseSearch - Microsoft Search - Love it or Leave it?
After wrapping up our third annual SharePoint and Office 365 survey, I was struck by the subtle change in the responses from SharePoint organizations that are starting to think ‘outside of the Microsoft box’ into the vast array of competitive products available.…

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What is Microsoft’s Search Strategy? Are they as confused as I am?

1Strategy - What is Microsoft’s Search Strategy? Are they as confused as I am?Microsoft’s search strategy is somewhat unclear, at least to me. Office Graph uses artificial intelligence and borrows from the FAST search technology. This is the basis for the Clutter feature in Outlook that lets users remove low priority emails.…

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Microsoft and Concept Searching Webinar – Search and Information Governance

I rarely do a blatant product pitch, but Microsoft and Concept Searching are hosting a joint one hour webinar on Tuesday, February 18th. The Microsoft Senior Product Manager of Enterprise Search will join us to discuss the current movement to the cloud, roadmap for SharePoint search, and we will tie in Information Governance issues in both environments such as search, records management, security, and migration.…

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Customizing Search in SharePoint – I guess that’s what consultants are for

I am in the process of writing a case study with a client who has deployed our technology. They are a non-profit and have approximately 150 business users. On staff, they have a senior SharePoint administrator.…

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Selecting Metadata from a Drop-Down List – Good or Bad?

We got into a discussion the other day about using drop-down lists to get users to tag content correctly. Should the list be big enough to cover all tagging options, or short enough to reduce the users’ desire to just select a descriptor at the top of the list?…

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Which is worse? Bad search or being stuck in traffic?

In a Xerox UK study, the participants were asked the following: and the results were:In a Xerox UK study, the participants were asked the following…and the results were:

Frustration

Xerox UK study: July 2009 https://www.conceptsearching.com/blog/

Is this because search engines don’t perform well in regards to finding what searchers are looking for or is it that searchers don’t understand how to search correctly?…

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Metadata the real currency of interoperability

The ability to capture concept based metadata and retrieve relevant search results from within the organization and diverse applications are the real currency of interoperability. Providing syntactic as well as semantic metadata delivers the ability to represent and share the meaning of content in an unambiguous manner.…

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Search versus Insight versus Findability

Findability versus InsightWhen you are searching for something, which stubbornly doesn’t want to be found, do you sometimes feel like this picture? I do too.

Vendors in the marketplace all have their particular spin on what improving search actually means (we do too).…

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Search Engine Face Off

Search Engine Face Off

Portal Solutions’ Val Orekhov joins Concept Searching to discuss what do you really need in a search application? Are keyword search results good enough and how they differ from metadata driven search results.…

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