SharePoint People Search – Lessons learned. Part 2: Programmatically running search queries

In the first part of the SharePoint People Search – Lessons learned article we’ve discussed the basics of configuring SharePoint People Search. We have also looked at how it could be used for a facebook solution and what the shortcomings are. In this part we will explore different aspects you are very likely to face while creating a custom facebook solution based on SharePoint People Search.

SharePoint People Search – Lessons learned. Part 1: Covering the basics

For the last couple of days I’ve been working on a facebook solution based on SharePoint People Search. And while you might think that it’s nothing more than configuring and developing for SharePoint, there are quite a few search-specific things I’ve learned in those few days.

Excluding empty text values in SharePoint Search

Last week I got an opportunity to work with SharePoint Search. As you could imagine it didn’t go that easy at all and to be honest the SQL-like statements didn’t make it for me at all. And unless I’ve seriously missed something, I’ve found out that there is no easy way to exclude empty text results in SharePoint Search. At least it seemed so…

Let me google that for you

Getting tired of answering questions like: “What is SharePoint?” and “How can I create a Feature in SharePoint?”. Start answering: “Let me google that for you”

“Search on this Page” using jQuery

Every modern browser provides the ability to search for text within a page. In most cases that functionality is underserved and allows you to find only one instance of the text at a time. Google Chrome recently presented improved version of search which searches for the given text as you type and highlights all instances found on the current page. But wait a minute: is this functionality limited to Google Chrome only?