The courseware is sufficiently detailed with reference content and samples to serve as both an after class search reference and as search “cheat sheet”.
What you will Learn
- Understand how search crawls and indexes content.
- Use core SharePoint search features to find documents.
- Use wildcards and Boolean operators.
- Build queries using the Advanced Search page.
- Search for people.
- Search using Managed Properties.
- Search using dates and numbers.
- Work with Content Type and Content Class properties.
- Work with multiple languages.
This course is intended for:
- SharePoint end users
- SharePoint Site Owners
- SharePoint Site Collection Administrators
- SharePoint Administrators and Developers
- SharePoint Governance Auditors
- Anybody who needs to “find stuff” in SharePoint 2013
- Experience installing PC hardware and devices.
- Basic understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
- Basic Windows and Active Directory knowledge.
- The skills to map network file shares.
- Experience working from a command prompt.
- Basic knowledge of the fundamentals of applications. For example, how client computer applications communicate with the server.
- Basic understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
- An understanding of the fundamental principles of using printers.
Outline for SharePoint 2013 Search for Power Users Training
Module 1: SharePoint Search
This module provides an introduction to the topics covered in the class and introduces SharePoint search terminology.
- Who is this class for?
- SharePoint versions and search feature differences
Module 2: How Search Works
This module covers how SharePoint search finds and indexes content.
- Before you can run… you must Crawl!
- The Search Flow
- Crawl Sources
- What is Indexed
- What is not Indexed
- Content Processing
- Search is Security Trimmed
- Alternates to Search
- Search Limitations
Lab : How Search Works
- Feature and limitation quiz.
- Understand the concepts of crawling and indexing content and the impact on search availability and freshness.
- Understand the limits of search, especially what is not indexed.
Module 3: Core Search Techniques
This module covers the use of the core search techniques.
- Search Basics
- Where can you search?
- Search Navigation
- Shoot first and see what you hit…
- Refining Your Search
- Aim then shoot…
- Include or Exclude
- Boolean Operators
- Files in Libraries vs. Files as Attachments
- Search Verticals
- Searching for People
- The Advanced Search Page
- Creating Search Alerts
- Search Preferences
- The List and Library Search Box
- The OneDrive Pro Query Box
Lab : Core Search Techniques
Exercise 1: Using core search techniques.
Exercise 2: Using the Enterprise Search Center.
- Use the core search features including keywords, wildcards and Boolean operators.
- Identify the various places to start a search and the benefits of each.
- Search for people.
Module 4: Managing Sites and Pages
This module covers the more advanced search techniques.
- Property Searches
- Out of the Box Managed Properties
- Data Types
- Comparison Operators
- Content Types
- When is a Title not the Title?
- Examples of Property Searches
- Working with Multi-Lingual Content
- What you can do to improve search results
Lab : Managing Sites and Pages
Exercise 1: Using Managed Properties.
Exercise 2: Working with numbers and dates.
Exercise 3: Finding lists and content by ContentClass.
Exercise 4: Finding content by language.
- Find content based on Managed Properties.
- Properly search for items using dates.
- Find lists and libraries by type.
- Search using multiple languages.
- Understand how a search administrator can tune search.
- Understand how to best manage content to make it findable.
Module 5: Appendix: Codes and Lists
The appendix contains several detailed lists of codes and features useful to users of SharePoint search.
- Out of the Box Result Sources
- Frequently Used Managed Properties
- Content Class Codes
- SharePoint Search File Types
- Search Features by Edition
- Understand Codes and Lists