Learning Search-driven Application Development with SharePoint 2013

Book description

The SharePoint 2013 Search engine is the most powerful enterprise search engine Microsoft has created to date. With this new release, Microsoft combined all of the best features of the legacy SharePoint Enterprise search engine with the best features of the FAST search engine, which Microsoft acquired back in 2008. The new features of SharePoint 2013 Search can be divided into four main categories
as follows:

• Search administration
• UI changes and customization
• Relevance and ranking features
• New development methods

Book content

What you will learn from this book

  1. Getting acquainted with the new features of SharePoint 2013 search and how its architecture is designed
  2. Using query rules to define smart search conditions
  3. Building search verticals
  4. Using the new Content Search Web Part
  5. Using SharePoint 2013’s client facing APIs and learn how to use them in a SharePoint hosted app
  6. Styling results using Result Types and Display Templates \
  7. Learning how to use the business connectivity services application
  8. Creating a BCS search indexer connector to index content that is external to SharePoint

About Author

Johnny Tordgeman, is the CTO of E4D Solutions Ltd., a boutique development and consulting firm in Israel. Johnny specializes in architecting enterprise-level solutions built on top of Microsoft's SharePoint platform. Johnny utilizes the latest in web technology and methodology in his solutions, such as HTML5, SPA, and MVC4. Johnny is the author of MCTS: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Development (70-506) Certification Guide, Packt Publishing, which was published in 2012. Johnny is a skilled lecturer and a Microsoft-certified trainer and can be found speaking at various conferences, open houses, and user group.

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