“Ask me about” property.

If you want to search or disable the refinements of the “Ask Me About” property from the user profile, look for Managed property “Responsibilities“. Or the crawled property “SPS-Responsibilities”. Displaying this property in the refinements turned out not to be that helpful. Disabling it is a breeze, if you know the correct (internal) name. Regards, […]

Introducing errors with memoryLimitMegabytes.

Introduction Many posts inform you about limiting the amount of memory of the SharePoint 2013 Search component by setting the “memoryLimitMegabytes” attribute to a number higher than zero. Most of these posts were created after the SharePoint 2013 preview, contained a nasty memory-leak that consumed your server memory in no time. The problem. When you […]

Overview of all SharePoint 2013 updates

I compiled a list with all the updates and fixes of the (4) SharePoint 2013 CU updates . Useful if you are wondering if certain ‘strange’ behavior is a known fixed issue. You can download the list here: http://www.amtopm.be/DL/OverviewSharePoint2013Updates.pdf   To download the updates : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/jj891062.aspx      

Search has encountered a problem that prevents results from being returned

When writing search queries in C# code you sometimes get the following error. “Search has encountered a problem that prevents results from being returned. If the issue persists, please contact your administrator.” In most cases it indicates that your search schema is not correctly setup. You request certain functionality in your code but your ‘Search […]

SharePoint 2013. Content Search web part.

The content search web part is just brilliant. Not only does it let you aggregate, filter and find content and their metadata. The new way of styling with the new display templates is a huge relieve after all the xslt horror in the SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 versions. One word of caution: I learned the hard way […]