Time Travel Mystery to Singapore by Emirates

Unexpected User Context – Really?!

Last week, I traveled to Singapore for the annual Innovations in Knowledge Organisation conference. I flew there by Emirates – an easy trip via Dubai.

While in Singapore, I made a decision to stay a day longer and leave on Saturday instead of Friday night.

I supposed nothing could be easier than this: I logged in to Emirates portal, found my flights, chose “Manage Booking”, selected the desired new date, selected the flight, entered my credit card information, and then…

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Search Metrics

Search Quality Management – Part II: Metrics

In the first part of this series, I introduced why Search is like gardening.

Now that we’ve covered the basics let’s see how to measure the success of any Enterprise Search implementation. The appropriate metrics have to be identified and defined in advance. Designate the team members who have a responsibility to analyze each of these metrics regularly, create reports, and decide on follow-up action plans.

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E-book: SharePoint 2016 Search Explained – Available Now!

My the new book:

SharePoint 2016 Search Explained: SharePoint 2016 and Office 365 Search On-Premises, Cloud and Hybrid for Search Managers and Decision Makers

 

is available now!

FREE Bonuses are included to every purchase!

 

SP2016 Search book bonuses

 

 

You can get the book in the following stores:

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Search is like gardening.

Search Quality Management – Part I: Governing Your Search Garden

While planning and implementing Search, keep in mind that it should be governed and managed, even long after implementation is complete. We usually say that Search itself never can be “done.” Consider it like gardening. You set up your garden, plant the trees and flowers, water them, and enjoy a beautiful first blossoming. However, the work has not ended at all. If you do not water it regularly, if you do not prune the trees, fertilize and weed the garden, or mow the lawn, your lovely garden can rapidly turn into a barren field or a chaotic jungle.

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News: Yippy to Acquire MC+A in Pursuit of $500 Million Search Appliance Market

Apparently, 2016 is the year of big changes in the world of Search.

Earlier this year, Google has announced the withdrawal of their Search Appliance (GSA).

This step results in significant changes for many organizations. The retirement of GSA is unprecedented. There have been several acquisitions in the world of search engines in the last couple of years (FAST Search & Transfer by Microsoft, Exalead by Dassault, Endeca by Oracle, Verity and Ultraseek by Autonomy, Autonomy by HP, etc.). But this recent decision by Google is different: GSA for on-premises use is going to be discontinued.

As one might have guessed, this announcement had significant implications on the Search market.

Vendors started to react instantly.

So did Yippy as well. The press release says:

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IKO - Innovations in Knowledge Organisation Conference 2016 - Singapore

Not-to-Miss Events in the Upcoming Months – See you there!

There are two upcoming events I am speaking in the upcoming week: Innovations in Knowledge Organisation and SPC Adriatics.

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Search Explained Academy

Announcing Search Explained Academy

Just a few weeks ago, we announced our new e-book on SharePoint 2016 Search.

While we work on the last polishes on the book before its public release on June 15, 2016, it’s time for providing some updates on our other exciting projects as well.

While I was on maternity leave in the past few months and could not commit to any customer project, I was continuously working behind the scenes. I wanted to get back with something new, something very exciting. I wanted to create something that provides the best value for existing customers as well as new acquaintances.

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SharePoint home page with activity

The Future of SharePoint – Search and Discovery

Today, at the Future of SharePoint event in San Francisco, Microsoft unveils the new cloud-first, mobile-first vision and roadmap for SharePoint, along with new innovations that empower people and organizations to intelligently discover, share and collaborate.

Unfortunately, I cannot attend the event in person, but I’m sharing my thoughts in this post.

The vision for unified access and intelligent discovery are very exciting . On modern intranets, “findability” takes place of “search“, “discovery” becomes more and more valued in the age of information overload.

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E-book: SharePoint 2016 Search Explained: SharePoint 2016 and Office 365 Search On-Premises, Cloud and Hybrid for Search Managers and Decision Makers

SharePoint 2016 Search Explained – E-book is Available for Pre-order!

SharePoint 2016 comes with major changes in how Search works, including a new and enhanced Hybrid Search model.

I am happy to announce that my next e-book, SharePoint 2016 Search Explained: SharePoint 2016 and Office 365 Search On-Premises, Cloud and Hybrid for Search Managers and Decision Makers is available for pre-order now!

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Search Explained is hosted by BlueHost

Backstage Info: New Hosting Provider for Search Explained

If you are a regular reader of our web site, you probably have experienced (major) performance issues recently. We were trying to solve these problems with our old hosting provider but it didn’t work. The poor performance of our web site was so annoying to our customers and blog readers as well as to ourselves, we had to step forward and migrate everything to a new hosting provider.

We are happy to announce that we have finished this process and our web site is performing better than ever. We happily migrated it to BlueHost (aff.link).

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