SRC102 - Choosing the right search experience for you

Virgil Carroll 

At Ignite 2018, Microsoft introduced its new unified search experience called 'Microsoft Search'. Added to the continued offerings of classic and modern search experiences, have you ever wondered...what is the right search experience for you and your organization?

Join Virgil Carroll as he explores the unique opportunities and challenges of each search experience, from end user to administration, while helping you understand what options might be your best fit. We will also discuss search design and mitigation strategies to ensure you can more seamlessly move into the new search experience at the right time (if now is not it)

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Both

SRC103 - Getting to know Microsoft Search

Brian Caauwe 

Search has been an integral service inside of SharePoint however Microsoft has plans to re-imagine search across all of Office 365 by tapping into the Graph. With Microsoft Search there will be a common service for usage and administration across all services throughout Office 365 and beyond.

During this session you will learn how to get started with Microsoft Search, what translations there are from SharePoint Search and common usage scenarios for today and in the future. If you have customized search in the past, get ready to understand the future of search in Office 365.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

SRC105 - Searching non Office 365 content in Office 365

Ryan Schouten 

Search in Office 365 is currently limited to content that is stored natively in its tools, how can you add in your own business content to the search index?

In this discussion we will discuss the options for getting your content into the search system in Office 365. We will cover hybrid scenarios and how to best leverage them in addition to some other strategies that will help get your content ready for Microsoft Search.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: OnPrem and Cloud

SRC202 - Pushing Your Search Strategy Forward with Microsoft Search

Virgil Carroll 

With the introduction of Microsoft Search last year, Microsoft put first and foremost the concept of 'push’ content. This methodology gives you, the site or business administrator, the power to 'push’ content to your users through the search interface, including frequently used resources, Q&A and other powerful pieces of internal corporate information. Where this may seem antithetical to the practice of search in general, these new capabilities unlock a lot of opportunity for to better target the needs of your people and provide a more user-friendly search experience. Join Virgil Carroll as he explores tips and techniques for getting the most out of this new 'push’ technology and learn how to 'push’ your own search strategy forward!

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Both

SRC204 - Building tailored Search Experiences in Modern SharePoint

Sébastien Levert 

Modern SharePoint offers great capabilities to customize what and how your users should see the content of their portal. With the growth of Hub sites, content aggregation becomes a must in a flat information architecture.

In this session, we'll look at how we can build engaging experiences using Microsoft Search and how it can be personalized to the user to ensure a relevant discovery of the corporate knowledge.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

SRC303 - SharePoint Search Query Builder Middle-ish Dive

Virgil Carroll 

Join Virgil Carroll as he takes you on a middle-ish dive of one of the more powerful tools in your SharePoint toolbox, the Search Query Builder. Where there are many aspects that are important part of a good search strategy, understanding how to utilize this tool to help you not only finesse and clean up your results but also how to use it to better understand what is being returned and why.

Whether you are a beginner or more advanced user, when you walk away from this session, you should have a better understanding of how this tool can help you in your search initiatives and how to avoid pitfalls in changing your results too much.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Both