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Coveo Named a “Leader” for Cognitive Search

In the recent The Forrester Wave™: Cognitive Search and Knowledge Discovery Solutions (Q2 2017) report, Coveo was recognized as a “leader” for its search capabilities and solutions. Coveo is an enterprise-class search platform that provides a unified approach to intelligent search for the digital workplace, customer support, self-service, and site search. As a Coveo partner, […]

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Matter Center for Office 365

The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Conference is off to an exciting start! The Perficient team is in Las Vegas this week to present our solutions for the Legal industry including our partnership with Microsoft on the new Matter Center for Office 365. Matter Center was built for Microsoft’s own Legal and Corporate Affairs group […]

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Ignite 2015 Recap – Top 3 Sessions to Replay

Welcome back from a great Ignite Conference! By now, I hope everyone knows that the conference recordings are posted to channel9, a section of MSDN. Microsoft does a great job of recording and publishing all of this content quickly, its pretty awesome. One of my biggest challenges at the conference was knowing which session to […]

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Office 365 Groups Roadmap Announcement – Ignite 2015

You will find some exciting announcements and investments, but before we discuss the future roadmap, let’s dive in to background and benefits of Groups. The world has changed Earlier – Information moves slowly. Fixed workforces; siloed teams. Believed in command and control Now – information travels fast. Leverage the on demand; global talent pool. Always […]

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New Additions to Delve

This post goes one level further in showcasing features within Office 365 which makes day in life more productive (Read the previous post in this series) In order to get more background on Delve, read my previous articles here 1. Delve 2. Everything about Delve 3. How Delve makes life easier 4. Global Rollout “Check out […]

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Advanced Content Targeting in SharePoint – Part 3

This is the third post in this series. In the last two posts (here and here), we implemented a custom token for the logged in user which filters incoming content in the search index based on the user’s profile attributes, and then creating display templates to render custom result URLs. Today we will dive into […]

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Global Rollout for Office Delve

For quite some time I have been sharing my experiences and knowledge around the new Office Graph app (utilizing machine learning) called Delve. It’s great to know that this feature is now public for all Office 365 business subscribers globally. Until now it was only available for “First Release” customers and but everyone who wishes to […]

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Azure Search: Scoring Profiles

Introduction When a search query is submitted to the index, each document that is returned has a search score which is an indicator of its relevance in the current search query and context. The higher the score, the more relevant the item and therefore, the higher it is ranked on a scale of high to […]

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How Delve Makes your Life Easier!

For some time now Microsoft has been working on an intelligent fabric- machine learning. This algorithm is (now more than ever) becoming an integral part of many new platforms and products, especially office graph which powers the new Office app called “Delve”. Delve is part of the Office 365 suite and is available for all […]

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Microsoft Azure Search Preview

Search as a Service From FAST ESP to SharePoint Search and Bing/Google, search has become an integral point for users to reference their data. Microsoft has developed Azure Search to provide an integration point for a complete search experience. Developers can use the Azure portal and front-end APIs to tune their search index as well as […]

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SharePoint 2013 Search: External Content Relevancy Boosting

Where’s my External Content? The first time you bring in external content into your search index, whether that be from BCS or Custom Connector, your search ranking and relevance for that content will most likely be buried under all of your SharePoint content. This is quite common. Don’t worry however, we will go over some […]

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Upcoming Webinar: 10 Steps To Optimize SharePoint: with Metalogix

Is your SharePoint environment painfully slow? Are you experiencing long page load times? Does your search results take forever to load? If so, you may be interested in my upcoming webinar – 10 Steps to Optimize SharePoint. This comprehensive webinar, put on jointly with our partners at Metalogix, will cover: Identifying the common problem areas affecting SharePoint […]

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Troubleshooting Search in SharePoint Online (O365)

SharePoint makes great use of its Search engine and it is pervasive throughout most SharePoint solutions today. Whether you are building Content Search WebParts leveraging Display Templates or creating a custom Search center you will be making use of SharePoint’s powerful and mature Search engine. However, what happens when things behave unexpectedly? How can you […]

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Customer Engagement: Harnessing Disruption

This week I’m attending Customer Engagement World in New York. “The Customer is the New Boss” is Lawrence Dvorchik’s theme for Customer Engagement World. But hasn’t the customer always been the boss? We always say customer is the boss, but our engagements methods rarely reflect this. Too often companies are trying to engage in a one-way […]

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How many Personal sites do I have in my O365 tenant?

Personal sites (formerly known as My Sites) are provisioned on demand in Office 365. Only when the user first clicks e.g. their OneDrive link in the suite bar is their personal site actually provisioned. This was a prudent architectural decision on Microsoft’s part to not provision space until it is actually needed. Anybody who managed […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Delve & Office Graph

Ok, I’ve got to admit I really meant to say “Almost everything you need to know in first Release.” The more you share, the more you get. Believe in that? Office 365 community does and as a result , this week Microsoft hosted “Delve Yamjam” to coincide with the launch of the new Office 365 […]

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Delve Has Arrived

How long have you been patiently waiting for this amazing new search powered app called “Delve”? Days, weeks, months? The wait is finally over with Microsoft announcing today that it is releasing Delve to office 365 subscribers! What is Delve? Delve is a new way to search and discover content with Office graph in the […]

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Compelling Case for Office 365

Everyone has an opinion on “Cloud’ and its effect on the business, for some it’s scary in terms of data security and for some it’s revenue generation and cost savings. There are a number of reasons why cloud computing is so widely used among businesses today. Some of them include Reduction of costs – lower […]

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SPC Keynote: For IT Pros

This is going to be a hard hitting session with lots of stats and lots of new features delivered rapid fire.  Hence my heavy use of bullets. 30% of all IT spending will be in the cloud by 2020.  It’s IT as a service.  Keep in mind, SharePoint is one product but there are many […]

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SharePoint 2013 Search: JavaScript CSOM Primer

A lot of JavaScript incoming! With the rise of SharePoint Online, custom search solutions through JavaScript have become a staple for the development work for clients. While a lot of your search basics can be handled through simple modification of Display Templates (see some of my previous blogs for some basics there), the opportunity still […]

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