SPF02 Workshop: Implementing Search Based Intranet in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365


8:00am - 5:00pm

Level: Intermediate

Agnes Molnar

CEO, Managing Consultant

Search Explained

This full day workshop will explain the basics of implementing a Search Based Intranet in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365.

Search-Based Applications, or SBAs, are applications that are built using the power of enterprise-class search engines like the fully integrated FAST in SharePoint 2013. You don't need a database to power these apps; the power of search feeds the app - from any content source you have!

Search is not just about retrieving links to information. It can also retrieve data. The enhanced Search in SharePoint 2013 has the capabilities of crawling both structured and unstructured data sources. It can extract entities like names of vendors and geographic locations. It can build semantic clusters of information. All this can be presented using dashboards and faceted navigation interfaces.

Benefits of SBAs:
  • SBAs use the already existing functionality and power of enterprise search. You don't need to custom program to get this power.
  • SBAs use the messy, soiled information the way it is. You don't need to create and migrate information into databases.
  • SBAs are quick to adapt to changing requirements. You don't need to spend months, making small changes.
  • Most importantly, SBAs leverage your investment in SharePoint.
You will learn:
  • A solid understanding of SBAs and how they work
  • How to make a case for using SBAs
  • A roadmap for building and planning SBAs
  • Resources and infrastructure needed to implement SBAs