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Sharing my managed metadata refiner display template

March 17, 2017

Do you have a refiner template that shows the refiners based on the hierarchy of a term set, or can you explain how to build it? These are probably two of the most asked questions I received the last couple of months/years. Back in 2015 I created such a template, but never shared it until today.

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Search for Office 365 Group documents

September 20, 2016

I just got a question from someone who wanted to know how to retrieve all the Office 365 Group documents he had access to. When you are having a lot of groups in your organization, files could be spread across them. Search is in most cases the answer to finding your documents easily.

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A better way for search synonyms in SharePoint Online/2013/2016

June 14, 2016

Last year I did a couple of session about how to improve the search experience in your environment. In this session, I highlighted a couple of simple things that mostly stay untouched and things that can be quickly implemented. One of these key takeaways was implementing synonyms. Configuring synonyms can be done via the thesaurus functionality and works on-premises differently than on SharePoint Online.

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A new way of developing display templates

June 6, 2016

Creating display templates for SharePoint is a fairly easy job, but we all have our own ways of developing them. Over the last couple of months, I barely touched managed code. Everything I do these days is mainly achieved by using JavaScript and/or TypeScript in combination with Visual Studio Code. As I really like this new way of working, I started testing how this could ease my display template development process and it turned out to be very useful.

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Highlight on-premises search results in your hybrid configuration

February 2, 2016

Last week I finally found some time to get my demo tenant up and running with hybrid search configuration. The new hybrid search experience eliminates the need of the result block. All results are aggregated together right now. So that means if you do a search query, you could get SharePoint Online results and on-premises results.

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Do something after all refiners templates have completed rendering

January 22, 2016

If you created your own display templates, you most probably have used the AddPostRenderCallback function. The AddPostRenderCallback function allows you to execute code once the display template completed rendering and this function can be used in every template (control, item, …). Now when you are creating your own refiner display templates and want to do something once all the refiners are rendered, the first approach would be to create a AddPostRenderCallback function in the refinement control template.

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