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Integrating Algolia DocSearch into Next.js like Docusaurus

September 2, 2021

For the new Front Matter website, I needed to integrate search capabilities. Instead of building my own search experience this time, as I did on this website. I wanted to give Algolia a try. The first time that I noticed Algolia was on the Docusaurus website. Docusaurus uses the service to search through all the documentation and works pretty fast and efficiently.

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Best practice: specify the Local SharePoint results source ID to gain search control

February 3, 2020

When creating solutions based on SharePoint search, you best always define the source ID of the Local SharePoint results source with each call. By providing that source ID with each request, you make sure that the results you expect for your solutions are always the same. Which ID? The Local SharePoint results source ID you are looking for is: 8413cd39-2156-4e00-b54d-11efd9abdb89.

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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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Loading CSS from your display templates

February 22, 2016

A while ago I wrote an article about how to correctly include scripts in your Display Templates. As the $include functions load files asynchronously on the page, it could happen that the JavaScript file is not loaded yet when you need it. Info: here is the link to the article - correctly including scripts into your display templates.

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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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