Using SharePoint Search and Refiner Web Parts to Create a Custom Search Page

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Here’s an example of a custom search page this one has pre-filtered results (documents and pages where the column “Document Type” is “Training” or “Reference” tenant-wide) in a Search web part and a Refiner web part on the right. You can do a very similar display using a people search with profile property values used as refiners (to filter staff by … Read More

Using Profile Field Values as Refiners – Mapping Crawled Properties to a Refinable Property

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Using your custom profile properties as refiners lets you filter your staff by anything you’re tracking (school, skills, etc) and lets helps people connect. In my environment, we have both “want to learn” and “professional skills” using the same managed metadata term set, meaning people with a certain skill set can filter people by what they want to learn and … Read More

Part 1 – Custom SharePoint User Profile Properties

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SharePoint profiles are a convenient and easy way to collect and manage data about your staff. The SharePoint profile comes with some basic default fields (previous companies, skills, etc), but you can also add custom properties in your SharePoint admin settings! For my custom properties, I have “Want to Learn” (to help people with skills connect with the people who … Read More