Russ Maxwell

This is my first of many SharePoint 2013 blogs and I’m starting with Search.  I like the new Search UI for users and the look is so much cleaner with the hover panel, search blocks, etc..  I’m really curious how customizing the Search refinement panel works in SharePoint 2013.  I was surprised to see that […]

I ran into an interesting problem where accessing the 2010 Search Service Application administration page returns a 503 Server unavailable for the Crawl Status.   Usually, a 503 indicates that the application pool is stopped that is hosting a site.  In this case, it’s the SharePoint Web Services Virtual directory hosting the Search Admin web […]

I know troubleshooting Search Query issues in SharePoint 2010 can be a difficult tasks.  Usually, the problem I’m asked to tackle is why are my queries slow?   I wanted to provide some additional detail and a behind the scenes look at what a Search Query looks like.    I recommend reviewing my original Search Query blog […]

I recently had a request to provide a SharePoint Administrator the ability to export out a crawl log to a CSV file using PowerShell.  Luckily, I found Vijay’s (Thanks Vijay!) post which saved me a ton of time: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/spses/archive/2011/06/22/exporting-sharepoint-2010-search-crawl-logs.aspx I wanted to add some more functionality to this process of exporting out to a CSV.   […]