Metadata in Search: Search Schema
Metadata is the "soul" of search. This course shows you why, and also how you can deal with its challenges.
Do your users complain about search and you don't know what to do? - I always recommend to my workshop students and customers to start with the "soul of search": metadata.
For every Search Application, content needs to be aggregated from various content sources: from various sites and site collections, tenants, farms, even external content sources.
In every case, Search user interface displays various metadata: the title and the author of a document, URL, last modified date, as well as Project ID, Customer ID or employee name, etc.
Every primary component of Search Applications depends on metadata: Result Sources, filtering, refining, and sorting - everything.
Without good metadata, implementing Enterprise Search or Search-Driven Applications becomes much more challenging.
Unfortunately, having good metadata is not always obvious. Actually, this is one of the biggest challenges of Search.
Different systems might have different sets of metadata. Some sets of content might have no metadata at all, or not enough metadata (for example, file shares).
This course helps you to understand how Search Schema works, and best practices to apply while planning and implementing.
"Top dollar value. The method Agnes Molnar use to give the participants deep search knowledge is brilliant."
- Per Birk, Special Consultant, TechLead, National Danish Police
"Agnes, Thank you for developing this course. Understanding Search is key to the success of any project based on Office 365 / SharePoint technologies. Anyone who faces the challenge of making content easily discoverable by colleagues, co-workers and constituents will find your work helpful."
- Grant R. Cocco, CISSP, Senior Systems Administrator, Woodart & Curran
This course is not open for enrollment.
"I first attended one of Agnes’s sessions several years ago at NYC SharePoint Saturday. I have used the knowledge I gained in that short hour and a half a number of times since in preparing solutions for clients. I attended the 2-day course thinking that if I learned that much in an hour with Agnes, what would I get out of 2 days? I was not disappointed. Everything we discussed and the tasks we performed were relevant and immediately useful in my job. It also gave me the opportunity to pass along the knowledge to my co-workers. I have often recommended SearchExplained.com to both co-workers and clients."
- John Lee, Director of Implementation Services, Gimmal
Agnes Molnar, principal consultant, and CEO of Search Explained specializes in information architecture and enterprise search.
During her remarkable career, Agnes has collaborated with numerous renowned companies on both a national and international scale, architecting and executing dozens of enterprise search implementations for both commercial and government organizations.
Due to her passion and zest for the IT field, since the year 2008, Agnes has consistently received the prestigious MVP award (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional). She has also been designated several times since 2013 as one of the Top 25 Influencers in SharePoint and Office 365, both in Europe and globally.
Agnes’s basic aim is to create awareness among people regarding search options, techniques, and best practices. According to her, people should know how to search for something they are looking for in a short and precise time frame. Also, the searched material should be accurate and useful for the respective individual. She accomplishes this through Search Explained's blog by sharing search tips and techniques, best practices and related information management methods. Moreover, she delivers all this in a remarkably easy-to-understand way so that everyone can comprehend and relate to it.
Apart from her blog work, Agnes has also written and co-authored various books on SharePoint and Enterprise Search. (See more on our Books page)
She has also delivered many presentations on the topics of search and different Microsoft technologies around the globe, i.e. in USA, Canada, Singapore, UK, Germany, Peru … and the list goes on. (See more on our list of Events, and her Speaking page.)