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SharePoint 2010: Customizing the people-content search connection
SharePoint 2010 offers separate content and people search functions. Although the search boxes are located in different parts of the user interface, there is some cross-over on the search results pages. For example, it is possible to get an authored-by list of documents in people search results and a list of people with expertise that matches a query term in content search results. This leaves the user with the following questions:
Both content and people search are serviceable using standard (out-of-the-box or OOTB) features, but SharePoint offers five powerful ways to customize and integrate them. When and how should they be used? In this article we describe SharePoint's OOTB content and people search functions and discuss each of the customization options.
SharePoint 2010 OOTB search
Created on November 27, 2010 l Updated on November 30, 2010