Thursday, January 18, 2024

Easier editing of Microsoft Search verticals in SharePoint sites (finally fixed!)

This is perhaps a tiny one, but for the longest time search verticals in a SharePoint site or SharePoint hub site has been a bit of a mystery when you wanted to edit a vertical. To invoke edit, you had to double click the vertical, as there was no Edit button in the ribbon.

The issue has been known since the feature rolled out, but not addressed. I'll be as blunt to say I decided to take matters into my own hands and just fix it. So here you go, a gift from me to allow a more intuitive way of editing search verticals in SharePoint - as the Microsoft 365 Admin center has had the Edit button always.

At last the experience matches the documentation at

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Demystifying Author properties on files in SharePoint and search


For as long as I have been doing SharePoint, figuring out what properties to use when filtering or displaying search results in regards to people has been a challenge as the documentation in this space is somewhat lacking. I’m not sure why I haven’t done this writeup earlier, but no time like the present.