Monthly Archives: February 2012

“Your query is malformed. Please rephrase your query.” when searching using “None of these words” query

You get the error message “Your query is malformed. Please rephrase your query.” when searching in SharePoint using the “None of these words” query. Spent hours trying to figure it out? I know I did.. This is actually an OOTB … Continue reading

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How to add custom user profile properties to the People Search Options dropdown

If you are using the OOTB FAST Search Center site template then by default you get a tab for People search on the main page. On this tab you get a Search Options link, which¬† brings up the dropdown box … Continue reading

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Tips for organising your SharePoint project in Visual Studio

Becky Bertram recently blogged about Visual Studio project organisation for SharePoint. I agree with most of her points, and below are 3 additional conventions I’d suggest to others: 1. Always group SharePoint project items (SPI) into folders by project item … Continue reading

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