Aquaforest Searchlight

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In my previous post, I have emphasized the importance of improving content quality. However, when it comes to the success of search, there are many more to consider.

The primary question is always how search helps the users with getting their jobs done better and faster.

If it provides relevant results in a way the users need and like, search adoption can […]

Enhancing Search by Improving Content Quality

One of the most common complaints about search is related to the quality and relevancy of results. The result set does not contain all the relevant documents. Or it has too many irrelevant documents. Or the combination of these two.

Maybe the expected, most relevant results are not displayed on the top of the result set. Or the presented results are […]

The Biggest Challenges of Content Findability

This post has been written by Aquaforest Guest Blogger, Agnes Molnar, Founder and Managing Consultant, Search Explained.

Enterprise Search is intended to help users finding relevant and valuable content to get their jobs done.

However, when focusing on the key expression of this intent, “relevant and valuable content” – we instantly have to face the first challenge: how “content value” can be defined?

Content […]

Turbo Charge content FINDABILTY in SharePoint

Find out how automated tools from Aquaforest and TermSet and can dramatically increase the findability of your Organization’s SharePoint documents.
Did you know that 80% of most organisations information is stored in office documents, but only 20% of this information can be found easily by employees. According to a study by The International Data Corporation (IDC), the average knowledge worker wastes 2.5 hours […]

Check the Searchability of your SharePoint Sites or File System for FREE

Aquaforest Ltd have released a FREE Audit tool, Aquaforest Searchlight Lite.

Aquaforest Searchlight Lite can be installed on any Windows machine with network access to the SharePoint / O365 sites or file systems – it doesn’t need to be installed on a SharePoint server.
Aquaforest Searchlight Lite will crawl you documents and identify :
• Image Only PDF files.
• PDF files with […]

SharePoint Migration

We often get asked the question “When is it best to OCR our documents when using Aquaforest Searchlight, before or after we have uploaded them into SharePoint?”

The answer to this question becomes transparent once you know how the OCR process works within the product.

Here is a little bit about the product……

Aquaforest Searchlight is a client software which can be installed and […]

Aquaforest Searchlight and SharePoint Online – Configuration Options and Security

This post describes the different options available when using Aquaforest Searchlight to process documents in SharePoint Online and also addresses security questions.

 
Option 1
If you set up Searchlight in your local server and access SharePoint Online remotely as depicted in the diagram below, all documents will be downloaded and uploaded over SSL and therefore encrypted.

The downside with this setup is the […]

Upgrading Aquaforest Searchlight

Upgrading to v1.2 of Aquaforest Searchlight is relatively straight forward.

The following steps will guide you through the process.

 

 

 

Pre-requisites:

Upgrades to v1.2 can only be carried out if you’re currently running v1.05 or v1.1.
If you’re running an earlier version please contact the support team; support@aquaforest.com.
You will require the latest installer which can be downloaded from our download page.
Our license keys are version and machine […]

Maximise Document Discovery in SharePoint with Aquaforest Searchlight and TermSet

Aquaforest Searchlight will help you convert all your ‘hidden’ documents to searchable ones, thus making them discoverable. This is the first step in improving document discoverability in SharePoint. In order to make it easier to find the most relevant information, it is important to tag documents with the correct metadata.

While SharePoint offers different ways of adding metadata to contents through […]

Aquaforest Searchlight – Best Practices

This blog focuses on setting up Aquaforest Searchlight for processing large number of documents in SharePoint.

Firstly, we have to understand how Searchlight works. There are 2 main stages when processing a Searchlight library: the Audit stage and the OCR stage.

Before explaining these 2 stages, let’s first clarify what is a Searchlight library. A Searchlight library is an object in Aquaforest […]