Search is cool. And when I say cool, I mean pretty damned wickedly powerful. You can get creative and use search to do some crazy stuff, I’m talking search for sites based on values read from the property bag level of creative. Yes, search is a weapon you would expect every super hero to have in store.
Since you can do pretty much whatever the hell you want with search, we decided to be creative and show some of its usefulnes by using Content Search web part to display a list of our ongoing cases. We applied some filtering and bam!
Even cooler is the fact that you can use those settings to create your own result source and resue it everywhere you want. Talk about useful!
You can add to the level of creativity by creating your own display templates to present the stuff retrived by Content Search, but we decided we did not need to get that fancy and made do with OOB display templates. Create a few managed properties, do the mapping and there you have it.
Bottom line, search is awesome. If you don’t use it you should get a D’oh badge!
We are aiming for the Crawler badge