We’re less than three weeks away from the biggest Microsoft event of the year — Microsoft Ignite. Now in its third year, Ignite is in a new location — Orlando, Florida. There are three great reasons to get excited about Ignite: News, networking and nighttime fun! Microsoft has been saving some big announcements for Ignite, so I think you can expect to see some significant “moments” for SharePoint and Office 365, as well as other products in the Microsoft family.
Microsoft recently began the rollout of modern Communication Sites in Office 365. This new template is now available in 100 percent of First Release tenants. If you are not in a First Release tenant, you can try out the new experience if your account is set to be a First Release user in your tenant. (Once your settings are updated, you may have to wait few hours for the new site creation experience to appear.)
Last week, Microsoft started rolling out SharePoint communication sites to first-release customers. On one of my projects, we got early access to communication sites, and we’ve already got quite a few sites created. Most are still getting loaded up with content, but I thought I would share a few tips and practices that are helping our team. Communication sites are beautiful, mobile and super easy to use right out of the gate.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".