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Coveo Platform New Features of 2014 for Administrators

This section presents the Coveo Platform features introduced during the year 2014 of interest for the administrators.

Note: You can also refer to the latest new features, the new features of 2015, and the new features visible to end-users (see What's New - For Coveo Platform Administrators, Coveo Platform New Features of 2015 for Administrators, and What's New - Feature Spotlight).

December 2014

Make Oracle Knowledge and PTC Windchill Content Searchable

You can now use new Coveo connectors to index an Oracle Knowledge repository and a PTC Windchill site. Your users can now efficiently and securely access your KB and product lifecycle management content.

Oracle Knowledge: [more]

PTC Windchill: [more]

November 2014

Monitor the Security Cache Update Progress

When you manually start the update of the CES security cache, you can now monitor the update progress individually for each Mirror. This feature is particularly useful when testing permission changes to quickly evaluate when the security cache update will complete. [more]

Index Files With Long Paths

The file connector can now index files with paths exceeding the standard Windows maximum length of 260 characters. [more]

October 2014

Get the Coveo for Sitecore Free Edition

You want your Sitecore website to offer an awesome search experience to your visitors? Try the Free Edition of Coveo for Sitecore! [more]

Allow User to Tag Documents in Search Results

The Coveo JavaScript Search now comes with a ResultTagging component that you can add to the result template of a search interface to allow end-users to tag documents. The component is bound to an index tag field. You can then add a facet for this field to allow users to filter by tags. [more]

Make Jira Content Searchable

You can now use the full featured second generation Coveo connector for Atlassian Jira to securely allow users to search for Jira content. [more]

September 2014

Make SharePoint Search Scopes Available to Users

SharePoint administrators can now define and make available SharePoint search scopes so that users can choose the scope of their search in SharePoint or in a Coveo .NET Front-End search interface. [more]

Easily Back Up Your Index From the Administration Tool

You can now easily configure and create index backups directly from the Administration Tool. In the new Index Backup section of the Welcome page, you simply need to specify the Target Folder and the Type of backup that you want. [more]

No Longer Rebuild Sources for Modified Fields

Until now, changing the configuration of a field such as making it a facet field or a sort field required to rebuild sources using field sets containing the modified field. The index can now apply these changes without having to rebuild sources. [more]

August 2014

Make New Content Searchable Significantly Faster

The Coveo index now includes a mechanism to significantly reduce the indexing processing time and consequently the time required to make content searchable. Near Real-Time Indexing can be enabled and configured from the Administration Tool. [more]

Make RSS Feeds Searchable

You can now create RSS sources to make relevant RSS feed documents searchable from your Coveo unified index. [more]

July 2014

Include a Range Facet With a Slider and a Bar Chart

Range facets such as Date or Price facet can now appear in Coveo JavaScript Search interfaces with a selectable slider and a bar chart representing the facet item values. End-users can then more easily select and visualize facet value distributions. [more]

Create Facet With Hierarchical Values

Coveo JavaScript search now allows you to create facets with hierarchical values such as files in a file system or document categories. A hierarchical facet allows users to view the hierarchy and select individual child values or a parent value to select all its child values. [more]

Add Rich Suggestions to the OmniBox

An administrator can now easily configure the Coveo JavaScript search OmniBox to show rich suggestions using customizable result templates. [more]

Make SharePoint Content Searchable With the Second Generation Connector

The second generation SharePoint connector, rewritten from ground up and providing significantly improved crawling performances is now available in beta version. [more]

The original SharePoint connector is still available, but has been renamed SharePoint Legacy connector. [more]

Make Lithium Communities Searchable

You can now use the Lithium connector to index social content from a Lithium community and make it searchable by users. [more]

Back Up Your Index More Efficiently

You can now use a simple script to safely and efficiently create backups of your Coveo index and be able to easily restore the appropriate backup if you ever have to recover your index following a disaster. [more]

June 2014

Experience Nice Looking Mobile Search Interfaces

In Coveo JavaScript Search interfaces for mobile devices, the out-of-the-box breadcrumbs and search results templates have been updated with a cleaner card-based look.

Enable Users to Customize Search Interface Preferences

In Coveo JavaScript Search interfaces, you can now include a PreferencesPanel component from which end-users can configure how search results open and create custom filters. [more]

Show Elegant Facet File Types

In Coveo JavaScript Search interfaces, facets showing a list of file types based on the standard @sysfiletype field now automatically provide user-ready captions for many common document types rather than the raw more technical field value.

Easily Reference a JsSearch Sprite Image

The Coveo JavaScript Search images are distributed in a sprite format to minimize the search page loading time. Each image can be referenced using a CSS class.

The package now includes helper files (such as \image\normal-icon-list.html) that list available sprite images together with their CSS classes to help you more easily change or add a reference to a distributed image in a search interface.

May 2014

Assign Thesaurus Entries to Selected Collections

When you configure a thesaurus entry, you can now select for which specific collections the entry will be expanded. [more]

Disable Search Interface Debug Information

For troubleshooting purposes, the Debug=1 argument can be added to the URL of Coveo .NET Front-End search interfaces to display useful debug information.

You can now use the Administration Tool Enable the debug query argument option to centrally control when the debug information feature is available for all search interfaces querying a CES instance. [more]

Present Attachments Under Parent Results

In the Coveo JavaScript Search, result templates can now be configured to display attachments to an object folded underneath the parent result. [more]

Allow Windows Users to Automatically See Secured Search Results

The Coveo JavaScript Search can be configured to use the standalone REST API that now supports Windows authentication. This means that Windows users accessing a Coveo JavaScript Search interface can now see secured search results without having to log in again to the Coveo JavaScript Search.

Show Only Allowed Values in a Facet

You can now configure a Coveo JavaScript Search facet to show only specified values using the allowedValues option. For example, you could create an Office File facet based on the sysfiletype field that only shows Microsoft Office file types. [more]

Enjoy the Enhanced Mobile Experience

Thanks to several fixes and improvements the mobile version of Coveo JavaScript Search is now smoother and more responsive.

April 2014

Enjoy Beautified Dynamic Range Facet Values

In Coveo .NET Front-End search interfaces, facets presenting dynamic range values for date, file size, or currency data can now show beautified values to make them easier to read. You can select the Dynamic Range Unit from the Interface Editor when you add or customize a facet. [more]

Take Advantage of Improved Exchange 2013 Links and Breadcrumbs

Like for Microsoft Exchange 2010, search results from Microsoft Exchange 2013 now offer title and breadcrumb links that can be opened in Outlook and Outlook Web Access (OWA).

Get Enhanced Quick Views

You can now select the LibreOffice Only option to use LibreOffice alone to create decent HTML reproduction of original documents with less impact on Coveo server resources. [more]

Review Conversion Script Operation Logs

The CES Console now reports preconversion and postconversion scripts running with an operation on a source. This new information will be helpful to troubleshoot issues caused by a conversion script. [more]

March 2014

Get More Relevant Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Search Result Documents

End users can now get improved search results relevance for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK) documents.

CJK expressions are now broken into individual groups of inseparable CJK characters that are indexed as words. This indexing method preserves word meaning and search results ranked on words improves relevance. [more]

Update Permissions for a Group

In the Administration Tool, the Security Browser page offers a new link to update the permissions for a selected group.

This feature is useful to quickly ensure that the CES security cache is up-to-date with the actual permissions of a given group without refreshing the whole security cache. [more]

Easily Go Back to a Source From the Index Browser

You can access the Index Browser from the source Status page.

Once in the Index Browser, you can conveniently navigate back to the source Status page by clicking the back to Source icon or link.

Optimize the Quick View Loading Time

In the search interface, end users can click the Quick View link to see a preview of the document. For a very large document, loading the entire Quick View may take significantly more time.

The Interface Editor now offers a Maximum Quick View Size option to limit the Quick View downloading size and consequently prevent long loading times. [more]

Review a Source Last Operation Duration

In the Administration Tool, the Status page for a source now conveniently displays the Duration of the last operation on the source. [more]

February 2014

Configure a Claims SSO for Coveo and SharePoint

You can now configure single sign-on (SSO) for your on-premises SharePoint and Coveo servers. Once logged in to SharePoint, end-users automatically see secured SharePoint search results in Coveo search interface without having to log in again. [more]

Take Advantage of New Source Refresh Schedule Actions

You can now schedule to Pause, Resume, or Stop ongoing source refreshes from the Administration Tool. This allows you to precisely control indexing operations and for example, align them with schedules of your indexed repositories. [more]

You can also disable a schedule specifically for a source. [more]

Get More Relevant Thai Search Result Documents

End users can now get improved search results relevance for Thai documents.

Thai expressions are now broken into individual groups of inseparable Thai characters that are indexed as words. This indexing method preserves word meaning and search results ranked on words improves relevance. [more]

Manage Display Fields

A display field is a field that is returned in search results for each query so that its content can be presented in search interface for each result. The Coveo administrator can now use the Administration Tool to view and manage which fields are set as Display Fields in the index. [more]

Install the Admin Service Only When Needed

You can now install the Admin Service only when it is needed, such as when you install Coveo Enterprise Search with Coveo for Sitecore. [more]

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