SharePoint 2013 Federated Search To Bing

In this post I’ll describe the process of federating SharePoint 2013 search queries to Bing.

Open Central Administration and navigate to the Search Service Application.  If necessary, configure a proxy server and tick the box to use the proxy settings for federated sources.

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Next, click on Result Sources under Queries and Results.

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Enter a name for the result source and choose OpenSearch as the protocol.

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In the source URL box enter:

http://www.bing.com/search?q=?searchterms&format=rss&Market=en-GB

Leave the Credentials Information as Anonymous, click Save.

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Edit the search page you want to use the display the Bing results.  Choose Edit Web Part for the Search Results web part.

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Click on Change query.

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Change the query source to the Results Source you created earlier and click Ok.

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Click OK to save the web part properties and save/check-in/publish your page.

Run a search to see the Bing results.

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2 thoughts on “SharePoint 2013 Federated Search To Bing

  1. Wardall

    The refiner web part does not seem to work with this approach. I saw another post with federated search were the refiner web part was working. Is there a way to make it work ?

    Reply
  2. Andy

    Good post. Got the service working for me. The only problem is, I am only getting 8 results returned no matter what I search. What could the issues possibly be?

    Reply

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