One of the
most missing features in SharePoint Search is the option to push content direct
to the index. In FAST ESP we have that functionality. Within FAST for
SharePoint 2010 there was a tool called docpush.exe. Using this tool you can
push content to the index. But this tool was not designed for productive use.
There were several problems around this. For example if you push a document
direct to the index using this tool and the crawler catches it also you have
duplicates. During SPC14 the information came up that a push functionality for
SharePoint 2013 search was already on the roadmap for SP1. Because of some unsolved
problems it did not come with SP1. But this means it’s no longer a question if
this function is coming – it’s only the question when it comes.
function is no longer realized in a separate tool like the docpush.exe in FAST
for SharePoint 2010. The function would be integrated as part of the SharePoint
2013 Search REST API. So there is a good changes that it also comes for
SharePoint online. Locking forward what that all could mean for missing option
to create own content sources for SharePoint Online. Stay patient. News are
coming up soon.