Wednesday, October 28, 2009

FAST meets SharePoint 2010

Microsoft Enterprise Search Blog : FAST meets SharePoint - What's Coming in Search for SharePoint 2010 says: FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 adds a whole new level of search capabilities that are a superset of what comes in the out-of-the-box SharePoint 2010 Search option. Since there are now two search options in 2010, it’s useful to understand what is unique in FAST Search for SharePoint and when you might consider using it over the out-of-the-box SharePoint 2010 search. With that in mind, here are my 10 reasons to consider FAST Search for SharePoint 2010:
  1. Content Processing Pipeline

  2. Meta-data Extraction

  3. Structured Data Search

  4. “Deep” Refinement (Faceted Search)

  5. Visual Search (Document Thumbnails and Previews)

  6. Advanced linguistics

  7. Visual best bets

  8. Best-in-class development platform

  9. Custom search experiences (per user/profile)

  10. Extreme Scale and Performance
Read the whole article to get details on these ten. They give a reasonable overview of what is coming.

Hopefully there also be some public info available soon on the two 'raw' FAST Search 2010 products.

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