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  • Blog Post: Innovation on Linux and UNIX

    Innovation is at the heart of our enterprise search strategy, and a commitment to innovation is what brought FAST and Microsoft together. When we announced the acquisition two years ago, we said that we were committed to cross-platform innovation—that we’d “continue to offer stand-alone versions of ESP...
  • Blog Post: The Search Developer Story in SharePoint 2010 - Query Interfaces

    SharePoint 2010 includes a number of features that make the platform easier to use for developers. An improved Visual Studio integration, the addition of LINQ to the SharePoint platform, sandboxing for deployment, and the new developer dashboard are just a few examples of how developing and deploying...
  • Blog Post: FAST meets SharePoint - What's Coming in Search for SharePoint 2010

    Last week was the 2009 SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas. The sold-out attendance of 7400 doubled the number from the previous SharePoint conference 1 ½ years ago. This is not too surprising given the incredible momentum of SharePoint and the fact that much of the event was dedicated to disclosure of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2008 Information Access Magic Quadrant

    We’ve got great news to share! Last month, Gartner published the 2008 Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology, and Microsoft was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant. Since the completion of the acquisition, we’ve worked incredibly hard to communicate and demonstrate a combined vision and strategy...
  • Blog Post: Partner Post: Announcing conceptClassifier for SharePoint – Automatic Classification within Office

    Enterprise customers are increasingly struggling with how to apply policy and governance at the desktop. End user adoption is cited as the single most critical barrier to success in ECM and Records Management initiatives. Using Concept Searching’s unique compound term processing concept Classifier for...
  • Blog Post: Search Server 2008 Express Redistribution Rights

    If you’re interested in using Search Server 2008 Express in your application or shipping it on hardware then take a look at the redistribution license page on the Enterprise Search site . This redistribution license agreement grants you the right to redistribute Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express with...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Faceted Search v2.5

    Starting Faceted Search 2.5, the solution relies on Microsoft Enterprise Library to address common software requirements in caching, logging, exception handling, policy injection etc., etc. More importantly, the 2.5 is a ground breaking release that is setting new targets for the Faceted Search. So,...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: Availability of Infrastructure Updates

    As announced on the SharePoint Team blog this morning we released to web three new important updates that affect SharePoint Server 2007 , Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 , Project Server 2007 , Search Server 2008 , Search Server 2008 Express and Project Professional 2007 . The Infrastructure Update for...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: conceptClassifier for SharePoint

    conceptClassifier for SharePoint adds automatic document classification and taxonomy management to Microsoft SharePoint and works without the need to build another search index. It is installed as a set of Features that, when activated, cause new columns to be displayed in the document library listings...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: SharePoint Web Parts for FAST ESP

    It’s been around 45 days since the acquisition of FAST Search and Transfer closed and we’re moving quickly to provide interoperability for Microsoft customers between FAST ESP and Microsoft SharePoint Server. The first deliverables from this work are a set of FAST ESP Search Web Parts for quickly...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Protocol Handler.NET

    "Protocol Handler.Net is a set of .Net wrappers for the protocol handler interfaces that enable developers to create and deploy protocol handlers for SharePoint search and Search Server.  Developers can index data and documents from any system they can connect to. Much of the complexity and...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: Release to Web of Documentum and FileNet Indexing Connectors

    Today marks the release of 2 new Microsoft Enterprise Search Indexing Connectors (formally known as Protocol Handlers) for EMC Documentum 5.3 (Service Pack 4) and IBM FileNet P8 3.5.1 or 3.5.2. The connectors are compatible with the 32bit English Language versions of SharePoint Server 2007 (Service Pack...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the ExportCrawlLog STSADM Command Extension

    In versions of SharePoint prior to MOSS 2007 each time a crawl was executed, a new group of log messages were stored to the database.  Also, the name of the log itself was changed in the documentation and the user interface. Formerly this log was known as the Gatherer Log, but it is now called the...
  • Blog Post: FAST Tender Offer Complete!

    Well, it has been a while since I last posted – but for good reason. Aside from our usual day-to-day efforts to deliver great enterprise search solutions for our customers, we’ve also been feverishly working on the acquisition of FAST Search & Transfer that we originally announced on January 8. Today...
  • Blog Post: New hotfix package for Lotus Notes Protocol Handler

    If you're working with searching Lotus Notes with SharePoint Server 2007 or Search Server 2008, you may have hit one of the following problems: "You configure SharePoint Server 2007 to crawl a Lotus Notes content source. In the Manage Content Sources page, you add a new content source by specifying...
  • Blog Post: Search Community Toolkit

    Last week at the SharePoint Conference we announced the Search Community Toolkit which is a set of tools, utilities and samples available from CodePlex to extend and enhance the search features in SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2007 for Search and the recently announced Search Server and Search...
  • Blog Post: Delivering on the Promise of Enterprise Search for the Masses

    Today, I ’ m very happy to write about our continued momentum in Enterprise Search! At the sold out SharePoint Conference here in Seattle, we're launching Search Server and Search Server Express to deliver on promise of enterprise search for the masses. Coming off the heals of our announcement to acquire...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces Offer to Acquire Fast Search & Transfer

    It’s been a very exciting last few months for both Microsoft and our customers in the enterprise search space. In November, Jon Kauffman provided some insight into our Search Server Express product and its importance to companies that are looking for entry level solutions.  Today, I’m...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Filter Pack Released to Web

    Just before the holidays we released a filter pack to the download center that add's support for new Microsoft Office and ZIP file types for several applications that include Microsoft search functionality. The pack includes IFilters for the following formats: .docx, .docm, .pptx, .pptm, .xlsx, .xlsm...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express

    I’m pleased to announce that we're unveiling Microsoft Search Server 2008 today at the Enterprise Search Summit in San Jose! The really exciting news is that we're also offering a free version of this product – Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express – which you can download now as a release candidate ...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the Microsoft Enterprise Search Blog.

    We're happy to have you here! So first things first; who's going to post here? Well, we're actually a whole bunch of people; all of us working with Enterprise Search at Microsoft in one way or another - you can expect to see posts from developers, testers, program management, product management, Microsoft...
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