Microsoft announces the commoditization of Enterprise Search space with Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express (MSS Express). In delivering MSS Express, Microsoft has taken the enterprise-class search capabilities of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and made them available as a standalone server.

You can become part of the Microsoft Search Community. Search from Microsoft empowers people to find information and expertise anywhere in the organization. When ISVs can add Search capabilities, results from you application show up in the Microsoft Enterprise Search results. You can see what some Microsoft partners have done to increase the Search capabilities in their products on the ISV Search Partner page.

To take take the first steps for the opportunity:

  1. Go to Quick Start with Microsoft Search and log in with your partner ID.
  2. Take the Microsoft Partner Center Search Training (PLC training).
  3. Request your free training and exam vouchers.
  4. Profile your Search solutions in the Office System Solution Directory and link approved solutions to the Solution Showcase.

Microsoft Enterprise Search enables IT Professionals to manage, secure, scale and extend search as an integrated part of a broader information management infrastructure.