SharePoint and Fast search update

February 18, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Office 14, SharePoint 

Having read around the topic I blogged about yesterday I thought it might be a good idea to furnish you with some resources to look further into the impact of Fast search on the next version of SharePoint.  Erica Toelle has speculated on the possible direction of the new development through twitter. She thinks that the next SharePoint search engine will still be based on SharePoint search with FAST on top. If this is the case then FAST will be probably be the base in 15. You can find Erica on twitter here.

If you want to get up to speed with FAST and the impact on MOSS then take a look at this presentation here from last years PDC. Finally Alexander Meijers has written a couple of great blog posts on the topic. His blog in response to the presentation above is here. He has also blogged after the announcement last week and this is really useful. If you want his concise view on the differences between Microsoft Search Server and Microsoft Fast ESP take a look here. Happy reading.

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  1. Erica Toelle says:

    Hi Mike,

    I just wanted to clarify that this comment is purely speculation on my part & “reading between the lines” in the announcement. It is just what seemed logical to me and the people I have been discussing the FAST announcement with given the amount of time that has passed since the acquisition. My apologies, because looking back I can see this isn’t clear in the tweet. I do not work for Microsoft and am in no position to clarify the roadmap. I look forward to speculating on the O14 roadmap along with the community over the next few months, and in the future I will be more clear about whether my tweets are fact or speculation.

    Thank you,
    Erica Toelle

    P.S. I am a big fan of your blog!!!

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