Announcing Microsoft Search Server (MSS) 2008 and Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express (MSS Express)

Yesterday we announced some huge news the addition of two new search products for you!  Microsoft Search Server (MSS) 2008 and Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express (MSS Express) and you you even try the release candidate (RC) of the express version today, just visit:

MSS Express is a free download that is designed to bring an enterprise-class search server for you and your business! We want to make sure everyone has enterprise-class search available to them

We also announced some other great news for connectivity and improved support across our other Enterprise Search products (for MSS Express, MSS, & MOSS) which included:

  • Indexing Connectors: Planned availability for FREE connectors to EMC Documentum and IBM FileNet.
  • Federated Search Connectors: Strong ISV Partner support for our federation implementation introduced with MSS and MSS Express.

What are MSS and MSS Express? 

MSS and MSS Express are new, standalone Enterprise Search products designed to target customers who are only interested in purchasing a Search server product.  Both products offer the exact same feature set with one exception: MSS can be deployed in a multi-server topology while MSS Express limits the Query Engine and Indexing Engine to one physical server.  MSS Express will be available as a free download.  MSS will be available for licensing to customers that only wants search but wants to deploy search as a business-critical app.  


Do you think these would make good screencasts on the products?

Also, I hope you like the announcement and download the products, please comment if you have any questions. 

Happy Searching!

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