Microsoft: The Latest Disruptor in Enterprise Search

I just learned about a recent research paper from Forrester Research, Inc. ( The report was released November 6, 2007 under the title “Microsoft: The Latest Disruptor in Enterprise Search” by analyst Ken Poore.  Ken Poore examines Microsoft’s newest enterprise search offerings: Microsoft Search Server 2008 and Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express.  Quote from the report:

“Microsoft Search Server 2008 raises the bar and frees up search. This week, Microsoft made its latest move into the enterprise search platforms market with two strategic products: Microsoft Search Server Express 2008 and Microsoft Search Server 2008. These products deliver a solid set of features that reset the feature/price/ease-of-use equation for entry-level and mid-tier enterprise search… Businesses looking at any enterprise or workgroup search deployment should take note: Microsoft has dealt itself in to the search game and with MSSE is placing good-sized bets that it will build even more momentum in its SharePoint workplace strategy.”

It is a interesting article and you can read the full report here:  Microsoft: The Latest Disruptor in Enterprise Search

Let me know what you think and please comment.

Comments (2)

  1. Peter says:

    I installed the Search Server Express RC and it is fabulous!  It found files I didn’t know existed.  The first index pass did take a while, but that was to be expected.  And it installed easily on some fairly low end hardware.  

    I can’t wait for the RTM.  It is going to be a big help.

  2. Matt Hester says:

    Awesome I am glad you like the product it is a great product!  Look forward to hearing more stories, drop me an email and let me know what you think!