What are CTS and IMS as referred in the Exchange 2013 architecture slides ?
(XSO = Exchange Server Object – structure i.e. properties, attributes, methods associated with the the Exchange Server Object into the AD for example)
CTS = Content Transformation Services + IMS = Interaction Management Services both part of the FAST search engine, acquired by Microsoft years ago.
– CTS (referred on the E2013 slides) = Workflow that prepares the DATA (data side) to be indexed
– IMS (not referred above but good to know)= Workflow that processes the searches requests and that sends the search results back to the user.
– XSO = Exchange Server Object