SharePoint ‘Strong Positive’ on Gartner’s Enterprise Search MarketScope

The new 2011 Enterprise Search MarketScope by Gartner was recently published (link: MarketScope for Enterprise Search).  Microsoft is again ranked a ‘Strong Positive,’ the highest ranking given on the report.  Gartner indicates that “Microsoft has surged to a leadership position by offering effective, basic search and more sophisticated search for inward- or outward-facing applications.”  Microsoft…


White Paper: Scale Test Report for Very Large-Scale Document Repositories

A new white paper – “Scale Test Report for Very Large-Scale Document Repositories” is available on the Microsoft Download Center. This white paper provides details about a test lab that was run at Microsoft to show large scale SharePoint Server 2010 content databases. It includes information about how two SharePoint Server content databases were populated…


Federated Search Connectors for Enterprise Search

Federated Search Connectors allow a search solution based on any Microsoft Enterprise Search product – Microsoft Search Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft FAST Search for SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Search Server 2008, or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to pass a query to a target system and accept and display results from that system….


FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint specific indexing connectors

Most content sources can be crawled using the integrated indexing connectors in SharePoint Server 2010. These indexing connectors are set up by configuring the FAST Search connector Content Search Service Application (Content SSA). In addition to these, FAST Search for SharePoint includes three FAST-specific connectors: FAST Search Web Crawler FAST Search JDBC Connector FAST Search…


SharePoint 2010 Resource Guide

There is lot of information on various Microsoft websites and the Internet on Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Technologies. This resource guide is an attempt to build a reference directory of useful links on SharePoint. This post gets updated every 2 months. Getting Started Product Homepages Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Microsoft FAST Search Server…


FAST Search System Overview

Expanding on the brief information in Information on FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, this post is on what the components of FAST search system are and what function they perform. This should help you understand the FAST search system better. Please note that most information in this post is from [MS-FSSO]: FAST Search System…


Enterprise Search Evaluation Guides available

The Enterprise Search Evaluation Guides for SharePoint 2010 product family are now available from the Microsoft Download Center now.  Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Search Evaluation Guide – describes the enterprise search features of SharePoint Server 2010 and familiarizes readers with how to implement enterprise search by using SharePoint Server 2010. This guide includes: Descriptions of the new and…


Information on FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

As I mentioned in my earlier post – Search Technologies for SharePoint 2010 Products, FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is the new search SKU in SharePoint 2010 product family. (download this technical diagram to see a comparison of search capabilities across 5 search options to choose from) Planning and Architecture The Planning and Architecture…