Microsoft Unveils Plans for FAST Search

Feb 13, 2009


 Microsoft Corp. disclosed plans for FAST Search for SharePoint and FAST Search for Internet Business. FAST Search for SharePoint, a new search server that will add the search capabilities of FAST ESP into Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, will be available as a part of the next release of the Microsoft Office system. Microsoft also announced ESP for SharePoint, a special offering that allows customers to purchase search capabilities, with a defined licensing path to FAST Search for SharePoint when it becomes available. FAST Search for Internet Business will extend FAST ESP and will provide a platform for building search-driven website experiences. The product will be available in beta in the second half of this year and will feature new capabilities for content integration and interaction management, helping enable more complete and interactive search experiences.