SharePoint 2013 feels like a breeze of fresh air, offering many new features and changes over older versions. In addition to a whole new social experience, a new development model called Apps, and native HTML5 support, SharePoint 2013 introduces a new and improved search engine. As the title of the book implies, this book is all about the new search engine. In this introductory chapter we will get a taste of the new features SharePoint 2013 Search brings to the table and then deep-dive into the architecture that holds this system together.
In this chapter, we will cover the following topics: