Chapter 1. Introduction to FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand the roots of FAST Search & Transfer and FAST Enterprise Search.

  • Understand the differences, advantages, and disadvantages of FSIS, FSIA, and FS4SP.

  • Compare and choose the FAST product that best fits your business needs.

This chapter provides an introduction to FAST, and specifically to Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint (FS4SP). It includes a brief history of FAST Search & Transfer—which eventually became a Microsoft subsidiary before being incorporated as the Microsoft Development Center Norway. The chapter also provides a brief history of the search products developed, what options exist today in the Microsoft ...

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