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Working with Microsoft® FAST™ Search Server 2010 for SharePoint® by Marcus Johansson Mikael Svenson and Robert Piddocke

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Foreword

Should you care about search? The answer is “Yes!” However, the reason you should care constantly changes. Back in 1997 when FAST was founded, most people viewed search as a mature and commoditized technology. AltaVista was the leader in web search and Verity had won the enterprise search race. Internet portals cared about search because it was critical for attracting visitors—but those same portals did not anticipate how search would later transform both online monetization and user experiences at large.

As the leader of FAST, I am very pleased that our product has become so widely used and successful that this book is now a necessity. I hope (and expect) that Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint (FS4SP) will be further embraced ...

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