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 and utilized
at an increasing rate because of it.
In 2008 when Microsoft acquired FAST, search had already become one of the most
important Internet applications and was in the process of becoming a back-end requirement
for digital advertising. FS4SP is the first release from the combined Microsoft and
FAST team. The goal was to make advanced search technology available for the masses.
Strong search in the context of the Microsoft SharePoint collaboration suite has numerous
applications, enabling effective information sharing with customers, partners, and
This book takes a hands-on approach. It combines a bottom-up architectural presentation
and explanation with a top-down scenario-driven analysis and examples of
how you can take full advantage of FS4SP. You will find classical search pages, ways to
enrich search experiences with visualization and navigation, as well as examples on how
to build high-value solutions based on search-driven experiences. The example applications
are taken from both productivity scenarios inside the firewall and from digital
marketing scenarios such as e-commerce.
Search enables organizations to make the critical transition from huge disparate
content repositories to highly contextual information that’s targeted to each individual
user. Such contextual information will make your SharePoint solutions excel. End users
should be able to explore and navigate information based on terms they understand
and terms that are critical for the task at hand. This book explains a practical approach
for reaching those goals.
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