Microsoft Enterprise Search Roadmap with FAST
Today at the Fast forward conference Microsoft announced their product roadmap for enterprise search. It includes two new products to be released with the Office 14 wave. The first is FAST search for SharePoint which is basically FAST ESP 5.3x tuned and integrated with SharePoint and targeted for use inside the enterprise. It will be included as part of the enterprise CAL for Office 14. In the meantime there will be an ESP for SharePoint product with similar pricing available for those that want to get started with ESP and SharePoint now.
The second product is FAST Search for internet business. Designed for external sites it will include interactions management for managing campaigns and promotions as well as a content integration studio to help manage diverse types of content.
More details to come.