In this article, I have given an overview of the current state of search in SharePoint and how it will be affected when FAST is added to the mix.
FAST ESP is an enterprise search engine that provides an extensive content processing and indexing functionalities. FAST search for SharePoint is going to deliver high end search capabilities to enterprises. The ease of use of SharePoint Server with FAST Search high-end filtering and navigation features creates a new enterprise search, collaboration, and publishing solution. FAST search is highly customizable and configurable product that allows to index structured as well as unstructured content and impose multiple layers of Information Architecture.
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