Microsoft Enterprise Search Goes Deep and Wide

"Today at FASTforward’09 in Las Vegas, Microsoft provided a glimpse into the fruits of their efforts: FAST Search for SharePoint, a new search server that will add the high-end search capabilities of FAST ESP to SharePoint. FAST Search for SharePoint will be available with the release of the next version of Microsoft Office. The solution will equip businesses with high-end search capabilities that will enhance their efficiency and boost productivity.

As a part of the road map disclosure at FASTforward’09, Microsoft also announced ESP for SharePoint, a special offer available for SharePoint Enterprise Client Access License customers. With ESP for SharePoint, these customers can purchase FAST’s high-end search capabilities today with a defined licensing path to FAST Search for SharePoint when it’s released."