Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology (Gartner Research, Inc., Sept. 2, 2009)

Microsoft is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner, Inc.'s 2009 Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology. This Magic Quadrant assesses vendors with capabilities that go beyond enterprise search to encompass a range of technologies. Their capabilities include: search; federated search, content analytics, such as content classification, categorization and clustering, fact and entity extraction, taxonomy creation and management, information presentation (for example, visualization) to support analysis and understanding; and desktop search to address user-controlled repositories to locate and "invoke" documents, data and e-mail.