I just learned about a recent research paper from Forrester Research, Inc. (http://www.forrester.com). The report was released November 6, 2007 under the title “Microsoft: The Latest Disruptor in Enterprise Search” by analyst Ken Poore.  Ken Poore examines Microsoft’s newest enterprise search offerings: Microsoft Search Server 2008 and Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express.  Quote from the report:

“Microsoft Search Server 2008 raises the bar and frees up search. This week, Microsoft made its latest move into the enterprise search platforms market with two strategic products: Microsoft Search Server Express 2008 and Microsoft Search Server 2008. These products deliver a solid set of features that reset the feature/price/ease-of-use equation for entry-level and mid-tier enterprise search… Businesses looking at any enterprise or workgroup search deployment should take note: Microsoft has dealt itself in to the search game and with MSSE is placing good-sized bets that it will build even more momentum in its SharePoint workplace strategy.”

It is a interesting article and you can read the full report here:  Microsoft: The Latest Disruptor in Enterprise Search

Let me know what you think and please comment.