The new 2011 Enterprise Search MarketScope by Gartner was recently published (link: MarketScope for Enterprise Search).  Microsoft is again ranked a ‘Strong Positive,’ the highest ranking given on the report. 

Gartner indicates that “Microsoft has surged to a leadership position by offering effective, basic search and more sophisticated search for inward- or outward-facing applications.”  Microsoft is also credited with strong customer momentum, a broad product line beyond search that makes it attractive for projects with a larger footprint, strong investments in federation and effective social search that allows users to collaborate on information gathering.

More information on Microsoft Search products is available here: Product Information and Enterprise Search Tech Center. Watch this video where Evan Richman, Group Product Manager for SharePoint, talks about some of the new search features and functionality in SharePoint 2010 ...