Microsoft Shakes Up The Enterprise Search Market – With FREE Search Server Express 2008

Ken Poore of Forrester highlighted the Microsoft Search Server Express 2008 introduction (yes I am behind on blogging for a week or so 🙂 ). I especially highlight his conclusion at the end of the post :

… Microsoft today put itself squarely into the enterprise search market by introducing Microsoft Search Server Express 2008. You can download the release candidate from its website and give it a try if you have a Windows 2003 Server with some free space on it. It’s free today, and it will be free when it goes to general release in the first quarter of 2008. Don’t be fooled by its cost; this is a capable product that will get the attention of anyone considering or in the midst of a search deployment. Search Server will disrupt the strategies of clients and vendors within the already confusing search landscape. It is better than ‘good enough’ on many fronts, including its connectivity into Documentum and FileNet content repositories — also free — and its unified administration interface. For more insights, take a look at Forrester’s view on the release.

… Microsoft is flooding the market with a tool that will fit well within many businesses, and it will cast a threatening shadow over vendors that make specialized SharePoint search solutions. Google should take note, too; the market that they claimed with their search appliances just got very crowded.  …

Source: Microsoft Shakes Up The Enterprise Search Market – With FREE Search Server Express 2008
Author: Ken Poore
Date Published: Tue, 06 Nov 2007

Peter de Haas
Peter de Haas

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