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Microsoft's Enterprise Search Line-Up

Microsoft has released a near-final test version of Search Server 2008 Express, a free version of its enterprise search product. The newest Microsoft enterprise search offering, due to ship in early 2008, is the third in its business-focused search product family.
By Mary Jo Foley, Senior Contributing Editor
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On November 6, Microsoft rolled out a new member of its enterprise search line-up: Search Server 2008 Express. This free, entry-level SKU builds on the search technology that is at the heart of SharePoint Server. Microsoft made available today for download a release candidate of Search Server Express.

The features and functionality in Search Server 2008 Express is almost identical to what's in SharePoint Server 2007 and the mid-level Search Server product.

This is the interface for importing search federation field into Microsoft Search Server 2008’s administrative back end.

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Microsoft's enterprise search technology is based on what's available in SharePoint Server. This shot shows how people-search results are displayed in Office SharePoint Server 2007 search.

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Search Server -- the rebranded Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search product -- can export directly to Excel information about search queries.

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This is a screen shot of SharePoint Server 2007's reporting interface, showing search queries.

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Search Server 2008 features an administrator dashboard, allowing users to see a big-picture view of their search-specific data.

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This screen capture shows Search Center as it appears in both Microsoft Search Server 2008 and Office SharePoint Server 2008.

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Search Center -- in both Microsoft Search Server 2008 and SharePoint Server 2007 -- is set up to show e-mail alerts.

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Federated search results are displayed in the System Center module in both Search Server 2008 and SharePoint Server 2007.

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In both Search Server 2008 and SharePoint Server 2007, query corrections figure in the Search Center modules.

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Here's how search results look in Search Center in both Search Server 2008 and SharePoint Server 2007.

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In both Search Server 2008 and SharePoint Server 2007, users can see RSS feeds of their search results.

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This shot shows the appearance, in both Search Server 2008 and SharePoint Server 2007, the entry of a search term into System Center.

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