Microsoft Integrates FAST Search with Existing Enterprise Search Offerings

Last year, Microsoft acquired Norway-based enterprise search company, FAST search. They also updated their own enterprise search products.

Now, Microsoft is integrating FAST Search with its SharePoint enterprise servers as well as for sites that have a strong search component.

“These two new products offer compelling, new choices for our customers,” said Kirk Koenigsbauer, general manager for the Office Business Platform Group at Microsoft. “FAST Search for SharePoint will combine high-end search with the broad portal, collaboration, content management and business intelligence capabilities of SharePoint. And FAST Search for Internet Business will deliver search capabilities tuned to drive more revenue through Web sites.”