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Microsoft Buys Into High-end Enterprise Search With FAST

kenneth_poore January 8, 2008
By Leslie Owens and Ken Poore The value of high-end search technology was demonstrated today as Microsoft offered to acquire FAST Search & Transfer for approximately $1.2b. The transaction, endorsed by FAST management and key investors, is expected to be completed in 2Q08. We see this as a good deal for FAST, a good deal […]

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

kenneth_poore November 6, 2007
by Ken Poore. 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 […]