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Microsoft Drives A Wedge Between High- And Low-End Enterprise Search

September 28, 2007

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  • By Matthew Brown
  • with Ken Poore,
  • Connie Moore,
  • Shelby Semmes

Why Read This Report

Microsoft has entered the enterprise search market with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS), joining BEA Systems, Google, IBM, Oracle, SAP, and a long list of pure-plays in a volatile search market. Customers are pleasantly surprised by clear improvements in MOSS's search over search capabilities in previous Microsoft products such as SharePoint Portal Server 2003. While Microsoft's current offering still has gaping holes relative to high-end search products from companies like Autonomy, Endeca Technologies, Fast Search and Transfer (FAST), Vivisimo, and others, Microsoft is now very competitive with entry-level and midmarket search products like the Google Mini, Google Search Appliance, Oracle Secure Enterprise Search 10g, and others.

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