How Microsoft IT deployed FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint (white paper)
Published: April 16, 2012
Summary: Learn how MSIT planned and deployed enterprise search to improve index capacity, crawl speed, query response, relevance, and availability.
Applies to: Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
To perform their day-to-day responsibilities, Microsoft employees frequently use enterprise search to find information on the corporate intranet. Microsoft IT used Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to provide enterprise search for employees until 2009, when the content index for the enterprise Search Center approached the software capacity of 50 million items and crawl and query performance decreased. To improve performance, MSIT configured the search system so that it no longer crawled certain content repositories, but then employees were no longer able to get complete search results from the enterprise Search Center.
Microsoft IT migrated to Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint to provide a more powerful enterprise search solution. This provided the following benefits:
Centralized search management
Content index completeness
Huge content index capacity
Faster crawls for fresher search results
Faster query responses
More customizable search experiences
More relevant search results
Increased user satisfaction
Organization of this white paper
To view the white paper as a single article on TechNet, or to download it, see Improving enterprise search at Microsoft: How FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Powers Worldwide Intranet Search at Microsoft (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb735129.aspx).