Introduction to FAST Search for SharePoint 2010

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  • Summary of SharePoint/FAST Differentiation- in TDM deck
  • Introduction to FAST Search for SharePoint 2010

    1. 1. www.realdolmen.com Introduction to FAST Search Server 2010 Joris.Poelmans@realdolmen.comNOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 1
    2. 2. ABOUT ME  ECM Unit Manager @ RealDolmen  SharePoint Server MVP  Blog – http://jopx.blogspot.com  Co-founder BIWUG – www.biwug.be  Co-author  Real World SharePoint 2010 (November 2010, Wrox)  Real World SharePoint 2007 (August 2007, Wrox)  SharePoint 2007, The definitive guide (September 2007, O’Reilly)NOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 2
    3. 3. AGENDA  Improvement areas 2007 vs 2010  Microsoft Enterprise Search – Products  FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 (FS4SP)- architecture  FS4SP - SharePoint/FAST differentation  Extending FAST SearchNOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 3
    4. 4. IMPROVEMENT AREAS 2007 VS 2010  Social – Connect with people and expertise  Address-book style name lookup with phonetic matching  Improved expertise matching - mined e-mail inbox data  Social behavior improves search; search improves My Sites  Refinement – Find information faster  Metadata-based refiners provide drill-down  Related query suggestions show popular queries  Relevance – Provide great search results  New ingredients, more experience -> better OOB search  Better wordbreakers in more languages  Social Distance, tagging, click-through influence relevanceNOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 4
    5. 5. IMPROVEMENT AREAS 2007 VS 2010 (CTD.)  Platform - Industrial Strength Search at High Scale  Index partitioning -> sub-second latency at 100M items  Full failover support  Connector and BDC enhancements and tooling support  TCO – Deploy and operate with less effort  Virtualization and native 64-bit simplify deployment  Powershell, Admin Web Parts, SCOM provide easier admin  Extensibility - Create powerful applications based on search  Web parts, query OMs are public -> easier to modify  Enhanced query syntaxNOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 5
    6. 6. DEMONOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 6
    7. 7. ABOUT FAST SEARCH FOR SHAREPOINT  April 2008  Microsoft acquires Norwegian Enterprise Search Solution Fast Search & Transfer  Overall Vision  To provide a market leading enterprise search platform that integrates with your existing infrastructure  SharePoint Vision  Best-in-class search, with the simplicity and low TCO of SharePoint  Build upon a social computing platform for a more robust search experienceNOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 7 7
    8. 8. MICROSOFT ENTERPRISE SEARCH - PRODUCTIVITY Search • Quick, easy, powerful• Common UI Framework Server search (for free with• Social search features 2010 Express edition) Common across the product lineand integration• SharePoint platformintegration• End user and siteadministrator enablement SharePoint • OOB General Productivity• Common ConnectorFramework (BDC) Server Search with light• Object Model, APIs and Search customizationdeveloper XP• Admin & deploymentcapabilities• Operations advantages(SCOM, scripting) FAST • Heavily customizable OOB General Productivity Search Search and easy to build High- 2010 Value Search Applications NOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 8
    9. 9. • Search-as-you-type and • Powerful content processing metadata-driven navigation with deep navigation• People and expertise search • Visual search experience with with MySite profiles document previews• Social tagging and rating • Tailored relevance and visual• OpenSearch federation best bets• Business Connectivity Services • Best-in-class platform to build• Centralized administration and search applications System Center integration • Advanced linguistics • Extreme scale and performanceSharePoint Standard CAL + SharePoint Enterprise CAL + SharePoint server license FAST Search for SharePoint server license NOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 9
    10. 10. FS4SP ARCHITECTURENOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 10
    11. 11. FAST SEARCH SERVER – PHYSICAL ARCHITECTURE  FS4SP uses SharePoint Server 2010 for query servers and for crawling content, but adds servers in a FAST farm. The additional servers process content, produce index partitions, and process queries.NOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 11
    12. 12. FAST SEARCH - LOGICAL ARCHITECTURENOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 12
    13. 13. SHAREPOINT SEARCH SERVICE APPLICATIONS  FAST Search Connector (SSA)  Crawls the content and feeds it into the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint back-end  FAST Search Query (SSA)  The Query SSA provides query results from the content that is crawled by the Content SSANOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 13 13
    14. 14. FAST SEARCH - SCALING  FS4SP uses rows and columns of servers to scale  Adding more columns of servers increases content processing capacity linearly. Adding more rows of servers increases the query processing ability. Fault tolerance is provided by deploying a minimum of two rows.NOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 14
    15. 15. SEARCH – ITEM LEVEL SCALINGNOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 15
    16. 16. FAST/SHAREPOINT DIFFERENTATIONNOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 16
    17. 17. END USER PERSPECTIVE Excellent OOB relevance Same capabilities, plus: Federated results Broader, better language support PC, phone, or browser access Broader query syntax Same capabilities, plus: Metadata based refiners Deep refiners with counts Related searches Similarity search View in Browser Sorting on any property Phonetic & nickname matching Relevance and refiners Same capabilities Integrated presence Click-through drives relevance Colleague & Expertise suggestions Same capabilities Query suggestions Thumbnails & Scrolling Previews Visual Best Bets User context from user profile Multiple relevance profilesNOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 17
    18. 18. FAST SEARCH – END USER PERSPECTIVE DEMONOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 18
    19. 19. Sorting on any VISUAL, CONVERSATIONAL SEARCH property Visual Best Bets Scrolling PowerPoint Refinement with Previews counts on any property Thumbnails Similarity SearchNOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 19 19
    20. 20. IT PRO PERSPECTIVE Enterprise Scale-out (to 100M docs) Same capabilities, plus: Full Fault Tolerance Extreme scale-out Native 64 bit; Hyper-V support Wizard - driven installation Same capabilities Consolidated search dashboard PowerShell support SCOM support Same capabilities Full search reporting Full set of connectors OOB Same capabilities, plus: Easy to add new sources via BDC Enterprise Web Crawler Strong security Content Processing pipeline Metadata Extraction Easy setup of User Context, Visual Best Bets, Promotion Give end users control over sorting, ranking, navigationNOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 20
    21. 21. DEVELOPER PERSPECTIVE Public Web Parts Public Web Parts with high end capabilities New connector framework Same capabilities Integrated with BCS Integrate search with BI, Workflow, Integrated using high-end Social, & Collab search capabilities BDC tooling built into SPD Same capabilities Application tooling in VS2010 Add custom property extractors Extend content processing Include external data in relevance Build multiple relevance profiles Leverage FQL to create geosearch, user-selected influencers, and much moreNOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 21
    22. 22. EXTENDING SEARCH  Extend OOB Web Parts – or Create New Ones  Location Awareness  Geo-Search using SortFormula()  FQL (Fast Query Language)  Using Document Vectors to add extra UI elements – e.g. Word Cloud Web Part  Query Language Expressiveness  Soft boost (relevance control) using Xrank operator in FQL  Examples:  Boost all documents that contain a selected persons name or phrase  Use user comments, social tagging or content rating to impact rlevanceNOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 22
    23. 23. USEFUL RESOURCES  FAST Search Server for SharePoint Deployment & Configuration Guide  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI D=a65aef6f-bc99-4b29-81bb- 37fce8ad6ea7&displaylang=en  FAST Search Server for SharePoint Known Issues  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI D=8101DA55-1AF2-41A1-89EF- 15536A8000F2&displaylang=en  FAST Search Server for SharePoint Cmdlets Overview  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid =0A91AE47-8C6F-447E-8084- 2EF7208837AE&displaylang=en  Professional Microsoft Search: Fast Search, SharePoint Search and Search Server (Wrox, october 2010)NOVEMBER 28, 2011 | SLIDE 24 24

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