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KMA Webinar: Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2010


KMA and Microsoft give a whirlwind tour of the new enterprise search capabilities in SharePoint 2010 with FAST Search, and how it can help you search across your enterprise inside and outside …

KMA and Microsoft give a whirlwind tour of the new enterprise search capabilities in SharePoint 2010 with FAST Search, and how it can help you search across your enterprise inside and outside firewalls.

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  • About meRegional focusDistilled information worker platforms MSFT (SharePoint, BI, EPM)Collaboration – Portals, Insight Search BIProductivity forms, office custom, mekko
  • Scales – still testing but it is sig improvementDoesn’t matter where the info existsEasier to deploy
  • People search supports phonetic searchOrdered by relevanceFiltering navs on the left sideRich exp in results… rec content and org browser etc
  • Powered by FAST – high end capsPreviews of docs
  • Would be good to close with our willingness to delve deeper on BI for your specific needs… highlighting this is just touching on the new components of BI…… Help us understand your business problem and what you want to be looking at.


  • 1. Webinar Series
    August 18th, 2010
    Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2010
    Presented by:
  • 2. Housekeeping Items
    Experiencing Issues?
    Change color of your seat to RED
    Questions for Speakers?
    Submit questions during webinar
    Twitter Discussion
    Webinar Feedback
    Next Steps/Moving Forward
  • 3. About KMA
    • Full-service IT consulting firm established in 1995
    • 4. 24 employees: Partner, PM, Analyst, Developer, QA
    • 5. Industry expertise and focus: Professional Services, Life Sciences & Financial Services
    • 6. Microsoft technology focus:
    • 7. Microsoft Certified Partner since 1995 / Microsoft Gold Certified Partner since 2004
    • 8. Working with SharePoint technologies since 2001
    • 9. Specialties in
    • 10. Collaboration: Portals, Communities and Content Management
    • 11. Insight: Enterprise Search and Business Intelligence
    • 12. Productivity: Forms and Office Client Customization, Mekko Graphics (ISV)
  • About Today’s Presenters
    Mike Gilronan
    20 years professional services and technology
    Financial background (CPA)
    Certified in project management (PMP)
    Viewpoint = business decision-maker
  • 13. About Today’s Presenters
    Casey Piket
    Technical Specialist within FAST Group for 4+ years.
    Now part of Digital Marketing Platform Group @ Microsoft.
    10 Years experience in Enterprise Search.
  • 14. Agenda
    Inside the Firewall: Enterprise Search for Portals
    Outside the Firewall: Enterprise Search for Internet Sites
    Enterprise Search Success Stories
    5 ways to Take Advantage of Enterprise Search in your Organization 
    KMA & Microsoft - Q&A Session
  • 15. Enterprise Search and KM
    “Search is being implemented in enterprises as the new knowledge management and what's coming down the line is the ability to mine the huge amount of untapped structured and unstructured data in the organisation. “
    -- Mike Altendorf, CIO Magazine, 10/31/2008Read more:
  • 16. Enterprise Search: Microsoft Spectrum of Products
    Quick, easy, powerful, free
    Complete intranet search
    High-end search delivered through SharePoint
    Visual experiences, extreme adaptability and advanced content processing
    Basic search
    Intranet-wide search
    People and expertise search
  • 17. Enterprise Search
    Better Answers, Faster
    Improved relevance based on usage and history
    Rich results-navigators for shorter search time
    Support for 400+ content types and 85 languages
    Phonetic and multi-lingual for global relevance
    Social connections driven by interests and expertise
    Secure access to content, whether internal or external
    Knowledge Amplification
    Enterprise Deployment
    Improved scale to meet any demand volume
    Deployment-specific tuning for best results
    Search-driven applications to enrich platform
  • 18. Enterprise Search: Designed for a collaboration platform
    Supports phonetic name lookup and Wildcards
    Organization browsing
    Filter by focus, expertise, etc
  • 19. Enterprise Search: Conversational search that understands your information
    Featured content
    Related searches
    Navigators with exact counts
    Document previews
    Document thumbnails
    Relevance enhanced by user tagging and rating
    Pre-Beta screenshots, subject to change
  • 20. Internal vs External-Facing Search
  • 21.
  • 22. Why Advanced Search?
    Deep Refinement
    Sort on any field
    Similar Results
  • 23. Advanced Search Summary
    Deep Refiners
    Visual Refiners
    Visual Best Bets
    Meta Data Extraction
    Unlimited Scale
    Visual enhancements to result list:
    Scrolling Preview
    Similarity Search
    User Context
    Editorial Control
  • 24. “By using FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, our researchers can refine their searches and find exactly what they are looking for. They spend more time innovating than looking for information.”
    Michelle Check, Research and Development Systems Leader,
    Global Knowledge Services Group, General Mills
    General Mills frees more time for innovation with research-focused search application
    • More time for innovation
    • 25. Greater opportunity to expand on existing research
    • 26. Easy to customize, low costs
    • 27. Deploy Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010 and Microsoft FAST™ Search Server 2010 for SharePoint to create tunable search-driven application focused on needs of researchers
    • 28. Flexible, easy to use
    • 29. Give company researchers a faster, more accurate way to search existing research and locate internal experts
    • 30. Free up time for more innovation
  • Kraft creates a compelling search experience on with SharePoint + FAST.
    • Increase traffic to
    • 31. Increase loyalty to as an authoritative recipe database.
    • 32. Ultimately, increase sales of Kraft products due to increased use of recipe database.
    • 33. Deploy Microsoft® SharePoint® Server and Microsoft FAST™ to create a compelling search driven experience to find recipes.
    • 34. Result refinement based on recipe specific attributes.
    • 35. Provide a compelling end user experience so that customers can find recipes that include Kraft food products.
  • Demo: Kraft Recipes
  • 36. 5 Ways to Take Advantage of Enterprise Search
    Monetize Destination Portal.
    Collaboration via Partner / Customer Extranet.
    Educate Customers and prospects via Product / Service Information Portal.
    Customer Support Portal.
  • 37. Questions and Answers
    Thank you to our speakers
  • 38. Resources: How KMA Can Help
    • Online content, blogs, articles available through
    • 39. Monthly live seminars/webinars, recent topics at
    • 40. One-to-one discussions with you about your unique business problem
    • SharePoint Saturday Boston -- September 25, 2010
    • 41. SPTechCon Boston – October 20-22, 2010
    • SharePoint Health Check - fixed price engagement
    • 42. SharePoint 2010 Readiness - fixed price engagement
    • 43. SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS)
    • 44. [Microsoft Office] Business Value Planning Services (BVPS)
  • Resources: To Learn More
    • From Microsoft:
    Terrific blog article from Enterprise Search team:
    Summary of SharePoint 2010 Search comparison with Fast Search Server 2010 for SharePoint:
    From Others:
    Blog article on SharePoint 2010 and findability:
    • From KMA:
    • 45. Monthly webinars on SharePoint 2010
    • 46. Web: (now powered by SharePoint!) with white papers, blogs, archived presentations, news, and events
    • 47. SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS), now available for 2010 planning
  • In Closing…
    How to get (and share) a copy of today’s slides
    Continue the SharePoint conversation with KMA
    Next KMA Insights Webinar – watch for invitation
    Thank you!!!