Sponsors             SharePoint SaturdayGold           Technical Overview of FAST               Search Server for         ...
What is FAST Search Server for          SharePoint 2010?• Microsoft buys FAST Search and Transfer in  2008 for $1.2 Billio...
How is FAST Search better than       SharePoint Server Search?• Better search result quality   – Better quality search eng...
How is FAST Search better than        SharePoint Server Search?• Advanced Sorting   – Sort on Managed Properties and Rank ...
FAST Search Service ApplicationsTwo SharePoint Service ApplicationsCommunicate with FAST Servers• FAST Content Search Serv...
FAST Web ServicesServices that SharePoint communicates with• Content Distributors• Query Service• Administration Service• ...
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SharePoint Farm              Web Server           Site Collection Admin UI        PowerShell                      Central ...
Simple Conceptual Architecture                          SharePoint Saturday                                      Perth 2011
Topology Diagram                   SharePoint Saturday                               Perth 2011
Medium Farm     SP2010 Farm                                             FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 Farm   WFE        ...
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Search Engine Basics• Crawling  – Gathering content to store in an index• Indexing  – Storing content in an index optimise...
Crawling           SharePoint Saturday                       Perth 2011
Crawling• Connecting to sources of content to  download files and data for processing• Downloading documents or files (Ite...
DEMOFAST SEARCH SERVICE APPLICATIONSFAST SYSTEM DIRECTORYFAST WEB SERVICESCONNECTORS & CRAWLING                           ...
Processing & Indexing                        SharePoint Saturday                                    Perth 2011
Item Processing•   Format conversion     –   IFilters     –   Advanced Filter Pack (Oracle Outside In) - 400+ formats•   L...
Mapper                                             …                                         …                            ...
Property Extraction                      SharePoint Saturday                                  Perth 2011
Document Processing Pipeline            Extensibility• Items are processed in the Document Processing  Pipeline after they...
DEMODOCUMENT PROCESSING PIPELINECRAWLED PROPERTIESMANAGED PROPERTIES                               SharePoint Saturday    ...
Search UI            SharePoint Saturday                        Perth 2011
Web Parts            SharePoint Saturday                        Perth 2011
Refiners• Refinement Panel Web Part• Add and edit refiners displayed by changing  filter category definition XML.• Propert...
Rank Profiles• Configure Multiple Rank Profiles• Allow Selection of Rank Profile in Search UI  to change sorting• Defaulti...
DEMOSEARCH UIREFINERSDOCUMENT PREVIEWSVISUAL BEST BETS                    SharePoint Saturday                             ...
SP Saturday Slide Template ExampleQUESTION AND ANSWER                                     SharePoint Saturday             ...
Related LinksSezai’s Bloghttp://sharepoint-sezai-moss-2007.blogspot.com/Enterprise Search IT Professional Traininghttp://t...
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Technical Overview of FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint - SharePoint Saturday Perth

  1. 1. Sponsors SharePoint SaturdayGold Technical Overview of FAST Search Server for SharePoint 2010Silver Sezai Komur SharePoint Solutions ArchitectBronze CSG
  2. 2. What is FAST Search Server for SharePoint 2010?• Microsoft buys FAST Search and Transfer in 2008 for $1.2 Billion US.• Port of FAST ESP integrated with SharePoint 2010.• New enhanced search engine integrated with SharePoint Server 2010 SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  3. 3. How is FAST Search better than SharePoint Server Search?• Better search result quality – Better quality search engine relevancy and use of linguistics, stemming & lemmatisation in search processing• Search Platform Extensibility• Advanced Content Processing – Property Extraction – Document Processing Pipeline Extensibility• Extreme Scale Search – Search Billions of documents with sub second search times• Deep Refinement – Exact refinement number, SharePoint refiners arent over the entire result set SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  4. 4. How is FAST Search better than SharePoint Server Search?• Advanced Sorting – Sort on Managed Properties and Rank Profiles• Tuneable Relevance with Multiple Rank Profiles• FQL Query Language• Contextual Search – Tailor results and refinement to user profile or audience• Rich Web Indexing – Dynamic web content and Javascript, highly customisable connector• Similar Results Detection & Results Collapsing• Thumbnails and Previews – SharePoint 2010 Word and PowerPoint results via Office Web Apps• Visual Best Bets SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  5. 5. FAST Search Service ApplicationsTwo SharePoint Service ApplicationsCommunicate with FAST Servers• FAST Content Search Service Application – Connector Configuration – Crawling• FAST Query Search Service Application – Queries and Results from associated Web Applications – Managed Property Mapping configuration – People Search SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  6. 6. FAST Web ServicesServices that SharePoint communicates with• Content Distributors• Query Service• Administration Service• Resource Store• Log Server• See Install_Info.txt in FAST install folder and look in IIS SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  7. 7. SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  8. 8. SharePoint Farm Web Server Site Collection Admin UI PowerShell Central Administration UI • Deployment • Schema configuration • Property mapping Web Parts • User Context Management • Admin configuration • Property extraction • Promotion/Demotion • Deployment • Spell-checking configuration Custom Query Webfront-end Service FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Farm Federation Object Model Administration FAST Search Content SSA Query Content Query (FAST Search Query Matching Item Connector) Processing Processing - SharePoint - BDC - Exchange Content External - Webfederation People Search FAST sources Indexing (query/crawl) FAST Search Indexing Connectors Authorization Web Link Analysis Content (FSA) Query SSA (Search Service Monitoring Application) User Profiles Active Microsoft System Center ! Directory Operations Manager ! SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  9. 9. Simple Conceptual Architecture SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  10. 10. Topology Diagram SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  11. 11. Medium Farm SP2010 Farm FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 Farm WFE WFE FAST-ADM-1 FAST-ADM-2 FAST-FSTIDX-11 FAST-FSTIDX-12 FAST-FSTIDX-13 Query SSA Query SSA Admin Content Distributor 2 Index (Search) Index (Search) Index (Search) Content Distributor 1 Indexing Dispatcher 2 4 Docprocs+ 4 Docprocs+ 4 Docprocs+ Indexing Dispatcher 1 Web Analyzer Web Analyzer 6 Docprocs+SP2010 Services Farm (Enterprise Crawler) FAST-FSTIDX-21 FAST-FSTIDX-22 FAST-FSTIDX-23 (Index) Search (Index) Search (Index) Search SP Crawl SP Crawl QR Server QR Server QR Server People Crawl People Crawl Crawl DB Crawl DBSearch Admin DB SQL 2008 Cluster SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  12. 12. SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  13. 13. Search Engine Basics• Crawling – Gathering content to store in an index• Indexing – Storing content in an index optimised for searching• Querying – Users execute searches against the index SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  14. 14. Crawling SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  15. 15. Crawling• Connecting to sources of content to download files and data for processing• Downloading documents or files (Items)• Working through URLs – List or directory of items to crawl – Following links to other items• Extracting information from files – Converting file formats to text for processing – Identifying properties or fields of information SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  16. 16. DEMOFAST SEARCH SERVICE APPLICATIONSFAST SYSTEM DIRECTORYFAST WEB SERVICESCONNECTORS & CRAWLING SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  17. 17. Processing & Indexing SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  18. 18. Item Processing• Format conversion – IFilters – Advanced Filter Pack (Oracle Outside In) - 400+ formats• Language and encoding detection• Lemmatizer Optional content pipeline – linguistics normalization stages:• Tokenizer – word breaking • XML Properties mapper• Entity extraction • Offensive content filter – companies, locations • Verbatim (whole word)• DateTimeNormalizer extractor (loads dictionary for – Date normalization custom extraction, e.g.• Vectorizer product names) – Create document vector for similarity searching • Field Collapsing• WebAnalyzer • Entity Extraction (persons) – anchor text and link cardinality analysis • Document Processing Pipeline• PropertiesMapper Extension – Map to crawled properties• PropertiesReporter – report detected properties FAST Search stores data to its Search Index after processing completes SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  19. 19. Mapper … … Entity Extraction Lemmatization Language Detection Format Conversion Document Processing Pipeline Perth 2011SharePoint Saturday
  20. 20. Property Extraction SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  21. 21. Document Processing Pipeline Extensibility• Items are processed in the Document Processing Pipeline after they are crawled and before they are stored in the index.• Create and alter crawled property data.• You can run code and pass data to other systems – ‘Deep’ Search of raw data – Geocoding – OCR – Audio and Video Transcription … The sky is the limit! SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  22. 22. DEMODOCUMENT PROCESSING PIPELINECRAWLED PROPERTIESMANAGED PROPERTIES SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  23. 23. Search UI SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  24. 24. Web Parts SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  25. 25. Refiners• Refinement Panel Web Part• Add and edit refiners displayed by changing filter category definition XML.• Properties specified in lower case, managed property must have refinement enabled SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  26. 26. Rank Profiles• Configure Multiple Rank Profiles• Allow Selection of Rank Profile in Search UI to change sorting• Defaulting based on user profile SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  27. 27. DEMOSEARCH UIREFINERSDOCUMENT PREVIEWSVISUAL BEST BETS SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  28. 28. SP Saturday Slide Template ExampleQUESTION AND ANSWER SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  29. 29. Related LinksSezai’s Bloghttp://sharepoint-sezai-moss-2007.blogspot.com/Enterprise Search IT Professional Traininghttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/enterprisesearch/ff960998Debugging and Tracing Pipeline Extensibility Stageshttps://blogs.msdn.com/b/thomsven/archive/2010/09/23/debugging-and-tracing-fast-search-pipeline-extensibility-stages.aspxhttp://techmikael.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-to-debug-and-log-fast-search.htmlShyam Nyaran’s blog – Visual Refiner Web Parthttp://www.dotnetbounce.com/archive/2011/02/06/visual-refiners-for-sharepoint-server-2010-and-fast-search.aspx SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
  30. 30. Sponsors SharePoint Saturday Gold Thanks for listening! Remember to submit your feedback so you can go into the raffle draw at the end of the day! And don’t forget that Silveryou have to be at the draw to claim your prizes! Bronze
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