Technical Overview of FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint - SharePoint Saturday Perth
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
DEMOFAST SEARCH SERVICE APPLICATIONSFAST SYSTEM DIRECTORYFAST WEB SERVICESCONNECTORS & CRAWLING SharePoint Saturday Perth 2011
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
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
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