You've designed your application, built it up, and it's working great. One of the last features to implement is searching and reporting. You've put it off because you really don't want to deal with SQL Server Full-Text Indexing - maybe it's not your cup of tea or maybe it's just intimidating. But there are alternatives to Full-Text Indexing that can be just as powerful and fairly simple. SOLR is one such tool to help you with your application's searching needs. We'll take a look at the SOLR product, how you can get it up and running very easily, how you can install it as a Windows Service (as opposed to a command window), and how you can use SOLR.net to program against it.