The public beta release of SharePoint 2010 and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint are now available! The enterprise search capabilities in SharePoint 2010 have really taken a quantum leap forward as end users will be able to go beyond the search box to an experience where they can find, explore and connect with the information and people inside their organization. Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2010 gives user a great out of the box experience, where FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint gives a more visual and dynamic experience.
Customers who want to experience these two products can visit the Microsoft Download Center to download both products. The evaluation experience is managed through the TechNet Evaluation Center which provides customers with the resources they need to successfully review our products. After registering, customers will receive technical resources to help them evaluate SharePoint 2010 Beta and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Beta such as Forums, White Papers, Blogs and Webcasts.
Beta Resources for Customers
Check out the brand new Enterprise Search TechCenter. In the Enterprise Search TechCenter you can find resources that support Microsoft’s enterprise search product line, including:
In the TechCenter customers can find links that help customer get started, determine technical requirements, and perform and plan installation, configuration, and deployments. They can find links to the product downloads, product documentation, evaluation guides, and the Search Technologies for SharePoint Products comparison poster.
Check the Enterprise Search TechCenter frequently as content is updated often. Here are some important downloads to get customers started with the latest beta offerings:
For quick and easy reference, here are the links to the public beta enterprise search downloads: