Remember me telling you awhile back about how to Get Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express for Free? Well, I’ve been talking with the Enterprise Search Team and I wanted to let you know about a few more items available from them.
First, there have been some Partners who have shown a strong interest in Search Server 2008 Express and wanted to know where they could get some more quick information about the product. Here are some very good resources for you to use:
The following 6 – 10 minute videos briefly introduce features that will help you get started using Search Server Express:
- Installation & Configuration: After downloading the program, install and configure it quickly in just 30 minutes.
- User Experience: Interact with a familiar and simple, yet powerful search experience.
- Federation Feature: Configure new federated location easily.
To get started today with Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express, you can:
- Check out the product overview and included features
- Download Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express for Free!
- View the product videos to help you install and configure Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express easily
- View the redistribution license (for partners to re-use it for free)
Second, some Partners have asked, “So where does Search Server 2008 Express fit in with the other search solutions available from Microsoft?” Well, to help address that question, the Enterprise Search Team is going to be holding a webcast on October 14th that will walk through that directly. Here are the details for you:
Title: Search Server? SharePoint? FAST? Which Enterprise Search Solution Is Right For My Business?
Learn about Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express along with our portfolio of Enterprise Search Solutions that integrate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and find the right search solution you need to increase business productivity. During the webcast, we will demonstrate Search Server 2008 Express and outline use case scenarios. You will see:
Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express: Quick, Easy, and Powerful Search for FREE
- Quick installation and configuration of Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express
- Federation using the OpenSearch standard
- Familiar search experience
In addition, we will briefly discuss search as part of your business productivity infrastructure with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and the highly scalable and feature-rich FAST ESP Enterprise Search Products, offered by Microsoft. Register for the webcast on Tuesday, 10/14, 9:30 – 10:30am PST to learn about details.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Microsoft Senior Manager, Community Engagement
US Partner Strategy, Marketing and Programs
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