Two new books on Microsoft’s enterprise search solution, FAST, have hit the stands with MVPs as authors.
Dutch SharePoint MVP Gustavo Velez brought us Lightning FAST Enterprise Searches in SharePoint 2010, which offers a 360-degree view of FAST and insight into how to design, install, configure and customize a FAST search implementation. Because search is intimately related to human linguistics and how people organize information, Gustavo pays special attention to how the internal algorithms can be interpreted from an information technology perspective, not from a purely technical point of view. Gustavo also writes for many of the leading technical magazines in English, Dutch and Spanish.
SharePoint MVP Mikael Svenson from Norway co-authored Working with Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, which demonstrates how to deliver advanced intranet search capabilities and build custom, search-driven applications. Grounded in real-world examples, this book is designed to help SharePoint architects or developers configure and program the FAST search server for different search scenarios.
Congratulations to both authors!