Saturday, March 6, 2010

Search Server 2010 Beta

With all the new Office applications currently available in beta don’t overlook the next version of Search Server Express. You can download Search Server 2010 beta from:

 

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=dfd0cfac-f52c-4c02-a972-0e4f1c4e7977&displaylang=en

 

You will need a 64 bit operating system, but unlike SharePoint Foundation 2010 it says that Search Server Express 2010 will run on Windows 2003 and 2008.

 

Here’s what the new version looks like after you install it.

 

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Doesn’t look like much does it? But I have spoken many times about the power of search WITHIN a business, so don’s be fooled by the appearance. If you click on Advanced you’ll see:

 

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which really doesn’t look much different from Search Server 2008 below:

 

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I’m currently working out what the differences are and will post any information that I find here soon.

 

Again, don’t be fooled by the apparent simplicity of Search Server, it is something most businesses really need and best of all it is a free download!