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  • Question

  • Hi,

    Can I use Fast search 2010 Stand alone(for internal application,and without using sharepoint )? if yes can you provide me with a documentation about this.

    Many thanks,

    Wednesday, February 3, 2010 12:32 PM

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  • Hi,

    FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint (Beta) needs SharePoint 2010 Server to be installed before it
    For system requirements, download Deployment and Configuration of FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint (Beta).

    for Enterprise Search you may check this http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/en/us/default.aspx


    Best Regards, Ammar MCT http://ahmed-ammar.blogspot.com Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Wednesday, February 3, 2010 1:49 PM
  • Hi, Mtaraby,
    If you want to use just FAST search server only without MOSS, you are essentially using FAST, an independent software predated Microsoft. You will need to write your custom app, something like MOSS, on top of FAST to use it. Integrating FAST with MOSS is MS's solution to make it more user friendly.
    Thanks
    Ying
    Wednesday, February 3, 2010 7:16 PM
  • Many thanks for you Ying to Answer my question,

     

    Could you please provide me a technical documentation, book or articles about  how can I use Fast search without MOSS, And how can I use it with MOSS

     

    I would appreciated if you have any advices .

     

    Thanks again

    Mtaraby

    Thursday, February 4, 2010 1:20 PM
  • FAST is considered by many as the best high end search engine in the market before merging with MS, and only big companys can afford to use it. For each company, FAST had specialists to help with deployment and creation of custom app to manage and use FAST. I am not sure if they have anything out there for do-it-yourself type of work. I would look on the internet to see if you can find such documents/books.

    For what you are trying to do, it is not supported by MS.

    Thanks

    Ying
    Thursday, February 4, 2010 8:03 PM
  • This isn't actually true Ying. I architected and developed FAST for 12 different enterprise portals and we had no consultants in (well, 1.5 days in 14 months) - there is/was a a .Net API.

    If FAST cannot be used standalone then this is a HUGE mistake from Microsoft. Sharepoint is a portal but search is not a portal - it is a pluggable technology into many different types of apps.

    The reason i even found this thread is because i am helping a startup and suggested FAST - very disappointed when i saw Sharepoint being thrown into the equation given the negative experiences people have had with that product (never mind the fact they are unrelated).

     

    /steven

    http://livz.org

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010 10:30 PM
  • Hi Steven,

    there will be standalone Fast Product called Fast Search Server 2010. this is diffrent SKU from Fast Search Server for SharePoint 2010 and will not require SharePoint Server for it to run.

    Hope this helps...


    Reagrds,

    Hiran
    Microsoft Online Community Support
    • Proposed as answer by hsalvi1 Friday, November 5, 2010 12:04 AM
    Sunday, July 25, 2010 1:39 PM
    Moderator
  • Great news Hiran!

     

    Since that thread i have actually started to use Sharepoint but still have a number of occasions where FAST (standalone) would be useful and instead i needed to look at Solr/Lucene - but that misses all of the essential pipeline features etc that FAST had.

    Look forward to its release!!

    regards,
    steven

    Sunday, July 25, 2010 5:45 PM
  • Hi Steven, Standalone FAST Products in 2010 Wave will be known as following.

    Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for Internal Applications (FSIA)
    Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for Internet Sites (FSIS)

    Reagrds,

    Hiran
    Microsoft Online Community Support
    Monday, July 26, 2010 5:05 PM
    Moderator
  • MS should advertise this a lot more. Everybody including me thought FAST was not going to exist as stand alone.

    Google Appliance and Autonomy are the options that are considered if FAST is being coupled with SP 2010. 

    Can anyone share links to product comparison b/w the three (FAST, GOOGLE, AUTONOMY)?


    Regards, Mahesh
    Thursday, November 4, 2010 6:52 PM
  • My Company has FAST standalone server for their site support.ptc.com. 

    I dont know how is it done, but 100% FAST can be used standalone. Unfortunately there is not much information available about this online.

    Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:58 PM