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FAST: Bring on The Microsoft Linux/Unix Ties

Apr 30, 2008, 15:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stuart J. Johnston)

"Microsoft's recent acquisition of Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) may provide a jolt to the company's Windows-only culture--and not the kind you get from Jolt Cola.

"Microsoft's FAST purchase, which closed Friday, gives it one of the premier enterprise search players, and a search platform that, in addition to Windows, supports rival operating systems Linux and Unix.

"'FAST ESP provides best-in-class capabilities for the most demanding search applications… and you can be assured that with our expanded team in place, we'll be in an even better position to continue innovation across all three products, including FAST ESP on Linux and UNIX,' Kirk Koenigsbauer, general manager of the SharePoint Business group, said Friday in a posting on the Microsoft Enterprise Search Blog..."

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