Author: Jeff Fried

SharePoint Search is alive and well, as the market changes – by Jeff Fried, CTO of BA Insight

See the first part of this series here: Is SharePoint Search Dead? Despite all these signals, there has continued to be a quite healthy investment from Microsoft in search, and SharePoint search is a remarkably capable and very affordable product.    The search market was commoditized for quite some time, due largely to Microsoft and Google. The market is changing, though.    And there are a lot of positive signs for Microsoft in Enterprise Search. Cloud-based search is becoming mainstream, and Hybrid is being used heavily either as an on-ramp to the cloud or as a permanent strategy. Microsoft’s Cloud Hybrid...

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Is SharePoint Search Dead? “- by Jeff Fried, CTO of BA Insight

I’m asked regularly whether Microsoft has abandoned the Enterprise Search market.   This was a frequent question in 2015, and less frequent in 2016, but there’s been a recent uptick, and I got this question 10 times last month.   As a long-standing search nerd that lives close to Microsoft, I know the answer is NO.   But I was baffled about why this question keeps coming up. So I decided to investigate.   This blog takes you through what I’ve found and how you can answer the question when it comes up.    Search Explained is the perfect place to publish it. Why...

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