Microsoft's Search Server 2008 Express Available
At the 2008 SharePoint conference, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates will also announce the availability of Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint.SEATTLE-When Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates takes the stage to deliver the keynote address at the annual 2008 Microsoft SharePoint Conference here March 3, he will announce the availability of both Search Server 2008 Express and the Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint. Search Server 2008 Express, the free, downloadable enterprise search product announced in November, is relatively simple to install and easy to use, and brings a powerful set of search features, including new capabilities to help businesses connect to a wide range of information, a Microsoft spokesperson told eWEEK ahead of the conference.
Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint jumpstarts the effort to combine the interactivity of Silverlight with the next-generation Web application development platform of SharePoint. It includes sample applications that combine Silverlight and SharePoint, detailed guidance and proven best practices, and new rich business data visualizations and interactivity.