Your free search engine – Microsoft Indexing Server

Many web applications provide a search capability, which allows users to search all the content of a web application. This seems at first glance to be a difficult task. How can you search all the files in your web application and at the same provide robust search capabilities most users have come to take for granted? For example search for any combination of words with AND or OR combination, search for phrases or search for partial word matches. Building such a search engine is not a small task. There are many custom solutions out there which create their own search algorithms. They are either cheap but provide only limited search capabilities or they are expensive.

But there is no need to build your own solution or to buy an expensive one. Microsoft provides a solution to this problem – Microsoft Indexing Server. More