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August 23rd, Philip Helsel - Search from SharePoint to FAST

San Antonio SharePoint User Group

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

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Location Note: Please meet in the front lobby as we will require an escort to next moth's meeting room.


Join the San Antonio SharePoint User Group (www.SASUG.net) for this month's meeting.

  • Welcome Time: 5:30 PM
  • User Group: 6:00 PM - 7:30PM
  • SharePint: 7:30-8:30PM

Location: Rackspace - Castle I-35 and Walzem

Speaker: Philip Helsel

Topic: Search from SharePoint to FAST

With the release of SharePoint 2010 and the integration of FAST Search into this platform, there are a number of questions about the use of this add on tool. To that end, Philip Helsel will give a brief look at where FAST came from and why Microsoft paid $1.2 billion to acquire them. He will then take a look at the bundled SharePoint search architecture and compare that to FAST search engine. He will end up comparing and contrast the features and functionality of the two search engines.

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Presenter: Philip Helsel, Microsoft FAST University

Philip Helsel
Philip has a passion for learning and teaching. He works at Microsoft Learning as a Senior Technical Instructor focusing on Enterprise Search and Windows Virtualization solutions. He currently is focused on FAST Search for SharePoint, SharePoint Search and Hyper-V solutions.
Over the past two decades while at TechNow, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems, he focused on Vmware, Cisco, Linux, Solaris, Windows Server 2008, as well as Active Directory, and LDAP.
He received his Bachelors in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Pittsburgh, and his Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.
MCITP Windows Virtualization | CTT+ | CISM  | Security+ | Network + | CCNA | A+

SASUG Sponsoring Companies Rackspace, UGSS and O'Reilly.
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5000 Walzem Rd
San Antonio, 78218

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

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San Antonio SharePoint User Group

The San Antonio SharePoint User Group (SASUG) was established by local, San Antonio professionals who are excited about Microsoft SharePoint. Our goals are to:

• Build a San Antonio community around SharePoint and related technologies
• Share information and ideas on SharePoint
• Allow for members and companies to share innovative programs and solutions based on and related to SharePoint.

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