It is important to monitor the adoption rate of any new product that is
implemented. FAST Search for SharePoint is a great example, as this product
is exposed to everyone. Through monitoring we have the ability to see how
and what people are searching for, which enables us to tweak the product and
further improve the experience.
FAST Search for SharePoint is Microsoft’s first attempt at integrating
FAST with SharePoint. Overall the integration is inconsistent at best.
They did their best to keep all the current features functional; owever,
analytics is one of the components which has been missed or forgotten.
Many of the out of the box analytics simply do not work with FAST. While
site specific analytics do work, it is difficult to aggregate the data and
make some meaningful conclusions.
We have developed “FS4SP
Query Statistics” to resolve some of these shortcomings. This
application will scan through the FAST Query logs and present statistics
such as; Total Queries, Total Distinct users, Average Queries per user and
many more. Follow the project on Codeplex at http://FS4SPQueryStatistics.codeplex.com
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