SOURCE: BA-Insight

SharePoint Search, FAST Search, SharePoint Connectors, SharePoint document viewer

October 04, 2010 14:07 ET

Former Microsoft and FAST Enterprise Search Expert Jeff Fried Joins BA-Insight as CTO

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) -  BA-Insight, an enterprise search software company specializing in Microsoft-based information access technology, today announced Jeff Fried's appointment as VP of Engineering and CTO. Fried will manage the current BA-Insight development team responsible for the Longitude products for SharePoint Search and FAST Search.

"Jeff Fried's history in the search and text analytics markets, and his interest in developing search based applications, makes him an ideal addition to BA-Insight," said Sue Feldman, IDC's VP for Search and Discovery Technologies. "His depth of knowledge of FAST and SharePoint promise outstanding integration between BA-Insight's Longitude and SharePoint. We're looking for some interesting innovations from them."

Fried has worked extensively with enterprise search, including roles as SVP Products for the semantic search startup Lingo Motors, and VP Advanced Solutions for FAST Search and Transfer. He joins BA-Insight from Microsoft, where he served as core product manager for FAST Search for SharePoint and then technical product manager for all Microsoft enterprise search products. Fried is a frequent speaker and writer in the industry, holds 15 patents, has authored more than 50 technical papers, and has led the creation of pioneering offerings in next generation search engines, networks, and contact centers. He is a co-author of two new books: "Professional SharePoint 2010 Development" and "Professional Microsoft Search. "

"I'm delighted to join BA-Insight," said Fried. "It's an impressive team with strong technology, and the opportunity ahead is incredible. I'm passionate about search and about building search-based applications, and BA-Insight has a remarkably similar vision and passion. It feels natural to move from launching new search platforms at Microsoft to building on top of those platforms at BA-Insight." 

BA-Insight offers out-of-the-box SharePoint Connectors to 20+ business applications, and provides a state-of-the-art user experience via a rich Silverlight SharePoint document viewer

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About BA-Insight:

BA-Insight is an enterprise information access company, unifying the ease of search with the analytical power of business intelligence. BA-Insight helps people quickly find and analyze relevant information across the enterprise independently of format or location. Firms globally rely on BA-Insight products to deliver actionable insight.

Headquartered in White Plains, NY, USA, BA-Insight is a private company. For information call +1-914-220-8395 or +1-800-786-8725 (toll free), or visit

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