ATLANTA, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From the exposition hall of Microsoft's Tech-Ed North America conference, BA Insight, a leading provider of integrated search technologies for Microsoft SharePoint and FAST, today announced the launch of its new Longitude Preview for Hosted SharePoint service, and invited SharePoint hosting companies to begin offering the service to customers. BA Insight's new subscription-based service provides hosted SharePoint users with instant, fully formatted previews of all search result content, regardless of file type. Because the new offering enables SharePoint users to view search result content without the need to download the file, and automatically directs users to the most relevant page of their search content, Longitude Preview for Hosted SharePoint makes finding enterprise information more rapid, precise, and resource-efficient.
"Many organizations are turning to a hosted or hybrid-model for their SharePoint initiatives, and hosting companies want to be able to provide their customers with innovative features and services," said Guy Mounier, CEO of BA Insight. "With the launch of Longitude Preview for Hosted SharePoint, these providers can now offer search result previews to both their dedicated and multi-tenant customers in a highly scalable and cost-effective service package."
SharePoint Search Result Previews, Delivered as a Service
BA Insight's Longitude Preview for Hosted SharePoint service enables knowledge workers using a hosted SharePoint environment to view a fully formatted version of their search result content with a single click. Fully integrated into SharePoint's Search Center interface, Longitude's Silverlight-driven viewer provides full hit-highlighting throughout the entire document, as well as a dynamic hit-map which graphically displays the distribution of key words and phrases throughout each search result. This enables users to quickly assess the relevance of search results without having to manually download the entire file. Because each Longitude preview is only 10kb in size, both the time and resources required to review content for relevance are dramatically reduced as compared to traditional methods and out-of-the-box functionality.
Teaming with Hosting Providers to Deliver Enhanced Search Functionality
BA Insight is currently identifying SharePoint hosting providers interested in offering Longitude Preview to their customers. Because the new service utilizes Microsoft's secure and scalable Azure infrastructure to store and process its document previews, with individual previews delivered to the user upon demand, SharePoint hosting companies can add the service to their menu of offerings with minimal overhead, and customers can take advantage of its features without additional end-user training.
Live Demonstrations of Longitude Preview at TechEd North America 2011
BA Insight will be demonstrating Longitude Preview for Hosted SharePoint at their booth (#1708) on the exposition floor during the Tech-Ed North America 2011 conference, being held from May 16th-19th in Atlanta, GA.
To learn more about BA Insight's Longitude Preview for Hosted SharePoint, or to schedule a personal demonstration, please visit http://www.BAinsight.com or email BA Insight at CloudInfo@BAinsight.com.
About BA Insight
BA Insight™ is a leading provider of integrated search technologies that help organizations leverage the full power of Microsoft SharePoint® and FAST Search across the enterprise. BA Insight's flagship Longitude Search and Longitude Connector products let organizations extend Microsoft's enterprise search capabilities across dozens of ERP, ECM, CRM, messaging, and collaboration systems, and delivers rich document preview and assembly tools that empower knowledge workers to act upon search results with greater speed and effectiveness.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in New York City, BA Insight maintains sales offices and research facilities throughout the United States and Europe. BA Insight's global team, fortified by an expansive network of certified partners and resellers, has helped millions of users gain instant and actionable access to information. Hundreds of customers - including Fortune 500 companies such as Accenture and ExxonMobil, and government agencies such as the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency and the Australian Department of Defense - have deployed BA Insight's enterprise search solutions to take full advantage of their information assets while optimizing end-user productivity. BA Insight is a Managed Microsoft Partner.
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