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Bill Baer
Microsoft
  • The following FAST products are approaching the end of extended support:

 

Product

End of Extended Support

FAST Featured Content 1.3

4/23/2018

FAST Recommendations 2.2

4/23/2018

FAST ESP 5.2

5/9/2018

FAST ImPulse 5.0

7/1/2018

FAST ESP 5.3

7/10/2018

Microsoft Search Server 2008

7/10/2008

FAST Recommendations 2.5

10/8/2018

FAST AdMomentum 3

11/2/2018

FAST ImPulse 5.1

12/18/2018

FAST ImPulse 5.2

2/26/2019

Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for Internal Applications

10/13/2020

Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for Internet Sites

10/13/2020

Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

10/13/2020

Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Internet Sites

10/13/2020

Microsoft Search Server 2010

10/13/2020

 

Recommended Steps

Microsoft recommends that you move to current product versions prior to the support end dates. This enables you to take advantage of the latest product innovations and ensure uninterrupted support from Microsoft.

 

Consider the following options:

Upgrading from FAST Search products and Microsoft Search Server to SharePoint Server 2013,  SharePoint Server 2016, or SharePoint Server 2019 provides significant improvements in enterprise search capabilities. However, policy or resource constraints in an organization may pose challenges that prevent or postpone a complete upgrade. Even if your organization is not ready to perform a complete upgrade from FAST Search products or Microsoft Search Server, you can take advantage of new SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016, or SharePoint Server 2019 search capabilities by performing a search-first migration.

 

To be able to configure and use certain features, such as Result sources, you must perform a full migration of your farm from FAST Search products or Microsoft Search Server to SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016 or SharePoint Server 2019.

 

For information on performing a search-first migration to SharePoint Server 2013 or SharePoint Server 2016 see also:

 

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn130132.aspx

 

We encourage you to assess the Office 365 option with the help of your Microsoft account team and qualified Microsoft partner. If you choose Office 365, you will have rapid access to Microsoft’s latest innovations, including the voice and meetings enhancements released late last year, and can take advantage of Microsoft FastTrack to help plan and execute their Office 365 deployment.

 

Assistance with FastTrack

Microsoft FastTrack services are available with an Office 365 ProPlus subscription and provide assistance to help you move to Office 365 smoothly and with confidence, and realize business value faster. You can discover what's possible, plan for successful rollouts, and enable new users and capabilities at your own pace. Access best practices, tools, resources, and experts committed to making the customer experience with Office 365 a success.

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Thanks for posting, Bill...customer asked me about this at #MSIgnite. 

Hi,

 

we have some research applications running on FAST ESP 5.3.

Recently we're facing issues with the searchprofiles/views. the view-admin tool gives errors and publish doesn't work anymore (we want to update synonyms)

(DeploymentWorker) Exception caught: Found two representations of same collection; nested exception is org.hibernate.HibernateException: Found two representations of same collection

 

Is there anybody at Microsoft who can help?

 

 

Suggest you reach out to a partner who is local to you, or post on the support forums. Maybe these guys can help you? https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftservices/support.aspx Hope this helps!