For users of the module the biggest benefit is super-fast, real-time access to the central information store that keeps all company directory information. The module allows users to search the information store in a way that the Google Search Appliance previously wasn’t capable. Using the appliance employees logged into the domain will be able to access the Global Address List through the general Google search field already being used to locate other company-wide information.
The largest, most common user-base for the Exchange Search Module will be companies of 200+ employees who are already running a Google Appliance, and have Microsoft Exchange configured in a domain environment. Several such companies have already contacted SADA Systems regarding the new module. “SADA Systems already has companies from both North America and Europe signed up to try the module in beta,” says Tony Safoian, president and CEO of SADA Systems, Inc.
“It’s a contribution to the general development community,” says Safoian about developing the Exchange Search Module. He goes on to add that the release of the module is a good opportunity for SADA Systems to make others aware of the company’s level of expertise with the Google Search Appliance, software development, and Microsoft Technologies.