Yesterday the SharePoint 2013 SDK (Preview) was released and that made me thinking: What are my wishes for SharePoint 2013 FAST for SharePoint as Service Application That’s my top wish. Easier provisioning of FAST and easier (cheaper :)) licensing, e.g. coupled with ECALs, would help FS4SP to cover more ground. The same applies to Reporting Services with SQL 2012 (Denali) so I think my wish could come true.
FAST for SharePoint
Ever wondered what FAST for SharePoint (FS4SP) version is currently installed? Ever checked if every server in the search cluster has the same version? Check the version! The best approach is – open “Program and Features” and check the version there:
With “View installed updates” you can even see if Cumulative Updates have been installed. Please be aware that not all files are updated after a patch so the versions in other files or tools can be different.