About the Author
Mikael Svenson is currently a principal consultant for a SharePoint consultancy and software vendor that creates shrink-wrapped productivity applications for SharePoint, and a Microsoft MVP focused on search within SharePoint. He has worked in the search field for over 10 years, focusing on the development of search engines and content connectors as well on search usability. He has created media monitoring software and led the development of an Enterprise Search Engine built on Microsoft .NET. Mikael has implemented search solutions on several different platforms, most recently focusing on Microsoft FAST Search for SharePoint, for major international corporations, and for several Nordic governmental institutions.
Marcus Johansson has spent the last six years working with search solutions, both in academia and industry. He has implemented search technology for a wide range of clients, ranging from large Fortune 100 financial companies to some of the world's largest real-estate agents and leading media conglomerates. Marcus holds an MSc in Computer Science & Engineering. he lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
Robert Piddocke has worked with search technology for over a decade and has implemented hundreds of site and enterprise search solutions, including solutions for The Holy See, The London Stock Exchange, Lloyds of London, Microsoft Xbox, Metlife, and many more. He co-authored the book "Pro SharePoint 2010 Search." Originally from Vancouver, BC, where he currently lives with his wife and two children, Robert has also worked in Japan, and Denmark, and speaks English, Danish, and Japanese. He holds a degree from the University of Victoria, in Victoria, British Columbia. Currently, Robert is a director of business development for a global leader in search infrastructure software.