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Microsoft posted a list of changes a while ago for new/removed features in SharePoint 2013 and FAST Search 2013 here. The bigger changes to FAST are in there. You should really pay attention to it. Why aren’t you reading it now? Want to see a list of things I care about? Of course you do. Read on.
If you are getting this error: unexpected error occurred while communicating with administration service, while trying to setup some search index schema stuff (managed properties). Check your event log for the reason. SharePoint is REALLLY good at masking the true issue in my case it was this. Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Extended.Administration.Common.AdminException: Refiner ‘xxxxxxx’ has Managed Property reference ‘xxxxxxx’ that is not queryable. Meaning I hadn’t checked the Queryable checkbox of the managed property before trying to click the refiner checkbox. Why there isn’t some validation? I don’t know. You shouldn’t be able to check a checkbox if there isn’t a prereq met, but whatever. Haters gonna hate.