Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Search
Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community.
With this post I want to talk about Azure Search. It is a fully managed search-as-a-service. It allows you to pair your website or apps with sophisticated search capabilities. For the developer, it provides a .NET SDK and it exposes REST API calls that can be consumed easily. It removes the complexity of creating your own service, while providing you with the tools you need to analyze your metrics.
For ways on how to get started with Azure Search, you can view this introductory page on the TechNet Wiki that was written by Sriram Sundarasan: Overview of Azure Search.
To see what’s new in Azure Search, you can view the latest posts on the Azure blog. Through this link you can find articles like:
- Azure Search introduces new lower cost tier in preview
- Full text search of audio and video files
- Azure Search indexer for Azure Blob Storage now in public preview
- Using Machine Learning and Azure Search to improve conversion rates through recommendations
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