Azure Search: Search Explorer available
08 January 2016
The Search Explorer feature has been added to the Azure Search blade in the portal. This feature allows you to formulate query strings, issue search requests, and receive raw JSON results in the Azure portal. The Search Explorer also parses query strings in real-time to provide a request URL that you can paste into applications. The Search Explorer requires absolutely no code to search an index, and it is useful for testing queries, tweaking scoring profiles, and comparing API versions.