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    May 2017

    May 11

    Synonyms for Azure Search

    Support for synonyms in Azure Search, soon to be in preview, is one of our most requested features on UserVoice. Synonyms functionality will allows for Azure Search to not only return results that match the query terms that were typed into the search box, but also return results that match synonyms of the query terms.

    December 2016

    Dec 1

    General availability: New API version and .NET SDK for Azure Search

    Azure Search has released new features in API version 2016-09-01 and a new .NET SDK.

    August 2016

    Aug 22

    Azure Search: .NET SDK preview and portal support for Blob/Table indexers

    Azure Search has released a new preview version of the .NET SDK and supports Blob and Table storage indexers in the Azure portal.

    June 2016

    Jun 14

    Azure Search: Update to the Search Traffic Analytics dashboard in Power BI

    The updated Power BI content pack for Azure Search contains insightful data about your Azure Search service and useful visualizations.

    Jun 9

    Azure Search S3 and S3 High Density tiers in public preview, and Basic tier generally available

    Azure Search helps developers build rich, first-class search experiences into their applications.

    May 2016

    May 3

    Public preview: Azure Search Blob indexer parses structured JSON content

    The Azure Search Blob indexer can now parse JSON documents while preserving document structure.

    April 2016

    Apr 19

    Public preview: Azure Search indexer for Azure tables

    Azure Search supports Azure tables as a data source.

    March 2016

    Mar 2

    Public preview: Azure Search Basic tier

    The Basic tier of Azure Search offers a low-cost and production-ready search service for your web and mobile applications.

    February 2016

    Feb 12

    General availability: Lucene query syntax in Azure Search

    Lucene query syntax is now available as part of the Azure Search REST API.

    Feb 10

    General availability: Azure Search .NET SDK

    The Azure Search .NET SDK is now generally available.

    January 2016

    Jan 25

    Azure Search: .NET SDK version 1.0.1-preview

    Version 1.0.1-preview of the Azure Search .NET SDK is now available.

    Jan 21

    Preview: Customize lexical analyzers in Azure Search

    Take control over the process of breaking your documents into searchable terms.

    Jan 19

    Azure Search: Search Traffic Analytics available

    Enable traffic analytics in Azure Search to gain visibility into your search service and learn about your users.

    Jan 13

    Azure Search: Lucene query syntax fully supported

    Write more powerful queries in Azure Search with the full Lucene query language.

    Jan 8

    Azure Search: Search Explorer available

    Query your Azure Search indexes and see search results directly from the Azure portal.

    August 2015

    Aug 20

    Azure Search updates: API prototype, language support, new regions

    Azure Search updates include an API prototype, language support, and new regions.

    July 2015

    Jul 24

    General availability: New regions for Azure Search

    We’ve announced the general availability of 3 new regions for Azure Search—Brazil South, Australia East, and Japan West—bringing the global availability of Azure Search to a total of 11 regions.

    March 2015

    Mar 5

    General availability: Azure Search

    Azure Search is a search-as-a-service solution that helps developers build sophisticated search experiences into web and mobile applications.

    August 2014

    Aug 21

    Preview: Azure Search

    Incorporate search capabilities into applications without having to worry about the complexities of full-text search