Azure Search: .NET SDK preview and portal support for Blob/Table indexers
Updated: August 22, 2016
Today we are excited to announce preview support for two new data sources when you're using Azure Search indexers in the Azure portal: Azure Blob storage and Azure Table storage. Now, you can make your Microsoft Office, HTML, PDF, and other documents searchable in just a few minutes without writing any code. We can detect your metadata fields and even suggest an index schema for your content. The Blob storage indexer is capable of opening your documents and extracting all the text. You can read more in the blog announcement or go straight to the documentation for the Blob storage indexer or the Table storage indexer.
Azure Search is also launching a preview release of the .NET SDK. Version 2.0-preview can currently be found via NuGet. This preview release is based on version 2015-02-28-Preview of the Azure Search REST API. Included in this version is support for indexing Blob and Table storage, indexer field mappings, custom analyzers, and ETags. For help in migrating to the latest version, see the Upgrading to the Azure Search .NET SDK version 2.0-preview article.
If you want to learn more about Azure Search and its capabilities, see the What is Azure Search? article.