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Azure Search New Samples and Videos

We announced the Azure Search Public Preview a few weeks ago and we are getting some great feedback!

We announced the Azure Search Public Preview a few weeks ago and we are getting some great feedback.  One of the pieces of feedback we have received, is that it is not immediately easy to know what to do after you created your Azure Search Service. What are the next steps, and how do you start writing an application that leverages this search service?  To help with this, we have created some additional content and videos that drill into these details:

Videos & Samples

  • Channel 9 Video: Azure Search with Liam Cavanagh: This video shows in detail, what to do after you have created your Azure Search service.  How you create the index, load documents into it and start executing queries.
  • Create your first search solution using Azure Search: This sample demonstrates a search application for the Adventure Works bicycle company.   This tutorial walks through all the steps needed to understand how to create an ASP.NET MVC application that provides a rich search experience including faceted navigation, multiple sort options for your search results, and type-ahead query suggestions.


Partner Created Resources

There are also a number of great resources that have been created by some of our partners, including:

  • Azure Search Tutorial in ~100 Lines of Python: Ajey, is one of the engineers on the Azure Search team and put together a tutorial that shows how to use Python to interact with Azure Search.
  • Using the Azure Search service from JavaScript: Richard Astbury created a NodeJS package that allows for JavaScript applications to easily interact with Azure Search.
  • Managing Microsoft Azure Search with the RedDog Search Portal: Sandrino Di Mattia, one of the Azure MVP’s, created a Web based UI that allows you to fully manage your Azure Search indexes.  This includes, creation, managing, index tuning and even loading of documents from CSV files.

In the next few weeks, we will be adding additional samples, so please keep an eye out at our MSDN Documentation Center and please keep the feedback coming.