Azure Search Initial Setup

Bryan Soltis
Technical Evangelist at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
When I first implemented Azure Search, much of the configuration was done via the REST API. This meant I needed to interact with the Azure Search service using standard JSON requests to create my indexes, scoring profiles, and to populate the data. While usable, this method of interaction was not ideal as it required a lot of manual coding and configuration. As the product evolved, a .NET SDK was released, which greatly simplified the process by allowing me to write native C# code from within my application. Additionally, the Azure Portal was enhanced to offer more control over the creation of the indexes and their configuration. Today, the process is extremely straightforward and easily accomplishable with a variety of methods. View full review »
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