Adding Search Abilities to Your Apps with Azure Search

Azure Search empowers you to add vertical search abilities to your apps and sites. This course will teach you about Azure Search by going through the REST API.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 20, 2016
Duration
2h 56m
Table of contents
Course Overview
An Introduction to Azure Search
Managing Indexes in Azure Search
Managing Documents in Azure Search
Executing Queries in Azure Search
Filtering and Scoring Search Results
Navigating Search Results
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 20, 2016
Duration
2h 56m
Description

This course, Adding Search Ability to Your Apps with Azure Search, will show you how to use Azure Search to quickly create powerful search experiences. You'll start out with being introduced to the concepts of indexes and documents in Azure Search. In addition to the basics, this course will show you how to provide search suggestions, faceted searches, geographic searches, and natural language processing. You'll also learn how to customize search rankings. After completing this course, you'll be ready to create the powerful and precise search experience that users expect.

About the author
About the author

Chad is an independent software professional. He's been named a Microsoft MVP five times. His books have been translated into multiple languages and distributed worldwide. He holds a computer science degree from Purdue University, where he also studied psychology.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Every app and website seems to have a search box, yet very few seem to work very well. In this training course, you'll learn how to build a search engine with Azure Search. The content in this course is useful whether you're building an app for Android, iOS, or Windows. The content is also useful if you prefer to write apps or websites with JavaScript. This course is relevant across platforms because it's focused on the Azure Search service REST API. In this course, you'll see how to build a search service from scratch. You'll learn about basic concepts like indexes and documents. You'll also learn how to run simple queries and more intelligent full queries. You'll see how to find nearby results and results within a geofence. You'll learn about important concepts like scoring profiles, faceted navigation, natural language processing, and a host of other topics. My goal is provide you with a way to get up and running with Azure Search quickly. I truly believe you owe it to yourself to at least watch the first 9 minutes to learn why Azure Search is valuable. After that, you'll begin to see a beer search engine gradually take shape. This story of a beer search engine creates a fun and educational environment for this course. So, I hope you'll join me on this journey to create better search experiences with Azure Search.