Past Meetup

Introduction to Azure Search

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104 people went


6PM - 7PM: Social Hour (pizza and beverages provided)
7PM - 8PM: Presentation
Search engines are NOSQL database-management-systems dedicated to the search for data content. Other industry examples include Elasticsearch, Splunk, and Solr.
In this session Julie will introduce the features and use cases for Azure Search, based on an implementation by Innovative Architects. Learn how IA leveraged Azure Search to quickly and easily implement a sophisticated search experience in a web application using their client's product catalog. Topics covered: Creating an Azure Search, Indexes, documents, natural language ability, scoring profiles, facets, and Lucene queries.
Julie Smith has been moving and bending data for over fifteen years using varied tools such as MS Access, MySQL, SQL Server, Azure Data Factory, Azure SQL Database, and Power BI. She has built and designed increasingly complex solutions for organizations across multiple industries as a Consultant at Innovative Architects, in Atlanta, GA, USA.

Julie has been a Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 2013. She is a frequent speaker at user groups and technical conferences such as PASS Summit. She blogs at, microblogs as @juliechix on twitter, and contributed several chapters of Wiley’s SQL Server 2012 Bible. She is featured in Apress' Data Professionals at Work (2018) by Malathi Mahadevan.
As always, many thanks to Microsoft for sponsoring our Meetup location, and also to AgileThought ( for providing the food & drink.