Search is an effective pattern to enable users to navigate data in apps quickly. Users expect great search experiences including linguistics in their native languages, good relevance, suggestions for auto-complete, faceted navigation, geospatial awareness and more. In this session we’ll discuss how Azure Search offers all the key building blocks to add search to mobile and web apps, how to easily bring data in new or existing data sources into a search index, and how to manage scale and availability when your app skyrockets in popularity.
Speaker: Bruce Johnston is a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft on the Azure Search team, where he focuses on the developer experience. His mission is to empower developers to create great search experiences in their applications with easy-to-use APIs and SDKs. Bruce has been working with Microsoft data access technologies for 16 years – a veritable “alphabet soup” including ODBC, OLE DB for OLAP, MDX, XML/A, and most recently OData. He started at Simba Technologies in Vancouver, Canada, helping ISV customers to liberate their proprietary data through standard interfaces. Bruce joined Microsoft 8 years ago and joined the Azure Search team in 2013.