Microsoft Bolsters its Cloud Offering with Enhanced Search

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As brands look to upgrade their systems and applications many are turning to the cloud.

However, with so much competition, companies that offer cloud services must deliver unique offerings to set themselves apart from the competition.

As Microsoft looks to bolster its cloud service, Microsoft Azure, the technology giant has announced that Azure Search in now generally available.

The search-as-a-service solution helps developers to build sophisticated search experiences into both Web and mobile applications. Along with the general release announcement, Microsoft also announced a slew of new features for Azure Search including enhanced multilanguage support for more than 50 languages, new indexers for Azure DocumentD8 and Azure SQL Database, two new API’s and a .Net software development kit.

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“The way people access online services has changed. Half of our users access our marketplace through mobile devices. Our mobile apps have been downloaded more than 2 million times. These users want information faster than ever; they expect real-time experiences. Azure Search provides a scalable solution that can keep ahead of our explosive growth,” stated Shane Sullivan, director of software engineering at

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