Looking for information or finding the right documentation about a specific Azure resource or service in the Microsoft Docs can sometimes take a while due to the wealth of information currently available.
But there are some easy ways to quickly find what you are looking fore.
The site:search command will also work in any other web browser or with any other search engine, like DuckDuckGo or Google. You can also search for information on any other specific website (website URL) or domain and use keywords in combination with logical operators like AND or OR. By using the filetype:command you can also look for a particular file format, like a .PDF or .JPG file.
To search within a specific website like Microsoft Docs, open your Edge browser and go to the search bar. First type in site:docs.microsoft.com, without a space between site: and the website address. There is also no need to use http:// or www. in the site name. Then type in the Azure topic, resource or service you want to find more information about. Press Enter to begin the search and to see all the results.
Example 1: site:docs.microsoft.com Azure Bastion
Example 2: site:docs.microsoft.com Azure decision tree
You can also add some more information to make your search term, or in this case phrase, more specific and narrow down the search results.
Example 1: site:docs.microsoft.com How to deploy Azure Bastion
Example 2: site:docs.microsoft.com Azure compute decision tree
Open your Azure Portal and go to the global search box in the top of the screen. There type in the name of the Azure resource or service you want to find documentation about in the Microsoft Docs. When you click Enter you can find the links to the related Microsoft Docs pages under the Documentation area.
Example 1: Azure Bastion
Example 2: Azure Service Health
Also here you can add some more information to make your search, or in this case phrase, more specific and narrow down the search results.
Example 1: Create a bastion host
Example 2: Create a service health alert
You can use the site:search command in your Edge browser to narrow down the search results and to find your information faster on a specific website or domain, like Microsoft Docs.
In the Azure Portal, you can use Global Search to find the necessary documentation in the Microsoft Docs about a specific Azure service or resource.