Today, in this article we will discuss new Office 365 rolled out feature – “Microsoft Search”.
In last month, there is one message in message center, “Microsoft Search is now available for your organization” as shown in below figure. Since this is major update, bit curious to get the details what is this new future.
You might have also received the mail as
Before going into more details I’ll go with example so no more confusion/suspense 🙂 When I turn on “Microsoft Search” in my organization, I could search our Office 365 users, groups, SharePoint documents and sites, conversation from Microsoft Teams, Conversation from yammer on Bing.com.
Let’s open the bing.com in browser and sign in – assuming I have turned on “Microsoft Search” setting for my tenant as
Sign in to bing.com with our Office 365 account as
Here, knowledgejunction.onmicrosoft.com is my test tenant and user is prasham@ knowledgejunction.onmicrosoft.com. Next it will prompt for Password, please enter the password.
Then I searched for my user and it shown all the details as
And results are
Here also notice, it brings tabs also in top like All results, People, Files, Sites and Conversation. If we click on each tab, we will see result related to those.
For example: Result from Sites
If I click on “All results” it will show the results from all the tabs
This all result is permission based and secured. We control all the settings like what should be shown in result and for which users this result needs to be shown and so on. We will see all the details in next article.
If “Microsoft Search” feature is turned off and still, we will try to login to bing.com it throws an error as
“Microsoft Search” tenant level setting: This is tenant level setting. By default setting is turned off. This option is under “Services & add-ins” as
I’ll stop here in this article, tomorrow in next article I’ll explain the admin dashboard for Microsoft Search feature and various settings.
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