Ignite Conference Announcements – Part 2
Let’s continue where we left off.
Microsoft Search – Game Changer
Big things will be happening with searches over the next few months. As Microsoft realises that our needs of searching are changing, they’ve teamed up with Bing to create “a cohesive and coherent search capability, prominent in every experience, providing the way to search across all your organization’s data—both inside and outside of Microsoft 365.”
Sounds great to us too! But what does this actually mean?
Essentially, greater searching capabilities, more consistency in searching and a merge of answers to questions, suggested insights and the ability to action your tasks.
One way in which this is happening is through the ability to do a Microsoft search in Bing. Searching in Bing means that you can get results for your organisation (for example searching across conversations in both Teams and Yammer at the same time), as well as web results, broadening your knowledge on a topic with both organisational and external information – yes please! Public previews have already been rolled out, but tenants do need to opt in to this experience for their organisation – to find out how click HERE.
Searching has also improved with Microsoft searches and in the new SharePoint mobile app. You are now able to search across Microsoft 365 to find recently worked on documents or documents that you have been mentioned in. While the latest version of the SharePoint mobile app now takes you to a search default screen when you first enter the app, suggesting common questions, personalised results and frequent searches. Targeted release for the Microsoft 365 search feature and updated SharePoint app were released late last month.
Other areas where searching will change over by mid-2019 include searching in Office, with a new suite wide search in the ribbon where you will be able to find, command, navigate and discover and in Windows. Find out more about Microsoft Search.