Microsoft has announced a number of updates to Microsoft Search tool (in Microsoft 365) across Microsoft teams, SharePoint and Office.com (July 2020).
Microsoft Search is a new search offering that helps you save time by bringing you the best of the web and work in a single experience.
With the new update, Microsoft Search is now more precise, more personal, and more context aware.
Microsoft Search is the evolution of search, smarter search to help you stay in touch with what’s important and trending around you in Microsoft 365 and your connected systems.Microsoft
Contextual Search in Microsoft Teams
Find information faster with contextual search in Microsoft Teams. Users will now have the ability to search for content in a specific channel or chat by pressing CTRL + F. Search results will only contain messages and files found in the selected chat or channel.
Learn more on searching for messages and more in Microsoft Teams at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/search-for-messages-and-more-in-teams-4a351520-33f4-42ab-….
Acronym search in SharePoint and Office.com
Did you know that 2-3% of search queries entered by employees are related to acronyms? The new Acronyms feature in Microsoft Search helps users navigate their company’s often-confusing alphabet soup.
Then, when users come across an acronym they may not recognize, a simple search in SharePoint, Office.com, or Bing will reveal common definitions from your organization’s unique definitions in addition to AI mined suggestions from files and conversations.
Learn more about creating and curating acronym answers at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftsearch/manage-acronyms.
Enrich Profile Cards in Office 365
The hundreds of millions of users of Microsoft 365 cloud services form part of the core of Microsoft Graph. The users’ data is carefully managed, protected, and with proper authorization, made available by Microsoft Graph services to drive productivity and creativity in businesses.
People are the heart and soul of intelligent insights in the Microsoft Graph, but more importantly of your company – but finding the right people at the right time isn’t always easy. Sometimes you’re looking for more than just a name and face, maybe it’s a skill, location, or something else.
Now via the Microsoft Graph you can add any of the existing or 15 custom attributes to an individual’s profile card.
Learn more about enriching Office 365 profile cards at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-search-blog/add-additional-properties-to-the-profil….
PnP Modern Search
We’ve updated PnP Modern Search at https://github.com/microsoft-search/pnp-modern-search. Check out the latest release for more news about this update.
Microsoft Search increases productivity and saves time finding information, whether at work, at home, or on the go. In the workplace, Microsoft Search reaches across all enterprise content and across all entry points with a consistent and familiar user experience.; however, search is most powerful when it brings together information and insights across data sources…
Last month we expanded availability Microsoft Graph connectors for Microsoft Search to Targeted Release – as we continue to enable organizations to connect their disparate systems to Microsoft Search through Microsoft and partner connectors, we’re looking for feedback on where we can improve and what connectors we should consider moving forward.
Salesforce Connector Preview Program
As we continue to develop native connectors for Microsoft Search, we’d like to invite you or your customers to participate in a private preview program for our upcoming Salesforce connector.
We’re excited to work with you to learn how you would use this connector and listen to your feedback. We’d love to have a range of customers and partners of different sizes and industries with a wide variety of business scenarios. Since we are still in very early stages, please use the form below to nominate your customer or organization for private preview inclusion and we will contact you if your organization is accepted.
Nominate your organization at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-search-blog/nominate-your-organization-for-our-sale…