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June 8, 2020

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Feature update: Microsoft Search comes to SharePoint and OneDrive

From Microsoft Corporation

MC213433, Stay Informed, Published date: May 16, 2020

We are continuing to roll out Microsoft Search for SharePoint and OneDrive.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 34273.

When this will happen

  • We announced the Microsoft Search unified search experience for SharePoint and OneDrive last year.
  • We have extended the rollout to late May 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience.

How this will affect your organization

We introduced Microsoft Search last year with the goal of producing more relevant results for in-organization search.  Microsoft Search brings together results from data sources in Office 365, including SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Exchange Server.

Search results show only the documents that the user has permission to see.

When Microsoft Search has rolled out to your tenant, the search box will be in a consistent location at the top of SharePoint and OneDrive as well as Office.com apps.

In Office apps, users will see Microsoft Search box in the header bar:

Bing search

In Bing, users will use the same search box that they do for web searches.

Microsoft Search in SharePoint is the modern search experience in SharePoint Online.

  • Users will see the Microsoft Search box on the SharePoint start page, hub sites, communication sites, and modern team sites.
  • Users will see the classic search box on publishing sites, classic team sites, and in the SharePoint Search Center.

What you need to do to prepare

Consider familiarizing yourself with the upcoming changes and updating your user documentation and training.

You can improve the overall Microsoft Search experience in your tenant by performing some basic administrative tasks.Additional information

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