Microsoft launches intelligent search for the workplace

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Microsoft Search, an enterprise search experience that applies the AI from Bing and personalized insights surfaced by the Microsoft Graph.

The announcement was made in a Microsoft blog post. According to Microsoft, Microsoft Search is in the header of commonly used Microsoft apps, including OfficeOutlookSharePointOneDriveBing and Windows, providing a unified and consistent search experience that evolves the definition of search in the enterprise.  It offers features such as instant query predictions help users find content that is relevant at the point in time such as documents they were recently working on, the people you’re working with, as well as recommended documents that colleagues have mentioned them in, keeping them up to date with what has been worked on since they last looked at, all by clicking in the new search box. With Microsoft Search users can discover files, recent and relevant conversations across Microsoft Teams and Yammer and more, whether they are working in SharePoint, OneDrive, Office, Windows, or Bing.

Microsoft Search brings leverages capabilities of Bing and the Microsoft Graph to get insights from the people, sites, devices, and documents and is the basis for consistent learning across an organization, ranking search results relevant to users’ needs. Microsoft is also announcing that it will soon provide a universal endpoint that spans the applications and services in Microsoft 365.  The Microsoft Search API will enable developers to implement queries to provide complete recall results, suggestions and recommendations in the search box control in addition to an event API to send relevance signals. 

According to Microsoft, as it moves forward it will continue to add new capabilities including the ability to integrate Microsoft Search into users’ own applications with popular third-party connectors.  It also plans to continue to extend the unified search control to applications such asYammer and Microsoft Teams in Microsoft 365.

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