At Ignite 2018, Microsoft Search was announced, a new organizational search experience that will be available inside Office apps, Bing.com and Windows. Microsoft Search allows users to find documents and data from both inside and outside the organization without leaving the flow of work. Microsoft is now rolling out this new Microsoft Search experience to Office Insiders on Windows. As you can see in the video above, Microsoft has moved the location of search box to the center. And personalized results will appear as soon as you click in the search box, such as people you share with the most and documents you were working on recently. Yes, no query is required to get suggestions.
Other features of this new Microsoft Search experience:
- The search box itself will also command the application where you are working. For example, begin typing ‘acc’ in Word to get list of suggested actions such as Accept Revision or Accessibility Checker. You no longer need to hunt through toolbars to look for a command.
- Search results will include results from across your organization. For example, within Word, you can find not only other Word documents, but also a presentation you were working on. You can navigate straight to that presentation or you can choose to incorporate slides from that file directly into your document.
You can learn more about this experience here.