Find what you need with Microsoft Search in Bing

With Microsoft Search in Bing you get search results both from the web and from your organization – in any browser and on any device.

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In addition to web results, you can find people, groups, SharePoint sites, files, resources, tools, locations. If your organization uses Microsoft Teams or Yammer, you can also find and conversations. For example, search for a topic or a person’s name and then click the Conversations tab. You don't need to learn special terms or commands, Bing understands common words and tries to understand what you really want to find. Just ask naturally.

Quickly find people you work with:  Microsoft Search in Bing easily understands searches like 'my manager' or 'Gail Tanner's org'. You don’t have to enter a specific name to find the person you’re looking for, or even spell it right. Try searching for things like '<employee name> direct reports' or '<employee name> manager' to surface their org chart.

Find more with the expanded view: For every search, you'll get the top results for it along with a link for more. For files, conversations, sites, and events, you can get up to 10 items. For people, groups and org charts you'll get more details.

The recent files details pane showing several files.

Find conversations: Quickly find Microsoft Teams and Yammer conversations by searching for 'conversations about <topic>' and you get the top results about it, starting with the most recent. Conversations that you have been a part of, as well as public conversations, are included in the results. Microsoft Teams and Yammer conversation results are only available on Microsoft Search in Bing.

Find Office 365 Groups: With Microsoft Search in Bing, you can find groups, teams, and security groups. Just search for the group name, email address, or email alias. You'll get results that include the group owner, members, and how to contact the group.

Microsoft Search in Bing also shows you internal sites associated with the group, and if you’re a member, you’ll see relevant files and conversations from Microsoft Teams and Yammer, as well.

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Get work search suggestions: To help you quickly find answers, people, and building locations, Microsoft Search in Bing search suggestions appear under the search box. Just start typing the name of the person, place, or thing and you'll see relevant suggestions appear in the list. Work suggestions include an icon to make them easier to identify.

Search results with work suggestions.

Your most recent documents: Search for 'my files' or 'my documents' to find all your most recent Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, and PDF files you've worked on or those shared with you.

Tip: When you search for files or documents you may see a Files card with additional results. These are files that include your name.

Giving Feedback

If you don’t find what you're looking for, use the Feedback link to suggest a site or page be added to the work results. On the Feedback menu, select I want to suggest a link. This feedback goes to your organization's Search administrator who can customize what work results appear in your searches. To make it easier for your Search administrator to create this result, include any information you think is helpful.

Privacy

Microsoft Search doesn't use the searches you do in your organization to improve public web results or to improve Bing and Microsoft Search doesn't let advertisers target you or anyone within your organization.

For more information see Privacy at Microsoft.

Where are the results from your organization?

You have to sign in to Bing with your work or school account to get results from your organization. This is the same account that you use to sign in to Outlook on the web, SharePoint, and other Office 365 apps. If you’re already signed in to an Office 365 app you’re all set.

You might need to click the Show results from link next to your organization's logo to display the results from your organization. The web results appear under them.

Need to sign in or out?

To sign in:

  1. In the upper-right corner of any Bing page, click Sign in or Sign in to see business results.

  2. On the account menu, next to Work or school account, click Connect.

  3. If prompted, choose the account you want to sign in with or enter your email address and password.

To sign out: 

  1. In the upper-right corner of any Bing page, click on your name.

  2. On the account menu, next to Work or school account, click Sign out.

You won't be signed in automatically again on this device. If you've used other browsers or devices to sign in to Microsoft Search, you'll need to sign out there as well.

Why am I automatically signed in?

Bing saves your work or school account status, either signed in or signed out, in a browser cookie. If you sign out and clear your cookies, the next time you go to Bing you might be automatically signed in, or you might be prompted to sign in again. Your IT department configures this for your organization.

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