Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Microsoft unifying search across Bing, Office, and Windows

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Microsoft 365 subscribers will see big differences. Home users, not so much.

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Even searches on Bing will show organizational results, in a section above the regular Web results.

Microsoft is shaking up the search boxes found in Bing, Office, Windows, Teams, and everywhere else it shows up in productivity apps. Under the common banner “Microsoft Search” the plan is to provide a consistent, unified view of search results that encompasses not just your own documents and emails but also your organization’s content and conversations.

With the change, the search bar will become more prominent, with consistent behavior wherever it appears. This will include new features such as automatic suggestions—merely clicking the search box will present personalized results, such as documents you’ve edited recently or contacts you email regularly—and the ability to search for commands within the application. This means that instead of hunting through ribbons and dialog boxes, you’ll be able to search for

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