A new service has appear in Office 365 called Microsoft Search.

Microsoft Search is going to use Bing and Windows Search to provide search results to end-users on Office 365.

The service is turned off by default and if you want to experiment/enable it you need to logon to your Office 365 admin portal (https://admin.microsoft.com) and reach out the Settings\Services & add-ins to enable Microsoft Search

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Then search for Microsoft Search and enable the service

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If you do not enable first the service as above you can do it by reaching out the Admin Centers\Microsoft Search section

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Then a new window/tab will open asking you either to enroll your tenant (administrators option) or sign-in (enrolled tenant for end-users)

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As administrator you first need to enroll your tenant by selecting the Enroll your business and follow the wizard which then will redirect you to the Services & add-ins section to enable Microsoft Search.

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Once enabled, you can reach the Microsoft Search administration portal either using the direct URL https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=856439 or through the Admin Centers\Microsoft Search section from the Office 365 administration portal

From there, you can configure Microsoft Search by following the onboarding wizard

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First you have to define which Office 365 services will be used by Microsoft Search – from ‘People’ to Yammer, including Teams or SharePoint

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Then you can customize the service by defining the logo, a feedback email address (default set to your administrator account email address) and changing the organization name (default set to your Office 365 tenant name)

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Finally you can import you SharePoint search best bet configuration

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And you are done

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Microsoft Search Tools

Then you can provide extensions to your end-user for Chrome or Edge by accessing the Tools section, a Windows 10 and AAD extension for Chrome, or update your imported SharePoint search settings (queries, promoted sites..)

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Microsoft Search Settings

The Content Settings section will let you update your initial configuration, changing the organization name, logo or feedback email address

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Microsoft Search Connected Services

The Connected Services configuration tab will let you enable/disable Office 365 services being used by Microsoft Search

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Microsoft Search Users & Permissions

The Users & Permissions section will let you define who can administer Microsoft Search from the administrator service level to the content level as well as granting access to end-users for the preview

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By default all users in your organization will have access; if you want to restrict it you need to open the Manage preview access and disable the option Add everyone in your organization and then define the end-users list

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The Preview users tab will then be updated to provide the define users list

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