Using the SharePoint Site Description to enhance findability in Search

SharePoint has always had a Site Description field where you can provide an explanation of what your site is used for. However, it never seemed to show up in search results, so it wasn’t as useful as it could be. Fortunately, a recent change by Microsoft (outlined by Mikael Svenson in this blog post) means that the Site Description is now indexed by Search, and can help people find your site more easily. Here’s how it works…

Searching in channels and chats for Microsoft Teams

While Microsoft Teams is a great way to keep information consolidated for your work, the capability to find things in various chats and channels has been somewhat limited. With the addition of enhanced searching in Microsoft Teams, that now becomes much easier. Here’s what it looks like and how it works…

Using the Search function in OneDrive

One of the advantage of having your personal files in OneDrive is that you have the capabilities of the Office 365 search engine when it comes to finding data. You’re not just restricted to searching for file names, either. The search indexes the content of the files, and gives you a powerful search experience. Here’s how you can use it to find your data quickly…

Filtering Outlook email via Ribbon Bar options

Unless you’re a search ninja, you’re likely to only type in a search term in the Outlook search bar, and hope for the best. However, there are a number of other options you can use that are found in the Ribbon Bar. Here’s where to find them…

Finding folder names in Outlook search

This tip came to me via Sandra in the typical fashion… a Skype ping that starts “I just figured out something cool… wanna see?” She shared her screen and showed me how to search for items in your Outlook mail file and have it show you what folder it’s in! Here’s how it works…