Microsoft is planning to improve the search function in its Teams collaboration platform by adding a new "Top Hits" section. Indeed, the improved search functionality will help users discover relevant files and other items they might be looking for. The Microsoft 365 roadmap indicates that the feature would hit general availability in March.
The "Top Hits" section, powered by Microsoft Search, should significantly speed up the search process in Teams by showing top hits in the results. For instance, if a user searches for the term “deadline,” Microsoft Teams will intelligently scan other users, chat messages, and shared files to quickly displaying the most relevant suggestions at the top of the search results.
The company says that this feature will improve discovery and reduce search times for Teams users. It could be particularly useful when users need to go through the entire search suggestions to find relevant files with similar names.
In addition to Top Hits, the company is also working on a redesigned search results page that should provide better context and faster results. The new search results page in Teams is expected to launch in June, though that date is subject to change. Do you think these changes will help you to be more productive? Sound off in the comments section.