OneDrive for Business is about to get a new search experience, which will make it easier for users to search for files in folders and shared libraries. The change was recently announced in the Microsoft 365 admin center, and it will start rolling out in early September.
When the new search experience is available, users will be able to choose where they want to search by using a dropdown in the search box in OneDrive for Business. The dropdown menu will allow users to easily search for their own files, shared files in OneDrive for Business, and all shared libraries in SharePoint. These search improvements have been designed to make it much easier to find what you’re looking for in a single interface.
The adoption of cloud storage services has increased at a super-fast pace in recent months, and it’s good to see Microsoft improving OneDrive for Business to stay agile in a market. While the improved search experience should begin rolling out in September, it might not be available to all enterprise users right away. These changes are usually rolled out gradually, so the feature is expected to be generally available by the end of October.