Search is everywhere in Microsoft 365. You can search from SharePoint, Teams, Delve, Yammer etc.
But! You cannot search for anything from everywhere!
- Search for your Teams chat messages works only in Teams.
- But from Teams you cannot search for regular (non-group) sites and public teams sites
- All descriptions are totally out of search (e.g. site description, library/list description – including Yammer groups, Teams and regular sites).
- Public Team Sites content is not searchable from Teams and Yammer
So, what are the scopes of each search entry point in Office 365 and is there an entry point you can search for everything?
Office desktop app
|Scope||Out of Scope|
|SharePoint Search Center||– all sites content|
(Teams, Yammer, regular),
– user profiles
|SharePoint Landing Page||same as SharePoint Search center|
but Teams chats and Yammer Conversations are coming
|same as SharePoint Search Center|
|Office.com||same as SharePoint|
(Teams chats and Yammer Conversations are coming after SharePoint)
|same as SharePoint|
regular SharePoint sites
|Bing||Everything*||* except people profiles content |
(e.g. about me)
Seems like the only tool you can search for EVERYTHING with is Microsoft Bing:
After Microsoft add Teams chats and Yammer conversations to SharePoint landing page search scope (then to Office home page) – it’ll be the best place to search from for everything.
Microsoft Office 365 Search: Find what you need with Microsoft Search in Bing
It is possible customize Modern Microsoft Search pages with PnP Modern Search