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With less than two weeks until Microsoft Ignite 2020, our Microsoft Search speakers are firing on all cylinders to finalize their sessions for this year's conference. And while the Ignite session catalog is live at https://myignite.microsoft.com, choosing from hundreds of sessions can take some time even for the veteran attendee. But have no fear, we are here to help! If you're passionate about Microsoft Search here are the recommended sessions to get you started.
Roadmap, News, and Announcements
Organizations are moving to a hybrid workplace to support the needs of remote and onsite employees. In the 2nd part of a 2-part series, we look at how teams can collaborate fluidly with the latest innovations across Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive. We also look at how organizations can improve employee engagement, communications, and knowledge sharing through SharePoint, Yammer, and Project Cortex. - Jeff Teper
Get the latest updates on Microsoft Search. Come on the journey to learn how insights, actions, and answers are being built into your everyday experiences across Microsoft 365, Bing, and Edge. See the latest roadmap across all your experiences, from SharePoint to Office and beyond. In addition, get insights into how to connect external third-party content connectors, customization, and extensibility. - Kathrine Hammervold & Robin Thomas
Administration and Management
Learn from Microsoft’s own internal team – CSEO, its sixth engineering and user experience division about how it empowers its users.
Tune in to hear from CSEO about how it serves as the first and best customer, a co-developer and enable its users to find things faster and be more productive using Microsoft search. Learn from CSEO about how the organization is measuring user experiences, empowering its employees using the latest and greatest features of Microsoft search and partnering with its sister organization to improve the product further. - Anishkumar Thoppil Ramakrishnan, Vijaya Alaparthi, Dodd Willingham & Sapna Nadkarni
Deliver value, knowledge, and answers with precision to improve discovery and productivity. In this session we will cover the role of the search administrator and how they can use Microsoft Search to improve user productivity. We will also look into the future and explore how the role intersects with knowledge management and other user productivity experiences. - Mugdha Pophali & Lesha Bhansali
Microsoft Search and Graph connectors together empower you to eliminate data silos to provide a unified experience for your users to search for information they need. In this session, you will learn about powerful differentiating features and capabilities that our partners can provide to help you achieve the ultimate search experience for your organization. - James Lau & Microsoft Partners
What’s new with Microsoft Search in Microsoft 365 applications and services
Microsoft Search is built directly into the experiences in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business. This session will cover the features available from enterprise search scenarios in SharePoint Start Page/Home Sites, to search capabilities in sites and across hubs, as well as in lists and libraries. We will also look at some of the newer search capabilities in OneDrive for Business, including being able to search in shared libraries. - Thanuja Priyadarshani & Kerem Yuceturk
The goal for search in Microsoft Teams is to help you achieve more by making information in Microsoft 365 easy to navigate, find, research, and assist in task completion. Come learn about the features which we have released in Teams search including contextual search, intelligent people lookups, message search and more, backed by the incredibly powerful and intelligent Microsoft Search platform. We will also do a sneak peek of the full-page immersive search result page experience which we are building to help you be more productive. - Raja Mohan & Sruthy P Narayanan
Finding the right answers in a long document is very time-consuming and error prone. We regularly hear from customers: why can’t this just work like when I search on the web? In this session, we'll look at how we're bringing the power of the latest web Search experiences can power in document search and answer finding. - Derik Stenerson
Make searching for your enterprise as easy and convenient as searching the web. See how you can save people time and your company money when info from across the cloud, intranet, SharePoint, and Office are just a few keystrokes away. We’ll demo new features and give you a sneak peek of what’s coming next, as well as share change management strategies so you’re sure to make a big impact this year with Microsoft Search. - Livani Pillay
Get the latest on what's new and what's coming to Microsoft Search in Outlook. - Tali Roth
This session will focus on the new experiences we are delivering via search in the Office productivity applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. We will cover how search connects users to the knowledge of the organization and the world while helping users to stay in the flow of their work. - Nathan Freier
Customizing Microsoft Search
Microsoft Search is the best foot forward for companies in Enterprise Search scenarios with built-in people search, personalized suggestions and ranking, admin capabilities with analytics, bookmarks, locations, floor plans, as well as customization features such as ingesting content that’s outside of Microsoft 365. It is built into Teams, Outlook, SharePoint, OneDrive, office.com and Bing so that users are already set up to use it in the applications they use every day. It is designed to work on day one without the need for customer tuning or set up but can be made better if there is an administrator that’s willing to configure and customize.
Microsoft Search is already available and being used by your users. To ensure consistency and familiarity for your users it is time to finally invest in Microsoft Search.
If you have questions about why you should transition, or how you can best plan the transition, we will walk you through it. - Jyoti Pal & Mikael Svenson
Modern information workers need to find knowledge quickly and easily through familiar and intuitive experiences wherever they’re already working. In this session, we’ll demonstrate how Microsoft Search will let you create and customize rich search experiences around all of your enterprise content, regardless of where it resides. See examples of how to modernize your existing enterprise search experiences to take full advantage of Microsoft Search from Bing, to Office to SharePoint and beyond. - Roshan Dheram & Ram Poornalingam
Modern information workers need to find knowledge quickly and easily through familiar and intuitive experiences wherever they’re already working. In this session, we’ll demonstrate how Microsoft Search API in the Microsoft Graph will let you create rich search experiences around all of your enterprise content, regardless of where it resides. See some examples of how-to bring search closer to users and how to programmatically take full advantage of Microsoft Search. - Nicolas Moreau
Microsoft Graph connectors
Graph connectors for Microsoft Search allows organizations to bring content from 3rd party data sources into the search index. This enables the end-users in the organization to be able to search the M365 content and 3rd party content all in a single place i.e. SharePoint, Office.com or Bing.com etc. We have 10 Microsoft built connectors and 130+ partner-built connectors. In this session, we will demonstrate some of the newer Microsoft built connectors and some new capabilities built in connectors and the end user experience for searching the 3rd party content. - Shakun Grover, Vamsi Bhagi & Suhel Parekh
Modern information workers need to find knowledge quickly and easily regardless of where the data resides in your organization. In this session, you will learn about how you can use Microsoft Graph connectors to connect your worlds of information to Microsoft Search and Microsoft 365, empowering your users with the relevant information at their fingertips. - James Lau & Mounika Narayanan
Microsoft Search has always put people first and at the center of search… usually when you’re searching for information, you work from its edges to its center, in the same way we may build a puzzle. The strength of Microsoft Search is that is allows you to build that information from the center, the person, outward.
It’s people who create and curate knowledge, and we believe that allowing you to anchor on that person, their knowledge, and solve the information puzzle working outward, delivers greater precision, and a more delightful experience – because sometimes the answer you’re looking for isn’t found in a document, it’s found in a person. - Ashley Hall
Businesses worldwide are learning AI is incredibly useful to deriving insights from massive data sets and therefore helping reduce repetitive tasks; however, with that there is also the realization that is only half of the equation. The other half is that of maximizing employee’s ability to take these AI-driven insights and use them in creative ways to solve challenges, identify opportunities, and democratize knowledge.
With Microsoft 365, the world’s productivity cloud, we’re bringing world class productivity experiences across apps services. Thanks to new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, we can build experiences across devices to connect organizations from the shop floor to the top floor. Through our deep learning models, we’re able to bring new, innovative experiences across the products you’re already using.
In this session learn more about how we’re applying AI at Scale to deliver world class experiences that allow you to find more, do more, and discover more with Microsoft Search. - Youngji Kim & Kate Cook
And this is just the beginning, be sure to check out sessions from Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Project Cortex, Cortana, and more for additional coverage of Microsoft Search at Ignite.
In addition, we’ll be offering unique opportunities to engage with our product teams, get answers to your questions, and more. Stay tuned for details.