MC275345: Microsoft Search: New People centric search in SharePoint and Office.com

This new feature, People-centric search is rolling out to Microsoft Search. This update will allow people in your organization to find content through people, and understand people through their content. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68783.

People-centric search is a pattern that lets you zoom in on a person to view, explore, and search the enterprise graph around her or him. This has the dual purpose of enabling you to find content through people, and to understand people through their content.

MC275345: Microsoft Search: New People centric search in SharePoint and Office.com

Affected Workloads

  • Microsoft 365 Apps

When this will happen

  • Targeted release (entire org): will begin rolling out in late September (previously late August) and expect to complete rollout early October (previously early September).
  • Standard release: will begin rolling out in and be complete in October.

How this will affect your organization

There is no impact as a result of this change. Once rolled out, individuals in your organization will be able to easily find content through people they work with. Users will only need to click on people suggestions in the search box and a results page will take them to a people centric view, in which they can add query terms to further refine their search.

What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

Message ID: MC275345
Published: 03 August 2021
Updated: 14 September 2021
Effective: August 23, 2021