Modern SharePoint Search Center
Please release a Modern SharePoint Search Center also, which supports setting up a dedicated responsible search evironment that works cross browser and allows us to search for managed properties and drill through the results with e.g. search refiners.
Besides modern Team site publishing pages, new modern web parts, modern libraries and lists currently in preview and modern publishing sites planned for H1 calendar 2017, I haven't found any information regarding a modern SharePoint Search Center yet.
We have started modernizing the search results page a few years ago. It is available on every site under this URL: /_layouts/15/search.aspx/siteall?q=myquery. Also the new search box placed in the suite header has started rolling out to modern experiences, and will be available broadly by end of June. We will be making it available to classic sites later this year as well. Some customers redirect their classic search boxes to the modern results page already.
The modern search experience is a part of the overall Microsoft Search experiences. See more details in this post: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Search-Blog/Welcome-to-Microsoft-Search-intelligent-search-for-the-modern/ba-p/531156. We will be bringing additional improvements to it later in 2019, and early 2020 as well including custom refiners, verticals, result types with modern display templates, as well as custom pages that can use modern web parts.
Modern Search is unusable without the refiners that are available with Classic Search. Because of this, we re-direct Modern Site Search to Classic Search. So Microsoft please:
(1) Update Modern Search to be on-par with Classic Search features and in the mean time...
(2) STOP the updates that keep breaking our custom link to Classic Search until Modern Search is improved!! Each update causes Targeted Release user's Search to revert to Modern Search. We then need to hack our custom code so that the re-direct to Classic Search works.
Customers are forced to use classic search because of refiners missing in modern search
Dave Walker commented
I concur, the modern search center needs to be able to allow for result filtering by custom managed properties. Lack of this functionality rules out the use of modern search as global (intranet-wide) search center.
Elissa Klotz commented
We built our Classic Wiki site with the tags/custom search refiners, and trained end users to use them. Now we are being pressured to move to modern sites and take on a cost of custom work to get the same out of the box functionality that we had with classic sites. So we are stuck--no business justification for budget for custom work on a current out of box feature and our end users won't adopt the modern sites without them.
Debanshu Debroy commented
I am not sure why would Microsoft drop some of the good functionalities from the Classic site. Without Search refiners (filters), the platform is barely effective. Users are used to Amazon like search experience. Please add this feature to the modern site as soon as possible or at least provide an ETA so we can plan for it. Otherwise, we are stuck with Classic site.
Untill MS releases something, this is best option I think :
Not perfect but it goes a long way already.
Please bring custom refiners in modern search page or let me know how to redirect to classic search center while searching from modern page
Rene Henriksen commented
There are so many improvements that could be done to the Modern Search Experience -> and even more to the Modern Search Administration.
The option to not include Best Bets is baffling. No way to expand/reduce search scopes, no search box webpart...
And next to no administration. Where can I see the frequently searched words, how many resulted in actually finding something and so much more!
Can we have an answer on this?
Deyan Nenkov commented
I second this Idea