SharePoint
Feedback by UserVoice

SharePoint Search

Welcome! This is your place to suggest ideas or vote for ideas for improving the SharePoint Search experience.

How to submit a new idea

  1. Check if it's already been suggested. If it has, vote for it.
  2. If it's new, submit it in 50 words or less.
  3. Gather support!
  4. If your idea receives over 100 votes in 90 days, we will respond.
    If not, we will close it.

Want to engage further? Please visit the SharePoint Community

Note: we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service and your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

  1. 1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. hyperlinked index

    is there any way of having a hyperlinked index for a library?

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Search across multiple Office 365 Multi-Geo locations

    The ability to search across multiple Office 365 Multi-Geo locations would made searching for 'that SharePoint site' so much easier.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. An easy way to create modern pre defined search views when using hub sites

    A bit like highlighted content webbpart but better.

    A link could be created - that opens a page or a webpart that its easy to define layout and views of a pre defined search. So link says find all policy docs, or all forms. And as libraries across multiple hubbsites have a managed metadata for document type set up it would then be possible to define that when the search runs how these are displayed - so it would say group the found policy documents under each hub site it found them.

    So look like this

    Refiners policy | forms…

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Need to enhance reports beyond the current OOTB Popularity Trend report

    The current report (Popularity Trend reports) is inadequate. Need basic report generation for the following data with user defined time range daily, weekly, monthly etc):
    a. Total unique user views of wiki articles per subsite
    b. Total unique user views per article
    c. 0235Search Effectiveness (How many searches before content is viewed by an user)
    d. List of articles by authoring and workflow status per subsite

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Synonym management user interface

    Synonyms are vital to make search work. You cannot have a proper enterprise search with good quality without synonyms.

    The search experience in typical SharePoint search solutions suffer from the lack of synonyms.

    - Admins have no control over what synonyms exist out-of-the-box (if any)
    - Admin don't know what synonyms are imported. The only possibility is to import a list via cmdlets. You cannot even export(!).
    - Synonyms are not available in the central admin user interface

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Crawl rules annotations and change history

    For large sites with many, detailed crawl rules it quickly becomes confusing to administer these rules. I'm asking for something as simple as an annotation (comment) to be added to each crawl rule. That way we can understand why it was added in the first place.

    Use case: We run multiple large internet-facing web sites. For one of these sites we have about 250.000 searchable items that we support on our on-site search. We need around 50 crawl rules to ensure we include/exclude parts of the content.

    We have a 10 year history of maintaining rules to include/exclude content. When…

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Enhance the wiki platform in modern site with additional content author driven features

    The following are the list of features will enhance the wiki platform in sharepoint:
    1) Provide time bound widgets like New and Changed, Alerts, Must Read & Acknowledge to help the users to identify different types of contents and even be forced to read for compliance purpose.
    2) Allow articles to be tagged and promoted as Featured content within a site or subsite and presented in the form of a webpart (similar to Popular articles)
    3) Ability to archive wiki articles in the same site while retaining all its tags and exclude them from search results for the viewers
    4)…

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. featured

    It should be possible to filter documents from all sites (or selected sites) in the hub in the Featured Documents app, where the filter is based on Enterprise keywords / tags.
    This will be useful when you want to create a central overview over the different documents tagged with some specific keywords or combinations of keywords.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Managed property maintenance performance improvement

    Creating or updating managed properties is incredibly slow. We have a requirement to mirror the data models in other systems (SAP, databases, etc.). We do this by creating and/or modifying managed properties.

    Every night we have to traverse our data model of 4000+ managed properties just to check if there are any changes. We use the out-of-the-box PowerShell cmdlets to do this. We have a pre-made list of properties with settings in a file. We then loop through this and compare against the managed properties defined in SharePoint.

    The best performance we can get is to check 3 properties per…

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Search API annotations for queries and results

    Queries are processed internally. For example the query is tokenized, lemmatized, word breaker is applied, synonyms, white-/blacklisting, etc. To understand what happens with a query we have to scour through ULS logs today.

    The search API should include an annotation list that explains each step and modification that is done to a query. Similarly all modifications done to results should also be annotated. This was a feature in FAST ESP prior to SP2013.

    The API can be extended with annotations without breaking compatibility with the current API. It will be an invaluable tool for developers and admins as part of…

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Thumbnails

    Images should shown as thumbnails in SharePoint (Online) search results.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Search Center - Search Settings

    Search Center - I am aware of modifying search settings under site collection/site redirects to enterprise search center. In an environment where many groups dynamically creating site collections/sites, What is preferred way as an administrator to make sure that sites search always redirects to search center rather default itself search page?

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Has something changed in regards to Search Suggestions for SharePoint Online?

    Recently we noticed our list of search suggestions are not appearing as individuals enter search terms, that normally trigger the search suggestions to appear, in our SharePoint online search query input boxes. Has something changed with Search suggestions?

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Anonymous user can’t use search function in Sharepoint

    We are going to implement Office 365 and would like to use Sharepoint also for anonymous files sharing, providing (like DropBox, Box.com, etc). We have found out there is missing search function in e.g. document library for anonymous users. There will be thousands photos and videos of our products and without search features it is confusing for customers. Thank you.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 52

    Yousra tamaloust

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 52

    Yousra tamaloust

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Allow Sharepoint Search to do a reverse image search to find powerpoint slides and other commonly used items.

    Many times, a company will have similar looking slides for things like proposals or capabilities presentations. If SharePoint Search or 'Bing for Business' had the ability to upload a picture of a slide and 'find similar, it would make finding every instance of a slide in our company very easy.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Classic Search - People Status indicators don't display in Chrome

    In SPO we're employing Classic Search as we wait for refiners for modern search. We're including the People vertical. In Chrome the user status indicators do not work to show whether people are busy, free, away etc. This functionality is useful across the entire Microsoft ecosystem. Please fix!

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Make updating your preferred language faster.

    Currently if a user wants to update his/her preferred language it can take up to 24 hours to be applied.

    Usually it is new users that have to do this and it doesn't help to convince them that this is a modern platform.

    In an easy world you can prefill the language for the user or script it but this is not always possible in real world scenario's.

    It shouldn't be that hard to apply this instantly.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

SharePoint Search

Feedback and Knowledge Base