Windows 10, what is the new Microsoft Search feature

Microsoft Search is a new feature coming by the end of 2020: it will help users find documents and resources on the web more easily

Microsoft's work on its operating system is not only focused on fixing bugs created by new updates, but also on improving existing features and creating new tools. Microsoft Search falls into the latter category: it is a feature announced in 2018 and that will probably see the light of day by the end of the year. To announce it is the same Redmond company: at first it was supposed to arrive last year with the update to Windows 10 1903 (May 2019), but in the end it was postponed to a date to be determined.

Now Microsoft has updated the calendar by setting a new date for the official release: September 2020. But most likely Microsoft Search will arrive with Windows 2H20, the second core update of the year scheduled for November. What is Microsoft Search for? And how does it work? It is a new tool that lets you search for a document both locally and on the Web. Designed especially for businesses, it should be included within Microsoft 365 and make life easier for employees.

What is Microsoft Search and how does it work

For those who use one of Microsoft's many apps, you should already be familiar with the new Search feature. In fact, it's already present on OneDrive, SharePoint and Outloo, but it's still missing the big leap: the release on Windows 10. Which as we said should arrive by the end of the year.

Microsoft Search has big goals: to change the "Search" function currently present on the operating system. The tool has potentialities to be discovered: it allows you to use both local search (on the PC) and online search at the same time.

It is easy to understand that the function is mainly aimed at a business audience: thanks to the data of all the computers connected locally, Microsoft Search is able in very few seconds to offer a detailed answer to any kind of search, showing internal documents, resources on the web and any kind of file useful to help the user.

When Microsoft Search arrives

In the roadmap published by the Redmond-based company, the new feature should arrive by September, but it will most likely be merged into the second core update expected in November 2020.