With most of our work happening virtually and through a variety of tools, locating important information such as documents and chats can be a challenge. This guide will help you quickly locate any Microsoft Office files and any Teams chats so you continue to stay productive.
NOTE: Bing search can locate all your documents, including documents in Teams chats and team channels. Teams search DOES NOT locate documents in chats at the moment, only those in team channels.
You’ve got a few search and filtering options to help you find messages, people, files, and other information shared in Teams.
Search for group chats by the chat name (if it has one) or search by the name of the chat participants.
Use Ctrl+F (cmd+F on macOS) to search messages within a particular chat or channel in Teams.
Select the area you want to search—say, the chat you were having or the General channel within a team.
Type Ctrl+F followed by your search terms, then press Enter. All the search results from within that chat or channel will be displayed.
Select any one of the available results and Teams will scroll to the location of that particular message.
Teams filters allow you to easily narrow your search and locate your files/chats/people faster.
For example, if you select Messages, you can then filter by who the message is from, whether it was a chat or a team message, date range, and more.
Microsoft's Bing Search Engine has a new feature that allows you to search your Office documents from any browser, including OneDrive and SharePoint files as well as Teams chats and files.
To access Bing's Microsoft Search:
2. Click on the circle next to Sign in
3. Click on Connect Work or School Account
4. Type your CSUSM email (if your browser doesn't prompt you to select your CSUSM account)
5. Sign in with your campus credential AND also select Keep me Signed In
To use Microsoft Search on Bing:
2. Click on the Work tab to see your campus results