Search with Bing for business

Search with Bing for business

Find sites and tools, people, and files when you search with Bing for business.

If you're already signed in to any Office 365 application, you will be automatically signed in to Bing for business when you go to Bing.com. With Bing for business, you can find bookmarks to internal sites and tools, information about co-workers and other people in your organization, and files stored on your organization's SharePoint and OneDrive for Business.

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Designated administrators and editors in your organization create and publish bookmarks to sites, tools, and other resources. Bookmark results include a brief description of the site or resource along with a link to it. Organizations commonly create bookmarks for these searches: benefits, HR, travel, IT support, book time off. But, because these bookmarks are managed by your organization, they may vary, and these sample searches may not return results.

  1. Go to Bing.com and sign in to your work or school account, if needed.
  2. In the search box, enter your search.
  3. A Bing for business bookmark result appears at the top of the results page or at the top of the right column. Other web results appear under it. These results are not specific to your organization, they are public results.
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People results provide details about an individual in your organization, including their name, email, title or role, and office location. You can also:

  • Call, email, or message them using the available links
  • See files they've shared with you recently
  • See their org chart and Outlook Groups that they are a member of

The types of information you'll see may vary from this description. Administrators in your organization determine the content that appears in Bing for business results.

  1. Go to Bing.com and sign in to your work or school account, if needed.
  2. In the search box, enter the name of the person you want to find.

    Including both first and last name will return the best result, but, if you only know part of their name, Bing for business will show you the result that best matches your search and, if possible, offer to show more results.

  3. A Bing for business people result appears at the top of the results page or at the top of the right column. Other web results appear under it. These results are not specific to your organization, they are public results.

    In some cases, for example, when a name is a very common web search, the people result may not automatically appear. To see it, in the upper-right corner of the page, on the Business results menu, select People.

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File results include the file name and location and may also include a brief snippet of the contents and who modified it last and when. You can find files stored in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business, supported file types include:

  • Word documents
  • Excel spreadsheets
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Visio files
  • PDFs
  • OneNote notebooks

File results are organized by type:

  • Personal: files that you created, modified, or viewed recently that match your search
  • All results: all matching files from your organization’s SharePoint and OneDrive for Business that you have permission to see
  1. Go to Bing.com and sign in to your work or school account, if needed.
  2. In the search box, enter 'documents about' and relevant search terms.

    For example, entering 'documents about tax codes' in the search box will return any files that have been shared with you that pertain to tax codes.

  3. You can also see file results by entering a relevant search and, in the upper-right corner of the page, on the Business results menu, select Files.
  4. A Bing for business files result appears at the top of the results page. Other web results appear under it. These results are not specific to your organization, they are public results.
Note

When you're signed in to Bing for business, some features, like Bing Interests and Microsoft Rewards, may be behave differently.

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