Quick set up for Microsoft Search


This article applies to the Microsoft Search in Bing admin portal. We’re moving the portal to the Microsoft 365 admin center, and then it will be removed. We recommend that you use the Microsoft 365 admin center to get started. Overview of Microsoft Search.

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  1. On the navigation menu in the Microsoft 365 admin center, go to Settings > Services & add-ins

  2. Click the Microsoft Search service

  3. In the right pane, turn on Activate Microsoft Search

  4. Click Save

  5. Click Get started

This will take you to the Microsoft Search Admin portal to complete the remaining set-up steps.

Step 2: Enable Connected services

Get a full enterprise search experience that curates information across different Microsoft services.

  1. Go to the Microsoft Search Admin portal

  2. In the navigation pane, click Connected services

    For information about the content associated with each connected service, see Connected services.

  3. For each service you want to connect, click On

    People search may take up to 48 hours to activate.

Step 3: Customize Content settings

Content settings ensure a familiar look and feel for your work results.

  1. In the navigation pane, click Content settings

  2. For details about each setting, see Content settings

Step 4: Import Best Bets as suggested bookmarks

If your organization has Best Bets set up in SharePoint, you can easily import them into Microsoft Search. The import tool currently supports sharepoint.com and sharepoint.com/search site collections.

  1. In the navigation pane, click Tools

  2. For the Import SharePoint Promoted Result Query Rules as bookmarks tool, click Import

    While importing, a Scheduled status appears. The required time varies based on the number of Best Bets you're importing.

  3. For details about this, see Admin portal tools

After you complete this quick setup, users can go to Bing.com and search for work results.

How do I get to the Microsoft Search Admin portal?

To get to the Admin portal at any time:

  • Go to the Explore Microsoft Search page and click Admin login

  • In the Microsoft 365 admin center, in the left pane, go to Admin centers > Microsoft Search