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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Step 1: Turn on Microsoft Search
On the navigation menu in the Microsoft 365 admin center, go to Settings > Services & add-ins
Click the Microsoft Search service
In the right pane, turn on Activate Microsoft Search
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.
Go to the Microsoft Search Admin portal
In the navigation pane, click Connected services
For information about the content associated with each connected service, see Connected services.
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.
In the navigation pane, click Content settings
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.
In the navigation pane, click Tools
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.
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
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