Requirements for Microsoft Search

These are the Office 365 tenant requirements to enable Microsoft Search:

  • Azure Active Directory

  • SharePoint Online (or hybrid)

  • Exchange Online

  • Office 365 subscription for one of the supported SKUs below. Only active user accounts with one of these subscriptions can use Microsoft Search:

    • Business Essentials

    • Business Premium

    • Office 365 F1

    • Office 365 E1/E2/E3/E5

    • Microsoft 365 Business

    • Microsoft 365 Enterprise F1/E3/E5

    • Microsoft 365 Education for Faculty A3/A5

    • Office 365 Education for Faculty A1/A1 Plus/A3/A5

    • Office 365 Education for Faculty E1/E3

    • Office 365 for Non-Profits NPBE/NPBP/NPE1/NPE3/NPE5

To enable Microsoft Search for your organization, the Office 365 tenant and the Global Administrator should be in one of these locations:

  • United States

  • Canada

  • Australia

  • India

  • United Kingdom

  • France

  • Germany

Once the product is enabled, there's no location requirement for Microsoft Search admins or users. See Quick set up for Microsoft Search for details about enabling it.