Search results should show the full thread
Searching for something works (mostly), however if the thing you're search for is sufficiently far back in time, then it's nigh impossible to actually get results back. Clicking the message says "go to chat to see the rest", but clicking on that does nothing but take you back to the chat at the current time, rather than the target message. If you bookmark the message and try to get at the location in chat via that, then the client just lags and eventually crashes. (while chewing up 100% CPU) Tried the desktop client (developer preview), web client Chrome, web client Edge, all won't work for really big chats. It seems like it's trying to load the entirety of the chat conversation between now and the point in time that the message happened and then also trying to render and scroll up for that. This is crazy inefficient. It should load a few screens before that chat message, a few after, and then redraw. (so that total effort is nearly 0 rather than "10,000 lines of chats")
The team is currently working on this. I will let you know when I have more updates.
Just ran into this. Search result was from March & I reallllllly do not wish to scroll back to March to see the context of that one single chat match.
Ankur Johar commented
Like the usual chat window, I want to search for the particular topic I discussed with my team member two months ago.
Usually, in Skype for business, you can go to conversation history folder in outlook and search for the text. Since, MS Team chat is not archived in outlook. It makes impossible to search for the previous chat. I have to scroll back to 2 months of chat to findout what we discussed and what was the decision.
So, I am proposing to have the search option (either a menu option or Ctrl+F) to search for particular text.