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  1. Allow searching files with partial file name

    Allow file search using partial file name. I see the file when i click on Files icon but when i search for the same using partial name using the 'Search or type a command' box, it does not give any result. I have to give exact and full name of the file for the search to work.

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      0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix search functionality

      Search is quite buggy:

      - disabled users are still searchable (even though their account have no license assigned)
      - not all people with same name are displayed in the result list
      - search in desktop version shows different results than in web version

      Please fix this, it's really hard to work without working search functionality.

      Thank you,

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      • Search has regressed

        The Search functionality in the latest update to the Teams app seems to have regressed. If you search for something, and find a message with that phrase, when you click on it, it only shows you that exact message.

        No context.

        If you click the "Go to that chat" link, it puts you at the latest message in that chat stream, not where the found message is.

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        • search files

          Hello. Some of our users are getting an error 'cannot display search results' when searching over files.

          7 votes
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          • Sorting Team members

            A small, but very useful improvement would be: To be able to sort the Members of a Team under "Manage team" menu, by Status, Name, Title, Location, Role, etc.

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            • improved search functions.

              searching channel specific wiki and file contents for key words does not appear to be implemented. An advanced search dialogue would be appreciated.

              6 votes
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              • Ability to search a Team and a Channel

                Searching should be able to be narrowed and limited to the scope of what is currently selected. That would go for Chats, Teams level, Team level, channel level. It would also be nice to access the indexed content in OneNote and other Office files and text files.

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                • Online Status of the Users

                  sometimes when searching user from creating option, it is showing them offline and when starting the conversation this user is appearing as online

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                  • Highlight the searched words on the right panel

                    When we run a search on Teams, the search results displayed under the "Messages" tab will have the searched words highlighted and this is great.

                    However, if we then click on the search result we were looking for, the relevant section or words of the selected result isn't highlighted on the panel on the right side, it just loads the discussion at its end. We have to scroll up and look for what we need manually to find the section/words we were looking for.

                    It would be a great improvement for the Search feature to highlight directly in the right…

                    6 votes
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                    • Hello, Please add a extended function in search which would allow to search folders :)

                      Please add a extended function in search which would allow to search folders :)

                      6 votes
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                      • Search inside the text of Word docs, PDFs, PowerPoints, Excel files, etc.

                        The search feature should pull results from inside attachments, like Outlook currently does. This is invaluable when files are frequently labeled poorly. Also, allowing you to choose to only search attachments would add a lot of value.

                        For example, a search for a company name that might be in the signature line of a legal document, but not in the file name would still allow you to find the document you were looking for.

                        6 votes
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                        • Search hits leads to a file, I would like to see the folder it is in

                          When I do a search I ofted find a file (i.e. a pdf), and when clicking the file is opened. But I would like to have the ability to go to the folder where the file is, either after viewing it, and deciding it was not the right one, or directly in the search results.

                          Right now I have zero ability to go to WHERE the file was found, because only the team and channel is shown under the file name.

                          6 votes
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                          • Add search on every chat session not just a common one

                            Add search on every chat session not just a common one. Its really hard to search globally. Adding a search option under each chat session would help a lot.

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                            • control f fuctionality

                              a way to search within the window you have open.

                              Similar to browser functionality and word/excel

                              6 votes
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                              • Add search operators

                                add search operators to teams, quotes, minus, AND, OR, in (team/channel), etc.

                                6 votes
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                                • Apparently, the search function does not scan over integrated planner items.

                                  planner items should be integrated into the global search function

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Include Folders in Search Results

                                    Please Include folders in the Search results. This works in Cortana as well as File explorer but unfortunately does not inside the Teams app.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • double-quoted string search function

                                      I'd like to search with following keywords
                                      yammer teams
                                      By doing it, the search result will show the posts including both yammer and teams

                                      But to search with Yammer[sp]Teams, many search engine provides such function by letting user by double quoting the search keywords.
                                      I'd like you to provide such function.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • "Best match" category for search results

                                        Similar to how search works in Windows 10, I would like search results to show me all search results first in a "best result" tab then allow me to browse those results by using "messages", "people", and "files" tabs.

                                        Right now if I search on a term that is only present in a file the results window shows nothing because its defaulting to the messages tab. At the very least show the number of results on each tab.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • First name search should return last name, first name in last name alphabetical order

                                          In people search, First name search should return first - anyone I've texted with previously, then by last name, first name in last name alphabetical order. Right now it's returning in a seemingly random order.

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