Microsoft Edge search bar now suggests bookmarks, contacts for enterprise users

Microsoft this week announced (opens in new tab) that it's bolstering Bing search in Microsoft Edge for its business users. Now, enterprise users will be able to search for company bookmarks and contacts directly within the search bar, with results appearing right alongside the more general results that already appear there (via OnMSFT).

"This should make finding and navigating to internal resources, sites, and bookmarks just as easy as going to a public webpage," Microsoft said in a blog post. "People suggestions will land users on a Microsoft Search in Bing (MSB) results page where they can explore the people card and more."

There are several requirements that users will have to meet before company resources begin popping up in search results, however. Those include;

  • Be a member of a MSB public preview tenant
  • Signed in to a Windows machine with their AAD credentials
  • Edge version 1709 Fall 2017 Creator's update or newer installed
  • Bing is set as default search provider in Edge

Overall, Microsoft is also looking at this addition as a way to help it "better rank which bookmarks and people show up for which queries within a tenant." Going forward, Microsoft says it is working on bringing more autosuggestion support for content like Q&As and locations.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • I really hope that Microsoft makes sure that Edge Chromium version has all or almost all the great features they've spent the last year adding to Edge. Dona, if you're lurking here, please take notes.
    We don't need another Wunderlist/Microsoft To-Do situation. Edge users spent 3 years waiting for the browser to mature reasonably and it would be a huge setback if we have to deal with another "reset" and wait for that version to mature. Especially important is PDF markup and inking support.
  • Considering that they're still adding new features to Edge, can we assume that all this code will be ported over to the new Edge so that we don't have to suffer with an immature browser starting over from scratch again?