Outlook on the web – New search in compose mode

This release makes it easier to add files and notes from OneDrive and SharePoint, when composing an email message. Users will now get suggestions for files and notes when they type “/” in an email message.

  • Users will only get suggestions for files they have access to in OneDrive or SharePoint.
  • Users will only get suggestions for notes they’ve previously created.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70570

When this will happen

This feature will start rolling out to Targeted Release in early Feb 2021 and be complete by mid-February 2021.

This feature will start rolling out to Standard Release in late Feb 2021 and be complete by late May 2021.

How this will affect your organization

When this feature is rolled out, users will see “Try / to search files” or “Try / to search notes” in the compose area. When they type“/”, a pop-up window will appear offering file and or note “Suggestions” they can easily attach to their message.

Suggested file search recommendationView image in new tab

What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

Message ID: MC235500


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