🔎 Find everything in Microsoft Teams: The power of search!

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Have you ever used the search function in Microsoft Teams? 🤔 The search function in Teams has become a real treasure (yes, it wasn’t always like that 😉), which helps us to quickly track down information, files and chats and not have to look through everything by hand.

Here are some tips on how to get the most out of Teams Search:

💡Precise search queries: Use targeted search terms (preferably individual words, not complete sentences) to find exactly what you’re looking for. Combines keywords to further narrow the results.

💡Specific locations: You can use CTRL+F (CMD+F on macOS) to search a specific chat or channel in Teams for your keyword.

💡Use filter options: Search results can be filtered by file type, person, date, and more. This allows you to carry out a targeted search and saves valuable time.

💡Using search operators: Try using search operators such as “AND”, “OR”, and “NOT” to make your search queries even more precise.

💡Search for content in files: Teams searches not only file names, but also the content of documents. This way you can quickly find the right paragraph in a long document.

💡 Use asterisks * : If you want to search for words with a specific prefix, you can use an asterisk. Just type the first few letters of a word followed by an asterisk. For example, you can type “serv*” into the search box and get results for words like “server.”

💡 Quotation marks for exact matches: If you want to search for a specific word or phrase, you can use quotation marks. For example, you can type “annual budget” to search for an exact match.

💡 Tip: Take the time to explore the search function in Teams. Try out different search strategies and practice finding content to familiarize yourself with the feature

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Anja Schröder


My goal is to help people build and optimise their organisation’s digital collaboration using Microsoft Teams as a platform and Microsoft 365 Services.

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