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Microsoft Search Receives Actionable Items Feature

Microsoft Search – the cross-app search tool – will soon allow users to search for commands and take actions on them directly in searches.


Microsoft Search is getting a new feature in the form of actionable items. This means when users conduct a search, results will also include a menu with actionable options. Microsoft says the tool will start rolling out later this month and be fully available by mid-July.

If you’re unfamiliar with Microsoft Search, it leverages the power of Microsoft Graph, the new search experience is like a universal search across Microsoft services. It provides the search for all core apps, including Bing, Office, Windows 10, and Microsoft Edge, Yammer, and SharePoint.

Microsoft Search finally made its debut on Windows 10 late last year following a significant delay. The new experience was initially announced in 2017 and scheduled to launch in 2019.

With actionable items, users can command actions within the applications they are in. For example, if you start typing into the search box in Microsoft Word, the search will provide actions related to what you want to do.

Actionable Items

You can then select this action within search to complete it. Essentially, you can now search for commands without needing to root through toolbars of app settings. You will also still see other standard actions such as download, copy, share, or open in app or browser.

As Microsoft is rolling out Actionable Items to Search later this month, it could be part of Windows 11. The company is expected to announce the next generation of Windows at an even on June 24.

Last week, we reported that Microsoft’s upcoming event next week will focus on a brand new Windows 11 release. Microsoft has now cancelled Windows 10 21H2 Dev channel previews for several weeks. Could these weeks be used to include Windows 11 features that will be revealed next week?

Tip of the day: If your PC keeps connecting to the wrong WiFi network, you can set WiFi priority to avoid the need to manually select access points over and over again.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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