Delve search from top navigation bar
Delve is a great tool for searching for documents across the entire Office 365 suite of applications. Instead of needing to click on the Delve app before gaining access to the search box, it would be great it this search box could be added to the top navigation bar so that a delve search can be easily conducted from any application.
Please try out the new search experience in the Office 365 portal (www.office.com). This might be what you were looking for.
Martin Sørensen commented
Most importantly; persons.
Sarah Cisper commented
Agreed. The ability to have a single enterprise search portal landing page is still important. Cortana may be headed in the right direction, but an enterprise search landing page will be popular for a while to come.
Joshua Roth commented
For me, all I am looking for is documents which might be something you could do initially. But having the ability to search across the entire Office 365 suite of applications would be awesome. I would love to be able to enter a search term and in addition to seeing results for documents with those terms it would be great to see SharePoint sites, Outlook groups, Yammer groups. Having a single search experience right from portal.office.com would be very useful. Many of the users on my tenant have not yet learned to click through to the Delve app to do searches...many of my users struggle to find things when it requires them to navigate before they find what they are looking for. Being able to log into portal.office.com and then type in a search term would be very convenient and helpful to both myself and the other users on my tenant. Please let me know if you need any further feedback.
Bernt Ivar Olsen commented
Thank you, Joshua, for a great suggestion - and thank you for kind words about search in Delve! I totally get that you find search across O365 content practical. Having one search box available for all of the suite is a good vision. There is a general push to realize this, not for Delve search in particular, but for one search box. That said, there is currently no timeline for it. For now we plan to improve on the search experience in Delve first and see how far we can get. We are constantly trying to add content into the Delve experience and we do aim to have all content in Delve searchable.
Great idea and very sorry for the delay, btw.