Add search scopes to Delve search
Add search scopes to delve search.
Hi, thanks for the suggestion! We need a little more information to determine this: what kind of scope do you mean? From your comment, Cory, it seems like you are talking about refiners/filters on people search. Is that correct?
There have been many ideas about "skills and expertise" search and responses saying it was implemented under Targeted/First Release, but what we really need is the ability to search by these fields ONLY or filter search results by these fields. I believe this is what the idea submitter means by scope. Delve could be a very powerful collaboration tool for large organizations like mine, but it's missing a lot of basic search functionality that will make it a useful and practical tool for this purpose. A skill, expertise, or "ask me about" topic might be in someone's job title or location, which isn't helpful if you're looking for people in different types of roles that have this interest or expertise. For example, my organization has adopted Sforce and several of us regular, non-IT employees have been active and integral in representing their departments in the development of their application. If I search "Sforce," I get results for a bunch of admins who work in IT but do not work for one of the departments actually using the application. Another example, I want to search for other colleagues who went to the same state school, not colleagues working in field offices located in that state, so we can coordinate a strategy for recruiting other students from our degree program.
I second Jere Vekka. In a company, sometimes you want to find a subject-matter expert, or someone who has worked on a particular project, or colleagues with the similar hobbies. So, we should be able to search by field (i.e., skills, projects, etc.).
ed hansberry commented
This is critical. Delve is next to useless to us as it returns so much. If I search for "standard cost" I get thousands of hits, but I am only interested where it is referenced in OneNote for example, but there is no way to tell Delve to just return that info is in OneNote, not the hundreds of excel and pdf files out there.
Dan Balder commented
This feature would be very helpful. Searching people via interests or skills would be very helpful for my purposes. It would be even more helpful if this search can be restricted to a specific collaboration group.
Justin Antczak commented
I agree that it would be great to have a more powerful search in Delve. We too are trying to encourage the use of Delve to find and organize documents across site collections. Delve boards are very useful, but users must first find the documents in Delve. Being able to add documents to Delve favorites and boards from SharePoint would also be very helpful. Either way, users just need to be able to easily find and organize documents and with the modern views excluding the "follow" feature, Delve seems what we should be encouraging. It's just not easy right now to reliably find content in Delve.
Both Delve and SharePoint people search need to support custom user profile properties. At present you can configure them, populate them, refine with them, but not search. We could do it on prem with SharePoint so for some customers its a step backwards and a real issue.
Ed Hansberry commented
Filters by dates (created date, edited date), file types, sizes, general location (in a SHarepoint site, Microsoft Team, Email, Outlook Group Message), Team Conversation, etc.
Micah Rairdon commented
I would love to be able to search just like Google. For example:
If I want to find all PDFs containing the phrase "new hire" on the "Global HR" SharePoint site I would love to be able to type in a simple search query like the following:
"New Hire" -filetype:pdf -site:"Global HR"
Even the basic ability to search phrases using quotes would be a good improvement though.
Bart Abels commented
I agree, you need some options to pre configure some search results, filtering om specific data. Like you have in SharePoint Online. We are pushing our customers to find there documents through Delve, instead of browsing through SharePoint libraries and folders. Also simple operators like AND and OR should be possible in search for Delve
Bernt Ivar Olsen commented
What kinds of scopes would you like to see?
Jere, it sounds like you are talking about search for people, correct?
Sorry for the delay, btw!
Jere Vekka commented
It would be good to scope search to specific items like Skills, Projects or Office location.