Microsoft, on Tuesday, described a number of more particulars about its coming Microsoft Search in Bing switching functionality for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise subscribers. The Microsoft Search in Bing switching functionality was beforehand described by Microsoft as being enabled by way of a browser extension. It permits IT execs to optionally change the major search engines in Chrome and Firefox browsers to Bing.
Initially, the approaching Microsoft Search in Bing extension wasn’t going to be non-compulsory. Microsoft had introduced plans to turn it on for subscribers. Later, Microsoft backtracked on those plans after listening to complaints. The Microsoft Search in Bing extension is now an opt-in functionality that must be turned on by IT execs if it is needed.
Organizations should recall Microsoft 365 Apps for the enterprise by its unique “Office 365 ProPlus” title. On April 21, Microsoft modified that product’s title, amongst others, as previously announced. Basically, the product did not change, simply the title. Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise is a set of productiveness purposes, equivalent to Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and more.
The power to change the major search engines in Chrome and Firefox browsers might be accessible with “model 2005 of Office,” Microsoft’s announcement indicated. Organizations opting to get monthly updates for Microsoft 365 Apps for an enterprise may see a checkbox search-engine change possible within the Microsoft 365 Admin Center portal as early as this month, according to this Microsoft document, which exhibits partial data on model 2005’s launch schedule.
There are also a number of necessities related to the ability to use the Microsoft Search in Bing extension. For example, Microsoft stipulated that it will solely be accessible to “AD [Active Directory]-joined gadgets right now.”
As well as, a “background service” for Microsoft Search in Bing must be in place on consumer machines to make use of the extension, which can occur with a coming Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise replace. It is doable to dam this coming background service replace by making configuration adjustments utilizing the “Office Deployment Tool or Group Policy,” the doc indicated.