New features this month use the Microsoft Cloud to enhance organization-wide search, streamline content delivery, and enable modern communities.

Intelligent, personalized search—Last year at Microsoft Ignite, we announced new search capabilities in SharePoint Onlinethat enable the discovery of people, information, and expertise from across your organization. This personalized experience is now rolling out to all Office 365 subscribers. Using signals from the Microsoft Graph, Office 365 provides tailored search results across content and people based on your work patterns. The redesigned results are easier to explore and allow you to preview files with support for over 270+ different file types without ever leaving the search page. Now, wherever you start your search in SharePoint or Office.com—you’ll see consistent, personalized results powered by the Microsoft Graph.



Introducing SharePoint hub sites—We have begun rolling out SharePoint hub sites to Office 365 subscribers enrolled in Targeted Release. SharePoint hub sites are a new, flexible building block for corporate intranets that bring together news, activity, search, and navigation from across SharePoint team sites and SharePoint communication sites. SharePoint hub sites help you reflect the unique structure of your organization by connecting and organizing content from across SharePoint—based on project, department, division, region, and more—to help Office 365 administrators manage governance and growth over time.

Connect your Yammer community to your intranet—We introduced a new web part that allows organizations to add Yammer conversations and feeds to any SharePoint site or webpage. The new web part enhances control over what content is displayed, with options to show most popular conversations and the ability to curate specific threads to guide the conversation. You can also surface the latest unread conversations specific to the reader. It is designed to work across desktop and mobile, offering new opportunities to embed your virtual communities throughout your organization’s web properties.


Source: New in March–rich data types, intelligent search, and datacenters