First published on TECHNET on Mar 02, 2018
This passed across my inbox and I thought it would be great for you to have as it potentially changes the user experience.
The search experience in SharePoint Online has been redesigned and streamlined to make it easier to find and filter results. The smarter interface with rich previews enables a customer to easily identify content with over 270+ file types and preview sites. Results are ranked based on personal relevance as determined by a customer’s collaborative behaviors in the Microsoft Graph and results will now include people, list items, and news.
This change does NOT affect the Enterprise Search Center including any customization in content types or display templates an organization may have invested in.