It's been a year since the Sway YamJam. Any update on finding Sway content via Delve?

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Hi,

A year ago you published the below in the SwayYamJam.  Any update on this?

Thanks!

Alex

 

 

Q: Is Sway coming to Delve as a content type?

A: We're actively working with Delve and enterprise search to get Sways to be discoverable in search and in Delve. We're in the process of designing the experience in order to make sure Sways are represented properly.

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We have Sway users also asking this same question -- is adding Sway to Delve's search scope an item on the roadmap?  Any updates that can be shared?

Happy New Year. Any update in this topic for 2018? It's extremely important for us that any Sways we create are discoverable in search and via Delve. @Sabrina Mohamed can you provide any update here, please?

Happy New Year, and thanks for your question. We truly understand your need—it's important to discover and search for Sways within an organization—and we are working toward this feature. It is on our radar. What is the most important scenario that drives your need for Sways in search?

Hi Sabrina - Thanks for responding.

 

I can see two main high level scenarios:

1) General knowledge search - An end user will have a topic in mind and want to find up to date or relevent information on that topic no matter where it is. So they use either Enterprise Search in SharePoint Online, or Delve to perform a keyword search. The results which are returned should include relevent Sways along with the information stored in SharePoint and OneDrive

2) A sway search - An end user will have a topic in mind and wants to find a Sway on that topic. They want to go somewhere (the Sway homepage?) and perform a keyword search across all Sways and return relevent results.

 

Does that help?

Thanks,

Alex

I think about what drives people to a Sway.  Today, I expect it's most often a link to the Sway from an e-mail containing the link, a Yammer post shared with a group, or perhaps a page (like in SharePoint) that points to the Sway.  If someone uses the Sway to bring together their knowledge about a topic, the Sway and its content are not able to be searched for by a user looking for it "on-demand."  Instead, they'd have to hope they could find it by searching against their emails, Yammer conversations, or any sites that point to the Sway and describe it in enough detail to meet the search criteria.

 

With that limitation, it's tough to recommend using a Sway for new knowledge or news to be shared without it being duplicated elsewhere -- but then the Sway feels like an "extra step."

the Delve boards (where you pin multiple separate documents from different sources together) are great and I it'd be nice to include Sways.

(And then, additionally, just having one place to do search from)

@Sabrina Mohamedwhat is going on with this effort? when a sway is added to a page in SharePoint online its contents are not found when conducting a search. 

@Alex Apolloni  just adding my support to your request. Microsoft really need to get their head into gear on this and other requests. Its no good having good software if they refuse to listen to users and update tools. I have had a year of having to change from Google Suite to Microsoft, and at times it seems that I am more committed to the change than Microsoft are. Working in Education  I would say most people I speak to are still pro Google and if Microsoft don't act quickly it will be game over

Hi @Sabrina Mohamed  , I noticed your response from 2018 about options to Search or Discover , Sways within an organisation. Our company is considering to migrate from Manual.To to Sway to compile & share Digital Work Instructions. Today Sway (or Microsoft Search in Sharepoint/Windows/...) is not showing Sways on the search results page. In addition, there's also no option to group & present a selection of Sways on a SP page, Delve board, Sway homepage, ...).

The Search and creating a presentation layer (in an simple way) for easy Navigation are 2 key/critical features that we're missing to make the change from Manual.To to Sway

Hence our questions, when can we expect:

  • Sways showing up in Search results
  • Show Sways in Delve Boards or on SP pages (using a web part), ...?