Unlock the Power of Search on Windows 11: Customization for Organizations and Managed Devices

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The 11 taskbar experience is coming to organizations and managed . This feature was originally released in March 2023, and beginning the July 2023 optional non-security preview update, it will be released to managed devices running Windows 11, version 21H2. IT admins can manage the taskbar search experience for the devices in their organization using the DisableSearch policy. Additionally, the ConfigureSearchOnTaskbarMode policy offers options to hide the search bar by default, adjust icon settings, and more. Policies can be configured in Microsoft by custom policy, and are available on Settings Catalog today.

Windows 11 Taskbar Search Experience

The Windows 11 taskbar search experience is coming to organizations and managed devices. This feature was originally released in March 2023, and beginning with the July 2023 optional non-security preview update, it will be released to managed devices running Windows 11, version 21H2.

Managing the Taskbar Search Experience

IT admins can manage the taskbar search experience for the devices in their organization using the DisableSearch and ConfigureSearchOnTaskbarMode policies. Policies can be configured in Microsoft Intune by custom policy, and are available on Settings Catalog today.

July 2023 Update

With the July 2023 optional non-security preview update, a search box will appear on the taskbar. The search experience is designed to assist users in finding things on their device, including apps, files, and settings. It can also help users quickly access the web for online information.

“The search experience is designed to assist users in finding things on their device, including apps, files, and settings. It can also help users quickly access the web for online information.”

For more information on configuring this feature in organization, see the Techcommunity post Customizing search on the Windows 11 taskbar.

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