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M365 Changelog: ContextIQ – Inline Search During Message Composing

Rabia Noureen


MC500886 – Originally announced in MC462919 (October ’22), ​​Context IQ allows users to easily search for and insert entities like people and files in a message they’re writing.

Microsoft apologizes for the delay and are now proceeding with the rollout of this feature.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88943

When this will happen:

Microsoft will began rolling out in late December and expect to complete rollout by early February.

How this will affect your organization:

When users type the “@’ key, a menu will appear that allows them to search for, filter, and insert entities that exist across their Microsoft 365 account. Outlook can also proactively assist users by suggesting relevant content to insert based on the context of their current message.

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What you need to do to prepare:

There is no action required at this time. For more information, please visit this page.


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