Microsoft Power Platform

New search experience in model-driven Power Apps

Jessica Compton,

November 4th, 2020

4 min read

Microsoft has announced the general availability of a new intelligent search experience in model-driven Power Apps. This update includes a series of usability enhancements and core relevance search improvements, to enhance productivity and deliver quality results quickly. Users are able to interact with search in a familiar and recognisable way, making it an essential part of the model-driven Power Apps navigation. 

Search bar in the header

Search is moved to a more prominent place in the header, which can be easily discovered from any page in all model-driven Power Apps on the web consistently.

Zero query search

Recent searched and recently accessed records make up a personalised result ser for each person to help complete the search with a single click – no query is required. 

power apps search zero query

Suggested results, as you type

View search results inline as you type, minimising the need to type full phrases and simplifying the navigation. Microsoft is constantly evolving search to help organisations become more productive in exploring data in Common Data Service. 

power apps search type

Results page that is easy to understand

Search results are ranked and presented grouped by entity type, with more fields displayed for distinguishing records. As users drill into specific entity types, filters are automatically adjusted to be relevant for that particular view. 

Intelligent search

Relevance search leverages artificial intelligence technology to interpret natural language terms, misspellings, common abbreviations, synonyms and more, in an effective way to deliver quality results. 

Turn on the new search experience in the Power Platform Admin Center

Administrators can enable the new relevance search experience through a feature set in Power Platform Admin Center.  For more information, review the Microsoft documentation here.  

Get in touch

If you have any questions on the new search experience or want to learn more about Microsoft Power Apps, please get in touch; email or call us on 01908 038110.  If you’d prefer, please fill out the contact form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.


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