Searching & Filtering in the Portal
We should be able to search and filter within the portal in a much more complete way than we can today.
Today, you can mostly search for startwith of a upn/name of a user. This is super limiting, so I go back and live in PowerShell to do anything more than a simple name search.
And if we want to filter, you can use show all users, or guest users only.
Give us the ability to search / filter / sort / export any attribute available to us.
This extrapolates to Groups and other object types too.
We’re happy to announce that the users enhancements are now in public preview. Improvements include better filtering, more columns and improved search. We are continuing to work on substring search and sorting, so look out for those improvements in the next few months.
Mitch Prince commented
When displaying a list of users in Azure AD, you can filter on all users or guest users. Please, add filters to allow filtering on: Members, Disabled Users,
Please, add finer grained filters for guests: External Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Accounts, Invited Users
User search only supports searcing the display name using "begins with". You should be able to search with contains. These searches should work across the DisplayName and the UserPrincipalName. This way you can search on Smith to find find Bob Smith or bsmith. It would also allow you all users with the same domain name too.