During Satya Nadella’s keynote Monday at the Convergence conference, he showed Office Delve as a prime example of how Microsoft is reimagining productivity to help people work in new and more connected ways. After spending some time with Delve, I couldn’t agree more.
Delve is an experience within Office 365 that surfaces relevant content and insights tailored to each person. With Office Delve – discover exactly what you need, when you need it. It is powered by the Office Graph, an intelligent fabric that applies machine learning to map the connections between people, content and interactions that occur across Office 365.
Delve is rolling out to Office 365 Enterprise E1 – E4 subscription plans. Over the next couple months, Delve will be included in the Office 365 Business Essentials and Business Premium plans as well. Delve will be rolled out to all customers that have one of the above subscriptions, both new and existing.
Using machine learning, Delve proactively highlights key information that’s relevant to you based on what you are working on and colleagues you work with closely.
As coworkers communicate, create and share documents, Delve becomes a central place for people to discover connections between their work and the work of others.
Delve’s dynamic card-based interface puts the content that matters most to you and your teammates right at your fingertips. Familiar features like views, profiles and boards make Delve intuitive to use, and ensure that relevant information is readily available, easy to discover and simple to share. And as always, Delve never changes any permissions, so people can only see the information they already have access to.
The Office Graph automatically learns who and what is important to you. Then based on these insights, Delve proactively surfaces content from across Office 365 into a single view, so you no longer need to move between different apps to discover the information that’s important to you. Today, Delve helps you discover content from wherever it lives within various Office 365 apps and experiences, including:
- SharePoint and OneDrive for Business—Delve surfaces content saved on SharePoint Online team sites or your OneDrive for Business cloud storage.
- Office 365 Video content—Delve incorporates Office 365 Video portal content so you can discover trending videos relevant to you.
- Yammer—Delve now incorporates links shared in Yammer so you can discover even more from across Office 365. Soon, Delve will also enable inline conversations so you can share and discuss any content in Yammer directly from within the Delve experience.
- Email attachments—Email remains the most popular mode of communication at work. Now, Delve surfaces content that has been shared as an email attachment, helping you get back to important information, regardless of where it resides.
Going forward, the Office Graph will continue to evolve and deliver increasingly rich insights in Office 365, and incorporates support for extensibility to reach beyond Office 365.