Microsoft's Office Delve Dives Deeper and Spreads Worldwide
Office Delve, Microsoft's context-aware search and discovery app, is now tuned to more data sources and is available to more Office 365 customers.Office Delve is branching out, digging into more data sources and reaching more territories. During Microsoft's business-themed Convergence 2015 conference this week in Atlanta, the company announced that more Office 365 customers can take Office Delve for a spin. In a March 16 blog post, Julia White, general manager for Office 365, said, "We are excited to announce the rollout of Delve to all eligible Office 365 business customers worldwide." Office Delve was first previewed a year under the code name Oslo, a nod to the tech's Norwegian roots. The mobile-enabled app, powered Microsoft's Office Graph machine-learning technology, displays real-time personalized views of Office content and communications on cards, showing updates as they relate to an employee's role, projects and professional relationships. Office Graph has been busy in the short time it has been operational. The technology "has mapped over 6 billion actions and interactions within Office 365 in just the last six months," disclosed White. And it's growing more capable as it learns. "As it continues to analyze relationships and deliver insights from across the tools people use at work every day, it will enable experiences that go above and beyond search and discovery."
Delve filters out irrelevant information, preventing the information overload that often accompanies overflowing inboxes. Users can then click or tap on a related card to share or collaborate on activities that warrant or can benefit from their input.