New Office Delve Update Lets Colleagues Heap on the Praise
A new update for Microsoft's Delve Office search and discovery app for workplaces helps employees celebrate one another's work achievements.Microsoft announced that it is rolling out its twist on confidence-boosting Likes and retweets for the enterprise this week. Giving kudos on Delve, Microsoft's context-aware Office search and discovery app for workplaces, is getting easier with a new update currently available to customers enrolled in the Office 365 First Release preview program in the United States. The update will be available to every Office 365 commercial customer soon, the company said. "With the new Praise feature in Delve, you are now able to send publicly viewable praise to your colleagues," stated Mark Kashman, senior product manager for Microsoft Office 365, in an Oct. 1 announcement. "In addition, an email is sent to their manager to make them aware of the individual's efforts." Once the update is applied, a new Praise tile appears in a user's profile. Users can compose a brief message and add one of a handful of stickers. Once sent, the praise appears in the Delve feed, encouraging others to heap on more praise. In its current iteration, Praise cannot be turned off, but Microsoft plans to add controls to enable administrators to manage the feature before it becomes generally available.
"The praise appears in Delve on the recipient's profile, and colleagues can click 'Like' to increase the recognition," Kashman said. "We know users will appreciate its ease of use and companies will benefit from the power of it being used."