Microsoft has announced an
update to the Office 365 people profile experience under Delve, which
consolidates the profile and activity pages to make it easier for you to
discover relevant content, connect with colleagues and find experts inside an
more about your colleagues
The new profile page gives users
a place to learn more about their colleagues, providing their contact
information, a photo, who they work for and a summary of their experience and
expertise, as well as discover their recent activity and a quick glimpse of
what they are working on. The profile is actionable, too. Users can start a
Skype chat, call or email to a colleague right from their profile page.
Remember, Delve only shows content that the user already has permission to see.
The whole experience is
responsive and looks great on any device.
User profile and quickly find documents
Users can give their Delve
profile a personal touch—upload a favorite profile photo, choose a unique
background or edit your expertise. Up-to-date profiles make it easier for
others to find out about the user and help the user when the user is looking
for information. From the user’s profile, users can also quickly and easily get
back to their documents, as well as see documents their most frequent contacts
are working on.
Delve is more useful and
intuitive than ever thanks to the new profile page. By connecting the users
with the content and the contacts who are relevant to them, Delve helps break
down silos and keeps the user in the know.
The new profile experience
will roll out to First Release Office 365 tenants over the next several weeks,
and Microsoft expects it to roll out to all eligible Office 365 customers by
the second quarter of 2016.
Delve is included in the
Office 365 Enterprise E1–E5 subscription plans (including the corresponding
A2–A4 and G1–G4 plans for Academic and Government customers, respectively).
Delve is also included in the Office 365 Business Essentials and Business
Delve never changes any
permissions and only shows the users content that they already have permission
to view. Only they can see their private documents in Delve, and other people
can’t see their private activities—such as what documents they’ve read, what
emails they’ve sent and received or which Skype for Business conversations they
have participated in. Other people can see that they’ve modified a document,
but only if they have access to the same document.