Delve

Delve is a tool that uses your connections – to people, conversations, documents and teams – to present relevant information to you. You could think of it as “O365 Facebook”. Delve helps users find colleagues to share and edit documents, as well as embed other documents, videos and images.

Use Delve to manage your Office 365 profile as well as discover and organise information. Find documents you are working on under “My Tasks” no matter where they are saved within O365.

Each Delve user has an individual account page displaying content shown on card displays with comments, Likes, views and tags. Also displayed are recently accessed documents, friend profiles and a recommended content feed from OneDrive, SharePoint, Exchange, Yammer and more – powered by Microsoft’s Office Graph.

Helps with

Collaborate with team members by creating a board to share documents related to a project. You can click directly from a card to edit or share a document and discuss changes with colleagues.

Delve can be very useful for content search. It returns results from OneDrive and SharePoint including keywords inside documents and prioritizes results according to your activity.

Use the recommended content to keep track of what is going on in your Groups and Teams – who is working on which documents and taking part in which conversations.

My Analytics provides insights into your productivity, the impact of your emails, your “multitasking” habits in meetings, and how much time you are actually spending – you know – working. You can then set and track personal goals.

Beware of

Delve only accesses data from Office 365, leaving out other potentially valuable sources like Salesforce, WorkDay etc.

The recommended content is also presented based on things that have happened in the past, meaning Delve might have trouble presenting relevant content within a fast changing work environment.

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