New Office 365 update feels like Facebook+ for businesses


A new Office 365 update enhances users profile experience under Delve and makes it more friendly and engaging. Delve consolidates the profile and activity pages to make it easier for users to discover relevant content, connect with colleagues and find experts inside their organization. Watch this short video to see what’s new:

Learn more about your colleagues

The new profile page offers more information about collaborators, 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. You can start a Skype chat, call or email to a colleague right from their profile page, like Facebook chat. Remember, Delve only shows you content that you already have permission to see. So, first of all revisit your privacy settings and set permissions like on Facebook.

The whole experience is responsive and looks great on any device.

Customize your profile and quickly find documents

Give your 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 you and help you when you are looking for information. From your profile, you can also quickly and easily get back to your documents, as well as see documents your most frequent contacts are working on.

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Delve is more useful and intuitive than ever thanks to the new profile page. By connecting you with the content and the contacts who are relevant to you, Delve helps break down silos and keep you in the know. With the new profile pages it is easy to stay connected to the content and people most relevant to you in business.

The new Office 365 update of the profile experience will roll out to First Release tenants over the next several weeks. It will be available 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 Premium plans.

Designed as a business software to enhance productivity, Delve never changes any permissions and only shows you content that you already have permission to view. Only you can see your private documents in Delve, and other people can’t see your private activities—such as what documents you’ve read, what emails you’ve sent and received or which Skype for Business conversations you have participated in. Other people can see that you’ve modified a document, but only if they have access to the same document.


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