Microsoft finally finish his development on the project with codename OSLO. This project is named Delve and now it is finally part of the Office 365 Environment. Well let’s say first roll out is out there.
It is important to say, that Microsoft want, that this project would be something similar as Cortana in Windows Mobile Platform – Framework, which is organizing life a little bit. Second important thing to say is, that Delve is free of charge, so no additional fee in your Office 365 subscription.
And now the important part – what does the Delve do. Well, it searches your emails, meetings, contacts, social network and corporate documents, which are stored in Office 365 and then use Machine Learning technology (artificial intelligence) to show you the results aka the stuff you want to see.
The base of this search technology is another project from the Microsoft garage named Office Graph, which was announced a few months ago as well as Oslo (now Delve). In the final you will have, let’s say dashboard full of news, which will looks like Pinterest homepage – flip board-like service. But not only that. In the final developers planned to develop connection display, so you will be able to see your coworkers, data, which are related to you, etc. In the other words Delve displays information based on “the work they are doing and the people with whom they are engaging,” in a card-like user interface. That information will be surfaced for users automatically, but only when the appropriate permissions are granted.
With the initial release, Delve will present information from Exchange, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online and Yammer enterprise-social networking components. Over the coming months it will enable Delve to discover information from more content sources, including email attachments, OneNote and Lync, officials said in a blog post.
In calendar 2015, Microsoft officials have committed to extending Delve with application programming interfaces (APIs) that will open it up to customers who aren’t running exclusively on Office 365, Microsoft told that “We also have plans for hybrid support for Office Graph, but we are not sharing timing,” the spokesperson said in response to a question If the Delve will support beyond Office 365.
From my point of view it will be useful from the time view, because try to imagine to search through the many SharePoint Site collections (and really doesn’t matter, how good the indexing, Crawls and other settings are set), search through emails, documents, RSS follows of pages and sites from Project Server, files on Personal and business OneDrive – this spends a lot of time. This should provide faster selection and separation of documents which you want to search and with the Machine Learning (you can read in my blog post about this technology) – it should be awesome.. Intuitive searching with related content.
For more information play those Official videos from Microsoft and thanks for reading..