Spend a lot of your work day using Office 365?

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Spend a lot of your work day using Office 365?

Microsoft has released Office Delve, a new app for Office 365 business customers that presents a dashboard of relevant information to them.

Delve, which was previously codenamed Oslo, is designed to show users relevant content from across their professional network. The information is presented as a series of cards, similar in design to Google Now, which might contain documents, presentations or other files.
 
The software will highlight documents that are currently being worked on and discussed within your team, with comments and "likes" shown upon each of the individual cards. Delve also provides the option to search for documents within your network and edit them straight away using Office Online.
 
Delve is powered by Office Graph, which "uses sophisticated machine learning techniques to map the relationships between people, content, and activity that occurs across Office 365," according to Microsoft.
 
The Office Graph is able to tap a variety of Microsoft's information sources, including email, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online and the company's social network for business users, Yammer. In the coming months, Microsoft plans to add email attachments, OneNote and Lync to the list of sources.
 
Delve will work on Windows 8 PCs and Windows Phone devices, although support for other platforms is unclear.
 
The software will be rolled out first to those on Enterprise Office 365 plans, before being offered to the remaining business subscribers from the start of next year.
 
If your company doesn't want to wait, Office 365 administrators can jump the queue by switching to the First Release program, which offers new software and features within a week of them being announced.
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