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A brief description and explanation of what Microsoft Delve is and how it works.
Microsoft Delve is sort of like a social networking site for business documents. Users can create profiles with profile pictures, make an “About Me” section, and fill out contact information. Delve also has a newsfeed-like function that shows users which documents are being used, edited, or created by their peers. Users can search and read documents on any subject that they find interesting from public documents. Delve will even learn what kind of subjects interest the user and start recommending other documents for that user. Similar to Pinterest, Delve gives users the capability to save documents to boards based on specific interests that are shareable. This does not mean that Delve equals not privacy for documents. All documents have the ability to be made public, private, or only visible to who it is shared with. Microsoft will not share any work without the permission of the creator.
Delve is useful for office environments for several reasons. Number one, is that it gives all office members the ability to access documents that hold information relevant to all people in that environment. It is a good way to send out notices to everybody. It is also a good alternative to search engines to access reliable information on various subjects. Delve has a large library of public documents for all its users to see. Lastly, it is a universal location accessible on everyone’s computer making it great for posting important notices. Delve helps speed up the work process creating a more efficient work environment.
To access Microsoft Delve go to the Office 365 portal, sign on, and click on square that reads “Delve.”