Delve into Microsoft’s Office Productivity Features

Posted by Jen Bieker on October 16, 2015

We’ve all heard the phrase, work smarter, not harder.  Well here is another new application from Microsoft to help you with that, Microsoft Delve.

What is Delve?

Delve is a smart, personal global search and discovery tool.  It will automatically search across multiple places for you.  It turns your computer into a personal assistant, with machine learning, and ultimately it determines which applications, files, and contacts you interact with the most.  Therefore, bringing up co-workers profiles, items related to you, to-do lists, and suggestions you would probably be interested in.

The results from Delve are displayed as cards or flipboards for you.


Let’s take a look at an example:

You have a meeting coming up soon with Jane from the HR department.  If you go into Delve, you can quickly and easily find and access any documents she’s shared with you in preparation for the meeting.  No more searching network locations, digging through numerous emails, or having to ask for the information again.  It’s right there, at your fingertips.

Where does Delve search?

Delve gives you information from many sources:

  • Sharepoint
  • Yammer
  • Exchange
  • OneDrive
  • Lync
  • OneNote
  • Social Media

How do I get Delve?

If you have O365, you probably already have Microsoft Delve. 

Go ahead, give it a try.  I’m sure a lot of us could benefit from a digital task master, queuing up a list of suggested individual or collaborative projects.  I know I could. Watch the Crestwood blog for updates about Delve and a user experience report.

We found an informative video to share with you about Delve in case you’re hungry for more info.

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