After a preview period, Microsoft Delve has gone public for Office 365 Business users. More links into Delve have also been announced.
Delve is a new form of search tool which bring in relevant data from a selection of sources. Some are private like a Sharepoint site, corporate address book , OneDrive for business etc. Others can be relevant public information like a public facing web site.
For Office users in an organization, it’s a new way to find relevant Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents saved in various cloud storage as well as email attachments.
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New in Delve are more content types that can be included in a search.
- Email Attachments
- links shared in Yammer
- Office 365 Video
- SharePoint Online
- OneDrive for Business.
Microsoft continually reassures administrators that Delve fully complies with access permissions. A search in Delve can only show data that the user has enough permission to see.
Delve is available for Office 365 Enterprise E1 – E4 subscription plans (including the corresponding A2 – A4 and G1 – G4 plans for Academic and Government customers respectively).
In coming months it will be included in the Office 365 Business Essentials and Business Premium plans.
Network admins can find out more about Delve here.
Delve also has it’s own learning center to help users and admins with the new feature.