Microsoft Finally Rolls Out 'Delve,' One Of Its Most Important Products You've Never Heard Of
As of Monday, the company started rolling out the service to Office 365 business customers. Office 365 is the cloud version of Microsoft's uber popular Office apps.There is no additional fee for Delve. It's included in Office 365 subscription plans, which range from $5/user/month to $22/user/month, a Microsoft spokesperson tells us.
Here's a view of what a Delve search page looks like.
Delve is built on top of a search-engine technology called Office Graph, which will eventually be used for all kinds of other tools, Microsoft says.
Delve will eventually include other Microsoft products like note-taking app OneNote and enterprise chat tool Lync, plus "other content sources, such as email attachments," says Microsoft general manager Julia White in a blog post.
That said, this is a big step in Microsoft's promised new direction.CEO Satya Nadella is pushing Microsoft to become a "productivity and platform company." His vision is that your phone/tablet/PC/TV and business apps know you and cater to your needs before you issue a command.
Delve, along with Windows Phone's competitor to Siri, Cortana, are two main tools that he recently names as examples of this new vision.