Microsoft is making some improvements to the profile experience in Office 365 that aims to improve collaboration in organizations using Office. Microsoft is making some minor changes to the profile experience in Office 365 which will initially show up in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.
Microsoft is adding a new profile card for profiles in Office 365. Everywhere you see a person’s name, hovering over it will show you a card with all the relevant information. For instance, everywhere you see your co-worker’s name in an email or in OneDrive, hovering over them will show a profile card that will include all the required information. The card will give you the person’s contact details, recent documents, and more.
The new profile experience in Office 365 will also now display recent files that were shared by a member of your team, allowing you to quickly access files that you might need. Additionally, Microsoft is introducing a new organization tab for the profile experience, which will give you an idea of a member’s position in the organization on a hierarchy-based UI.
The new profile experience in Office 365 isn’t available to all users just yet. Microsoft is initially going to test the feature in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint with customers in the First Release program. However, Microsoft plans on rolling it out to all Office 365 users over the next few months.