Microsoft today announced new Office 365 people experiences that lets you tap into the power and value of the people based on the intelligence of the Microsoft Graph. Microsoft today announced that they are rolling out People cards that surface profile information and content throughout Office 365 and updates to the Office 365 profile.
Office 365 people cards:
You’ve probably seen contact cards in Outlook. This update brings intelligent, Delve-like experiences to Office 365 apps (like SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business), right in the context of your work. When you hover over a person’s name or image, people cards expands to reveal contact information, organizational relationships and documents they have been working on.
People cards have already begun to appear in Outlook on the web, and they are rolling out now within SharePoint Online team sites, document libraries, lists and OneDrive for Business. You, too, can access the same valuable information and insight through people within the SharePoint and OneDrive mobile apps. See a person’s name or photo, and simply click or tap to learn more about them and the work they do. People cards are within reach where you are working and will help you prepare and stay informed throughout your day.
Office 365 Profile:
Your Office 365 profile represents you, who you know and what you and they are working on. Profiles are content-rich and actionable. You can start a Skype chat or call or email a colleague right from their profile page. To make it easier to know when to reach out, Delve now gives you a peek into what their day looks like by showing you the free/busy information from their Exchange Online calendar. And if they’re not in, Delve shows their out-of-office message.
We made it much easier to edit your profile, to add value to how people discover you and your content. Listing projects, skills and education history to your profile is a great help to others who don’t know you yet. The updated profile editing experience makes it easier to keep your information fresh and updated with a few clicks and keystrokes.
These new features will roll out automatically as new features are ready. They are also looking at improving group cards for Office 365 Groups, bringing new people experiences to the Outlook 2016 client for Office 365 subscribers, and showcasing more Microsoft Graph insights within people cards.