Delve is getting a new people profiling experience in Office 365

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Microsoft has just announced an update to the Office 365 people profile experience under Delve. The update which will be delivered to those on Office 365 Enterprise E1–E5 and Office 365 Business Essential and Premium subscription plans, consolidates the profile and activity pages under Delve. This means it will be to easier for you to discover relevant content, connect with your colleagues and find experts inside your organization.

As part of the update, a new profile page will now give you a place to learn more about your colleagues. Amongst the content that you already have permission to see, contact information, a photo, who they work for, and a summary of their experience and expertise will all now appear on profile pages in Delve. You can now also start a Skype chat, or even email a colleague right from the profile page.

Delve’s profile page can now also be customized for a more personal look. You can upload a profile photo, choose a unique background, or edit your expertise. You can also even quickly and easily get back to your documents, as well as see documents your most frequent contacts are working on.

The new profile experience will roll out to First Release tenants over the next several weeks, and it is expected to spread out to all eligible Office 365 customers by the second quarter of 2016. The update almost certainly makes Delve more useful, and intuitive. It will also keep you in the know more than ever thanks to these new features.