Microsoft’s collaboration tools will suggest users what tasks to complete next


Radu Tyrsina
by Radu Tyrsina
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Microsoft patent hints at new ways to improve user engagement

Microsoft recently published a new patent that explains how the company will improve user engagement when it comes to collaborative tasks.

The Redmond giant plans to implement an intelligent file targeting system to speed up the document review process.

The patent describes that workers are often required to read, edit, review and perform some other actions on shared documents. This can be either a single document or multiple documents.

Sometimes, workers need to work on a collection of documents with other colleagues. Some of the group members may fail to match the speed of others and thus lag behind.

This situation can be problematic when one or more group members should review important files such as security protocols. One of the major challenges is to prompt the worker in a timely manner so that he/she can view the documents.

The traditional method can result in a similar problem in the future. The task is added to the content management system all over again.

Still, there is a condition that users would have to go to the task list to find out about the pending task. What if users fail to check out the alert and perform the task in a timely manner again? Microsoft patent intelligent file targetingAccording to Microsoft, there is no efficient system to deal with such issues in a collaborative environment. This problem can be resolved if Microsoft is successful in implementing such an intelligent file targeting system.


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Organizations often adopt a collaborative work approach to work on certain projects. We can understand that a delay from a single team member can result in the delay of the entire project.

Additionally, this system is helpful in situations where team members are required to complete sensitive tasks. These tasks include security protocol review or responding to a bug on time.

Let’s wait and see if Microsoft implements such an intelligent file targeting system. Many such patents were actually never implemented.

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