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Juan Carlos Perez of InfoWorld reports, “Microsoft will add new software, developer tools and capabilities to Office 365 in an attempt to make the cloud applications suite a ‘smarter’ product that is better at helping people interact at work. At its SharePoint Conference, which kicks off in Las Vegas on Monday, Microsoft will demonstrate a new machine learning application code-named Oslo designed to understand how employees work in Office 365 and with whom. Oslo will base its insights on a variety of signals gleaned from how people use Office 365′s components, like Exchange Online for email, OneDrive for Business for storage, Lync Online for IM and video conferencing, SharePoint Online for team collaboration and Yammer for enterprise social networking. Microsoft calls this information the Office Graph.”

 

Perez continues, “Based on that input, Oslo will suggest and display more prominently the co-workers, documents, files, email messages, notes and other Office 365 elements it determines are the most relevant and important for each particular user at any given point. Oslo will serve as a search engine for Office 365, and will also work in the background to proactively map and surface user connections across the suite’s applications. ‘It’ll lead to better team collaboration and better personalized insights,’ said Jeff Teper, a Microsoft corporate vice president.”

 

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