Delve Quick Start

Office Delve helps you discover the information that's likely to be most interesting to you right now - across Office 365. Find information about people - and through people - and help others find you.

You don't have to remember the title of a document or where it's stored. Delve shows you documents no matter where they're stored in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint in Office 365.

With Delve on your PC, Mac, or mobile device, you can:

  • Connect and collaborate with other people.
    Search for people, documents, or boards. Select someone’s name or picture anywhere in Delve to see documents they’re working on or to learn more about them.

  • Discover and organize information from across Office 365.
    When you find a document you’re interested in, add it as a favorite or to a board to easily get back to it later.

  • Stay connected and productive wherever you are.

Delve never changes any permissions, so you'll see only documents that you already have access to. Other people will not see your private documents. Learn more about privacy.

Illustration of the Office Graph processes behind Delve

You don't need to install any software on your computer to use Delve; you connect through your web browser. You can connect to Delve from a mobile device through a web browser, or install a mobile app.

Sign in

Whenever prompted, sign in to Delve or Office 365 using your work or school account.

Being signed in allows you to:

  • Access your organization’s Delve site.

  • Locate people and documents that are likely to be interesting to you.

  • Update your Delve profile.

To sign in to Office 365, you will need:

  • Your work or school account credentials.

Sign in to Office 365

  1. Open your web browser.

  2. Type http://office.com/signin or https://portal.office.com into the Address bar.

  3. Press Enter.

  4. Select the account you want to sign in with, if multiple account tiles appear.

  5. Enter the email address and password associated with your account.

  6. Select Sign in.

For more information, see Where to sign in to Office 365.

Screenshot of the Office 365 sign-in pane

Connect

If you’re already working online within your organization’s Office 365 environment, you can connect to Delve from the app launcher.

Connect to Delve from Office 365

  1. Select the app launcher App Launcher at the top of the browser window.

  2. Select the Delve tile in the app pane.

Screenshot of the Office 365 app pane with the Delve tile active.

Get Office Delve on your mobile device

Other Office apps on Android

Android phones and tablets
From Samsung to Nexus, you can use Delve from your Android.

Other Office apps on iOS

iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Easily access Delve almost anywhere from your iOS mobile device.

Other Office apps on Windows mobile

Windows 10 devices
Set up your Windows 10 tablet or phone with Delve.

Update your profile to help others find you

Your profile page is where you can update your contact information and add information that you'd like people to know about you. To give your profile page a personal touch, upload a picture of yourself and choose a background.

When other people visit your page, they can see your contact information and connect with you directly. They can also see who you're working with, and what documents you and people around you are working on. However, they will only see documents that they already have access to, not your private documents or documents that haven't been shared with them.

Display your profile page

  • Select your picture in the Office 365 header, and then select About me.

  • Select Me from the left menu if you're already in Delve.

Update your profile

  1. Display your profile page.

  2. Select Update profile.

  3. Update your information as you like. For example, write a few words about yourself in the About me box, add projects you've worked on, and add skills and expertise.

  4. Select Edit Edit to edit contact information.

  5. Select Save to save changes to the About me text. Delve saves other changes automatically.

Note: You may not be able to change all information in your profile. Some information, such as your name or title, may be collected from other systems that your IT or human resources department control. If you want to update those details, contact them or your admin.

For more information, see View and update your profile in Office Delve.

Screenshot of the default content of the About Me area of the Delve switchboard.

View recent documents

The recent documents section shows documents that are stored in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint and have recently been created or modified.

  • Select a document to open it.

  • Select See all to display more documents.

  • Select Filter by file type Filter icon and then a file type in the upper-right corner to limit the documents you see.

Screenshot of the recent documents page with the filter list open.

Find information about - and through - other people

When you visit someone else’s profile page, you see information about them and what documents they're working on. You also see people they're connected to, and a selection of popular documents from people around them.

You'll see only documents that you already have access to, not someone's private documents, or documents that haven't been shared with you.

  • Start typing in the search box at the top of the left pane to find people, documents, or boards.

  • Select a person's name or picture anywhere in Delve to go to his or her profile page.

  • Contact someone through email, phone, or Skype, directly from their Delve profile. To make it easier to know when to reach out, Delve gives you a peek into what someone's day looks like by showing the free/busy information from their calendar. And if someone's not in, Delve shows their out-of-office message.

Note: Calendar availability and out-of-office messages (automatic replies) on Delve profiles are currently available only if your organization has opted in to the First release program.

Start typing in the search box to find people, documents, or boards

Keep track of your favorite documents

  • Select Add to favorites Add to Favorites in the lower-left corner of a document card to add the document to your Favorites.

  • Select Favorites in the left pane to get back to your favorite documents.

Only you can see what documents you've added to your favorites.

Select Favorites to display favorite documents and boards

Stay up to date

  • Select Home in the left pane to get a personalized and up-to-date overview of what you and people around you are currently working on.

Your Home page shows documents that are stored in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint and are likely to be most interesting to you right now. These may include Office documents (Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel workbooks), PDF files, SharePoint site content (such as tasks and pages), images (such as JPG and PNG files), and more.

The Home page may also display Office documents and PDFs that have recently been shared with you in emails, videos that have been uploaded to the Office 365 Video portal, and webpage links from Yammer.

For more information, see How does Delve know what's relevant to me?

Popular documents on the Delve Home page

Give other people access to documents

  1. Select More options Select the More Options icon in the lower-right corner of the content card.

  2. Select Who can see this?

  3. On the Share page, click Invite people.

  4. Type the names or email addresses of the people you want to share the document with.

  5. Enter a message to send with the invitation, if you want.

  6. Select Share.

For more information about storing and sharing documents, see Store your documents where Delve can get to them.

Sharing a document from Delve

Create a board and add documents

  1. Select Manage boards Manage boards in the lower-left corner of a card that you want to add to a board.

  2. Type a board name in the Add to board field of the dialog box. As you start typing, you'll see the names of existing boards.

    • Type a board name that doesn't already exist, to create a new board and add the card to it.

    • Type or select the name of an existing board, to add the card to that board.

The documents that you add to a board will show up within a few minutes for other Delve users who have access to them.

Note: Not all content types can be added to boards. If the Manage boards icon isn't available on a card, you can't add that content type to a board.

For more information, see Group and share documents in Delve.

A Delve board

Go to a board

  • Select a name in the Boards list on the left.

  • Select Manage boards Manage boards in the lower-left corner of a card. In the dialog box that opens, select the board name.

  • Start typing a board name in the search box at the top of the left pane, and then select the board name.

Screenshot of the Boards list in the left pane of Delve.

Get help with Delve

  1. Select ?.

  2. Select Tell me what you want to do and type what you want help with.

  3. Select a topic from the search results.

The Delve Help pane

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