Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) announces Office Graph

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has announced Office Graph, which adds social capabilities to Microsoft Office. The new project is code-named “Oslo” and builds on Microsoft’s Enterprise Graph, which was driven by the acquisition of Yammer.The new app shows how users are related to each other.

“Office Graph will power many new personalized and contextual experiences for people using Office 365. One of the first experiences to leverage the Office Graph is code-named Oslo. Oslo serves up in a single user interface personalized insights based on meetings, people, conversations, documents and more. The Oslo application surfaces what might be most relevant for each individual based on what they?re already doing in Exchange, Outlook, SharePoint, Office, Lync, and Yammer. We believe this is the start of something game-changing?building digital memory across applications to create a highly personalized experience that helps people get more done,” said Microsoft in a blog post.

Some of the new features being added to the platform includes Groups, inline social experiences, a secure video portal, OneDrive for Business, and data-loss prevention. Microsoft released Office 365 SDK for Android, which allows third party developers to connect Office 365 data and services. Microsoft has not yet provided a version of Office Mobile for Android tablets yet.