Beezy announces SharePoint innovations leveraging the Microsoft Office Graph
Beezy Inc., the premier enterprise collaboration solution for SharePoint and Office 365, has announced the availability of new capabilities through integration with Microsoft's Office Graph. The Office Graph uses machine-learning to identify connections between user profiles, social network activity, content, and other data sources and hen provides relevant, timely, and contextual data for the end user based on those connections. The latest innovations from Beezy leverage the Office Graph to provide a faster and more personalized experience within the Beezy collaboration solution for SharePoint and Office 365.
"At Beezy, we are always working hard to deliver the best user experiences within SharePoint and across the Office 365 platform. As a Microsoft partner, we work very closely with Microsoft to make sure that we are aware of what is on their product roadmap, and how we can add value to our customers," shared Beezy Product Lead Maximo Castagno. "The Office Graph provides powerful new ways for Beezy to build solutions that improve the speed and quality of our solutions, which means happy and productive customers."
Beezy supports SharePoint customers in both on-premises and online environments. The Office Graph requires use of Office 365 and SharePoint Online, but with the SharePoint 2016 release, has the ability to connect to on-prem environments through hybrid solutions that can take advantage of these features. As part of the next Beezy release, customers will benefit from the following integrations:
- Ultra-fast mentions: Every time a user adds an @ mention, the system will suggest the names of the co-workers you interact with the most.
- Discovery cards: Within the stream of an activity feed, the user will see recommendations for Communities to join based on their profile and activities, or People they may be interested in following. Both recommendations are leveraging the "Working with?? API method of the Office Graph mixed with some business logic coming from Beezy.
- Questions routing: Users will see when a close colleague answers a question, and will then have the ability to post an answer. By routing this Q&A to other people with similar skills and network proximity to the first respondent, Beezy dramatically increases the quality of the overall answers.
- Recommended skills & expertise: When Beezy detects that a close co-workers has updated their profile skills, it sends a suggestion to a user's feed and asks whether they would also like to add this skill, helping improve the quality of the user's profile.
According to Beezy CEO Jordi Plana, "We are seeing unprecedented growth at Beezy, with most customers interested in cloud or hybrid SharePoint options that leverage the power and scalability of the cloud. These new Office Graph integrations are just the beginning of the innovations what we have in store for our customers this year. We're excited by the continued growth and success of SharePoint, both on-prem and online, and will continue to work closely with Microsoft to innovate."
A video highlighting the latest Beezy integrations to the Office Graph can be viewed on the Beezy YouTube page at: http://bit.ly/1WVJOM6