774 votesHaley commented
I think that the model of thinking of boards as tags makes sense. However, if that's the model, there is functionality not currently part of the board that I feel is very important to making it a useful tool. As a first step, excluding empty boards from suggestions or search results would be great. Because boards are open to everyone across an organization, it would also be great to see trending boards or suggestions for boards when categorizing a document. SharePoint supports @ mentions and # tagging, which is functionality that I feel would strongly improve the "board" concept and the functionality of Delve. Having a board is great, but if I can't see what boards my colleagues are contributing to, then it makes it much harder to find natural collaboration or discover related content.
There is also an issue with the search results, as when you search for a board name the search engine does not return documents tagged/added to that board. For example, I have a pdf that I have tagged to a "Corporate" board, but the word "Corporate" does not appear in the document. When I search in Delve for the term "Corporate" this document is not in the results. To me, if a board is going to be a functional tag then it absoutely has to show up in search results as metadata associated with the document. Documents I have added to the board should not only show up in search results, but they should have a higher priority than others. Based on this behavior, it appears that the search functionality does not index the board names/tag. This functionality is clearly available in SharePoint and should aboslutely be implemented in Delve.Haley commented
Absolutely agree. This seems obvious.
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