Microsoft has replaced the controls which disabled document insights in Delve with new Graph-based settings. However, you might still have a bunch of users with the Delve settings who need to migrate to the Graph settings. In this article, we explore how the settings work and how to query the Graph to find the set of users who disabled the setting in Delve. We can then use PowerShell to add those accounts to the group of disabled insights users for the Graph-based settings.
Microsoft is retiring the Delve mobile apps. That’s not a surprise because Microsoft hasn’t put much effort into Delve for the last few years. The question is when the Delve browser app will get the bullet. Call me cynical, but Microsoft has bigger concerns in areas like Search, SharePoint Syntex, and Viva Topics that mean Delve is unlikely to receive any tender loving care in the future.
The Microsoft Graph collects huge amounts of signals about Office 365 user activity. Some of that data is used to generate insights into information that might be interesting to users. You can already disable insights in Delve, and now Microsoft allows you to disable insights elsewhere in Office 365. The downside is you’ve got to patch the Graph organization settings to limit insights, and that might just be outside the ability of the average tenant administrator. Unless they use the Graph Explorer to do the job.
Delve has options to export user information that seem to have been added to help Office 365 tenants comply with Article 15 of GDPR. Unhappily, the export is rudimentary and the JSON information will be impenetrable to normal human beings.