At harmon.ie, we’re big fans of Graph technology. It’s the easiest and most efficient way to integrate user data to build context-aware applications within the Microsoft ecosystem – something almost all workers use on a daily basis.
This is why we’re excited to announce harmon.ie 10, one of the first-ever Microsoft Graph applications, which enables organizations to facilitate deep work for employees, often hindered by multiple apps and distractions at the office. And what better time to announce the news than at SharePoint North America (May 21-23 in Las Vegas), a gathering of some of the brightest minds in Microsoft and top SharePoint influencers?
Here’s how it works: using natural language processing (NLP), sophisticated algorithms, and the Microsoft Graph, harmon.ie determines which topics - projects, products, or services – are most important to the user and brings together all the relevant apps that have information on said topic into the Outlook window, where workers spend the most time. By focusing on topics rather than apps, workers can stop wasting precious time and cognitive energy trying to find information spread across multiple apps and concentrate on getting work done.
The benefit is that employees can focus without getting bogged down by information overload. At harmon.ie, we immediately recognized the Graph’s potential and its semblance to our own mission for creating human-based workflows – and Microsoft shares that vision, too.
But don’t just take our word for it. Microsoft Director of Office & SharePoint Ecosystem Marketing Mike Ammerlaan believes harmon.ie’s solution is an excellent example of how partners can solve major enterprise problems by providing rich context and deep insights around information maintained by the Microsoft Graph. Constellation Research Principal Analyst Alan Lepofsky agreed that harmon.ie’s use of the Graph to extract and present information on individual topics is an elegant solution to a major problem facing every business.
To drive the point home, Yina Arenas, Principal Program Manager Lead on Microsoft’s Graph team, will join our CEO Yaacov Cohen during a joint session at the upcoming SharePoint Conference about how to build killer apps on the Microsoft Graph. The session will explore how graph technology empowers users to overcome information overload by working in one screen of topic-related emails, documents, calendar events and app notifications, and how to build powerful apps with this in mind.
Now available for early access, we’re thrilled about this new offering and how it’s empowering organizations to fuel a more efficient and productive work environment. If you’re attending SharePoint North America and would like to see a demo or to meet the team, you can find us at booth #309. Hope to see you there!