People Search: it’s about who you know | Huddle

Whether you’re designing the next marketing campaign or working together on a proposal, chances are you’re working on lots of documents, with lots of different people.

Using tools like email and file shares to work together on documents can be frustrating at the best of times – even seemingly simple activities like finding the content you need can become a real time drain.

That’s why at Huddle we make sure that important content is always close at hand – providing flexible ways to find documents, including recent files, bookmarks and a more powerful search capability.

Freedom to innovate

Never ones to rest on their laurels, a team of our developers have been using their Innovation Time to deliver a powerful new search capability that makes it easy to find a document by searching for the people who’ve worked on it.

If you’re not familiar with Innovation Time, it’s where our developers get to spend 20% of their time working on a project of their choice, either individually, or, in this case, as a team. Developers have the freedom to explore ideas that will bring value to Huddle’s customers. We’ve had lots of success with Innovation Time projects in the past including Document Compare, and the Huddle for Office Plugins, both of which have become core Huddle features.

Champion of the people

“Most of the time people can remember the person who was writing or editing a document.” Explained Rob Prince, one of the developers who championed People Search. “People Search allows you to quickly find content that you’ve worked on with others by searching for their names. Once you’ve found the person you’re looking for, you can view documents they’ve worked on in the last 3 months, and that you have permission to view”.

Denis Seleznevs, another developer on the People Search team added “People Search was a great opportunity to work on something that has immediate value to our customers, making their collaboration workflow much smoother.” Denis continued “In addition to finding content, People Search is a great way to find contact details for people you work with-in Huddle.”

People Search is available to all Huddle customers and trialists today – just type the name of the person you’re looking for in the search box. For more information on using People Search, check out our help article in Huddle Help.

Dominic Green

Lead Software Engineer

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