Yammer: Better for Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Office Team announced another round of improvements to Yammer. The changes are part of an ongoing effort to make Yammer better for teams – those focused on projects and initiatives – as opposed to more loosely defined groups or communities of interest / practice. In my book Collaboration Roadmap I talk about collaboration auto-discovery capabilities for both teams and groups; this is the latest iteration of Microsoft’s work within the context of Yammer.

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British Gas, Yammer, and Adoption Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Simply Communicate details the adoption approach at British Gas for Yammer. British Gas, the largest UK energy and home services company, started to pilot their Yammer-based employee social network (ESN) in October 2013. Yammer was made applicable, not merely made available.

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Beezy Integrates Yammer and SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Since its acquisition of Yammer in 2012, an improving level of integration between SharePoint and Yammer has been drip fed from Microsoft. Last week Beezy announced two-way integration between Yammer and SharePoint that is a great step up from what’s available from Microsoft: As a native SharePoint and Office 365 solution, Beezy displays all of your existing Yammer data within SharePoint, whether online and on prem, through the Beezy UI.

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External Messaging in Yammer: Applause and Questions

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft announced a series of future and immediate updates for Yammer , with inclusion of Yammer in Office 365 Groups and Yammer signals in the Office Graph as future updates, while the ability to include external people in a Yammer network is available now.

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Relationship Mapping and Monitoring with Yammer

Governance in a Networked World

Yammer is a leading social networking platform for use inside organisations. Its recent acquisition by Microsoft is not only good for Yammer, but for the many Microsoft Enterprise clients who have been struggling to ''connect'' via Sharepoint.

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Yammer Updates - Ticker, Pages, and Files

Michael Sampson - Currents

New Features Overview from Yammer on Vimeo. Yammer rolled out three new capabilities to support enhanced sharing and collaboration. for automatically pointing to activity in other parts of Yammer that people are doing, such as editing pages, or uploading files.

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Yammer Extends Its Enterprise Microblogging Offering with Communities

Portals and KM

Yammer was one of the first enterprise microblogging tools, and it continues to add features to extend the original concept of Twitter into an enterprise business application. A while back, I wrote about one case example, Implementing Enterprise Micro-messaging with Yammer at Océ. ,

(Intranets2011) "Three Success Stories from using Yammer at DET" - Karina Smith & Ellen Geraghty

Michael Sampson - Currents

After a great lunch at Intranets2011 , Karina and Ellen from the Department of Education & Training in NSW talked about the use of Yammer. The two speakers talked about three success stories.

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Implementing Enterprise Micro-messaging with Yammer at Océ

Portals and KM

Samuel looked at several programs and selected Yammer. They were the first to join him on Yammer. One Yammer feature that helped spread usage is their profile feature. Samuel said he got more compliance with the profile completion in Yammer than in knowledge management systems because of the simplicity of the form. Samuel said that there were only about 15 to 20 people using Twitter in the company when he introduced Yammer. Now there are over 250 Yammer users.

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Don't Buy a Filing Cabinet If You Need a Heartbeat #sharepoint #yammer

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the tricks to get right with collaboration is to be clear on your intent first, and only then to consider buying technology. In other words, you need to know what you want to come true in the work habits of your employees, before Googling "collaboration technology" to see what you could spend your money on. My question for you: Are you clear on the intent with collaboration at work? Collaboration Culture Collaboration Software

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Improving the Performance of Distributed Teams at Molson Coors: Shared Motto, Yammer, and Getting Together

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the suggestion of one worker, he signed the company up for Yammer, a site for short messages similar to Twitter that would be visible only to colleagues. Some 2,000 employees now utilize the site to provide updates and collaborate on projects. A couple of observations: - 2,000 people using Yammer out of 15,000 is a good start. Tags: Being Collaborative Enterprise Collaboration

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Benefits Of Enterprise Social Networks Align With CEO Priorities | Yammer Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Yammer Events. Tweet As enterprise social networking starts to gain wider acceptance across businesses of all sizes, the C-suite is realizing tremendous benefits from increased collaboration and better communication. Head of Community at Yammer. Yammer Events. yammer.

(Intranets2011) "You've Got Collaboration Tools - Now What?" - Michael Sampson

Michael Sampson - Currents

You've Got Collaboration Tools - Now What? Last week at Intranets2011 in Sydney, I presented the Thursday morning keynote entitled You've Got Collaboration Tools - Now What? In-slide links: - Slide 6, SharePoint Roadmap for Collaboration. Collaboration Intranets

"Collaboration" vs "Social Media" = "Internal Collaboration" vs "External Engagement"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Steven shares his analysis of the difference between collaboration and social media : " Here’s the difference. Generally, Social Media is aimed externally, outside the walls of your business, (customers, vendors, competitors) and Collaboration is aimed internally, inside the walls of your business, (employees). I would argue that Social Media and Collaboration are equally important. Collaboration Enterprise Collaboration

Mobile Collaboration Moves Forward

Portals and KM

I received a review copy of the new The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Collaboration, Q3 2011 by Ted Schadler for Content & Collaboration Professionals. In this research, Forrester evaluated the mobility strengths and weaknesses of 13 vendors in four collaboration categories - document-based collaboration, webconferencing, videoconferencing, and activity streams. They evaluated only the mobile characteristics, not the collaboration category features.

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Being Collaborative - How Can We Tell?

Michael Sampson - Currents

In my Making Collaboration Work monthly newsletter for June, I wrote about three possible ways of seeing whether collaboration was taking place. Being Collaborative - How Can We Tell? How do we know if a group or team is being collaborative (or even an organization for that matter)? Are there objective attributes we could look for that would define collaborativeness? A third potential answer is the presence of well-formed collaborative interaction routines.

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Ephraim on Collaboration: "Collaboration 1.0 at the Heart of Enterprise 2.0 Success"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ephraim reminds us of the necessity to get the basics right with collaboration , even with Enterprise 2.0 means collaborative and social web tools. Modern web tools bring people to the forefront and enable collaborative work like never before. with “collaboration” when pitching social intranets and the like to executives. This is really about collaboration. But collaboration isn’t about software. you’ve got to get good at collaboration. ".

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Collaboration Roadmap (2011) - Technology Agnostic / Indifferent / Neutral

Michael Sampson - Currents

When I wrote SharePoint Roadmap for Collaboration in 2009, the focus was on talking about the key business and human-factors disciplines essential to collaboration success. Chapter 2 in SharePoint Roadmap looked at the technology of SharePoint 2007, and critiqued it against the Seven Pillars , a way of looking at the requirements of teams from collaboration technology. Collaboration Roadmap: You've Got the Technology — Now What? , Collaboration Roadmap

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Moving Beyond “Collaboration” Meaning Video and Calling: Cisco Partners with Jive

Michael Sampson - Currents

When I first wrote the Seven Pillars of IT-Enabled Team Productivity (in 2005), I focused on the needs of collaborative teams from technology. I got called on that a couple of times, but my response was always along the line of: video meetings are okay and have a role to play, but the real opportunity is in building effective habits for collaborating beyond real-time exchange / interaction. to deliver the best in enterprise social collaboration to our customers.

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Solving collaboration issues with technology is a myth

Joitske Hulsebosch

Is collaborating interculturally a skill which is more strongly developed because of all the developments triggered by internet (eg. Do you think new technologies make collaboration internationally easier or harder? But you have organize this collaboration specifically.

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Notes on "Collaboration in a Fibre World" - Thomas Salmen (Orcon)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Thomas Salmen from Orcon is talking about collaboration in a fibre world - here at the Working in Collaborative Environments conference in Auckland. a huge range of network/cloud-based services - Jive, Office 365, Microsoft Lync, Yammer, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. -. Collaboration Conference Notes SharePointThomas is the CTO at Orcon, and was recently announced as the 2012 New Zealand CIO at the annual NZ CIO Summit.

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Review of Stratiteq's Social Collaboration Day - October 4, 2012

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have a presentation to give this afternoon on how collaboration tools can be used to improve organizational efficiency. Yesterday I took an early train to Malmö, for the Stratiteq Social Collaboration Day. At 9am, after a rousing welcome to the 70 delegates by Magnus from Stratiteq, I presented the key concepts, models, and research from Collaboration Roadmap (2011) and User Adoption Strategies 2nd Ed. Collaboration Michael's Happenings

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Collaboration and Culture Analytics: Answering Key Questions During a Merger or Acquisition

Michael Sampson - Currents

Two of the scenario areas that Dorje and Sam covered in the recent ClearBox Consulting Intranet Analytics report were Collaboration and Culture. These are described as follows (on page 10): Collaboration is often a major strategic goal for organisations.

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Thinking About How Real Workers Use New Collaboration Tools – the Ford Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

“About five years ago we started a program we call ‘Digital Worker’ that fundamentally looks at all the collaboration tools we need to drive increased capability globally,” said Smither. Data and video and audio [collaboration] is the second area of focus. And we’re aggressively integrating those services to fundamentally improve the ability for teams to collaborate around the world.” Collaboration Scenarios

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Gartner: "Don't Deploy Collaboration Software Out of the Box" - I Disagree

Michael Sampson - Currents

He said that firms shouldn't deploy collaboration software "out of the box" - I disagree, but I disagree because I'm being pedantic, although I think it is important to be so given this is a Gartner person speaking. Here's the opening from CIO Australia: " IT managers implementing collaborative software such as SharePoint have been warned that simply installing applications out of the box will put strain on relationships throughout the business. Ditto with Yammer.

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A "Sop to the Millennials" - Don't Do New Collaboration Tools Just Because Younger Staff Want It

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are good and bad reasons for implementing new collaboration tools. Are you justifying new collaboration tools just because you think your young, emerging workforce expects it? We've all heard this rationale for implementing new collaboration tools-- tools such as instant messaging, mobile e-mail, Facebook-for-the-enterprise type tools like SharePoint or Jive, or Twitter-for-the-enterprise tools like Yammer. Enterprise Collaboration

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Online Collaboration Tools by Robin Good | ZEEF

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Online Collaboration Tools. Software tools, web apps and services for online collaboration. Collaboration Spaces. Collaborative Meeting Schedulers. Collaborative Writing. Team Messaging & Collaboration. Yammer. Collaborative Visual Reviewing. collaboration tools web2.0 ZEEF works best with a modern browser. Browse Happy. Upgrade your browser today!

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Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014 – Some Highlights

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Office Graph works across SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, Yammer, and Office. In other words, while Microsoft continues to deliver best-of-breed offerings in these respective market spaces (collaboration, mail and calendaring, real time, social, and office productivity apps), the Office Graph looks across the collection and presents a unified and coherent picture of what’s happening in relation to specific projects, initiatives, etc. Yammer for Social in SharePoint.

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Atlassian Confluence 4.0 is Coming

Michael Sampson - Currents

Atlassian announced some of the upcoming features in the next version of Confluence , its enterprise wiki and collaboration tool. auto-formatting of wiki markup, to speed writing and editing. - @mentions (like in Twitter and Yammer), for pinging colleagues and inviting them into a conversation. Collaboration SoftwareNew capabilities include: - a new and simpler Wiki editor, including better macro capabilities.

Communities and Collaboration " Communities of Practice: Conversations to Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Will rely on big build-up :-) 1 hr ago @ ShaneMcC @ liz_azyan Yammer being used at IDeA ok. Bookmarks for February 20th through February 21st Bookmarks for February 19th through February 20th Recent Comments Communities and Collaboration » Bookmarks for February 23rd through February 24th on Bookmarks for February 21st through February 23rd Steve Dale on Is social networking learning? Whatever you call it, the person who holds it all together and helps others collaborate.

Christchurch Ignite Meetup (April 5, 2016)

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are two sessions in the two hour meeting: Session 1: University of Canterbury’s Collaboration Roadmap – Tom Norcliffe. Hear how Pizza Hut, a bookmaker and an engineering company transformed their businesses through the use of Yammer, Microsoft’s enterprise social tool. The first meeting of the recently rebranded Christchurch SharePoint User Group – now Christchurch Ignite – is meeting on April 5.

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Office 365 Video

Michael Sampson - Currents

It, too, leverages Yammer and the Office Graph to deliver a social, personalized experience within Office 365. Collaboration Software Latest Updates Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint

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Communication, communities and collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Communication, communities and collaboration by Matthew Hodgson February 3, 2008 at 8:17 pm · Filed under Collaboration , Communities Web 2.0 Share: Permalink RELATED POSTS - Collaboration Quiz - Tomoye Announces Sharepoint Integration - Community 2.0

Request for Interviews: User Adoption Strategies

Michael Sampson - Currents

I'm doing some work around user adoption strategies for collaboration tools. extending the work in SharePoint Roadmap for Collaboration , learning more for Collaboration Roadmap , and various other things ;-). Are you doing cool stuff with how to encourage people to adopt new collaboration tools -- SharePoint, Lotus Connections and Quickr, Socialtext, Jive SBS, Yammer, and other such tools? Tags: Enterprise Collaboration

Doing Enterprise Social Media The Wrong Way

Michael Sampson - Currents

Today, one would be hard-pressed to find a business not providing a social networking platform, be it Yammer, Jive, offerings from Microsoft or IBM, or some type of homespun intranet. The question now is how well these offerings serve the purposes of collaboration and business transparency. In my book Collaboration Roadmap , I lay out the roadmap to success. Collaboration Collaboration Culture Collaboration Software Michael's Books User Adoption

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CleverWorkarounds » The facets of collaboration Part 2–Enter the matrix!

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The facets of collaboration Part 2–Enter the matrix! The facets of collaboration Part 1–Meet robot barbie. The facets of collaboration Part 2–Enter the matrix! The facets of collaboration Part 3-The feature jigsaw. The facets of collaboration Part 4 – BPM vs. HPM.

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In The Next Version - Enterprise Collaboration Vendors I’m Currently Tracking

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Enterprise Collaboration Vendors I’m Currently Tracking. Saba SelectMinds Socialtext Telligent + Leverage (external) ThoughtFarmer Traction Attini Beezy Blue Rooster NewsGator Nexocial SnapworkSocial Convofy Eureka Streams Flowr Neudesic Pulse Presently Salesforce (Chatter) SAP (StreamWork) SocialCast (VMware) Tibco (Tibbr) Yammer AgileZen Any.Do Enterprise Collaboration Enterprise Collaboration Enterprise Collaboration Enterprise Collaboration Enterprise Collaboration.

Sightedness: The Lesson

Michael Sampson - Currents

For example, if you have spent a lot of time learning the ins and outs of SharePoint, you will see the world through SharePoint shaped glasses, but for example, won’t be able see the usefulness of Yammer because you haven’t been immersed in it.

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Opening Keynote at the SharePoint Conference in Auckland

Michael Sampson - Currents

Thinks we are quite good at collaboration. When collaborating across sectors – we are the best. history with SharePoint usage – using SharePoint before it was trendy, over 400 collaboration extranet sites, used for both intranet and project extranets.

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Mini-Workshop at the Office 365 and SharePoint User Group Meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

Opportunity Analysis … The same discussion happens repeatedly, it’s hard to get everyone on the same page at one time, and discussions are in different places / too many channels, e.g., Yammer, email, physical.

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infoarch: Crafting Collaboration with Stigmergy

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

infoarch About my experiencesas an information architect Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Crafting Collaboration with Stigmergy Its been a while since I bumped into a PhD thesis on mass collaboration. The thesis was written by Mark Elliott and is titled "Stigmergic Collaboration.

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The Essence of Collaboration Is Selfishness - Gartner Blog Network

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The Unbearable Lightness of Openness → The Essence of Collaboration Is Selfishness. social media and collaboration seem to assume that everybody is moved by an unstoppable desire to collaborate with others. If we keep appealing to altruism, most collaboration endeavors are unlikely to deliver much value. The Essence of Collaboration Is Selfishness | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it. The Essence of Collaboration Is Selfishness | Teamwork | Scoop.it.

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SharePoint 2010 - Recent News

Michael Sampson - Currents

Yammer integrated its micro-blogging service with SharePoint. - See the Yammer blog post for more details. - My comment : Yammer thinks that WSS stands for "Windows SharePoint Server 2007." It will be published shortly, and it includes a section on collaboration. - He comments that he really likes articles from the Harvard Business Review on collaboration. - Metalogix released a migration tool for shifting blogs and wikis to SharePoint.

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