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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Yammer for internal knowledge sharing for health care and policy making

Joitske Hulsebosch

What is Yammer? Yammer is booming, especially in the Nederland within Europe. Many companies have started their Yammer groups for rapid internal exchange. He put out a message on Yammer and found someone who could sit with him and explain it, the very next day.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Yammer Events. Let’s take a closer look at how enterprise social networks like Yammer can help CEOs reach these challenging goals. A platform like Yammer can be really critical in helping businesses accelerate their rate of growth in a variety of ways. Yammer Events.

Yammer Case Study: Engaging Staff from the Ground Up (Rebecca Jackson, Melbourne Water) #intranets2012 @_rebeccajackson

Michael Sampson - Currents

After the morning tea break at Intranets 2012, Rebecca Jackson from Melbourne Water is talking about social media, communications, and Yammer. Yammer started as a rogue platform three years ago, and is now part of the corporate tool set. the Yammer network - currently have 695 members. May 2011 saw 108 new users ("messages were going around telling people to try Yammer"). encourage people to have a personal Yammer strategy (eg., "I Yammer tips. -.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

My recommendation was Yammer (or one of the similar tools - Socialcast for example) - because it focused more on enabling open communication and collaboration (recreating the "heartbeat" of the organization) rather than SharePoint 2007 which was more focused on sharing documents and managing projects (a filing cabinet). One of the tricks to get right with collaboration is to be clear on your intent first, and only then to consider buying technology.

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. ,

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.

The 10 basic online tools every trainer and online facilitator should know

Joitske Hulsebosch

Yammer - or other tool for rapid, private conversations Yammer is widely known and used within organizations, often not by all employees. If you have your own Yammer network you can easily build an external network in which people with different email accounts can exchange. Yammer is spontaneous, but experienced as chaotic and fast. (photo by Kitty Terwolbeck ) There are lots of online tools that you can use for free or for very little money.

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More on Enterprise Micro-messaging - Yammer and Present.ly

Portals and KM

and Yammer.   For example, TechCrunch wrote, Yammer Takes Top Prize At TechCrunch50. Takes On TC50 Winner Yammer. does not require all users to have the same email domain, as Yammer currently does. Both Yammer and Present.ly Yesterday I wrote about QikCom , an enterprise 2.0 microblogging solution (see - Bringing Micro-messaging to Enterprise 2.0 - QikCom). There are at least two other major players in this space, Present.ly

Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014 – Some Highlights

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Office Graph works across SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, Yammer, and Office. A few notes: - the Office Graph is an extension of the Yammer concept of an Enterprise Graph. While Yammer created its graph on content in a Yammer network, the Office Graph takes a much wider view. - An extension of the Yammer Groups capability, for creating a place for a focused group of people to work on a specific process or deliverable. Yammer for Social in SharePoint.

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Spigit Provides ICON as a Free Crowdsourcing Platform

Portals and KM

They have also announced a Yammer integration. For Yammer users looking to take advantage of ICON, Spigit utilized Yammer’s open APIs to build this integration, which publishes activity stories such as new ideas, challenges, votes and comments in Yammer’s Ticker in real-time.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Slide 47, the NSW DET and Yammer presentation at Intranets2011. 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? My deck is above, albeit with a few minor edits.

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. A couple of observations: - 2,000 people using Yammer out of 15,000 is a good start. My guess from reading the article is that the groups that have spent some time together in person ("around the bar") and then keep the interaction alive via Yammer, will be better performers and show higher group cohesiveness.

Christchurch Ignite Meetup (April 5, 2016)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Hear how Pizza Hut, a bookmaker and an engineering company transformed their businesses through the use of Yammer, Microsoft’s enterprise social tool. Christchurch newbie, Kate Clode, gives a frank and informative overview of how these firms achieved this transformation, and provides pointers on what organisations should look out for when embracing Yammer.

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Badgeville Integrates with IBM Connections

Portals and KM

He gave the example of a large consulting company that implemented Yammer to break down silos. Through the Badgeville for Yammer integration, those achievements were then published into the Yammer stream.

Case Studies on Office 365 at Work – What’s Happening in Your Work?

Michael Sampson - Currents

instead of using email, holding discussions in SharePoint, Yammer, or an Office 365 Group). I am putting the final touches on a new book that looks at the business opportunities for using Office 365. It explores eight core scenarios of how Office 365 can improve day-to-day work, and for each I want to profile firms that are already using Office 365 and experiencing some benefits.

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Case Studies on Office 365 at Work – What’s Happening in Your Work?

Michael Sampson - Currents

instead of using email, holding discussions in SharePoint, Yammer, or an Office 365 Group). I am putting the final touches on a new book that looks at the business opportunities for using Office 365. It explores eight core scenarios of how Office 365 can improve day-to-day work, and for each I want to profile firms that are already using Office 365 and experiencing some benefits.

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Facebook Embraces Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Interestingly, there is no talk of the collaboration and communications services in Office 365 – such as SharePoint team sites, Office 365 Groups, Skype for Business, and of course Yammer. One piece of big news out of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this week is that Facebook has embraced Office 365 for its more than 13,000 employees.

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Office 365 at Atkins

Michael Sampson - Currents

The firm has seen some quick success with this, e.g., with Yammer. When I was putting the finishing touches on Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365 , Microsoft announced a flurry of new customer signups.

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"If what you are working on is not worth sharing, why are you working on it?"

Joitske Hulsebosch

but "if what you are working on is not worth sharing, why are you working on it? " (a quote from Steve Nguyen working at Yammer). It helps to have some known spaces like Yammer. Yammer can be a great tool.

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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. Microsoft announced early availability of Office 365 Video earlier today, ticking off an action point for something promised at the SharePoint Conference in March.

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Social Media for Training Departments in Companies

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Yammer for adhoc training and Q&A. I was invited to speak on social media in the Enterprise by Cadre eLearning to a group of corporate training people. Here are the slides for them. Training departments and social media. View more presentations from Laurel Papworth. The diagrams I used are on Flickr.

Thoughts About The Future of SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

There’s also a separate home page experience for Yammer. Yammer allows you to follow people and see their recent updates. Some 12 hours ago (4.30am New Zealand time) I joined Microsoft’s live broadcast of its Future of SharePoint event. A few select people were actually in San Francisco for the event, and apparently 16,999 people joined me in watching the live online feed of the event.

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Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

When you are talking about using Twitter and Yammer (a single twitter tool) within your organization is therefore important to do this in the context of your learning theory. I often have conversations about the role of social media in learning processes.

New Report: Distributing Team and Organisational Updates with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Yammer. My book Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365 examines eight core opportunities for using Office 365 to improve day-to-day work activities. Last week I published the first of the advanced scenarios for using Office 365 – Distributing Team and Organisational Updates.

Productivity Roadshow in March 2015, with ShareThePoint in New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

See a demonstration of other tools that enhance the way you work; Yammer, OneNote, Lync, OneDrive and Office. Debbie Ireland and members of her team at ShareThePoint are touring the country with a SharePoint roadshow in March. The team will be running two hour seminars in 15 cities. Here’s the schedule: Introductions (5 minutes). ?Brief Brief introduction and overview of session. ? ?What What does moving to the cloud mean for your business? (20 20 minutes). ?What

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Thoughts About The Future of SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

There’s also a separate home page experience for Yammer. Yammer allows you to follow people and see their recent updates. Some 12 hours ago (4.30am New Zealand time) I joined Microsoft’s live broadcast of its Future of SharePoint event. A few select people were actually in San Francisco for the event, and apparently 16,999 people joined me in watching the live online feed of the event.

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Making social learning practical: the LOSmakers event

Joitske Hulsebosch

Let me help the non-Dutchies: She talks about 4 important insights they gained from the market and the twittercoaches: Make use of known tooling, for instance Twitter or Yammer in organization where there are experiences with Yammer.

The influence of social media for learning - technology is more than just a means to a goal

Joitske Hulsebosch

At Rijkswaterstaat in the Netherlands Yammer was successfully introduced for knowledge sharing between departments. Thus, a policy was developed with input from everyone on Yammer.

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Re-Imagining Effective Work (aka Digital Transformation) – What Is This?

Michael Sampson - Currents

– for holding discussions, use a Yammer Group for team or project discussions around a common theme. One of my key themes is called Re-Imagine Effective Work to Transform Possibilities to Realities , which I describe this way: Taking a wide view of the business world reveals many challengers to current industry business models, often fuelled by new technological innovations that are creatively applied to overturn entrenched players.

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Belonging to an Open Network

Michael Sampson - Currents

Enterprise social tools, such as Yammer, Jive, or IBM Connections, provide ways of expanding your network within your organization. Writing on Medium, Michael explores the power of an open network as a contributor to career success , and uses it to analyse what made Steve Jobs so successful.

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Opening Keynote at the SharePoint Conference in Auckland

Michael Sampson - Currents

But – it can be a bit grey, dull, boring, and unchanging. - … also a great user of Yammer; can attach conversations to a knowledge centre using hashtags. Day one of the SharePoint Conference in Auckland is kicking off, with a two-hour Microsoft keynote.

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7 Levels of Social Media Engagement

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

There are plans to set up an internal blog, wiki, collaborative knowledge management system, Yammer. There are seven stages to social media engagement from shallow monitoring to deep peer to peer economies. How deep is the rabbit hole of social media?

Does Social Business Help or Hinder Findability?

Michael Sampson - Currents

The widely used mix of Yammer and Sharepoint, which makes sense because microblogging eases the pain to get cross talk compared to document-sharing which is the upbringing of the Sharepoint platform. Simple things as sharing links from Sharepoint into useful URL’s that engage people in conversations on the cross talk channel (Yammer), or populate the mySite features with a blend of contribution in either platform. Not only a silo appearance in a building block from Yammer.