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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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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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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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. ,

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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Linking Files and Notes in Yammer with Office 365 (read SharePoint)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft is making progress in the long awaited alignment between Yammer and Office 365. We don’t yet have the ability to use a SharePoint document library in a Yammer Group, but you can create and save Office documents into the Yammer Files tool. Ultimately the files tool should just be the SharePoint document library that’s associated with the Office 365 group of which Yammer is a part as well.

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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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Notes on “Integrating Yammer with SharePoint” (Elaine van Bergen and Chris O’Connor)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the session before lunch, Elaine and Chris are talking about the integration between Yammer and SharePoint. Some notes: - integration between Office 365 and Yammer today, is an across the top link to Yammer. There is also a Yammer conversations pane available in Office 365 for Office Apps. Need to click a second time to search in Yammer. out-of-the-box can add “Yammer Feed” to a SharePoint site.

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(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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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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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

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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. 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.

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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.

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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.

Your Community's Gem Is Lurking Right Over There | Yammer Blog


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Internal micro-blogging for knowledge sharing within a department

Joitske Hulsebosch

I interviewed him about the use of Yammer as an internal microblogging tool. To ensure that people regularly visit Quagga and see what happens, we have put in Yammer. Yammer is a internal sort of Twitter. Yammer has been played the role of an internal Twitter.

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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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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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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"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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(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.

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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A Myriad of Microblogging Options…

Collaborative Thinking

The Microblogging world just got more complicated with Yammer winning the Pop Idol/American Idol style knock out ‘TechCrunch 50” competition, in which “52 of the best startups launched their products in front of the industry’s most influential venture capitalists, corporations, fellow entrepreneurs, and press”, along with a substantial audience and live feeds of sessions on

Social Software Market Keeps Growing

Portals and KM

A number of large and small companies are making big bets on social business through acquisitions like Microsft’s purchase of Yammer and IBM’s extensive acquisition strategy (see IBM's Mike Rhodin on the Convergence of Social Business, Analytics and Commerce ). Rounding out the top 10 were Mzinga, Lithium, Yammer, NewsGator, and VMware. I guess Microsoft was feeling left out so they picked up Yammer.

Why 90% of Organisations would NOT Survive a Digital Disruption

Governance in a Networked World

For Email and Lync the number grows to around 32%, but close to 70% for Yammer. When we look at the cross discipline interactions we can see the percentages for outside the core discipline are higher, but Yammer is still the highest at 65%. Really?

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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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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.

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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.

Atlassian Confluence 4.0 is Coming

Michael Sampson - Currents

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. Atlassian announced some of the upcoming features in the next version of Confluence , its enterprise wiki and collaboration tool. New capabilities include: - a new and simpler Wiki editor, including better macro capabilities.

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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Just thinking…

Chris Collison

It’s the domain of knowledge jams on Jive and Yammer, questions to our Twitter networks. Is it true that the best things come in small packages when it comes to knowledge? I came across this helpful framework for thinking about the way we approach the packaging and sharing of knowledge.

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Staff Persona Avatars: Social Media, Big Data and Employer Branding

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Those who have done my Yammer content and engagement course, how would staff avatars/personas help you craft your comms messages in a more targeted way? Would you use big data tools that analyse social media to identify your perfect job and ditch unsuitale jobs?

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Communicating Diagonally: New Value Pathways via Enterprise Social Networking?

Governance in a Networked World

One of the keystone value claims for implementing an Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) platform like Yammer, Jive or IBM Connect is facilitating horizontal communication paths across the enterprise.

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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." Metalogix released a migration tool for shifting blogs and wikis to SharePoint. Moves blog and wiki content to SharePoint; supports Google Blogger, WordPress, Telligent, Confluence, and Wikimedia. Supports SharePoint 2007 and 2010. Available immediately. -

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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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News from the SharePoint Conference 2012

Michael Sampson - Currents

Nintex Integrates with Yammer. Nintex announced that its workflow product now integrates with Yammer. By leveraging Nintex Yammer integration, users can finally drive business processes and manage tasks directly within social media channels. IT administrators can also create Yammer users and populate profiles as part of an automated employee onboarding processes, and manage the creation of groups and membership based on organizational changes. Yammer.

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The ultimate Knowledge Management recipe?

Chris Collison

This action of discovery-broadcast-sign posting reminds me of the way in which organisations are using micro-broadcast tools like Yammer. I grew up in Devon, (south west England), surrounded by fields and sheep.

Improving Personal Capability to Embrace New Ideas

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ask a question in Yammer, not in email. We held a push-up competition several years ago at my house. Some of my sons could easily do 20 push-ups, but one in particular couldn’t do any (he was … 7?). “Dad, I can’t even do one” he said to me.

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10 options for implementing a KM strategy

Chris Collison

Last week I had the pleasure of providing my final virtual webinar for the first of the UN’s KM Online blended learning programme. Geoff Parcell and I have taken turns over the past 6 weeks.

Beware: BYOA May Rival BYOD as IT Issue

Portals and KM

Yammer got some its early users this way. There has been a lot of discussion about the BYOD movement (Bring Your Own Device) where people are getting their own smart phone and/or tablet. Well, I think the complementary to that may be just as big. This opinion is not based on any research, just a number of conversations I have had recently.

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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.

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