Yammer Blog articles https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/bg-p/YammerBlog Yammer Blog articles Wed, 27 Oct 2021 21:56:15 GMT YammerBlog 2021-10-27T21:56:15Z What’s new with Yammer – October 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/what-s-new-with-yammer-october-2021/ba-p/2838121 <P>This past month introduced a number of new capabilities for how you manage communities and conversations. Here’s a list of what’s new for Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Official Communities </STRONG></P> <P>We started to roll out the ability for network admins can now mark specific communities as official. Learn more about official communities and some best practices for setting up an official community program <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/official-communities-are-now-available-in-yammer/ba-p/2797033" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="oc 2.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316719i49571A96345708DB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="oc 2.png" alt="Official community" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Official community</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Restricted posts</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Restricted posting allows network admins to manage the conversations that take place in key communities in their network. A network admin can edit this setting in the community to restrict posting in certain communities.</P> <P>Once this setting is enabled, only community admins will have the ability to start a thread in the community while members can only reply and react to conversations.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Safety oc resitrcted no posting.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316730i0D304545A147E4FC/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Safety oc resitrcted no posting.png" alt="Restricted official community" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Restricted official community</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Instead of seeing the editing box at the top of the community, members will see <STRONG>Restricted </STRONG>next to the community's name. A restricted community has the same posting permissions within the Communities app in teams, SharePoint webparts and Outlook.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Restricted post.PNG" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316721i8462091799AD0175/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Restricted post.PNG" alt="Set up restrictive posts" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Set up restrictive posts</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To turn on restricted posting, follow the following steps:</P> <OL> <LI>Make network admin a community admin within the group</LI> <LI>Network admin goes to community settings and changes posting permissions to “Restricted”</LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Nested replies and related features</STRONG></P> <P>Recently we announced a variety of new features making conversations easier to manage and interact with. This list includes nested replies, deep-links, improved deletion behavior, and options for sorting community feeds. Check out the full details <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/nested-replies-are-now-available-in-yammer-conversations/ba-p/2757482" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here.</A> &nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MicrosoftTeams-image (5).png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316724iD6E6343B447A602E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="MicrosoftTeams-image (5).png" alt="Nested replies and other improvements to the conversation" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Nested replies and other improvements to the conversation</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New community header options in Yammer embed</STRONG></P> <P>To give users more context and ability to engage deeper with the feeds, we added the community's name, description, and ability to join/leave at the top of the community feeds by default. When clicked, the community's name will take users to the community page in Yammer.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Embed community.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316725i759BE8B708936270/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Embed community.PNG" alt="Customize Yammer communities with Embed" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Customize Yammer communities with Embed</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer admin toggle for mandatory notifications</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">We’ve made updates for Yammer admins to determine if the community admins&nbsp;can&nbsp;change announcement delivery options.&nbsp;Once&nbsp;this is checked, community admins&nbsp;can override individual user preference for delivery of essential announcements&nbsp;in that&nbsp;community.&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Learn more about&nbsp;sending Yammer&nbsp;announcements.</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Admin email notification changes.jpg" style="width: 522px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316731i0CE48D5CC516B89B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Admin email notification changes.jpg" alt="Edit email notifications from admin center in Yammer." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Edit email notifications from admin center in Yammer.</span></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Customize the icon for Communities app in Microsoft Teams</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">In the&nbsp;Microsoft&nbsp;Teams&nbsp;admin&nbsp;center,&nbsp;you&nbsp;can customize&nbsp;how the Communities&nbsp;app appears in the Teams app bar, such as the&nbsp;display name and&nbsp;app&nbsp;icon,&nbsp;to fit the branding of&nbsp;your Yammer network.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Customize Teams icon.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316727iD52636A24F67F845/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Customize Teams icon.PNG" alt="Customize icon in Microsoft Teams" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Customize icon in Microsoft Teams</span></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New layout and updates to the conversations SharePoint web part&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">An updated version of&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">the</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Yammer Conversations Web Part</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;for SharePoint</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>is&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>currently</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;rolling out.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">This version will include</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;3 new&nbsp;ways to configure the web part including&nbsp;a&nbsp;new horizontal layout,&nbsp;a&nbsp;new filter option to show only Questions or All Conversations, and&nbsp;the&nbsp;option to show or hide the Yammer publisher.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="SharePoint Web Part v3-GIF.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316860i1D243C246E26AC83/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="SharePoint Web Part v3-GIF.gif" alt="Updates to the Yammer conversations webpart" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Updates to the Yammer conversations webpart</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>"See" you at Ignite!</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW221408575 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW221408575 BCX8">We are excited for these updates and can’t wait to share more with you at Ignite!&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><A class="Hyperlink SCXW221408575 BCX8" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><SPAN class="TextRun Underlined SCXW221408575 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW221408575 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Register for&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW221408575 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">I</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW221408575 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">gnite today&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></A></SPAN>and be sure to register for <A href="#" target="_self">Culture and communications: Explore Viva Connections, SharePoint, and Yammer</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW221408575 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW221408575 BCX8">Stay tuned for more Yammer updates.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW221408575 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></P> Wed, 13 Oct 2021 19:49:16 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/what-s-new-with-yammer-october-2021/ba-p/2838121 YammerTeam 2021-10-13T19:49:16Z Official communities are now available in Yammer https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/official-communities-are-now-available-in-yammer/ba-p/2797033 <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop" data-ccp-charstyle-defn="{&quot;ObjectId&quot;:&quot;ebc783d0-9e3e-49f3-a1f5-3a5ac700409c|90&quot;,&quot;ClassId&quot;:1073872969,&quot;Properties&quot;:[134233614,&quot;true&quot;,201340122,&quot;1&quot;,469775450,&quot;eop&quot;,469778129,&quot;eop&quot;,469778324,&quot;Default Paragraph Font&quot;]}">Official communities are<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">designated communities</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">to ask questions&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">and get answers, to<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">connect and learn from others.</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">When communities are marked as official,<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">they<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">create legitimacy</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">build</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>trust</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">over the conversations and content share</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">d.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">N</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun CommentStart SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">etwork admins</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">&nbsp;can now</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">designate official communities in your organization.</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW156134622 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="oc 2.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/315043iD63E17B07E8B6054/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="oc 2.png" alt="Official Yammer community" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Official Yammer community</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW45239492 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW45239492 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop" data-ccp-charstyle-defn="{&quot;ObjectId&quot;:&quot;ebc783d0-9e3e-49f3-a1f5-3a5ac700409c|90&quot;,&quot;ClassId&quot;:1073872969,&quot;Properties&quot;:[134233614,&quot;true&quot;,201340122,&quot;1&quot;,469775450,&quot;eop&quot;,469778129,&quot;eop&quot;,469778324,&quot;Default Paragraph Font&quot;]}">O</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW45239492 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">fficial communities<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW45239492 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">offer a way to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW45239492 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">guide&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW45239492 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">employees to<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW45239492 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">the<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW45239492 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">correct&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW45239492 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">communities<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW45239492 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">when they are searching for answers</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW45239492 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>by using a familiar<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW45239492 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="eop">‘verified’ icon represented by a check mark.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW45239492 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="HR OC Search.png" style="width: 632px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/315046i2140117FBF4D5B01/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="HR OC Search.png" alt="Official community search results" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Official community search results</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Many organizations&nbsp;already create&nbsp;and manage communities in this way, but&nbsp;this update allows&nbsp;admins to officially&nbsp;designate&nbsp;and mark these communities.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Here are some examples of how customers are using official communities today:&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Managed:&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Actively monitored and managed by a person or a team of dedicated community managers / corporate communicators / business admins.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Company-wide:&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Relevant for most people across the company / region / organization.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Strategic:&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Drives business value or is vital in building company culture</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Open:&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Anyone can join and participate in the conversation.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">How to&nbsp;set a community as an&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><I><SPAN data-contrast="none">official</SPAN></I></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;community:</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Only Yammer network admins&nbsp;can mark existing&nbsp;communities official in their network. To&nbsp;do this, follow these steps:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:1,&quot;335551620&quot;:1,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <OL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="none">In the community, click on the&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">More Options&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">ellipses.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="none">Under the&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Network admin&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">options, click&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Mark Official Community.</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="none">The badge will appear next to the&nbsp;community's&nbsp;name.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </OL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="mark as off.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/315049i1B5CC727930E59C9/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="mark as off.PNG" alt="Admins can set community as official" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Admins can set community as official</span></span></P> <H3 aria-level="2">&nbsp;</H3> <H3 aria-level="2">&nbsp;</H3> <H3 aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Tip:&nbsp;Create an&nbsp;official&nbsp;community&nbsp;program&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H3> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">As this feature rolls out, we’d encourage your&nbsp;organization to&nbsp;put&nbsp;some thought behind an&nbsp;official&nbsp;communities'&nbsp;program&nbsp;to&nbsp;determine what constitutes&nbsp;the criteria and process for a community to be designated an official community.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Will your organization have&nbsp;engagement,&nbsp;membership,&nbsp;or admin requirements for an official community? How will that community measure success? Where do new hires learn about the&nbsp;official&nbsp;communities?&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Below, we&nbsp;have&nbsp;outlined some best practices&nbsp;for&nbsp;setting up a program for your Yammer network below.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Get a baseline.&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Before you start going down&nbsp;the&nbsp;list of existing communities,&nbsp;here is&nbsp;a few&nbsp;questions to&nbsp;use to build out the criteria for&nbsp;the&nbsp;official community program…&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="none">What are the communities that you would reference in your network as&nbsp;fundamental&nbsp;to your&nbsp;organization's&nbsp;culture and business?</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="none">What are the communities that you would recommend for new&nbsp;employees?&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="none">What are the communities who have active and engaged community managers?</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="none">What are the communities that have clear leadership support?</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="none">What are the communities that are strategic to building company culture?</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Using these communities as a starting point, you can&nbsp;leverage&nbsp;community managers&nbsp;to help&nbsp;build a baseline for&nbsp;expectations&nbsp;for engagement, membership, and rules of the program.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Determine&nbsp;official community&nbsp;guidelines.</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Once the qualifications for an official&nbsp;community have been determined,&nbsp;publish&nbsp;a clear&nbsp;definition&nbsp;as a&nbsp;reference point&nbsp;for&nbsp;existing and future community owners.&nbsp;Typically, this&nbsp;statement&nbsp;will capture&nbsp;the purpose and guidelines of&nbsp;the&nbsp;program.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">For example,&nbsp;</SPAN><I><SPAN data-contrast="none">“Official Yammer communities created at a company-level&nbsp;need to&nbsp;encourage&nbsp;broad&nbsp;communication and collaboration to build company culture.”</SPAN></I><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="OC at MSFT.PNG" style="width: 539px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/315050i0DCF2A96722E1FD7/image-dimensions/539x484?v=v2" width="539" height="484" role="button" title="OC at MSFT.PNG" alt="OC at MSFT.PNG" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Publish a&nbsp;form to request&nbsp;an&nbsp;official&nbsp;community&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Create a form that lists the criteria and have interested community managers submit their communities to become official communities.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Use this&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">template</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;to&nbsp;customize this to fit your organization’s&nbsp;needs.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Determine the&nbsp;official&nbsp;community&nbsp;review&nbsp;process.&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Define when official communities will be reviewed. Is it on a monthly / quarterly / annual basis?&nbsp;How frequently will you add new&nbsp;official&nbsp;communities?&nbsp;What happens to&nbsp;communities&nbsp;that fall below the threshold of engagement expectation?&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">As you create the official community review process,&nbsp;remember to&nbsp;establish&nbsp;a&nbsp;simple&nbsp;baseline for your&nbsp;communities.&nbsp;Official communities&nbsp;will evolve&nbsp;at your organization. You may need to step in and offer guidance if&nbsp;engagement isn’t as expected, or to revisit the need for that community to be marked as official.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Evaluate&nbsp;ongoing&nbsp;official&nbsp;community&nbsp;engagement.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Official communities may naturally set the bar for engagement in your network.&nbsp;Help&nbsp;community managers keep momentum or create new content or campaigns to continue to engage the community.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Create a community for these community owners to collect ideas and share best practices.&nbsp;Determine if&nbsp;there is a metric&nbsp;that&nbsp;an official community&nbsp;needs to maintain, and what&nbsp;actions to take if it&nbsp;falls below&nbsp;those guidelines.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Get the word out.&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Create a list of official communities that are recommended&nbsp;for&nbsp;new hires.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Determine&nbsp;essential&nbsp;business partners that&nbsp;need&nbsp;official communities.&nbsp;For example,&nbsp;company-wide&nbsp;initiatives, events, product launches, or specific leaders may&nbsp;require&nbsp;their own official communities.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW139446862 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW139446862 BCX8">Check out more community and adoption resources at the <A href="#" target="_self">Yammer Adoption Resource center.&nbsp;</A></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW139446862 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW139446862 BCX8">Follow us at Ignite for more news and updates for&nbsp;Yammer.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW139446862 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Sun, 10 Oct 2021 23:49:42 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/official-communities-are-now-available-in-yammer/ba-p/2797033 debbiemotilewa 2021-10-10T23:49:42Z Nested replies are now available in Yammer conversations https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/nested-replies-are-now-available-in-yammer-conversations/ba-p/2757482 <P>Conversations are essential to healthy communities. Discovering and participating in conversations happening across your organization keeps employees connected and engaged.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Today, we are thrilled to announce the general availability of nested replies and related features that will make Yammer conversations fundamentally better. By grouping replies together in a way that preserves context around these discussions, this makes it easier for you to follow and engage deeper in conversation.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Nested replies and threaded conversations help users organize, follow, and contribute more effectively, and it’s been a top customer request ever since the new Yammer landed last year. <SPAN>We wanted to approach this problem thoughtfully, not just because it involved several complex engineering problems, but because we wanted to make sure, we were improving the entire conversational experience holistically.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>But we didn’t stop there. Now it is easier for you to navigate to content that triggered a notification without having to unroll multiple threads. By giving you different ways to organize your feed, it’s easier to consume feeds in your communities and stay on top of the conversations you care about. To this end, we are also improving the way a message can be deleted, so that there is no loss of context around deleted content.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Below is a deeper look at the changes that are now available in Yammer web and mobile.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Nested replies demo tenant GIF.gif" style="width: 785px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313347i238FCC4E17F28265/image-dimensions/785x442?v=v2" width="785" height="442" role="button" title="Nested replies demo tenant GIF.gif" alt="Nested replies demo tenant GIF.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Nested replies</STRONG>: Yammer will now have one level deep nesting available in conversations, so that users can reply directly to a reply within a conversation. This helps organize the conversations and improves readability.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MicrosoftTeams-image (14).png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313410i4B00E41E39A88602/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="MicrosoftTeams-image (14).png" alt="MicrosoftTeams-image (14).png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Deep-linking</STRONG>: If you get notified about a conversation, deep-linking brings you directly to the message so you can quickly react and respond.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MicrosoftTeams-image (12).png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313406i628F24EB3AF30F35/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="MicrosoftTeams-image (12).png" alt="MicrosoftTeams-image (12).png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Delete message:</STRONG> Yammer allows you to delete content while preserving the context around the discussion. Now, the deleted comment will be replaced by a tombstone message showing that a message <EM>has been deleted.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MicrosoftTeams-image (11).png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313407i4900362EB487501D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="MicrosoftTeams-image (11).png" alt="MicrosoftTeams-image (11).png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Feed sorting:</STRONG> This update allows you to sort the community feed to show the recent posts first, so you can scan new messages quickly to stay up to date. Please note this change will only be available on the web for now.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MicrosoftTeams-image (13).png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313409iB67F5317E8C88B1E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="MicrosoftTeams-image (13).png" alt="MicrosoftTeams-image (13).png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>General availability starts now!</STRONG></P> <P>Nested replies and related features are starting to rollout today on both web and mobile and should be available to all users globally soon.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Learn more about how to use each of these features:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Create and use Nested Replies<BR /></A><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Deletion Messages</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Deeplinking through notifications</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sorting Community Feeds</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Early customer feedback </STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P>Some of our customers had these features early and here’s the feedback they shared about the experience of the new conversation model.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Customer saying about conversation models.PNG" style="width: 614px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313346i86946A6E5839F3D6/image-dimensions/614x456?v=v2" width="614" height="456" role="button" title="Customer saying about conversation models.PNG" alt="Customer saying about conversation models.PNG" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>What’s next?</STRONG></P> <P>We are continuously improving Yammer conversations to make creation and consumption of content more intuitive and engaging. As always, we are listening to your feedback and are excited about learning from you about how to make Yammer Conversations even better! Join the community to connect with the team.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Author:</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><BR /><SPAN><EM>Trisharti&nbsp;Ghosh is a Product Manager at&nbsp;Microsoft,&nbsp;and is focusing on&nbsp;conversations in Yammer. </EM></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 01 Oct 2021 19:40:59 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/nested-replies-are-now-available-in-yammer-conversations/ba-p/2757482 trisharti 2021-10-01T19:40:59Z Yammer Customer Best Practice and Brainstorm – Episode Three: Sticky Situations https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-customer-best-practice-and-brainstorm-episode-three/ba-p/2779720 <P>In case you missed it, we gathered with customers from across the globe to have a conversation about Yammer best practices for dealing with difficult conversations in your Yammer network. We worked through a variety of&nbsp;real-life&nbsp;scenarios&nbsp;that customers brought to the table with&nbsp;the results. We learned from&nbsp;each other's&nbsp;experiences and gained&nbsp;some&nbsp;new&nbsp;insights that we can bring back to the different organizations using Yammer.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Take a listen to the recording and catch up on the main points below.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; min-width: 320px;"><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RWLTqU?autoplay=false" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;" class="video-iframe" title="”Yammer" customer="" best="" practice="" and="" brainstorm="" episode="" 3="" -="" sticky="" situations=""></IFRAME></DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>1. Real life scenarios for dealing&nbsp;difficult conversations on Yammer…what you would do?&nbsp;</STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <UL class="lia-list-style-type-disc"> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="2">There’s no silver bullet when dealing with these situations. It will require some nuance depending on the topic and the people involved.&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="2">Are leaders involved and engaged?&nbsp;When leaders are participating&nbsp;it’s&nbsp;sort of like having chaperones present.</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="2">If a user feels&nbsp;embarrassed,&nbsp;they might try self-regulating behaviors –&nbsp;like&nbsp;deleting&nbsp;their own&nbsp;post, but that might not always be the right thing to do…</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="2">These opportunities&nbsp;could be a&nbsp;chance to remind people:&nbsp; <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI>Their purpose at their organization</LI> <LI>What the policy is for their use of Yammer</LI> <LI>What your employment policy is</LI> <LI>Assuming positive intent</LI> <LI>Recap&nbsp;core values of the organizational</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Wingdings" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="3">Could be an opportunity for mediation&nbsp;if necessary</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Wingdings" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="3">Community needs to know someone else is paying attention and doing something</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="2">Close the loop on the conversation, what do you do/say and what you don’t do/say also makes a difference.</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="2">Sometimes you’ll need to pull in people outside of Yammer to help diffuse&nbsp;situation, like HR, another subject matter expert, etc.&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="2">Use the product&nbsp;to help and to provide&nbsp;clear guidelines of expectations: <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="2"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Use&nbsp;the&nbsp;Yammer&nbsp;usage policy for the network wide&nbsp;community</A>, sample is included in this support documentation</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="2"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Report&nbsp;conversation workflow</A>&nbsp;–&nbsp;lots of details included in this support document and good ideas for using a distribution</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="2">Edit Update Info box to include rules of engagement&nbsp;for the specific community</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="2">Handling different&nbsp;perspective, honoring the different perspectives. <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="2">Humor, sarcasm,&nbsp;hard to translate digitally, in print</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="2">Understanding&nbsp;cultures norms&nbsp;that may differ</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="2">Customer created a pinned post in the All Company feed … “Do you really want to share this?” <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="2">Included a simple checklist of best practices for what to share</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="2">Create&nbsp;campaign, training to educate about a few questions&nbsp;to have a guideline of what to post</LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>2. How do you deal with the&nbsp;younger&nbsp;generation, lots of turn over, using Yammer?&nbsp;</STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <UL class="lia-list-style-type-disc"> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="2">Training, examples of what to share, and expectations.</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="2">Leaders can act like chaperones with their&nbsp;presence, by engaging, interaction.&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="2"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KFC Australia&nbsp;– Case Study</A>;&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Engaging Teens on Yammer.</A>&nbsp;&nbsp; <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="2">Enable store managers, champions</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="2">Very specific with the culture they instill through Yammer</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="2">Change&nbsp;or&nbsp;set the town in your Yammer network to model the types of behaviors you want people to see</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="2">Lots of competition between the stores</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="2">A lot of&nbsp;regional&nbsp;leaders&nbsp;who would post&nbsp;pictures of their stores, that level of activity&nbsp;encourages the behavior that you’d want to see in a participatory way</LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>3. Polarizing topics –&nbsp;what do you do&nbsp;when the model of&nbsp;negative conversation becomes&nbsp;the norm for your community?</STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <UL class="lia-list-style-type-disc"> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="2">“Refresh”&nbsp;or reset&nbsp;the&nbsp;community's acceptable&nbsp;and expected&nbsp;behaviors.&nbsp; <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="2">For example,&nbsp;when a community that has a topic that keeps resurfacing to the topic, keeping the integrity of the community,&nbsp;share what the community purpose is, why they are there,&nbsp;and what will happen if they continue to see behavior that doesn’t meet the expectations.&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P><U>Customer Example</U>: Transport for London&nbsp;</P> <UL class="lia-list-style-type-disc"> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="2">Often&nbsp;they&nbsp;don’t typically step into&nbsp;conversation, but&nbsp;connect people to the right people&nbsp;to address&nbsp;the difficult&nbsp;conversation&nbsp;and close the loop on Yammer.&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="2">One or two people&nbsp;have&nbsp;taken&nbsp;it too far,&nbsp;the community manager reached out to have the member&nbsp;remove or re-word.&nbsp;Community manager will step into the conversation and explain about how the house rules were broken and post a follow up.&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="2">Open and Collaborative as far as possible – to refresh specific threads.&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <P><U>Customer&nbsp;Example</U>: Siemens&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <UL class="lia-list-style-type-disc"> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Wingdings" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="3">Yammer community increased&nbsp;exponentially&nbsp;overnight, difficult time and lot of complaints via Yammer.&nbsp;&nbsp; <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Wingdings" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="3">Answered ALL the questions&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Wingdings" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="3">Did not delete</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Wingdings" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="3">Tried&nbsp;to be as transparent as possible</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Wingdings" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="3">Some complaints were&nbsp;offensive&nbsp;–&nbsp;so they share some guidelines about posting… we have the possibility to delete the post.&nbsp; <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Wingdings" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="3">They’ve only had to delete one, they reached out the person directly to coach them</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Wingdings" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="3">The answers turned the complaints into a positive conversation, pushed to the top, the first impressions&nbsp;impacted the&nbsp;future of&nbsp;the community.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Example Customer - Siemens - Positive conversation.png" style="width: 487px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313796i43E223E75BFEEDF8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Example Customer - Siemens - Positive conversation.png" alt="Example Customer - Siemens - Positive conversation.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto"><U>Customer Example</U>: Cerner</SPAN>&nbsp;</P> <UL class="lia-list-style-type-disc"> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">“Refresh”&nbsp;a community – changed the direction that the community was headed, the&nbsp;Office 365&nbsp;Yammer&nbsp;community –&nbsp;moved from one product to another, many&nbsp;complaints, short timelines,&nbsp;essentially&nbsp;they “moved&nbsp;everyone’s cheese.”&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">A lot of reactiveness about the product, and everyone piling onto threads</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Conversations started to even become “shadow IT”&nbsp;and&nbsp;they would share about&nbsp;ways to circumvent the&nbsp;changes…</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Community owners decided to be <EM>proactive</EM> instead of <EM>reactive</EM> by establishing an editorial calendar.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Instead of waiting for something bad to come in, they flooded the feed with positive interactions and behaviors&nbsp;that they wanted to see from others</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">They could then OWN the message for the community&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">They posted “Did you know”&nbsp;videos to&nbsp;create buzz and excitement&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">They began humanizing the community by having their IT team on camera for live events:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL class="lia-list-style-type-square"> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Tip videos that&nbsp;connected faces to names&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Ask the experts, two-way&nbsp;dialogue</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Included&nbsp;Yammer Q&amp;A</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Turnaround the&nbsp;community,&nbsp;the owners and team felt the&nbsp;appreciation, fed a lot of morale back into the community team.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>4. Any tools that could be added&nbsp;to help monitor these types of situations?</STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <UL class="lia-list-style-type-disc"> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="2">Monitor conversations –&nbsp;edit&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">keyword monitoring,</A> close a conversation, and report conversations&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="2">Sentiment analysis&nbsp; <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="2">Think about the escalation process and how&nbsp;do&nbsp;your community admins know about the process?&nbsp; <UL class="lia-list-style-type-square"> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="2"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Report Conversation</A>&nbsp;workflow&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="2">Determine who from HR,&nbsp;Security, Technology, Legal,&nbsp;and who are the people at your company&nbsp;that can get included to&nbsp;act&nbsp;on the post&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="2">Create a distribution or Teams channel that&nbsp;act&nbsp;as the front line and the people can respond quickly&nbsp;about&nbsp;it to jump on and&nbsp;act&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="2">Most&nbsp;conversations that get&nbsp;reported,&nbsp;were that someone disagreed with&nbsp;the poster, not necessarily inappropriate&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="2">Revisit&nbsp;the process&nbsp;yearly, to review what has happened and if the process needs to be adjusted&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="Courier New" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="2">Often times&nbsp;when people go&nbsp;<EM>way</EM>&nbsp;out of bounds,&nbsp;its&nbsp;usually&nbsp;a known&nbsp;person, if&nbsp;you are partnering with&nbsp;HR,&nbsp;they could help&nbsp;mediate the conversation quickly</LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">5. How is Yammer supporting the goals and the mission of the organization?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL class="lia-list-style-type-disc"> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">London Underground extended&nbsp;two new stations, and they interviewed people and lots of photos&nbsp;and experiences of the first train ride, video their journey and everyone posted it on Yammer, very&nbsp;coordinated&nbsp;approach, using a hashtag, across the SharePoint too, lots of interactions and posts.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">When it is time to step away and recharge for your employees, appropriate&nbsp;time to step away from&nbsp;Yammer, so it’s important that Yammer supports the wellness, health, mindfulness, and culture of your organization.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Related Resources:&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/learn-how-to-create-sentiment-analysis-for-yammer-conversations/ba-p/330407" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn how to create sentiment analysis for Yammer conversations with no custom code - Microsoft Tech Community</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/building-trust-through-pet-pics-are-you-barking-mad/ba-p/353752" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Building trust through pet pics? Are you barking mad?! - Microsoft Tech Community</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Report a Yammer conversation overview - Yammer | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yammer Guide to Community Management</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW227641158 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW227641158 BCX8" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">Thanks for joining us! Stay tuned for more customer conversations in the coming months. </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW227641158 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Thu, 30 Sep 2021 16:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-customer-best-practice-and-brainstorm-episode-three/ba-p/2779720 YammerTeam 2021-09-30T16:00:00Z Yammer explained: How the feed works https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-explained-how-the-feed-works/ba-p/2757489 <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">The&nbsp;Yammer home&nbsp;feed&nbsp;drives discovery and engagement across communities in a network. The feed&nbsp;relies on algorithms to determine which posts are the most relevant to you.&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Every person’s&nbsp;home&nbsp;feed is different,&nbsp;because&nbsp;we all care about different things.&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">The Yammer&nbsp;home feed algorithm scans all Yammer messages that are available to you every time you visit&nbsp;the&nbsp;feed, personalizes&nbsp;the experience&nbsp;and&nbsp;helps&nbsp;you find the conversations that are relevant to you.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">And depending on&nbsp;how active and&nbsp;the size of your network,&nbsp;the&nbsp;number&nbsp;of conversations&nbsp;may be overwhelming, especially to new members.&nbsp;So, how does Yammer help you find the posts that are particularly relevant to you?&nbsp;What impacts the feed and how can you help influence what is delivered?&nbsp;Let’s take a closer look...&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">What impacts the feed?&nbsp;</SPAN></H4> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer looks at who you follow and what Yammer communities you’ve joined. Yammer also looks at the conversations happening across your&nbsp;entire network. The more&nbsp;signals&nbsp;you&nbsp;provide to Yammer, the better job we can do at recommending content&nbsp;you care about.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">People and communities.&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Whenever you visit the Yammer&nbsp;home&nbsp;feed, we get a list of all&nbsp;the&nbsp;of&nbsp;people you engage with most frequently. These are the people that you interact with in Yammer,&nbsp;Outlook,&nbsp;Microsoft&nbsp;Teams, or other&nbsp;Microsoft&nbsp;365 tools.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">We&nbsp;also&nbsp;pull the list of communities you&nbsp;participate in. For example, if you visit a community, or reply to a post from that community, then we increase the "affinity score" between you and that community.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Collectively, we use a list of the closest people and the top communities and pull all the conversations from those two groups.&nbsp;We examine each&nbsp;conversation&nbsp;and pass them through our machine learning model.&nbsp;For example,&nbsp;communities&nbsp;with more participation&nbsp;receive&nbsp;a&nbsp;different weight for the algorithm. We&nbsp;also&nbsp;look at information regarding the user who posted&nbsp;the conversation. For example,&nbsp;how many followers does this user have, how much interaction&nbsp;you have&nbsp;with that&nbsp;person,&nbsp;or&nbsp;how active they are in the network.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Conversation attributes.&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Attributes such&nbsp;as&nbsp;who the author is, how long ago the message was posted, who replied,&nbsp;who&nbsp;reacted&nbsp;and how many people have reacted to&nbsp;the message are all examples&nbsp;of the ways we&nbsp;evaluate&nbsp;every conversation to determine its relevancy to you.&nbsp;&nbsp;Other&nbsp;contributing&nbsp;factors&nbsp;include&nbsp;whether your post includes&nbsp;pictures and videos&nbsp;or&nbsp;whether it is&nbsp;a poll or a question.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Impacts of the feed.PNG" style="width: 453px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/311864i7EF5F8CAA36DC2C7/image-dimensions/453x418?v=v2" width="453" height="418" role="button" title="Impacts of the feed.PNG" alt="Impacts of the feed.PNG" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">All of&nbsp;the&nbsp;posts&nbsp;are ranked&nbsp;based on&nbsp;relevancy&nbsp;and the likelihood that you’ll like or reply to them. Sometimes, these recommendations will make absolute sense to you because it’s a message from your boss, or your closest coworker.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">We&nbsp;add&nbsp;all these attributes into the machine learning ‘blender’, and&nbsp;return a prioritized list of conversations for your feed.&nbsp;Additionally, we&nbsp;will help&nbsp;you discover&nbsp;unseen&nbsp;content that is relevant.&nbsp;We think of it&nbsp;as&nbsp;expanding your peripheral vision.&nbsp;Eventually, you’ll begin to see posts from other communities and coworkers that derive from this prioritized list of relevant conversations.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4>&nbsp;</H4> <H4><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">What makes up the Yammer home feed?&nbsp;</SPAN></H4> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW81803315 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81803315 BCX8">Once we rank all threads from the communities you belong to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81803315 BCX8">and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81803315 BCX8">the people you follow, we remove any threads from communities&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81803315 BCX8">that&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81803315 BCX8">you have muted.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81803315 BCX8">If your network admin has chosen to feature a conversation, w</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81803315 BCX8">e&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81803315 BCX8">will&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81803315 BCX8">show you</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81803315 BCX8">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81803315 BCX8">that&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81803315 BCX8">“Featured Conversation”</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81803315 BCX8">&nbsp;near the top of your feed.</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81803315 BCX8">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81803315 BCX8">This is how we assemble the final feed that you see on your Yammer Home page.</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW81803315 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-left"><FONT size="5"><STRONG><SPAN class="EOP SCXW81803315 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">How we personalize your home feed</SPAN></STRONG></FONT></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><SPAN class="EOP SCXW81803315 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="What makes up the feed.png" style="width: 479px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/311865i6E35BC293E834C71/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="What makes up the feed.png" alt="This is a visual representation of how the Yammer feed is constructed." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">This is a visual representation of how the Yammer feed is constructed.</span></span></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>How do featured conversations rank in the feed? </STRONG>A featured conversation is a post that the community admin has boosted for a specific time window. If there is more than one featured conversation available to you, we will show the soonest-to-expire one.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>What about SharePoint News articles?</STRONG> We<SPAN> also include SharePoint News articles if there is one available to you. You can expect less than 1% of the feed with SharePoint news article.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>What else could show up in my feed?</STRONG> Recommendations for you to discover more people to follow or communities to join. We only show this module if we predict there is a high likelihood of you accepting our recommendations.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Yammer will also show you ranked trending content. This may be content you are not subscribed to, but Yammer thinks it could be interesting based on the high number of reactions a conversation is getting from many people across the org.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4>4 ways to improve your Yammer feed</H4> <P>The Yammer home feed relies on signals (previous actions you have taken) to understand what you find interesting. &nbsp;These are the actions you can take to influence the content in your feed.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL> <LI><STRONG>Join communities. </STRONG>Joining the right communities and leaving the ones you are not interested in helps improve recommendations.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Like or reply to posts that are interesting to you.</STRONG> Interacting with conversations you find engaging will help our algorithms learn about the content you care about.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Follow people. </STRONG>One of the strongest signals we use to rank content is whether you are following the author of the post or replies. In the coming months, we’ll be providing better ways for you to follow people in your network.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Mute communities.</STRONG> Muting a community will guarantee that you don’t see more posts from that community in your feed, unless the post is featured by the community admin.</LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We are constantly learning from you about how you use the feed. You can expect our feed relevancy to continue to improve over time.</P> <P>Stay tuned for more details as we continue fine tuning the Yammer feed for you.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>The Yammer feed FAQ</STRONG></H4> <OL> <LI><STRONG>Why if I scroll through the home feed, do I still see the unread messages in my communities? </STRONG><BR /><BR />The Yammer feed only includes messages that were posted in the last 30 days, so it can be the case that you have unseen messages that are 31 days or older in your communities.&nbsp;It could also be the case that you muted a community. Messages from that community won’t show in your feed, but you will still see these messages as unseen next to the community in your list of communities.</LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL start="2"> <LI><STRONG>Why can’t we just see a chronologically sorted feed?<BR /></STRONG>There is far more content available than we can ever consume. Therefore, the home feed uses an algorithm to help you rank all the content and sort it based on how relevant each post is to you.&nbsp;Even though we don’t sort the feed chronologically, the time since the message was posted is an important input when we rank content. We know that the timing of the content plays a big role in whether users engage with the post.</LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL start="3"> <LI><STRONG>Why do I see more than one Featured Conversation in my feed?<BR /></STRONG>Featured Conversations are posts that community admins can boost for a time window. If you belong to a community where an admin “Features” a conversation, then next time you go to your Home Feed you will see it in the second slot in your feed. However, there may be more than one featured conversation available. Near the top of your feed, we show the soonest-to-expire conversation. The next-to-expire featured conversation will also show near the top of your feed if you refresh your browser and so on until you run out of featured conversations that are available to you.</LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL start="4"> <LI><STRONG>I muted a community, why am I seeing posts from that community in my feed?<BR /></STRONG>The only reason you may see a post from a community you’ve muted is if the community admin featured a conversation. Given that the community admin has taken this very intentional action of boosting that conversation, we believe that it’s important for you to see it.</LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL start="5"> <LI><STRONG>I don’t know why I’m seeing a post in my feed if I’m not a part of that community nor do I follow this author?<BR /></STRONG>Yammer prioritizes content from communities you’ve joined or people you follow. We believe there is value in helping you discover conversations that might be relevant to you, but that you wouldn’t find otherwise. We’ve heard from our users that Yammer helps them expand their peripheral vision and discover discussions from people they don’t know or communities they don’t belong to. Based on previous interactions between you and other coworkers, Yammer can determine the affinity level between you and them. We try to help you discover these other Yammer members and content so that you are aware of what’s happening around you.</LI> </OL> <OL start="6"> <LI><STRONG>I see threads in my feed that are labeled “Recommended”. What does “Recommended” mean? Why was the conversation recommended to me?<BR /></STRONG>Today, recommended content includes posts from people you are close to but don’t necessarily follow. It could also include posts to which your closest coworkers commented. Finally, it also includes posts from communities you interact a lot with but you’re not a member of. We’re currently working on the recommended labels to make more specific explanations.</LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more in the support documentation.&nbsp;</A></P> Thu, 23 Sep 2021 01:37:09 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-explained-how-the-feed-works/ba-p/2757489 fernandomartinezovelar 2021-09-23T01:37:09Z The Yammer guide to internal communications https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-yammer-guide-to-internal-communications/ba-p/2680993 <P>The new Yammer&nbsp;has been designed&nbsp;to provide&nbsp;internal communicators with the tools to share, inform, and&nbsp;engage employees at the scale that modern enterprises require.&nbsp;&nbsp;If you are responsible for company-wide communications, executive communications for leaders, or manage communications for a specific group of people&nbsp;or virtual events, Yammer has you covered. Yammer has continued to deliver new features to help you create, share, and promote your content to maximize reach and visibility.&nbsp;And now,&nbsp;you can track insights to identify reach and&nbsp;understand the&nbsp;impact&nbsp;of your efforts. Here are some tips on how to use Yammer for better communication.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Yammer for Internal Communications - resized to 557px.PNG" style="width: 557px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/305447i53382034E88A065A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer for Internal Communications - resized to 557px.PNG" alt="Yammer for Internal Communications - resized to 557px.PNG" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG><SPAN style="color: inherit; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px;">Create company-wide&nbsp;communications&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG></H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Transform&nbsp;your&nbsp;All Company&nbsp;community.&nbsp;</STRONG>Communicators can take&nbsp;ownership of&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">All Company,</A>&nbsp;rename&nbsp;and&nbsp;rebrand&nbsp;it, and&nbsp;then&nbsp;restrict who can post&nbsp;there. You can use this space as a billboard by customizing the cover photo&nbsp;to&nbsp;highlight news, upcoming&nbsp;events,&nbsp;or&nbsp;important initiatives and campaigns.&nbsp;Edit&nbsp;the info box to include&nbsp;the&nbsp;rules of engagement on Yammer and pin important resources for your organization to have at their fingertips.&nbsp;You can also host&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">virtual events</A>&nbsp;directly from&nbsp;this community for&nbsp;all employees to attend and watch, giving you an easy to use tool for company townhalls.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Yammer for IC - All Company from a laptop.png" style="width: 557px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/305446i20E29802730D359D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer for IC - All Company from a laptop.png" alt="Yammer for IC - All Company from a laptop.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Ensure critical announcements get delivered.&nbsp;</STRONG>Extend the reach of your campaigns by announcing questions, praise,&nbsp;polls,&nbsp;and conversations.&nbsp;By using priority announcements, you can guarantee delivery of important messages by&nbsp;overriding&nbsp;individual user notification settings for them to receive an email notification.&nbsp;Learn how to do this&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Create&nbsp;and establish&nbsp;company-wide&nbsp;topics to support campaigns.</STRONG>&nbsp;Use&nbsp;<EM>topics&nbsp;</EM>to organize, curate, and connect knowledge across communities in Yammer. Use&nbsp;<EM>hashtags to&nbsp;</EM>support organic expression and internal campaigns as part of larger conversations in the organization. Understand the differences between <A href="#" target="_self">topics and hashtags here</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Resources:&nbsp;</STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="15" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Campaign Playbook</A></LI> </UL> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Create compelling leadership&nbsp;communications&nbsp;&nbsp;</STRONG></H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Host townhalls and virtual events within leadership communities.</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;Use&nbsp;Yammer to&nbsp;create two-way dialog between leaders and employees. Use this space for&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">virtual events</A>&nbsp;to broadcast company meetings and have real time Q&amp;A.&nbsp;&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/microsoft-virtual-employee-town-hall-playbook-a-step-by-step/ba-p/2703522" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn best practices from the team at&nbsp;Microsoft&nbsp;who uses Yammer to&nbsp;host Satya’s Nadella’s monthly employee town hall.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Yammer for IC - CEO Connection - Resized to 557px.png" style="width: 557px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/305448i4760E808BCD7CCA8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer for IC - CEO Connection - Resized to 557px.png" alt="Yammer for IC - CEO Connection - Resized to 557px.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Engage with conversations right from Outlook.&nbsp;</STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">React and respond</A>&nbsp;directly to conversations from Outlook&nbsp;via interactive emails. And coming soon, you’ll be able to&nbsp;participate&nbsp;in the leadership community directly from Outlook.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P data-unlink="true"><STRONG>Post on behalf of&nbsp;a leader.</STRONG>&nbsp;Working&nbsp;together&nbsp;with communicators, leaders can delegate posting on Yammer making it easy&nbsp;for leaders to start conversations. Yammer encourages two-way conversations, so be sure that messages posted on your behalf are authentic discussions.&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/post-on-behalf-of-in-yammer-is-generally-available/ba-p/2575726" target="_self">Learn some best practices and how to set up delegation in just a few clicks.</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Share short videos directly&nbsp;from the mobile app.&nbsp;</STRONG>Leaders can share a&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">short video</A>&nbsp;to&nbsp;share what’s on their mind and what they’ve been up to. You can annotate and upload your videos directly to Yammer or link them from other sources.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Additional resource</STRONG>:&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="14" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Leadership Engagement in Yammer</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="14" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">How to host a Live even in Yammer</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="14" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Townhall Event Playbook</A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <H2><STRONG><BR />Promote content in communities&nbsp;</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;</H2> <P>&nbsp;<BR /><STRONG>Featured Conversations in Yammer.</STRONG>&nbsp;Bring attention to important conversations by featuring a conversation&nbsp;for a certain length of time.&nbsp;When you&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">feature conversations</A>&nbsp;in&nbsp;Yammer, you will gain more traction, dialog,&nbsp;and awareness on specific discussions. Organizations can have multiple featured conversations at the same time.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Yammer for IC - Giving Campaign - Resized to 557px.PNG" style="width: 557px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/305450iE12218A3EBB5F0F8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer for IC - Giving Campaign - Resized to 557px.PNG" alt="Yammer for IC - Giving Campaign - Resized to 557px.PNG" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Pin important&nbsp;announcements and messages&nbsp;for community members. </STRONG>Keep vital community information front and center for employees by pinning it in Yammer.&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pin and unpin</A>&nbsp;conversations&nbsp;as new messages&nbsp;become relevant.&nbsp;You can pin any type of discussion posts, like questions, polls, and praise.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Use community&nbsp;cover photos as additional opportunities to promote your campaigns.&nbsp;</STRONG>With community cover photos, you&nbsp;can&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">customize&nbsp;the&nbsp;graphic</A>&nbsp;to&nbsp;include details about upcoming events,&nbsp;campaigns&nbsp;or information&nbsp;about the initiatives.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P data-unlink="true"><STRONG>Share the content with a target&nbsp;audience.</STRONG>&nbsp;Send announcements to specific audiences by using the share option.&nbsp; Track the reach of your message with conversation insights.&nbsp;See how&nbsp;Aon, a Microsoft customer, shared specific messages and gained a high traction for their training classes in this <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/customer-story-how-aon-pivoted-their-yammer-adoption-strategies/ba-p/2521220" target="_self">Customer Story blog post.</A>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Include&nbsp;Yammer conversations on&nbsp;other portals or&nbsp;websites for a one-stop shop for information.&nbsp;</STRONG><A href="#" target="_self">Add&nbsp;Yammer Conversations on&nbsp;SharePoint sites</A>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">embed Yammer feeds</A>&nbsp;directly into other webpages to make it easier for your community members to engage&nbsp;on Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Resources:&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="13" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cover photo&nbsp;preview template</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="13" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yammer image and file sizing guide</A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Engage with content and conversations directly&nbsp;</STRONG><BR />&nbsp;</H2> <P><STRONG>Keep up with the conversations in the community.&nbsp;</STRONG>Communities with active engagement and replies help build the connection between employees online.&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_self">Use filters</A>&nbsp;to see&nbsp;the unanswered questions and new conversations in the community. Keep the conversation going by&nbsp;replying to the original poster or&nbsp;connecting them with an expert who might know the answer. If a conversation would be better answered in a different community, you can also&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">move</A>&nbsp;the conversation.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Draw in experts to&nbsp;answer&nbsp;questions.</STRONG>&nbsp;Filter and respond to unanswered questions by <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">tagging</A>&nbsp;the correct person&nbsp;who can provide an answer.&nbsp;Community admins can also&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">mark an answer as Best Answer.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Yammer for IC - Best answer (vacation policy) - Resized to 557px.PNG" style="width: 557px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/305451i5B99C771FB8841D2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer for IC - Best answer (vacation policy) - Resized to 557px.PNG" alt="Yammer for IC - Best answer (vacation policy) - Resized to 557px.PNG" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Turn commenting on or off.&nbsp;</STRONG>Moderate conversations that have run their course by&nbsp;<A class="Hyperlink SCXW52598057 BCX8" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">closing comments</A>&nbsp;on a conversation. Don't worry, you have the ability to re-open the conversation at any time.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Measure the impact&nbsp;of&nbsp;communication&nbsp;efforts&nbsp;</STRONG></H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Track the conversation with insights.</STRONG>&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">New insights</A>&nbsp;give communicators the ability to see impressions, total views, click-through rates, and a breakdown of reactions on Yammer conversations. You’ll be able to see where and how the conversation was shared across the network.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Yammer for IC - Conversation Ingishts - Resized to 557px.png" style="width: 557px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/305452iFE6B45A1A05E4860/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer for IC - Conversation Ingishts - Resized to 557px.png" alt="Yammer for IC - Conversation Ingishts - Resized to 557px.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Find community insights.&nbsp;</STRONG>Analyze&nbsp;community growth, knowledge,&nbsp;and opportunities with Community Insights.&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_self">Community Insights</A>&nbsp;gives you access to key metrics to&nbsp;understanding&nbsp;engagement and&nbsp;recognizing trends.&nbsp;These stats include&nbsp;the&nbsp;growth of new members, active&nbsp;users and their locations, and the number of questions, conversations and live events that occurred over a certain period.&nbsp;Measure the volume of knowledge with&nbsp;how many&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">questions</A>&nbsp;are asked and&nbsp;answered,&nbsp;and&nbsp;received high quality answers as the Best Answer. And coming soon, you’ll be able to&nbsp;monitor&nbsp;attendance, measure engagement, and compare reach across&nbsp;all events within your community.&nbsp;This&nbsp;will help you&nbsp;discover trends and&nbsp;optimize the&nbsp;event experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Join the community conversation</STRONG></H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Use the Yammer Communities app on Microsoft Teams to keep a pulse on your community.</STRONG>&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_self">Add any Yammer community directly to a Microsoft Teams channel</A>&nbsp;to keep up with the conversations happening in a&nbsp;community.&nbsp;As discussions arise you can get ideas for new campaigns or find ways to add or improve supporting resources. If necessary, you can collaborate with your team on the best response before posting one more broadly in the community.&nbsp;Additionally, you can install the&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_self">Yammer Communities app in Microsoft Teams</A>&nbsp;and interact directly with all of your communities.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Yammer for IC - Yammer and Teams - Resized to 557px.PNG" style="width: 557px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/305453i78B6527E645BFEC2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer for IC - Yammer and Teams - Resized to 557px.PNG" alt="Yammer for IC - Yammer and Teams - Resized to 557px.PNG" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We are excited for you to expand your communication strategies to include Yammer in the mix of communication channels.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To get started&nbsp;with Yammer for your organization,&nbsp;check out these resources:&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-yammer-training-videos-amp-resources/ba-p/2279112" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yammer training videos</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_self">Yammer Adoption</A></LI> </UL> Tue, 07 Sep 2021 18:39:42 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-yammer-guide-to-internal-communications/ba-p/2680993 YammerTeam 2021-09-07T18:39:42Z Microsoft Virtual Employee Town Hall Playbook – A Step-by-Step Guide https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/microsoft-virtual-employee-town-hall-playbook-a-step-by-step/ba-p/2703522 <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO,&nbsp;has hosted an employee town hall every month for the past 7 years. His desire to connect and engage with employees started on the first day he took office in 2014.&nbsp; In 2021, these townhalls look different than they did when they first started,&nbsp;but there are core&nbsp;elements&nbsp;and lessons we’ve learned along the way.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Many details on how we run this at Microsoft every&nbsp;month are included in the playbook. There are also ideas&nbsp;to&nbsp;give you extra confidence on how to implement this or something similar at your organization, regardless of industry,&nbsp;scope,&nbsp;and scale.&nbsp;You can learn&nbsp;our&nbsp;best practices&nbsp;and detailed information in the&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Microsoft&nbsp;Virtual Employee Town&nbsp;Hall Playbook.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4 aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Monthly Employee Town Hall and Q&amp;A Program</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H4> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The&nbsp;Monthly&nbsp;Employee&nbsp;Town&nbsp;Hall is made up about 50% prepared&nbsp;content and 50%&nbsp;Q&amp;A.&nbsp;Taking questions from a broad set of employees&nbsp;ensures&nbsp;leads can assess what is top of mind for Microsoft employees.&nbsp;This allows leaders to answer questions&nbsp;candidly&nbsp;without feeling like they&nbsp;must&nbsp;stick to a script.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We encourage leaders to attend&nbsp;and contribute, which reinforces the listening culture and&nbsp;reflects the breath of engagement, expertise, and accessibility of the leadership team.&nbsp;The team relies heavily on Yammer before, during and&nbsp;</SPAN><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">after&nbsp;</SPAN></I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the event to make it engaging by including moderated Q&amp;A, online polls, and employee conversations.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Employee Townhall.PNG" style="width: 836px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/307019iB4423535F3F09565/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Employee Townhall.PNG" alt="Employee Townhall.PNG" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4 aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Listening and sentiment&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H4> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Employee listening and sentiment monitoring both play a huge role in the Employee Town Hall program.&nbsp;Microsoft culture is founded&nbsp;in&nbsp;a growth&nbsp;mindset, which is all about listening and learning. The town hall builds dialog between senior leaders and employees.&nbsp;&nbsp;We do this through multiple sources, including Yammer, which allows us to hear directly from employees. We also use an anonymous Town Hall question form and a post-event feedback survey, combined with employee surveys that our HR organization manages to capture real time employee feedback and sentiment.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="CEO Connection CLEAN MS.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/307020i679E4C1D9C1BAF33/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="CEO Connection CLEAN MS.png" alt="CEO Connection CLEAN MS.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW178652961 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW178652961 BCX8">Prior to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW178652961 BCX8">each</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW178652961 BCX8">&nbsp;event, we have a team collect questions from our CEO Connection</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW178652961 BCX8">&nbsp;community in Yammer</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW178652961 BCX8">. Questions are sourced in the month leading up to the event, and the best ones are selected and then pitched to the CEO and SLT comms leads for possible inclusion.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW178652961 BCX8">C</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW178652961 BCX8">onversations are&nbsp; tracked,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW178652961 BCX8">commented on</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW178652961 BCX8">,</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW178652961 BCX8">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW178652961 BCX8">engaged with</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW178652961 BCX8">&nbsp;throughout the whole month.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW178652961 BCX8">Below is&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW178652961 BCX8">a sample of how we monitor</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW178652961 BCX8">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW178652961 BCX8">questions and themes to shape the conversation during the town hall.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW178652961 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><SPAN class="EOP SCXW178652961 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Prep doc.PNG" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/307021i92BC6A9B884A49D8/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Prep doc.PNG" alt="Prep doc.PNG" /></span></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><SPAN class="EOP SCXW178652961 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><SPAN class="TextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">During the event all questions</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">, reactions, and comments</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">&nbsp;are closely monitored in Yammer</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">and watched for&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">sentiment</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">&nbsp;trends.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">The team&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">send</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">s</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">&nbsp;a&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">detailed&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">sentiment post-event report to the CEO team shortly after the show.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">Additionally,</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">&nbsp;we send out surveys to gather additional information to inform future&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">t</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">own</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW132557189">halls.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="LineBreakBlob BlobObject DragDrop BCX8 SCXW132557189"><SPAN class="BCX8 SCXW132557189">&nbsp;</SPAN><BR class="BCX8 SCXW132557189" /></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><SPAN class="EOP SCXW178652961 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><SPAN class="LineBreakBlob BlobObject DragDrop BCX8 SCXW132557189"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Top convos.PNG" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/307022iFBA20D2491BD869B/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Top convos.PNG" alt="Top convos.PNG" /></span></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4 aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Including everyone</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H4> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We want the Employee Town&nbsp;Hall&nbsp;experience&nbsp;to be as inclusive as possible for everyone, which is why we&nbsp;make sure there are no barriers to participation. We have&nbsp;a detailed process that&nbsp;begins&nbsp;a month in advance to anticipate the needs of our employees.&nbsp;Review&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the <A href="#" target="_self">Virtual Employee Townhall playbook</A></SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;for more information and our best practices.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;<BR /><BR /></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">For more help with event accessibility and disability-inclusion, visit:&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Microsoft Accessible events guide</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Microsoft Disability Inclusion Journey</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN></A><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">&nbsp;</A><BR /></SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <H4 aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Marketing and Communications</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H4> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We’ve included a&nbsp;detailed communication and marketing plan&nbsp;in the&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">playbook</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,&nbsp;including&nbsp;a variety&nbsp;of&nbsp;communication methods and templates to&nbsp;promote the event internally. The team uses a&nbsp;countdown&nbsp;strategy&nbsp;leading up to the event and includes all the details of <EM>how and where</EM>&nbsp;employees can post questions. After the event, employees are directed to watch the on-demand video and continue to participate in the conversation in Yammer.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MSW Overview.PNG" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/307036iBDE28322E6CA40E3/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="MSW Overview.PNG" alt="MSW Overview.PNG" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4 aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Virtual&nbsp;Event Production</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H4> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The production environment is dependent on your IT architecture&nbsp;which dictates&nbsp;to some degree to what you can and cannot do. Choose the best route for your production needs depending on technical limitations, your audience, and the objectives of the event. To help you decide, the playbook includes specific details&nbsp;of&nbsp;the set up at&nbsp;Microsoft and&nbsp;how we pull technology together to make this event run&nbsp;smoothly.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto"><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The playbook</A>&nbsp;also goes&nbsp;behind the&nbsp;scenes to see how it all fits together to provide the best employee&nbsp;experience. For example, during the event,&nbsp;the communications team uses a Microsoft Teams chat as a backchannel with the production&nbsp;team to make sure we ensure a smooth viewing experience for everyone.&nbsp;Also included is a list of production roles that will help you understand the key players needed to host a virtual event.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4 aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="none">What’s next?&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H4> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">At Microsoft, we are on a journey to incorporate&nbsp;all&nbsp;our learnings from 2020 and beyond. Hopefully, you'll be able to incorporate some of these learnings into your own events and alter as needed to reflect the requirements of your team, leaders, and company.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We'd love your feedback on virtual events. What type of leadership events do you host? How are they different or&nbsp;similar to&nbsp;what we’ve shared?&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>John Cirone, Director of Employee and Executive Communications, Microsoft Corporation</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>John manages the community of Global Employee and Executive Communications leads within Microsoft. The company believes that the voices of its senior leaders and CEO are critical in engaging employees in an ongoing dialogue around the company’s strategy, leadership and culture. The monthly Employee Town Hall is one of the many programs his team oversees and partners on.</P> Tue, 31 Aug 2021 20:52:40 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/microsoft-virtual-employee-town-hall-playbook-a-step-by-step/ba-p/2703522 John_Cirone 2021-08-31T20:52:40Z Yammer Topics API changes https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-topics-api-changes/ba-p/2690354 <P><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="5.png" style="width: 909px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/306275iA3DA03A7B58725BF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="5.png" alt="Yammer content in Viva Topic pages" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Yammer content in Viva Topic pages</span></span></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">Yammer aims to empower communities to share knowledge and make it available for the entire organization. One can use question and answer to capture knowledge and organize it across communities using topics.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft Viva Topics is a knowledge management system that connects knowledge and expertise across your organization. It identifies topics and curates related information into wiki-like topic pages and topic cards within your apps.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Yammer is integrating with and adopting Viva Topics to make community-sourced knowledge easily accessible across an organization and support a consistent experience in Microsoft 365. Among others, this provides the following benefits for an organization:</P> <UL> <LI>Topics will mean and refer to the same thing whether in Yammer, Viva Topics, or elsewhere Microsoft 365.</LI> <LI>Premium Viva Topic experiences like topic cards will show in Yammer.</LI> <LI>Premium Viva Topic experiences like pages and cards will include content from Yammer such as questions and answers, and conversations.</LI> <LI>Topics can be managed centrally.</LI> <LI>Permissions can be managed for who gets to create or edit topics.</LI> </UL> <P>Users with the <A href="#" target="_self">appropriate licensing</A> will see topics in Yammer enhanced with Viva Topics experiences, such as Viva Topic cards, while unlicensed users can continue to use topics in Yammer the way they are used to. Only Yammer networks in <A href="#" target="_self">Native Mode</A> networks are eligible for the premium Viva Topics experiences.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Overview of changes</STRONG></P> <P>To fully adopt Viva Topics, we will need to make these modifications to Yammer’s API.</P> <UL> <LI>Change the type and value of Topic IDs</LI> <LI>Allow applying topics to Yammer messages by ID only (not by name)</LI> <LI>Introduce a new CSV in Yammer Data Export</LI> </UL> <P>If you use the Yammer API, please read the attached <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=gxcuf89792/attachments/gxcuf89792/YammerBlog/1401/1/2021%20Yammer%20Topic%20API%20Changes%20%E2%80%94%20Detailed.pdf" target="_self">Yammer Topic API changes document</A> to understand upcoming changes and how you might adapt.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Schedule of changes*</STRONG></P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="152px"> <P>Date</P> </TD> <TD width="520px"> <P>Change</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="152px"> <P>Aug 2021</P> </TD> <TD width="520px"> <P>Extra API type elements to assist transitioning ID types, described in 4.1 of the detailed changes.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="152px"> <P>Sept 2021</P> </TD> <TD width="520px"> <P>Begin onboarding private preview networks.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="152px"> <P>Nov 2021</P> </TD> <TD width="520px"> <P>All Early Access flags available for network test readiness, described in 4.2 of the detailed changes.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="152px"> <P>Jan 2022</P> </TD> <TD width="520px"> <P>Switch id type of topics for all networks, as described in 3.1 of the detailed changes.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="152px"> <P>Jan 2022</P> </TD> <TD width="520px"> <P>Begin onboarding of all eligible native mode networks to Viva topics.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="152px"> <P>April 2022</P> </TD> <TD width="520px"> <P>Removal of the extra API elements introduced by 4.1.</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P><EM>*dates are subject to change</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Related reading</STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-viva-blog/introducing-microsoft-viva-topics/ba-p/2107007" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Introducing Microsoft Viva Topics</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/topics-and-hashtags-in-yammer/ba-p/1868394" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Topics and Hashtags in Yammer</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Questions or comments, please post here. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!</P> Fri, 27 Aug 2021 15:57:14 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-topics-api-changes/ba-p/2690354 samsearth 2021-08-27T15:57:14Z What’s new and what’s coming for Yammer - July 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/what-s-new-and-what-s-coming-for-yammer-july-2021/ba-p/2621244 <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">This month we&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">announced</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;a variety of new integrations and capabilities geared to help individuals and organizations connect, share, and engage in a hybrid world. In fact, <STRONG>Yammer usage&nbsp;has&nbsp;doubled year-over-year and now supports tens of millions of monthly active users worldwide,</STRONG>&nbsp;a</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">nd now we're bringing&nbsp;the superpowers of Yammer, including communities, open conversation, and discovery experiences into Microsoft 365 and Viva in even more ways.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <H2 aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="none">What’s new?&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H2> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Post on behalf of another user.&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">We’re excited to announce that users can now post on behalf of another user in Yammer. After approval is granted, internal communicators can use this feature to share news and updates as well as reply to comments on behalf of leaders and their teams. And this new capability is not limited to Yammer admins—</SPAN><I><SPAN data-contrast="none">any</SPAN></I><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;user can choose to delegate access to any other person. Check out more details and best practices in the&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/post-on-behalf-of-in-yammer-is-generally-available/ba-p/2575726" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">announcement blog</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="YammerTeam_0-1628272240522.png" style="width: 605px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/301119iAAA5B52CFE46AAC0/image-dimensions/605x248?v=v2" width="605" height="248" role="button" title="YammerTeam_0-1628272240522.png" alt="YammerTeam_0-1628272240522.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Yammer emails landing in Outlook have a new look.&nbsp;</STRONG>Yammer Discovery and Digest&nbsp;<SPAN class="TextRun BCX8 SCXW150627147" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW150627147">emails&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW150627147">have been improved and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW150627147">the interactive experience is&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW150627147">now being delivered&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW150627147">to a larger&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW150627147">set of users.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW150627147">Non-Outlook clients&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW150627147">will now have the ability to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW150627147">react&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW150627147">and view&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW150627147">engagement&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW150627147">activity&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW150627147">related to conversations&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW150627147">included&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW150627147">within&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW150627147">the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW150627147">notification email.</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="YammerTeam_1-1628272280089.png" style="width: 515px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/301120iE40920FEF0B2C816/image-dimensions/515x372?v=v2" width="515" height="372" role="button" title="YammerTeam_1-1628272280089.png" alt="YammerTeam_1-1628272280089.png" /></span></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Based on customer feedback, the organization&nbsp;of the&nbsp;message list&nbsp;has&nbsp;been reordered in a more logical manner. Messages now include&nbsp;nesting, replies, and have been expanded to include additional content&nbsp;to provide a seamless look and feel&nbsp;with the rest of Yammer.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Follow conversations by topic.&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">To help you stay in touch with conversations around a topic of interest, we’re adding a new capability to topics in Yammer. When you visit a topic page, you can already follow the topic and in the future you’ll be able to see who else is following the topic. This helps you find experts and collaborators, and helps gauge interest in topics. The new “Followers” section on topic pages in Yammer is in development now, and we’ll bring it to customers in the future.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="YammerTeam_2-1628272292802.png" style="width: 597px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/301121iA53F86A033461B30/image-dimensions/597x406?v=v2" width="597" height="406" role="button" title="YammerTeam_2-1628272292802.png" alt="YammerTeam_2-1628272292802.png" /></span></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW208479944 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW208479944 BCX8" data-ccp-parastyle="heading 2">Enhancements to Communities app for Microsoft Teams</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW208479944 BCX8" data-ccp-parastyle="heading 2">.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></STRONG><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW208479944 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW208479944 BCX8" data-ccp-parastyle="heading 2">The Communities app for<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><A class="Hyperlink SCXW208479944 BCX8" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><SPAN class="TextRun Underlined SCXW208479944 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW208479944 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Microsoft Teams</SPAN></SPAN></A><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW208479944 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW208479944 BCX8" data-ccp-parastyle="heading 2"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>helps you stay connected to what’s happening in your communities, tap into knowledge across teams and departments, and crowdsource solutions and best practices from frontline workers.<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW208479944 BCX8" data-ccp-parastyle="heading 2">W</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW208479944 BCX8" data-ccp-parastyle="heading 2">e’re updating the app to inherit Microsoft Teams styling, further incorporate notifications and deep-linking</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW208479944 BCX8" data-ccp-parastyle="heading 2">.<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW208479944 BCX8" data-ccp-parastyle="heading 2">Additionally,</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW208479944 BCX8" data-ccp-parastyle="heading 2"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>you’ll be able to browse, discover, and join communities around your Yammer network directly in the Yammer Communities app for Microsoft Teams on the web, desktop, or mobile.</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW208479944 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="YammerTeam_3-1628272311800.png" style="width: 644px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/301122iFA9400FF1CD0351F/image-dimensions/644x362?v=v2" width="644" height="362" role="button" title="YammerTeam_3-1628272311800.png" alt="YammerTeam_3-1628272311800.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P aria-level="2"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Add Communities to Outlook for the web</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Recently we&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">announced</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;the communities app for Outlook,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">which brings the full Yammer experience inside Outlook for the web.&nbsp;Starting soon, you be able to engage in communities, participate in conversations and live events, and share knowledge openly with your peers without leaving the Outlook app.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="YammerTeam_4-1628272325785.png" style="width: 607px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/301123i9F5CEE8741257EED/image-dimensions/607x405?v=v2" width="607" height="405" role="button" title="YammerTeam_4-1628272325785.png" alt="YammerTeam_4-1628272325785.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">In the next couple of months, we will also be offering this update to Outlook for Windows.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P aria-level="2"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Q&amp;A in Microsoft Teams meetings.&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">We’re bringing a new experience for questions and answers in meetings with the Q&amp;A app, which allows meeting organizers and presenters to add open or moderated Q&amp;As to any Teams meeting. The Q&amp;A app enables attendees to ask and reply to questions before and during a meeting. Organizers and designated presenters can mark best answers, filter responses, moderate and dismiss questions, and pin posts. Responses to questions are threaded in a conversation with the original question. Designated presenters can act as co-moderators to help screen questions.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="YammerTeam_5-1628272355161.png" style="width: 619px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/301124i817F7A5BB366727A/image-dimensions/619x355?v=v2" width="619" height="355" role="button" title="YammerTeam_5-1628272355161.png" alt="YammerTeam_5-1628272355161.png" /></span></P> <P><I><SPAN data-contrast="none">Coming soon – Q&amp;A in Teams meetings (powered by Yammer)</SPAN></I><SPAN>&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Q&amp;A is ideally suited for large and more structured meetings, such as leadership presentations, webinars, classroom trainings, all-hands meetings, and community events. The Q&amp;A app is currently in private preview and will be rolling out soon.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Learn more about this new app:&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><LI-VIDEO vid="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ro1RVz5le4" align="center" size="large" width="600" height="338" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/2ro1RVz5le4/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">New Native Mode experiences.</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Files in communities&nbsp;that are in native mode&nbsp;have now have a familiar way to view and browse files uploaded to a Yammer community.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="YammerTeam_6-1628272493598.png" style="width: 590px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/301125i07665DCEFBC88C78/image-dimensions/590x451?v=v2" width="590" height="451" role="button" title="YammerTeam_6-1628272493598.png" alt="YammerTeam_6-1628272493598.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Also, the&nbsp;experience for file migration by including an automatic file rename option&nbsp;has been improved&nbsp;to optimize the migration to native mode.&nbsp;Learn more about native mode&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">here</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Link previews in Yammer&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Behind the scenes we have improved link previews to expand the types of links that generate a rich preview. And now these link previews are available on the Yammer mobile app. Currently, Yammer is the first Microsoft app that shows rich link previews of SharePoint sites and news articles!</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="YammerTeam_7-1628272508083.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/301126i3A79F63B35BE89D5/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="YammerTeam_7-1628272508083.png" alt="YammerTeam_7-1628272508083.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Watch videos seamlessly&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Based on customer feedback, we improved the&nbsp;Yammer iOS app video playback to&nbsp;now support all file formats and bitrates to improve our video playback experience.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Furthermore, you can now watch videos hosted in OneDrive, SharePoint or Stream inline on the web, with the ability to view inline on mobile very soon.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="YammerTeam_8-1628272516801.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/301127i282A2AB277FF5DCA/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="YammerTeam_8-1628272516801.png" alt="YammerTeam_8-1628272516801.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">We will continue to make the experience seamless as you share and connect with employees in your communities.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Keep an eye on the&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">M365 Public roadmap</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;and the blog for what’s new and what’s next.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 10 Aug 2021 15:58:44 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/what-s-new-and-what-s-coming-for-yammer-july-2021/ba-p/2621244 YammerTeam 2021-08-10T15:58:44Z Yammer Customer Best Practice and Brainstorm – Episode Two: Going Native https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-customer-best-practice-and-brainstorm-episode-two-going/ba-p/2595550 <P>Last week we gathered with customers from across the globe,&nbsp;the&nbsp;majority based in Australia,&nbsp;to have a conversation about&nbsp;Yammer&nbsp;best practices. We had an&nbsp;open-ended&nbsp;conversation with Matt Dodd,&nbsp;Jason Soo,&nbsp;Richard Cartmell, and&nbsp;Pete Johns.&nbsp;Check out the recording of this session below!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; min-width: 320px;"><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RWHRS1?autoplay=false" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;" class="video-iframe" your="" video="" title="”put" here=""></IFRAME></DIV> <H2><STRONG><BR />Native Mode and governance with Yammer&nbsp;&nbsp;</STRONG></H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The first&nbsp;topic of conversation was the Native Mode migration to Yammer.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>What is native mode? We want Yammer to feel native within the Microsoft 365 suite.&nbsp;&nbsp;Here’s a&nbsp;step by step&nbsp;guide for&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yammer Native Mode.</A>&nbsp;Overall, we want Yammer communities to feel more “native”. Moving to Yammer Native Mode will make sure your communities are backed and managed by Microsoft 365 Groups. This will provide all sorts of benefits such as having a SharePoint library for Yammer file storage, the ability to run Live Events in your Yammer communities, eDiscovery, Data Retention, and more. Check out this article to learn&nbsp;more about&nbsp;the&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft&nbsp;journey</A>&nbsp;in Native Mode.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Additionally,&nbsp;there was further conversation about governance and setting up structure for creating and establishing communities.&nbsp;Pete Johns from NRMA shared a bit about building&nbsp;positive&nbsp;friction into the system. Encourage people to engage&nbsp;with the way that communities are built to last&nbsp;which brings&nbsp;value to the business.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Leaders using Yammer&nbsp;– who is doing this well?&nbsp;&nbsp;</STRONG></H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">It was a great conversation with good ideas about bringing leaders into the communities in Yammer. Here&nbsp;are&nbsp;a few highlights:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Know your leaders</STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="&quot;Courier New&quot;" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Sliding scale&nbsp;of readiness and how your conversation with leaders start.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="&quot;Courier New&quot;" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Share how leaders can gain business value from a tool like Yammer</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Find the core motivation for leaders to participate</STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="&quot;Courier New&quot;" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">It’ll vary between leaders – you may need high touch, resistant, or they might need light touch, and they are on their way.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="&quot;Courier New&quot;" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="5" data-aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Who is doing well in this environment?</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="&quot;Courier New&quot;" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="6" data-aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Modern leadership – caring about your community.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Leaders love data – data drives&nbsp;decisions&nbsp;&nbsp;</STRONG> <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="&quot;Courier New&quot;" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="7" data-aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Show&nbsp;content amplification&nbsp;- conversation insights can help share this!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="&quot;Courier New&quot;" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="8" data-aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Show content by the numbers – the reach and what it could do for campaigns.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="&quot;Courier New&quot;" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="9" data-aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Pull together a comms report on the leaders, the stats, the hot conversations going on, and leaderboard – the executive team and the competition alone drove engagement.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto"><STRONG>Get 5 minutes&nbsp;directly&nbsp;with that leader!</STRONG>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="&quot;Courier New&quot;" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="10" data-aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Everyone had their own view&nbsp;of what the CEO would think about Yammer, but once the team got 1:1 with the CEO and&nbsp;added Yammer to their mobile device, their perspective shifted.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="&quot;Courier New&quot;" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="11" data-aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Be guarded about the preconceived ideas of how leaders may respond, or how the other people guard&nbsp;their&nbsp;access.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="&quot;Courier New&quot;" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="12" data-aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">CEO Chat Channel&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Reminders as you work with leaders...&nbsp;&nbsp;</STRONG> <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="&quot;Courier New&quot;" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="13" data-aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Kill the bells and whistles and keep it basic!&nbsp;Be human!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="&quot;Courier New&quot;" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="14" data-aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">“Speed trumps perfection.” - Matt Dodds</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="&quot;Courier New&quot;" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="15" data-aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Shift your mindset – you are offering them an opportunity to help themselves and their people.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="o" data-font="&quot;Courier New&quot;" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="16" data-aria-level="2"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Create a simple&nbsp;cadence&nbsp;or&nbsp;rhythm&nbsp;to add to their content and editorial calendar.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <H3><STRONG>More resources for Leadership Engagement&nbsp;</STRONG></H3> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" data-aria-posinset="6" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Leadership Engagement&nbsp;Best Practices</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" data-aria-posinset="7" data-aria-level="1">Blog Post:&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/unlocking-value-with-yammer-a-leaders-perspective/ba-p/673083" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Unlocking a&nbsp;leaders&nbsp;value on Yammer</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" data-aria-posinset="8" data-aria-level="1">Blog Post:&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/customer-story-how-aon-pivoted-their-yammer-adoption-strategies/ba-p/2521220" target="_blank" rel="noopener">How Aon pivoted their Yammer adoption strategies and supercharged their success</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" data-aria-posinset="9" data-aria-level="1">Blog Post:&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/building-trust-through-pet-pics-are-you-barking-mad/ba-p/353752" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Building trust through pet pics? Are you barking&nbsp;mad?!</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Yammer Campaigns&nbsp;</STRONG>&nbsp;</H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Much like&nbsp;</A><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-customer-best-practice-and-brainstorm-episode-one/ba-p/2459083" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the&nbsp;previous&nbsp;episode,</A>&nbsp;we&nbsp;went around and had as many people as possible share their favorite Yammer campaigns. Listen to the recording for more details&nbsp;about each one. There were so many creative ideas that you can try in your own networks!&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL> <LI>“What&nbsp;I&nbsp;miss”&nbsp;campaign – With&nbsp;a return to the office, hybrid&nbsp;working – This campaign&nbsp;went viral.</LI> <LI>Mine your&nbsp;network for ideas.&nbsp; <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI>Where can you&nbsp;piggyback&nbsp;and showcase the campaigns going&nbsp;on</LI> <LI>Fearless follower&nbsp;- the people you need to&nbsp;get the campaign go viral&nbsp;– 2nd&nbsp;or&nbsp;3rd&nbsp;poster&nbsp;to the campaign, can you encourage people to tag someone or reply</LI> <LI>Show the&nbsp;leader that it is OK to respond to posts</LI> <LI>Don’t make the campaign about Yammer, figure out what’s important to your community and just use Yammer as the vehicle to share</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>#outandabout&nbsp;– take a photo and added a&nbsp;two-minute&nbsp;story.</LI> <LI>Use&nbsp;incentives.&nbsp; <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI>The leader gave away a day of leave if the post got “400” likes – naturally it went viral&nbsp;</LI> <LI>“Thank you so much for the gift&nbsp;voucher”....&nbsp;–&nbsp;people share what they are going to spend it&nbsp;on&nbsp;and it turned into a&nbsp;“treat yourself”&nbsp;campaign</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>I “engineer” impact – you can move things along, or inspire others. <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI>Strategic selfie with the logo and it was shared along with the values of the company</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>#thankfulThursday – this person is doing great job…&nbsp; &nbsp; <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI>Where do you post this?&nbsp;&nbsp;This went across different communities</LI> <LI>Community – “Gratitude changes everything” – culture of gratitude, people who go the extra mile, culture of recognition is built 5 days a week</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>It takes time to build momentum and get the ball rolling. <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI>Consistency overtime builds&nbsp;the sustainability</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>International Women – Choose to challenge – Tried to ask people to post in a community, but it&nbsp;actually took&nbsp;of&nbsp;in the community what people. <UL class="lia-list-style-type-circle"> <LI>The&nbsp;hashtag&nbsp;took off across the network, outside of Yammer, you can pull those things together</LI> <LI>Getting the cultural&nbsp;hashtags&nbsp;that live longer than the campaign</LI> </UL> </LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>More Resources:&nbsp;</STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="4" data-aria-posinset="18" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Campaign Playbook</A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Official Communities&nbsp;</STRONG></H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Official communities are coming soon in Yammer, and what are the guidelines your organization will enable for these types of communities? Here’s a few that were shared during the conversation...&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Managed and activity monitored by community managers&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Company wide&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Relevant to everyone beyond what's relevant to a specific team/project&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Strategic&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Open and public; not private&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Unique, prevents multiple&nbsp;communities with similar topics&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>ANZ will encourage those who apply to be an official community to come up with&nbsp;a content&nbsp;plan, banner, and icon, and identify community managers. They’ll also monitor activity to ensure there are conversations and&nbsp;engagement within the official&nbsp;communities.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Related Resources:&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="5" data-aria-posinset="25" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yammer guide to community management</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="5" data-aria-posinset="26" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Best Practice Guide for Yammer Community Admins</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="5" data-aria-posinset="27" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">10 Yammer community suggestions</A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thanks for joining us! Stay tuned for more customer conversations in the coming months.&nbsp;</P> Wed, 04 Aug 2021 19:18:56 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-customer-best-practice-and-brainstorm-episode-two-going/ba-p/2595550 YammerTeam 2021-08-04T19:18:56Z [Customer Story] How Aon pivoted their Yammer adoption strategies and supercharged their success https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/customer-story-how-aon-pivoted-their-yammer-adoption-strategies/ba-p/2521220 <P>Aon is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions with 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries. We started our Yammer roll out in 2012, as part of a collaboration initiative embedded in the knowledge sharing agenda.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Over the past year, engagement in our Yammer communities has shot through the roof, <STRONG>increasing by 150%</STRONG>. It is a true testament of colleagues working together, reaching out across the organization and connecting in a true Aon united way. Active colleagues on Yammer went up from 17K to 47K. Today, about&nbsp;<STRONG>57%&nbsp;of colleagues on Yammer are&nbsp;engaged</STRONG> (number of engaged members divided by the number of registered members).&nbsp;Engaged members are any user who has taken at least one action (like, shared, comment, etc.) for the report period.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Although remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic and the updates to Yammer definitely played a part in the adoption, we did a tremendous amount of work behind the scenes to make Yammer more colleague friendly and to embed its usage into Aon’s culture.&nbsp;Over the last few years, we focused on campaigns to push adoption. We heard colleagues feedback about the number of communities we had, conversations that were of low value, lack of leader participation, among other things. So we took a pause and pivoted our approach.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Instead of pushing all colleagues to use Yammer, we said –&nbsp;<EM>use Yammer only if it helps you achieve a business objective</EM>. If you do not want to use it, that is ok too, it may not be for your objectives.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here is how we implemented this approach through multiple steps:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Structured Community Audit Practice</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In 2016, we had more than 5,000 Yammer groups (now called communities). Despite 800 groups that were engaged, we only had 15% community engagement. My analytics background provides me with an opportunity to work the numbers, strategize and provide simple solutions. We were struggling with pushing the “800” number up, so we thought, what if we brought the “5,000” number down?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We started looking at our analytics to see, which groups/communities were not being used, and/or were outdated, and then started to archive them. Making this a consistent practice has brought down our 5,000 communities, to approximately 1,100 and the adoption numbers show us a much truer picture. Now we run this as a quarterly activity and archive any community that has not been active in the last two years.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="GunjaRastogi_0-1626443174090.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/296394i69E52B1CD37A9CD6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="GunjaRastogi_0-1626443174090.png" alt="GunjaRastogi_0-1626443174090.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Relationship building with Yammer Community Managers</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Over the last few years, there were a few community managers who stood out in our Yammer network, particularly around their contributions and tireless efforts to enable the community to thrive. When we looked at analytics, we realized many high-performing communities that were flying under the radar as quiet achievers. We also saw that on an average we had about 10 new communities surfacing every month. Forming partnerships not just with existing community managers, but the new ones too, took our adoption to another level.<BR /><BR /><STRONG>New Communities - Onboarding</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We allow anyone at Aon to create communities, but as a team, we assess the new communities created every month to evaluate if we need to merge any new community with an existing one (sometimes, colleagues do not realize that there is a similar community). We also reach out to new community managers to check if they need any help to get started, show them a few tricks, and also add them to our Community Manager Yammer community, where we share updates, training, tips, and best practices.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="AON Story 2.png" style="width: 694px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/298052i6CCF4AED4B7CF3C5/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="AON Story 2.png" alt="AON Story 2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Existing communities - Keeping the momentum</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>It is more challenging to keep track of existing communities in terms of maintenance. With more than 800 active communities, it is difficult to keep in touch or train all community managers at an ongoing basis.&nbsp;Over the last couple of years, we met with existing communities’ managers to help them keep their communities engaged, keep the conversations fresh and relevant and showcase new Yammer features. One of the key initiatives is what we call&nbsp;<EM>“Rinse and Repeat campaigns.”&nbsp;</EM>These are Yammer posts based on a certain theme, where we update the information for a weekly/monthly post. Some of these include Tip Tuesdays / Top Tips (tips about tools, platforms, etc.), Praise a Colleague and Monthly Mondays (posts on colleague development through training sessions).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Themed Campaigns</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The Yammer Top Tip Campaign has been running for the last nine months, where we post Yammer tips every Tuesday. These posts are contributed by many of our Yammer community managers across regions and solution lines. We curate these tips from different communities across Yammer where community managers are working hard to foster collaboration.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="GunjaRastogi_2-1626443174255.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/296395iB12DF4A6EB0B7801/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="GunjaRastogi_2-1626443174255.png" alt="GunjaRastogi_2-1626443174255.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Praise a colleague campaigns</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The Praise feature is very popular at Aon. We use it to congratulate colleagues who have completed training programs, welcome colleagues who are new to Aon and recognize colleagues for their efforts and hard work, among other examples. We often see a praise post receive a high number of likes.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="GunjaRastogi_3-1626443174316.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/296398i275A09C055CF885D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="GunjaRastogi_3-1626443174316.png" alt="GunjaRastogi_3-1626443174316.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Monthly Monday campaigns</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We partnered with our Learning team, and worked with&nbsp;two global learning experience leaders at Aon for one of these campaigns. Steve Strong and Charlotte Donaldson shared their feedback with us:&nbsp;<EM>"We utilized Yammer to advertise and promote internal learning workshops. Yammer allowed us to instantly connect with our colleagues around the globe. We saw an immediate impact, with a three-fold increase in the number of registrations to the workshops one to three days after the post went live."</EM>&nbsp;Their team has been offering technology training programs to colleagues and receiving approximately 50 registrations a month. We started using Yammer to advertise these courses and monthly sessions through a monthly All Company announcement in Yammer. Prior to Yammer posts, this team primarily relied on our intranet or newsletters to communicate with colleagues about these opportunities.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="GunjaRastogi_4-1626443174320.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/296397iAF1DE174BC79EA7D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="GunjaRastogi_4-1626443174320.png" alt="GunjaRastogi_4-1626443174320.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Leadership Engagement</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We have always had a few leaders who were historically very active on Yammer, but with the adoption that we have today, more leaders are engaging with colleagues on the platform. For instance, last year, we created a community to share the voice of Kip Kelley, CEO, Aon Affinity, U.S., with colleagues across the business. This community is his way of hosting an ongoing conversation with colleagues where he would post weekly about observations from across our business that highlight the power of creating, building and sustaining connections. And now, ninety percent of our senior leaders are on Yammer, even if they are not active. With colleague engagement higher than ever before, we are focusing on leadership engagement this year.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Kip shared his Yammer experience with us:&nbsp;<EM>“My entry into the ’blogosphere’ was prompted by COVID-19. Like so many others, I went from regularly being out and about with colleagues, clients and trading partners to a Webex-driven existence. I was concerned about becoming detached personally and even more so about our colleagues feeling isolated and disengaged. My communications partner, Deanna Goulazian, helped come up with the idea of trying to address these concerns, at least partially, with my Yammer blog, which we named ‘Reflections on Connections.’ I've been blogging on Yammer ever since and have seen the viewership climb steadily to an average of well over half our U.S. colleague base for my weekly posts. The fact that we have an incredible team that constantly provides great things to reflect upon makes this fun and a bit therapeutic too."</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="GunjaRastogi_5-1626443174398.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/296399i96DDA0E4D91118BD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="GunjaRastogi_5-1626443174398.png" alt="GunjaRastogi_5-1626443174398.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>What's next?</STRONG></P> <P>Because we have embedded Yammer in key corporate initiatives, it has become popular with Aon colleagues. Our engagement has increased tremendously over the last year, and colleague sentiment has also improved. The numbers show great adoption to date, and there are a number of initiatives we are working on to take our adoption to maturity. Some of the tactical things we have already implemented, or will in the future, &nbsp;are:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL> <LI>Shift in usage of “All Company” feed: Previously All Company was seen as “nuisance noise,” but with new features such as pinned posts and feature conversation, along with the strategic move from general posts to more corporate and themed campaigns, colleagues value the All Company feed.</LI> <LI>We removed our static help page from our intranet and linked it to an intranet help community in Yammer. We made that community a question community, so that when colleagues get there, they can ask a question. Since we have made this change, questions are generally answered in one day. Not only does the intranet team respond to the questions, but other colleagues will also participate and post answers, which is a testament to our collaborative culture.</LI> <LI>Making the Most of Technology Community (Technology Help) is one of our top 10 communities. It supports timely communication and serves as a crowdsourced helpdesk. We are also integrating our tech help community with ServiceNow, our technology helpdesk for colleagues, to enable even more collaboration.</LI> </OL> <P>In conclusion, &nbsp;the approach we took to increase Yammer adoption for colleagues helped us achieve our goals. Instead of pushing it to everyone, we looked worked on quick wins that addressed colleague feedback and needs, which made much greater impact. Now that we have made progress, Yammer is a stronger communications and collaboration channel for our colleagues, and the results speak for themselves.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="GunjaRastogi_6-1626443174400.jpeg" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/296400i8680461D71AB9A28/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="GunjaRastogi_6-1626443174400.jpeg" alt="GunjaRastogi_6-1626443174400.jpeg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Gunja Rastogi</STRONG>&nbsp;is the Product Owner for Yammer at Aon. She also leads project management for Aon’s Knowledge Sharing tools. She has coached several Yammer champions to drive Yammer adoption at Aon and helped Aon to make Yammer as one of the key communication channels for colleagues. She graduated from University of Delhi, India with a degree in Finance and completed her MBA with a major in Finance and Marketing. She has worked in business research and analytics prior to joining Aon. She is passionate about empowering colleagues through using technology effectively. Gunja is also a certified Project Management Professional, Certified Scrum Master, and Certified Scrum Product Owner. You can follow her on&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">LinkedIn.&nbsp;</A></P> Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:30:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/customer-story-how-aon-pivoted-their-yammer-adoption-strategies/ba-p/2521220 Gunja Rastogi 2021-07-28T13:30:00Z Post on Behalf of in Yammer is generally available https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/post-on-behalf-of-in-yammer-is-generally-available/ba-p/2575726 <P>We’re excited to announce that users can&nbsp;now&nbsp;post on behalf of another user in Yammer.&nbsp;Once approval is granted, internal&nbsp;communicators&nbsp;can use this feature to share news and updates&nbsp;as well as reply to comments&nbsp;on behalf of leaders and their teams.&nbsp;This is not limited to Yammer admins&nbsp;-&nbsp;any&nbsp;user can&nbsp;choose to&nbsp;delegate access to any other person&nbsp;within the network&nbsp;by following the steps below or visit the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">support article</A> for step by step instructions.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Yammer Post on Behalf Of - Image 1.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/297655iC08C3A84E564F36F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer Post on Behalf Of - Image 1.png" alt="Yammer Post on Behalf Of - Image 1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Setting up your delegate&nbsp;&nbsp;</H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>There are two types of delegate&nbsp;roles. The first type is the <EM>Delegate Manager</EM>. A delegate manager can post on behalf of the other user. They can also add or remove other delegates on behalf of the other user. The second type is the <EM>Delegate.</EM>&nbsp;Delegates can post on behalf of the other user, but they cannot add or remove other delegates on behalf of the other user.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Any Yammer user can add another user from the same Yammer network as their delegate or delegate manager. Any message posted by a delegate or delegate manager will trigger a notification for the user who will appear as the author of the post. All other delegates that belong to that user’s delegate team will also get the notification.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MicrosoftTeams-image (10).png" style="width: 321px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/297683iA5DDCA8B72E81354/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="MicrosoftTeams-image (10).png" alt="MicrosoftTeams-image (10).png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Note:</STRONG>&nbsp;This information will also be displayed in the e-Discovery records and will be viewable by admins.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>How to add a delegate:</STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL> <LI>Click on the&nbsp;<STRONG>Settings&nbsp;</STRONG>icon on the top right corner of Yammer.com.&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Click on&nbsp;<STRONG>Manage delegate settings</STRONG>.&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Add the name of the person who will be the delegate or delegate manager.&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Choose the type of delegate.&nbsp;</LI> <LI>The delegate can now start posting on behalf of the user in any public or private Yammer community&nbsp;<STRONG>as long as both the delegate and the user have access to it.</STRONG>&nbsp;</LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Yammer Post on Behalf Of - Image 2.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/297658iD25CAFECB6DC1C49/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer Post on Behalf Of - Image 2.png" alt="Yammer Post on Behalf Of - Image 2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As soon as a user gets a new delegate assigned to the delegate team,&nbsp;that individual&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;the whole team of delegates will receive an email notifying them of this action.&nbsp;Subsequently, when a delegate is removed that&nbsp;same audience is notified via email.&nbsp;When a delegate posts, the user will be notified that as post was made on their behalf.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>What can a delegate do on behalf of their delegate user?&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1">Start a new conversation, announcement, poll, question&nbsp;in Yammer communities where both users have access&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1">Edit a message&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1">Post a comment&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1">Delete a message&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1">Post, edit, reply in Outlook, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1">Add or remove other delegates, if designated a delegate manager&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" data-aria-posinset="5" data-aria-level="1">View notifications of the responses, replies to the original post&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>What&nbsp;cannot be done as a&nbsp;delegate?&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1">View analytics on a conversation&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1">Post private messages&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1">React to a conversation&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Recommendations&nbsp;for working with leaders&nbsp;</H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We know from experience that leadership engagement is a key to success in Yammer networks. We are making it as frictionless as possible for leaders to start conversations. As Yammer encourages two-way conversations, we believe that even messages posted on your behalf should still be authentic discussions.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If your senior leaders&nbsp;are&nbsp;hesitant to use Yammer, this could be a great&nbsp;way to start adding Yammer to their communication&nbsp;channels. Need more resources to support your conversation with leaders? Check out our&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Leadership Engagement deep dive</A>&nbsp;to get started.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>From our experience,&nbsp;helping your leaders understand what Yammer is and how the conversations and&nbsp;connections&nbsp;can benefit them,&nbsp;creates the foundation of&nbsp;the importance&nbsp;of&nbsp;communities&nbsp;in&nbsp;your organization.&nbsp;As leaders&nbsp;start to participate more actively,&nbsp;their interaction with Yammer may continue to evolve.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here’s a&nbsp;few guidelines&nbsp;for getting your leaders started&nbsp;with Yammer:&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Step 1</STRONG>&nbsp;–&nbsp;Make sure&nbsp;your leader&nbsp;has&nbsp;an active Yammer account, including a profile picture. Ensure that your leader has joined a few relevant communities.&nbsp;Show them their peers and examples of good, better, best types of conversations to get their interests piqued.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Step 2</STRONG>&nbsp;–&nbsp;Brainstorm with your leader and communications team to figure out a plan for posting and replying that involves a variety of ways to participate. Build out a&nbsp;simple&nbsp;communications rhythm for your leader and community. Does your leader need to post weekly? Or&nbsp;is this interaction&nbsp;part of a larger campaign that they are spearheading? The level of interaction from your leader can help shape their engagement plan.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Step 3</STRONG>&nbsp;– Work on the actual content and messaging together. Understanding that the message needs to be authentic…how is this different than other channels they can use to communicate?&nbsp;Can your leader record a video&nbsp;to share their message and the delegate can post it on behalf of them? Or can the leader share a few&nbsp;bullet points of the message needed&nbsp;and the delegate can work on the tone, formatting&nbsp;and&nbsp;grammar?&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Step 4</STRONG>&nbsp;– Post! Be sure to set expectations for replies and follow-up questions to the&nbsp;leader's&nbsp;conversations.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM><STRONG>Note</STRONG>: At this time, users cannot&nbsp;<STRONG>react</STRONG>&nbsp;on behalf of someone else.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>How do you see leaders at your organization using Yammer?&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Frequently Asked Questions&nbsp;</H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can we determine if someone posted on behalf of someone else?</STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If User A posts on behalf of User B, then User B gets a notification. The Yammer&nbsp;network&nbsp;admins can use the e-Discovery portal to see who posted on behalf of someone else.&nbsp;Within the&nbsp;Yammer feeds and conversations, there won’t be any signal indicating that the message was posted by a different user.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>How many delegates can a user add?</STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can add up to 20 delegates.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>If User A removes User B as her or his delegate, then what happens to all the previous posts made by User B on behalf of User A?</STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>No changes will happen. All messages posted by User B on behalf of User A will continue to exist. These messages will continue to be shown as posted by User A.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can the delegate post private messages or messages in private Yammer communities on behalf of someone else?</STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The delegate can only post in Yammer communities where both users have access. Delegates cannot post Yammer private messages on behalf of someone else.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can User A post an announcement on behalf of User B?</STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Yes, if the delegate is an admin in the Yammer community, she or he can post the message as an announcement.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>More FAQs and details can be found in the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">support article.&nbsp;</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Stay in touch for more updates and what's coming next with Yammer on the blog.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Fernando Martinez Ovelar, </STRONG>Sr Product Manager, Microsoft&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 29 Jul 2021 18:13:30 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/post-on-behalf-of-in-yammer-is-generally-available/ba-p/2575726 fernandomartinezovelar 2021-07-29T18:13:30Z What’s new in Yammer – June 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/what-s-new-in-yammer-june-2021/ba-p/2474555 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We’re&nbsp;excited about what Yammer has launched&nbsp;recently.&nbsp;Take a look&nbsp;at some of the&nbsp;latest&nbsp;updates to Yammer.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Easily upload OneDrive files&nbsp;or select from Shared Libraries directly&nbsp;into Yammer&nbsp;discussions</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Now you can upload OneDrive files into Yammer discussions and select files from shared libraries. Learn more details&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-onedrive-blog/connect-your-hybrid-workforce-with-yammer-onedrive/ba-p/2292690" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">here</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;With the new file picker experience, employees working in Yammer&nbsp;can&nbsp;upload files stored in their OneDrive or&nbsp;SharePoint,&nbsp;making it a familiar&nbsp;experience&nbsp;for&nbsp;sharing and collaborating with colleagues across the organization.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer pick OneDrive.JPG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/290634i879F6E30F0DAA7FF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer pick OneDrive.JPG" alt="Yammer pick OneDrive.JPG" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Community members will have the same abilities to edit, annotate and comment on documents as&nbsp;they do in&nbsp;OneDrive or SharePoint.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">More ways to customize Yammer feeds with Yammer embed</SPAN></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">You can&nbsp;enable conversations on your own&nbsp;sites or&nbsp;bring in existing conversations&nbsp;by embedding Yammer feeds.&nbsp;You can use this&nbsp;new widget configuration&nbsp;to&nbsp;quickly create and customize them to better fit&nbsp;the needs of your community, enabling you to embed&nbsp;your Yammer home, community, user, topic, or web link feed&nbsp;right into&nbsp;your site.&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Visit this site to get started.</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Simply&nbsp;select&nbsp;the&nbsp;type of feed&nbsp;you'd&nbsp;like to embed, search the feed by name, customize it to your liking,&nbsp;and publish.&nbsp;A preview of your feed will be shown. Click&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">'Get Code'</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;to retrieve the code you'll need to embed in your site.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer Embed get code.JPG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/290635i416417DF9CB0B23B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer Embed get code.JPG" alt="Yammer Embed get code.JPG" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We're&nbsp;continuing to&nbsp;add new&nbsp;embed&nbsp;customizations&nbsp;so&nbsp;let us know&nbsp;any future improvements&nbsp;you’d like to see.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">New announcement delivery options&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Learn how you can&nbsp;use&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/essential-announcements-in-yammer-are-now-generally-available/ba-p/2461195" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Essential&nbsp;Announcements</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;in your communities as a way to&nbsp;keep&nbsp;community members&nbsp;engaged and informed&nbsp;in important changes and&nbsp;news.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Essential Announcements.png" style="width: 975px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/290637i14D96087AE4D0380/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Essential Announcements.png" alt="Essential Announcements.png" /></span></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW141541026 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW141541026 BCX8" data-ccp-parastyle="No Spacing">Community admins and network admins can now choose to set a</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW141541026 BCX8" data-ccp-parastyle="No Spacing">ny type of</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW141541026 BCX8" data-ccp-parastyle="No Spacing">&nbsp;post as an ‘essential announcement’</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW141541026 BCX8" data-ccp-parastyle="No Spacing">. Community admins can change the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW141541026 BCX8" data-ccp-parastyle="No Spacing">delivery options before they post, which will notify all community members by email</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW141541026 BCX8" data-ccp-parastyle="No Spacing">. This will&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW141541026 BCX8" data-ccp-parastyle="No Spacing">override individual community member email notification settings.</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW141541026 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Measure the reach and impact of Yammer discussion with Conversation&nbsp;insights</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">You can now view&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-conversation-insights-help-you-measure-the-reach-and-impact/ba-p/2381246" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer conversation insights</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;which&nbsp;gives data to how content is performing across communities.&nbsp;You can see&nbsp;understand how&nbsp;engagement impacts the conversation, how people react, and&nbsp;see&nbsp;how “viral” the conversation is&nbsp;within the&nbsp;organization.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Conversation insights Communities in Teams.png" style="width: 898px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/290639iC6ACA9C9098A36A0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Conversation insights Communities in Teams.png" alt="Conversation insights Communities in Teams.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW173628261 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW173628261 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="Strong">Content creators</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW173628261 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="Strong">,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW173628261 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="Strong">communicators and community managers can u</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW173628261 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="Strong">se these insights to build&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW173628261 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="Strong">engaging content</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW173628261 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="Strong">&nbsp;that resonates wit</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW173628261 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="Strong">h</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW173628261 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="Strong">&nbsp;the community and beyond.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW173628261 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="Strong">You can access these insights in Yammer on the web or the Communities app in Microsoft Teams.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW173628261 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Pin&nbsp;important&nbsp;posts in Yammer&nbsp;communities&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Community admins can&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">pin any type of post</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;in their Yammer community.&nbsp;While this feature launched a few months ago,&nbsp;now&nbsp;Yammer will automatically collapse pinned posts&nbsp;after a user has seen the message. This&nbsp;can help&nbsp;with “pinned post” fatigue&nbsp;if they are a frequent&nbsp;visitor but&nbsp;keeps essential information easily accessible.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Collapsed Pinned Post.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/290640iD81FE65804B317A3/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Collapsed Pinned Post.png" alt="Collapsed Pinned Post.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">New&nbsp;Yammer training videos</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Get up and running with the new Yammer with these&nbsp;four&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-yammer-training-videos-amp-resources/ba-p/2279112" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">new training videos.</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Share these will your communities and they continue to learn the nuts and bolts of building and engaging with employees in their communities.&nbsp;There are videos about conversations and discovery,&nbsp;notifications&nbsp;and announcements, how to administer Yammer communities and the building blocks of Yammer network administration.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRT4dOllz24" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/eRT4dOllz24/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">These videos have also been updated in the&nbsp;Microsoft&nbsp;365 Learning Pathways for easy access to learning directly from your organization.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">What’s&nbsp;coming soon?&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">See what else Yammer has planned on our&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">public roadmap</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;and keep an eye on this blog for more news, updates, and best practices relating to Yammer and communities in Microsoft 365.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Wed, 23 Jun 2021 16:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/what-s-new-in-yammer-june-2021/ba-p/2474555 YammerTeam 2021-06-23T16:00:00Z Yammer Customer Best Practice and Brainstorm – Episode one https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-customer-best-practice-and-brainstorm-episode-one/ba-p/2459083 <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW80200923 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW80200923 BCX8">In case you missed it</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun ContextualSpellingAndGrammarErrorV2 SCXW80200923 BCX8">.....</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW80200923 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW80200923 BCX8">we</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW80200923 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>had<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW80200923 BCX8">a vibrant conversation with Microsoft Yammer MVPs, Amy<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2 SCXW80200923 BCX8">Dolzine</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW80200923 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>and Melanie Hohertz,<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW80200923 BCX8">and other customers on<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW80200923 BCX8">ways to build engagement in your Yammer networks.<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW80200923 BCX8">This was an interactive discussion with over 45 folks from across the globe.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW80200923 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:1,&quot;335551620&quot;:1,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Here’s the recording.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; min-width: 320px;"><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4OCPh?autoplay=false" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;" class="video-iframe" your="" video="" title="”put" here=""></IFRAME></DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We’ve&nbsp;pulled together some highlights and best practices&nbsp;that’s&nbsp;shared&nbsp;below.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Leadership engagement&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H2> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW136417085 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW136417085 BCX8">We’ve shared<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW136417085 BCX8">previously</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW136417085 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>how important leaders are to the community and the Yammer network. We<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW136417085 BCX8">started by discussing the merits<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun ContextualSpellingAndGrammarErrorV2 SCXW136417085 BCX8">of&nbsp; the</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW136417085 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>upcoming<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW136417085 BCX8">Post on Behalf of</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW136417085 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>(POBO) feature</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW136417085 BCX8">, authenticity</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW136417085 BCX8">,</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW136417085 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>and how to<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW136417085 BCX8">use i</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW136417085 BCX8">t<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW136417085 BCX8">to get<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW136417085 BCX8">your leaders involved.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW136417085 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">How to think about using “Post on Behalf of” (POBO) with leaders&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Find their passion – maybe&nbsp;its&nbsp;less about the business and more about their personality, like post what they are watching on Netflix with their kids, or what music they are playing/listening to, what they are baking, whatever they are passionate about&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Can't&nbsp;fake passion</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Build authenticity</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Push vs pull communications</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Use POBO as training wheels&nbsp;or a starting point for getting leaders involved in Yammer. You won’t be able to “react” on behalf of others at this time.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Leaders are creating a digital&nbsp;footprint on inside the&nbsp;community</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">A few customers shared how they&nbsp;get leaders on board when the org has a “protect the quarterback" mentality - meaning they protect the Executives from anyone besides their own leadership teams&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Work with their support systems, like exec admins, internal comms teams</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Executive assistants hold time and space in the execs calendar and can help give&nbsp;reminders&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Find a willing member of the herd and have them set the example to win over the herd&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Related resources for Leadership Engagement</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Leadership Engagement&nbsp;Best Practices</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Blog Post:&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/unlocking-value-with-yammer-a-leaders-perspective/ba-p/673083" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Unlocking a&nbsp;leaders&nbsp;value on Yammer</SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <H2><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Can you&nbsp;use&nbsp;products like&nbsp;TikTok&nbsp;for&nbsp;user generated content and&nbsp;inspiration&nbsp;for campaigns in your Yammer network?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H2> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Use other social media platforms to harvest new ideas! There’s something about how and why things are viral, how can you adapt it to your community and culture. It’s easier to contribute to the familiar, so take cues from the social networks around you and see what resonates with you.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:257}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">An example would be&nbsp;</SPAN><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">“Tell&nbsp;me you’re ______ without telling me you’re a ______”</SPAN></I><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI>You can do this for specific&nbsp;communities&nbsp;or the organization as a whole.&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Related Resource:&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="8" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Campaign Playbook</SPAN></STRONG></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <H2><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">How can you use All Company more&nbsp;strategically?&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H2> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">You can set up All Company to be a&nbsp;strategic tool&nbsp;for your&nbsp;organization!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Make a stand. Either restrict it or&nbsp;don’t&nbsp;but come up with some governance.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Doesn’t have to be complicated, just communicate the expectations of All&nbsp;Company</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Decide who can post, who can reply,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">How many posts a day/week/month&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">What are the&nbsp;boundaries&nbsp;for what gets posted,&nbsp;announced&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Partner with Internal Comms as an offer of reach</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Can offer reach, exclusivity,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Conversation insights provide first level analytics&nbsp;to use as leverage</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Related resources:&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="9" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">All Company is now like any other Yammer Community</SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="9" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Restrict All Company Permissions</SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="9" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">Conversation Insights</SPAN></A></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <H2><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">What are the Success Metrics&nbsp;in your organization?&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H2> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Measure trends for your org over time –&nbsp;its&nbsp;hard to compare apples to&nbsp;oranges</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Try to find stories and build a library of success stories that you can pull out for different parts of the&nbsp;business</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Tracking unknown expertise throughout your org</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Giving numbers beyond reach to stories, vs something&nbsp;you’d&nbsp;see in other&nbsp;tools&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Tracking praise, recognition, the word&nbsp;thank&nbsp;you&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">How can you show people are&nbsp;coming&nbsp;back</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Best answer compared to questions&nbsp;asked</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">People are coming back to the community, sustained visits,&nbsp;posts</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Related resource:</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="10" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/customer-story-how-a-software-company-tripled-their-employee/ba-p/1426513" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Blog post – [Customer story] How a software company tripled their employee engagement survey scores</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <H2><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">How can we use system of records&nbsp;and Yammer better together?&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H2> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Use&nbsp;Yammer to compliment the service of record –&nbsp;like Service Now</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yammer provides context and conversation and searchable around a&nbsp;topic</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Creating topics around Frequently asked questions</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Helps to create knowledge for future content/support needed from the System of Record/processes/support&nbsp;teams</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">If someone is willing to go out of their way to ask a question about a topic, help them find the answer, even if its “not the right&nbsp;place”</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Don’t leave a question&nbsp;unanswered&nbsp;in community</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">If&nbsp;it’s&nbsp;a question that already been answered, link back to that one!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Someone shared that&nbsp;Yammer is the place to go for answers and find experts because the SLA has become faster!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">If users&nbsp;aren’t&nbsp;finding information, there may be a bigger reason why!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Helping others helps bring additional talent and expertise to the&nbsp;surface&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Communities admins should build out info box, cover photos to use for the purpose of the community, hyperlink to common topics in the info box, and tag the experts in the info&nbsp;box&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Make this space count, beyond just beautiful!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Use&nbsp;emoji’s&nbsp;in the info box to create a visual distinction&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Related Resources:</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="11" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Best Practice Guide for Yammer Community Admins</SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="11" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer Community Cover Photo Template</SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <H2><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Some of your fun&nbsp;campaigns and&nbsp;favored&nbsp;communities!</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H2> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Strategic Selfie campaigns - e</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">veryone&nbsp;know&nbsp;how to do a selfie!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">You can send around a cut out of historical figure or product – encourage people to take pictures and post</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">An idea would be “Healthy -&nbsp;Selfie&nbsp;Campaign”</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Mug Shot Mondays – sharing a picture of the coffee cup on Monday&nbsp;morning</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">“Zoom out”&nbsp;campaign – photo one is what everyone sees, photo two the same picture zoomed out</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;-- the reality&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Our customers shared that they have a community for…</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Birth announcements</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Marketplace&nbsp;-&nbsp;&nbsp;buy/sell/trade</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Stock trading</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Question of the day</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Working apart, together&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Book clubs</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Inspirational quote</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Jokes&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">O365, Microsoft Teams, other software products&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Your organization’s product/service in the “wild”</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Pandemic potluck&nbsp;– cooking&nbsp;ideas!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW250419392 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW250419392 BCX8">Thanks for joining us!&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW250419392 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW250419392 BCX8">Stay tuned for more customer conversations in the upcoming months.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW250419392 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:1,&quot;335551620&quot;:1,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></P> Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-customer-best-practice-and-brainstorm-episode-one/ba-p/2459083 YammerTeam 2021-06-22T16:00:00Z Essential announcements in Yammer are now generally available https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/essential-announcements-in-yammer-are-now-generally-available/ba-p/2461195 <P>Keeping your employees informed and engaged is critical in today’s rapidly changing workscape. Over the past 18 months, we’ve continued to build capabilities in Yammer to help corporate communicators and leaders share their message at scale.</P> <H2><BR />Essential announcements</H2> <P>Some announcements are crucial to keeping employees up to date - whether it’s regarding safety, protocols, policies, or other priority news. In these instances, corporate communicators and leaders need ways to guarantee that messages are delivered to every employee. This feature allows Yammer community admins to set an announcement as ‘essential’ to ensure that it’s delivered via email to every member of that community, even if it is outside of their preferred notification settings.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Essential Announcements.png" style="width: 975px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/289845i453226DCE71F4101/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Essential Announcements.png" alt="Essential Announcements.png" /></span></P> <H2>How it works</H2> <P>Community admins and network admins can now choose to set a post as an ‘essential announcement’ by changing the announcement delivery options before they post, which will notify all community members by email including those members who are not setup to receive email notifications of updates in Yammer. The total number of members will also be listed at the bottom of the editing card. Admins must be using the new Yammer experience to use this feature, but members using both the classic and new Yammer will receive the notifications. Learn more about how to send announcements in Yammer <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>. When members receive email notifications for essential announcements, they will be able to reply directly to the announcer by email. The email would also contain a note explaining to the member that they received this email as the community admin chose to make an essential announcement.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Reaching users across Microsoft 365</H2> <P>By sending an announcement in Yammer, it will appear as an <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">interactive conversation in Outlook</A>. This helps accelerate the time to consumption and drive engagement, so members can see, react, and comment on the post right from their Outlook inbox. This works for desktop, web, and mobile experiences.</P> <P><BR />And for those that have the Yammer <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Communities app for Teams</A> installed, announcements and @mentions made in Yammer will also appear in your Microsoft Teams activity feed.</P> <H2><BR />Yammer for communications</H2> <P>We’re continuing to build powerful experiences for communicators and leaders in Yammer, such as <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-conversation-insights-help-you-measure-the-reach-and-impact/ba-p/2381246" target="_blank" rel="noopener">conversation insights</A> (now available), <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">featured conversations</A> (now available), and post on behalf of another user (coming soon). Check out <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/TheNewYammer</A> for more ways to use Yammer and keep an eye on our blog for the latest news.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>- Ravin Sachdeva<BR /><EM>Ravin is a PM on the Yammer engineering team</EM></P> Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/essential-announcements-in-yammer-are-now-generally-available/ba-p/2461195 Ravin Sachdeva 2021-06-18T14:00:00Z New Conversation Insights help you measure the reach and impact of Yammer discussions. https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-conversation-insights-help-you-measure-the-reach-and-impact/ba-p/2381246 <P>Analytics and data are key to understand the impact of our efforts. Over the last few months, we’ve shipped new ways to measure activity happening in Yammer across Communities, Knowledge, and Live Events.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Today we are thrilled to announce the general availability of Conversation Insights. These insights empower authors and community managers to measure the reach and engagement of their conversations and announcements to understand what content resonates best with audiences.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Conversation Insights is available on Yammer.com on the web, and through the Yammer Communities App in Microsoft Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="22.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284212iA96EAFB2EAB550A3/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="22.png" alt="Conversation Insights" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Conversation Insights</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Impressions and Engagement</STRONG></P> <P>Get a topline summary of the metrics that matter most – the number of people that have seen this conversation and their engagement through comments, reactions, and shares.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283139iC47ED355CEA5DC83/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="1.png" alt="Impressions and engagement" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Impressions and engagement</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Recognize Trends</STRONG></P> <P>Understand the engagement impact of taking actions to pin the conversation in a community or feature it across the network.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="2.png" style="width: 980px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283140i3DF505583355F8BB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="2.png" alt="Conversation Trends" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Conversation Trends</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>See how people react</STRONG></P> <P>Get a breakdown of reaction types on the conversation to get a measure of how people felt, and see which comments people most are interested in engaging with.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="3.png" style="width: 978px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283141iE385C907350894B9/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="3.png" alt="Reactions and comments" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Reactions and comments</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Measure spiraling engagement</STRONG></P> <P>See if your conversation went “viral” through the number of shares, how many people saw it, comments, and reactions, all in an easy-to-use dashboard.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="4.png" style="width: 981px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283142iF0CAC8A44810F333/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="4.png" alt="Shares" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Shares</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>A new tool for corporate communicators and community managers</STRONG></P> <P>These new conversation insights provide a new way for corporate communications teams to track their internal campaigns and announcements. And partnered with the Yammer Communities app for Microsoft Teams, it paves the way for communicators to reach everyone wherever they work, and track the effectiveness of their messages in a whole new way.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>See the <A href="#" target="_self"><U>official documentation.</U></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’re continuing to strengthen the integration between communities and Microsoft 365 to give everyone the tools and information they need to stay connected and thrive. Keep an eye on our blog for more news coming soon.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Sameer Sitaram</P> <P><EM>Sameer is a Product Manager on the Yammer team </EM></P> Thu, 27 May 2021 18:32:07 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-conversation-insights-help-you-measure-the-reach-and-impact/ba-p/2381246 samsearth 2021-05-27T18:32:07Z Using Yammer and OneDrive to connect your workforce https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/using-yammer-and-onedrive-to-connect-your-workforce/ba-p/2304046 <P>Yammer along with OneDrive offers employees a way to come together to connect and collaborate. Check out the latest <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-onedrive-blog/connect-your-hybrid-workforce-with-yammer-onedrive/ba-p/2292690" target="_blank" rel="noopener">OneDrive blog</A> for more details on the latest ways to use these products together, including:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Bring together diverse groups and build communities in Yammer</LI> <LI>Easily upload OneDrive files into Yammer discussions</LI> <LI>Selecting files from Shared libraries</LI> <LI>Securely sharing and managing files<BR /><BR /></LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="yammer.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/276398iDD42EF1C648FAFA7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="yammer.gif" alt="yammer.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Learn more on our latest episode of <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sync Up, a OneDrive podcast</A> to hear the experts discuss Yammer and how OneDrive supports tech engagement among your employees.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/18830042/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/f99400/" width="100%" height="90" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" webkitallowfullscreen="webkitallowfullscreen" style="border: none;" mozallowfullscreen="mozallowfullscreen" oallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen=""></IFRAME></P> Wed, 28 Apr 2021 19:58:23 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/using-yammer-and-onedrive-to-connect-your-workforce/ba-p/2304046 Michael Holste 2021-04-28T19:58:23Z New Yammer Training Videos & Resources https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-yammer-training-videos-amp-resources/ba-p/2279112 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">A lot has changed in Yammer over the past year and we continue to see new growth, new communities, and new users&nbsp;getting started with Yammer. With this in mind, we are excited to share training videos that you can use to share within your own organization.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Use these training videos to build&nbsp;momentum&nbsp;in your Yammer communities.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4>&nbsp;</H4> <H4><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Videos for everyone…&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H4> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><A href="#" target="_self">Microsoft Yammer conversations and discovery</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">In this video&nbsp;you’ll&nbsp;learn&nbsp;how to…</SPAN></I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:360,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Discover and join new&nbsp;communities&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Understand what’s in your Yammer&nbsp;feed&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Favorite communities for quick access</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Start a conversation, ask a question, post a poll, react&nbsp;and @mention&nbsp;a co-worker.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Share&nbsp;conversations&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Mark best answer to a question you’ve&nbsp;asked</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Search Yammer for previous conversations</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="YammerTeam_0-1618933290413.gif" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/274051i563BAC4ED4D0C492/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="YammerTeam_0-1618933290413.gif" alt="YammerTeam_0-1618933290413.gif" /></span></P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRT4dOllz24" align="center" size="small" width="200" height="113" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/eRT4dOllz24/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Microsoft Yammer notifications and announcements</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN></A><I></I></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">In this video&nbsp;you’ll&nbsp;learn&nbsp;how to…</SPAN></I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:360,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Stay on top of your notifications in&nbsp;Yammer</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Receive&nbsp;announcements and&nbsp;react&nbsp;and reply directly&nbsp;in Microsoft Teams, Outlook,&nbsp;Yammer</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Adjust your email notification settings in Yammer&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;<BR /><LI-VIDEO vid="https://youtu.be/XIHQtAt7fyA" align="center" size="small" width="200" height="113" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Resource:&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">What’s&nbsp;new in Yammer</SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Resource:&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">End User Training Guide</SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Training for Yammer community admins…&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H4> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Microsoft Yammer communities overview&nbsp;</SPAN></A></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">In this video&nbsp;you’ll&nbsp;learn how to&nbsp;…</SPAN></I><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">create and brand a&nbsp;community</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Post an&nbsp;announcement&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Moderate conversations including how to feature a conversation, pin conversation, close the conversation, and how to mark best answer to a question.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Host a virtual&nbsp;event&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Evaluate your community by looking at the analytics and insights for the conversations,&nbsp;questions,&nbsp;and events.<BR /></SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN><BR /></SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><LI-VIDEO vid="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrSG7Pw5_BE" align="center" size="small" width="200" height="113" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/HrSG7Pw5_BE/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Resource:&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Community Management for Yammer</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Resource:&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Build Yammer Communities</SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Related blog post:&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/how-to-create-a-sustainable-yammer-community/ba-p/1061527" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">How to create a sustainable Yammer community</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <H4><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H4> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Training for Yammer network Admins…&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H4> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Microsoft Yammer network admin&nbsp;highlights</SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559731&quot;:720,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">In this video&nbsp;you’ll&nbsp;learn&nbsp;how to…&nbsp;</SPAN></I><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559731&quot;:720,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Set up usage&nbsp;policy</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Add your company’s logo to the&nbsp;emails</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Set up Report Conversations process</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Mute a community from the&nbsp;feed</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Configure and customize All Company branding and&nbsp;naming</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Pin Yammer Communities App to Microsoft Teams&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="https://youtu.be/-Wcq9OGHG_g" align="center" size="small" width="200" height="113" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>More&nbsp;Support:&nbsp;<A style="font-family: inherit; background-color: #ffffff;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Admin key concepts</SPAN></A><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;" data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Find more Yammer&nbsp;resources&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H4> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer Support &amp; Help</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer Adoption &amp; Resources</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer Online Training</SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;Want the video files for your own Yammer network? Download them <A href="#" target="_self">here</A>.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 25 May 2021 15:21:01 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-yammer-training-videos-amp-resources/ba-p/2279112 YammerTeam 2021-05-25T15:21:01Z What’s new for Yammer in April 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/what-s-new-for-yammer-in-april-2021/ba-p/2262184 <P>The seasons are changing and we have a lot of news to share! This blog will cover what we’ve recently shipped and what’s coming in the next few weeks. You can also find recent updates for Yammer from Microsoft Ignite in <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/video-hub/engage-employees-with-the-new-yammer-communities-communications/m-p/1687236" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this session</A> on-demand.</P> <H2><BR />New Yammer as default experience</H2> <P>The new Yammer is generally available, and starting next week, all users on web will default to the new Yammer experience. Check out our new Yammer resources for tips and a guide what’s changed. But don’t worry, users will still be able to use the slider to toggle back to the Yammer classic experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/EgKC34sZbRM" width="560" height="315" tilte="&lt;title of your video&gt;"> &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;</IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>New design for Yammer Discovery and Digest emails</H2> <P>We're updating the design and making content enhancements to the Discovery and Digest emails in Yammer to align with the new Yammer styling and UX. But this update is more than just a new design, it also turns these digests into interactive emails in Outlook so you can react and respond to the conversation directly from the email. Coming soon.&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Updated Yammer Email.png" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/271286i575D432A3703DE6E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Updated Yammer Email.png" alt="Updated Yammer Email.png" /></span></P> <H2>Essential Announcements</H2> <P>This feature allows Yammer community admins to achieve a guaranteed distribution of important community announcements via email for all members of that community, even if its outside of their preferred notification settings.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="essential announcments in Yammer.png" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/271291i61ADFCF99A95D161/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="essential announcments in Yammer.png" alt="essential announcments in Yammer.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>SharePoint News in the Yammer Home Feed</H2> <P>Spark conversations and share company news directly from SharePoint to the Yammer home feed. This is now available on iOS and Android mobile experiences and coming soon to the web.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="SharePoint news in Yammer.png" style="width: 826px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/271294iC3D369E2DED2049E/image-dimensions/826x894?v=v2" width="826" height="894" role="button" title="SharePoint news in Yammer.png" alt="SharePoint news in Yammer.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H1>New Yammer Desktop Experience (PWA)</H1> <P>You can now install the web version of Yammer&nbsp;as a progressive web app (PWA) in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. After you install the web version of&nbsp;Yammer as a progressive web app, it will work like any stand-alone desktop experience. You can pin and launch the app from your computer’s home screen or task bar, and you can opt in to receive notifications for relevant announcements and messages from Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="New Yammer Desktop Experience.png" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/271296i7464121CE08C3B50/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="New Yammer Desktop Experience.png" alt="New Yammer Desktop Experience.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Suggested Communities</H2> <P>This new section on the right rail of the Yammer homepage will suggest relevant communities for people discover and join. This is rolling out now.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Suggested Yammer Communities.png" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/271303iF43E131B3037EE29/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Suggested Yammer Communities.png" alt="Suggested Yammer Communities.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>New Yammer Insights now available</H2> <P>Improve your live events viewership. Monitor attendance, measure engagement, and recognize trends.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Conversation insights</STRONG> - See which conversations perform best. New insights into impressions, total views, click-through rate, and a breakdown of reactions.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer Conversation Insights.png" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/271307i69719E0EF532DF59/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer Conversation Insights.png" alt="Yammer Conversation Insights.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Live event insights</STRONG> – Improve your live events viewership. Monitor attendance, which segments had the greatest viewership, and see where those views are coming from, all geared to help you optimize your current and <EM>future</EM> events. Learn more on our <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/introducing-yammer-live-events-insights/ba-p/2218676" target="_blank" rel="noopener">announcement blog</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer live events insights.png" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/271311iBC3E383AB931D230/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer live events insights.png" alt="Yammer live events insights.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>New Embed widget options</H2> <P>Allowing you to easily create and customize embeddable Yammer feeds to place on your own sites.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer Embed Widget1.png" style="width: 943px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/271352i327056CCD19342A1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer Embed Widget1.png" alt="Yammer Embed Widget1.png" /></span></P> <P>This is coming soon to preview. We are now collecting sign-ups for interest, sign up <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Azure B2B Guest Access GA</H2> <P>External collaboration is a key ingredient for the success of any organization. Yammer guests allow you to call in experts, such as consultants or vendors, from outside your organization. Users can invite guests to a community and quickly start a rich conversation by sharing access to community resources like files while ensuring that privacy, access, governance and compliance policies remain intact. Now, <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/guest-access-in-yammer-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/2218392" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Guest Access with Azure B2B is generally available</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Guest access.png" style="width: 517px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/271322i4B00BDC89C89AEEE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Guest access.png" alt="- Communities with external members are denoted by a globe icon." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">- Communities with external members are denoted by a globe icon.</span></span></P> <H2>Cross-geo external collaboration for External Networks for the EU</H2> <P>With this release, guests from Yammer networks associated located in the European Union can be invited to Yammer External Networks hosted by a Yammer network located in the United States.</P> <H2><BR />Retention policies in Yammer</H2> <P>This update enables organizations to apply retention policies on Yammer messages.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="apply retention policies on Yammer messages.jpg" style="width: 483px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/271335i756B6DFCCE61B6FF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="apply retention policies on Yammer messages.jpg" alt="apply retention policies on Yammer messages.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Additional updates</H2> <P>Here are a few other changes planned that you’ll be seeing in your Yammer network soon:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>New file views:</STRONG> Browse community files stored in SharePoint with SharePoint library structure and capabilities. You’ll also get the ability to browse files in your document library while in native mode.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Collapse pinned posts:</STRONG> Pinned conversations now collapse automatically after a user has viewed them.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Updated community settings:</STRONG> There are new community settings on web for communities and All Company community.</LI> </UL> <P>See what else Yammer has planned on our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">public roadmap</A> and keep an eye on this blog for more news, updates, and best practices relating to Yammer and communities in Microsoft 365.</P> <P><BR />- Mike Holste <BR /><EM>Michael Holste is a senior product marketing manager for Yammer + Employee Engagement</EM></P> Mon, 26 Apr 2021 16:21:20 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/what-s-new-for-yammer-in-april-2021/ba-p/2262184 Michael Holste 2021-04-26T16:21:20Z Introducing Yammer Live Events Insights https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/introducing-yammer-live-events-insights/ba-p/2218676 <P>Over the last year, there has been a massive rise in the number of Yammer Live Events. Understandable. With so many people working remotely, Yammer Live Events are an awesome medium for organizations to connect with employees. Because of this,&nbsp;one of the recurring things we’re hearing from customers is the ability to understand the impact of these events.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Today, we’re thrilled to announce Yammer Live Events Insights.&nbsp;This gives organizations the insights they need to measure reach and engagement and build more powerful events.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Organizer Insights in real-time</STRONG></P> <P>Event Organizers can&nbsp;peek at the Organizer Insights dashboard before, during, and after the event and glean vital stats such as the number of attendees, total views, and conversations in the event, with the ability to expand and see more insights.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="For Blog.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/266847i4D7C5646B7FEA751/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="For Blog.png" alt="Organizer Insights" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Organizer Insights</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Amplify Attendance</STRONG></P> <P>The reach section provides insights about the number of people that attended the event, which segments had the greatest viewership, average time watched, and more – all geared up to help you optimize your current and future events.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="LE Reach Full.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/266843iE996EC94E33469CB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="LE Reach Full.png" alt="Reach Insights" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Reach Insights</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Recognize Trends</STRONG></P> <P>See the volume of questions, conversations, and reactions that were generated in the event so that you can recognize and amplify the discussions that people are most interested in engaging with.&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="For Blog_New_Engagement full.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/266841i1005138C03913A99/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="For Blog_New_Engagement full.png" alt="Engagement Insights" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Engagement Insights</span></span><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>See the official documentation <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</P> Thu, 25 Mar 2021 01:21:20 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/introducing-yammer-live-events-insights/ba-p/2218676 samsearth 2021-03-25T01:21:20Z Guest Access in Yammer is now Generally Available https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/guest-access-in-yammer-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/2218392 <P>At Microsoft, we recognize the need to easily and securely collaborate with people outside of your business. Organizations need to engage with vendors, partners, customers, consultants and other stakeholders while adhering to privacy and security policies and protocols that keep your business running smoothly. In December, we announced a preview for <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure AD business-to-business (B2B) guest</A> support in Yammer and today, we are excited to announce that Guest Access in Yammer powered by Azure B2B is now generally available.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Picture1.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/266069i35684683DB1952A2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture1.png" alt="Communities with external members are denoted by a globe icon." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Communities with external members are denoted by a globe icon.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What is Azure Active Directory B2B?</STRONG></FONT> <BR />Azure B2B collaboration enables you to share your company's applications and services with guest users from any other organization, while maintaining control over your own corporate data. Work safely and securely with external partners, large or small, even if they don't have Azure AD or an IT department.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>How can you enable the Azure AD B2B guest functionality in your Yammer network?</STRONG></FONT><BR />If your Yammer network is provisioned after December 15th, 2020 then Azure AD B2B guest functionality is already enabled by default for you. Community admins in your Yammer network can add guests to their communities. <STRONG>Note:</STRONG> Yammer network should be aligned to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Native Mode</A> to enable Azure AD B2B guest functionality.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The functionality is now available to all existing Yammer networks but disabled by default. Yammer network admins can enable guest access on their networks from Yammer admin center &gt; Security Settings &gt; External messaging settings.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Picture2.png" style="width: 468px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/266070i7D5601AC4C04B6B7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture2.png" alt="Picture2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Azure AD B2B guest support in Yammer brings the following capabilities:</P> <UL> <LI>Robust policies for guest invitations and providing access give administrators full control over who can invite guests, which organizations guests can be invited from, and which communities they can be invited to.</LI> <LI>Simplification of guest modes in Yammer with community level guests. A guest can be added to any specific Yammer community based on the admin policy instead of the entire network.</LI> <LI>Easy and compliant external collaboration (within Europe networks) for Yammer networks with data based in the EU geo.</LI> <LI>Parity between participation in Yammer communities across all Yammer experiences (web, mobile (Android / iOS).</LI> <LI>Guests access to community resources like files stored in SharePoint.</LI> <LI>Ability to review guest membership and block unauthorized guest access through Azure AD access reviews and track the guest lifecycle through Azure AD audit logs.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Picture3.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/266071i89421DB43E03CE76/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture3.png" alt="Picture3.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Learn more about Guest Access in Yammer <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>. We’re continuing to invest in features and capabilities that foster engagement and deliver value to businesses. Stay tuned for updates soon.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Nagaraj Venkatesh</STRONG><BR /><EM>Nagaraj is a PM on the Yammer engineering team</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Resources:</STRONG> <BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Business-to-business (B2B) Guest support in Yammer Preview - Customer Terms and FAQ - Yammer&nbsp;</A><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft 365 guest sharing settings reference | Microsoft Docs</A></P> Mon, 22 Mar 2021 15:55:59 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/guest-access-in-yammer-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/2218392 Nagaraj Venkatesh 2021-03-22T15:55:59Z Azure Active Directory IDs now in Yammer Data Export API https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/azure-active-directory-ids-now-in-yammer-data-export-api/ba-p/2112199 <P>We’re happy to announce an update to the Yammer Data Export API! Yammer Data Exports now include new columns that map Azure Active Directory IDs for Users and Groups with their corresponding Yammer Users and Groups IDs.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The new columns “Office User ID” and “Office Group ID” are added to Users.csv and Groups.csv files. This update aims to make it easy for our customers and partners to use the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Graph API</A> and correlate Azure Active Directory&nbsp;users and groups IDs with their Yammer IDs for <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">networks in Native Mode</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In this blog we’re sharing steps on how to list Azure Active Directory Group Members through Microsoft Graph and easily correlate them with Yammer Users.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>First,&nbsp;get Azure Active Directory User and Group IDs with the Yammer Data Export API.</STRONG></P> <OL> <LI>Use the Yammer Data Export API to incrementally export content from Yammer. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://developer.yammer.com/docs/data-export-api</A><BR /><BR /></LI> <LI>In the export, the Users.csv file now has a new field “<EM>Office_user_id</EM>” that contains the Azure Active Directory User ID which is mapped to its corresponding Yammer User ID.<BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Users.png" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/251679iD058B477CDCF1A0B/image-dimensions/700x131?v=v2" width="700" height="131" role="button" title="Users.png" alt="Users.png" /></span> <P> </P> </LI> <LI>Also, the Groups.csv file now has a new column “<EM>Office_group_id</EM>” that contains the Azure Active Directory Group ID which mapped its Yammer Group ID.<BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Groups CSV.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/251688i957AEAD281962505/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Groups CSV.png" alt="Groups CSV.png" /></span> <P> </P> </LI> <LI>Use the Office_user_id and Office_group_id fields to correlate Azure Active Directory Users and Groups with their corresponding Yammer Users and Group IDs.</LI> </OL> <P><STRONG>Next, use the List Members API to get a group's direct members.</STRONG></P> <OL> <LI>Create or update your Azure Active Directory Application. See this quick start guide for more information <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/develop/quickstart-register-app</A><BR /><BR /></LI> <LI>Enable the permissions <EM><STRONG>Group.Read.All</STRONG></EM> in the Azure Active Directory App Registrations section.<BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="API Permissions.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/251687iECA325276EA76411/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="API Permissions.png" alt="API Permissions.png" /></span></LI> <LI><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">Follow the Microsoft Graph guidelines to support authentication in your application/service. For more info, please see </SPAN><A style="font-family: inherit; background-color: #ffffff;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/auth/</A><BR /><BR /></LI> <LI>Get a List of Members in a Group using the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Graph List Members API</A>&nbsp;<BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Screen Shot 2021-02-02 at 11.24.28 PM.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/251681iB796EB4A3C9B98E9/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Screen Shot 2021-02-02 at 11.24.28 PM.png" alt="Screen Shot 2021-02-02 at 11.24.28 PM.png" /></span><BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Postman.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/251683iAAD6C1440E55F20D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Postman.png" alt="Postman.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The response displays the list of Group members with many attributes such as the user’s “id”, “userPrincipalName”, “displayName”, etc.</P> <P>Make a note of the “id” value – this value is now mapped in the Users.csv and Groups.csv files from the Yammer Data Export API.<BR /><BR /></P> <P>If there are more than 100 members, then Microsoft Graph returns a @odata.nextLink property in the response that contains a URL to the next page of results. Learn more about the List Members API <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.&nbsp;</P> </LI> </OL> <P><STRONG>And that's it!</STRONG>&nbsp;Now you can easily correlate Azure Active Directory User IDs from the Microsoft Graph API with their corresponding Yammer User and Group IDs from the Yammer Data Export API.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><STRONG>Resources:</STRONG></P> <OL> <LI>Microsoft Graph Explorer: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/graph-explorer</A></LI> <LI>Microsoft Graph API: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/overview</A></LI> <LI>List Members API:&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/api/group-list-members</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Yammer Native Mode: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/yammer/configure-your-yammer-network/overview-native-mode</A></LI> <LI>Yammer Data Export API: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://developer.yammer.com/docs/data-export-api</A></LI> </OL> Wed, 03 Feb 2021 08:10:45 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/azure-active-directory-ids-now-in-yammer-data-export-api/ba-p/2112199 samsearth 2021-02-03T08:10:45Z Yammer Reactions are now inclusive https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-reactions-are-now-inclusive/ba-p/2062092 <P>We believe that Yammer, a tool that connects people and helps build communities, has an important role to play for a sense of belonging and inclusion. And we don’t want to simply build for inclusivity, we want to celebrate it.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Recently Yammer <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/introducing-yammer-reactions/bc-p/2031474#M1255" target="_blank" rel="noopener">introduced reactions</A>, and next, we want to bring diverse skin tones to Yammer reactions. We want users to feel a deeper sense of representation when interacting with the new Yammer. Once you select your skin tone&nbsp;<SPAN class="TextRun BCX8 SCXW179559856" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW179559856">(settings available both on web and mobile!)</SPAN></SPAN>, you can react quickly without having to decide every time you reply!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Reaction Picker v2.gif" style="width: 600px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/246440i09A376BFEE260ABB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Reaction Picker v2.gif" alt="Reaction Picker v2.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Yammer will be the first of the Microsoft 365 products to offer inclusive reactions. We are excited to lead the charge with other product groups at Microsoft in keeping inclusivity at the center of everything we do.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Inclusive for all</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Being able to select your skin tones for reactions that you use to interact in conversations is just the first step in seeking inclusivity for Yammer. We want to build features that help all our users feel included and empowered. When designing this feature, we ensured reactions with skin-tones work on both light and dark mode, so users with varying abilities can use this feature as expected. Additionally, we looked beyond our team, to seek input from members of the various employee groups to ensure our proposal was honed by diverse perspectives.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Steps in the journey of inclusivity</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Inclusivity is a process, in life and in products. We can take small steps in the right direction today, to build a more inclusive world for tomorrow. And I feel such a deep sense of pride, to know that we are committed to making inclusivity a way of life, through everything we do and everything we build at Yammer.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>General availability starts now!</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Inclusive reactions are starting to roll out and will be available to all users globally soon.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here’s how to select a skin tone:</P> <OL> <LI>Go to <STRONG>Yammer Settings</STRONG> (click on the gear icon on the suite header while in Yammer web; click on your avatar at the top left corner if you are on mobile). <BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="settings.png" style="width: 939px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/246436iB25CFED52CF4894A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="settings.png" alt="settings.png" /></span><BR /><BR /></LI> <LI>Click <STRONG>Choose your skin tone for reactions</STRONG>.<BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="skin tone reactions.jpg" style="width: 840px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/246437iE69B142203DAC3E8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="skin tone reactions.jpg" alt="skin tone reactions.jpg" /></span><BR /><BR /></LI> <LI>Select a skin tone and click <STRONG>OK</STRONG> to save your preferences.<BR /><BR /></LI> <LI>Find a conversation and hover on the like button! And voila! See your skin tone preferences the next time you select a reaction!</LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Learn more about this via our support <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">page</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>- Trisharti Ghosh<BR /><EM>Trisharti Ghosh is a Product Manager at Microsoft, and is focusing on conversations in Yammer.</EM></P> Thu, 28 Jan 2021 23:59:05 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-reactions-are-now-inclusive/ba-p/2062092 trisharti 2021-01-28T23:59:05Z [Customer story] Communities app in Microsoft Teams brings adoption to employees in headquarters https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/customer-story-communities-app-in-microsoft-teams-brings/ba-p/1775930 <P><STRONG>Background</STRONG><BR />MediamarktSaturn is the leading consumer electronics retailer in Europe with more than 1000 stores spread over 13 countries in Europe. We started to rollout Yammer as one of our first Microsoft 365 apps to office workers in May 2018. In March 2020, we continued to roll it out to first line workers in Germany and Spain, two of the largest customer markets.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Picture2.jpg" style="width: 600px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/226347i896E41F6C8F592A6/image-dimensions/600x849?v=v2" width="600" height="849" role="button" title="Picture2.jpg" alt="Picture2.jpg" /></span></P> <P>Initially, we had slow adoption of Yammer and did not see the network effect take off the way we knew it could. We needed to focus on making sure our employees knew and understood the purpose of Yammer, and we decided to focus on four strategic initiatives:</P> <UL> <LI>Specific use cases and connecting the store employees to hq departments</LI> <LI>Consistent community management</LI> <LI>Shifting the focus of conversations from selling used goods to using Yammer for CEO Communications</LI> <LI>Communities app in pinned Microsoft Teams deployed to all employees<BR /><BR /></LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Store employees now get information from Yammer</STRONG><BR />One tactic we implemented was to include store employees in our Yammer communities to connect to other stores. Now, they can ask employees at headquarters questions, and give feedback like never before. The ability to ask and answer questions has been a huge driver of adoption. Our store employees access Yammer on their own time, and they will have access to company mobile devices with Yammer installed for them.</P> <P><BR />Now, our employees are better informed, and contribute their involvement in Yammer communities and conversations to their learning and growth at MediaMarktSaturn.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>What does consistent community management look like?</STRONG><BR />We have created the same story about why and how employees are using Yammer in order to bring awareness to different department and use cases. Yammer enables our employees the ability to connect with the right people to find answers, and now, we can measure progress and share our success stories with communities to encourage participation. Previously, we had heard rumors and the grumbles about employee dissatisfaction, but now we have a way to react and educate our employees about what’s being shared, all out in the open where any employee can contribute.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Picture12.png" style="width: 600px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/226360i2A6036A85695808C/image-dimensions/600x835?v=v2" width="600" height="835" role="button" title="Picture12.png" alt="Picture12.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>CEO Communications in Yammer</STRONG><BR />Leadership connection on Yammer has been key for us. Our CEO <STRONG>Ferran Reverter Planet</STRONG>, now shares regularly on Yammer. And most recently he shared about a new strategy, which really showcases some of the reasons behind the shift in strategy. This two-way communication between the leadership and the associates allows for open dialog about these upcoming changes, and empowers employees at every level to ask questions and get answers.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="CEO picture.png" style="width: 627px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242232iFB71EF405E6E8E01/image-dimensions/627x421?v=v2" width="627" height="421" role="button" title="CEO picture.png" alt="CEO picture.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Our CEO is also very active in starting, replying and reacting to conversations.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="CEO picture 2.png" style="width: 622px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242233iEE7C2A9104E02A8A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="CEO picture 2.png" alt="CEO picture 2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>The Communities app in Teams</STRONG><BR />Microsoft Teams officially rolled out July 2020, with early adopters taking to it as early as March when many began working remotely. Prior to the official rollout, we pinned the Communities app in Teams on June 1st for all MediamarktSaturn employees in the Teams side-bar, including firstline workers at the stores.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Corporate communications worked with IT to start a campaign in Yammer highlighting the new possibilities of using Yammer in Teams. This campaign focused on the benefits of having all communications (1:1, team, 1:many, and all employees) in one place.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Picture6.png" style="width: 626px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/226354iC93230E5956B8024/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture6.png" alt="Picture6.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Additionally, we communicated to employees "when to use what?”, providing them with suggestions and guidance on when to use which tool and best practices for each tool.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>What we’ve learned and what’s next</STRONG><BR />We learned that the Communities app in Microsoft Teams is a great driver for adoption. As additional Yammer features become available in the Communities app many existing Yammer users may primarily use Yammer in Teams as they find it to be the most convenient solution to interact within their communities. In just one month almost 25% of Yammer users have already shifted and we anticipate more to follow.</P> <P><BR />We have also uninstalled the Yammer Desktop App on all computers in the headquarters. Employees who used to see Yammer in the morning now switch to Microsoft Teams for a similar experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Furthermore, we are working on rolling out to the rest of the organization. We know with more people gaining access to Yammer, the more knowledge and opportunity our employees have to ask questions, get answers and provide feedback. Additionally, we are expanding our leadership engagement by encouraging every Country Manager to share and have a voice on Yammer.</P> <P><BR />Finally, we are working hard to rollout our new intranet and will be using Yammer to help facilitate communications about the changes. Within the intranet we will also be using the new Yammer SharePoint conversations webpart.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Picture9.png" style="width: 626px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/226357iEABB6B0B033AE362/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture9.png" alt="Picture9.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Picture10.png" style="width: 626px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/226358i5997C222FA531436/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture10.png" alt="Picture10.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Picture11.png" style="width: 626px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/226359iB34FD606E45C7A32/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture11.png" alt="Picture11.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Looking back we realized giving everyone a voice helped moved the needle on important conversations and strengthen relationships and communities from the retail stores back to headquarters. Yammer has helped us improve processes and listen to feedback so we can react to employees in new ways. We can’t wait to see what is to come for us in the future.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ENrico.JPG" style="width: 369px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/236958iE0D11FF14DE3C455/image-dimensions/369x249?v=v2" width="369" height="249" role="button" title="ENrico.JPG" alt="ENrico.JPG" /></span></P> <P><STRONG>More about Enrico Dreher&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>Social Collaboration &amp; Corporate Community Manager,&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM>MediaMarktSaturn&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>&nbsp;</EM></P> <P><SPAN>Enrico is responsible for project management, implementation of Yammer; he is </SPAN><SPAN>Corporate Community Manager for Yammer; </SPAN><SPAN>Project management, conception and realisati-</SPAN><SPAN>on of a social intranet based on O365 + Powell </SPAN><SPAN>365; Enrico also writes an internal company blog about </SPAN><SPAN>Community &amp; Collaboration and works with the </SPAN><SPAN>business departments in using communication </SPAN><SPAN>and collaboration tools</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Connect with <A href="#" target="_self">Enrico Dreher on LinkedIn</A>.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Thu, 04 Mar 2021 03:06:15 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/customer-story-communities-app-in-microsoft-teams-brings/ba-p/1775930 Enrico Dreher 2021-03-04T03:06:15Z New Year, new experiences rolling out for Yammer https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-year-new-experiences-rolling-out-for-yammer/ba-p/2049813 <P>Happy 2021! The Yammer team has been busy over the past several weeks and we wanted to take a moment to share some updates on previously announced features and experiences that are in the process of rolling out.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Share to Yammer from SharePoint</STRONG><BR />Soon, you’ll be able to send SharePoint pages directly to Yammer communities. This new capability makes it easy to start Yammer posts, questions, polls, and praises right from SharePoint pages. The new <EM>Send</EM> to dialog box includes the full fidelity Yammer publishing experiences with the ability to style questions, praise, and polls as well as add rich text and images.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ShareToYammer 999.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/245301iDEDDE5B77855B2E9/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="ShareToYammer 999.png" alt="ShareToYammer 999.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New Yammer Embed</STRONG> <BR />Bring the new Yammer styling and functionality to any webpage using the new Embed. If you are using the classic embed experience, no action is needed.&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-new-yammer-embed-is-coming/ba-p/1928089" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="YammerEmbed3.png" style="width: 772px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/245303i6F367E6DA47110D0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="YammerEmbed3.png" alt="YammerEmbed3.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New Yammer tab for Microsoft Teams</STRONG><BR />Get the modern styling and features of the new Yammer in your Yammer tab within Microsoft Teams. Rolling out now!</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="NewYammerTabinTeams999.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/245306i30289AB15D978596/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="NewYammerTabinTeams999.png" alt="NewYammerTabinTeams999.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Immersive Virtual Event Styling</STRONG><BR />New Yammer virtual event improvements are here to optimize your viewing experience! These changes include:</P> <UL> <LI>a side-by-side viewer so that you can engage in the conversation while keeping the video player front and center.</LI> <LI>the ability to collapse pinned conversations to focus on new conversations</LI> <LI>a new feed that showcases conversation threads</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="YammerEvents999px.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/245308i3CE58BD5A9F67614/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="YammerEvents999px.png" alt="YammerEvents999px.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Hashtags and Topics</STRONG><BR />We shared the future of hashtags and topics in <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/topics-and-hashtags-in-yammer/ba-p/1868394" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this blog</A>. Now, the visual updates have been made to topics and clicking a hashtag now opens a page of community search results on that tag. Another change, that allows users to post a hashtag <EM>without</EM> automatically adding a topic is now underway and should be widely available by mid-January. Other changes noted in the blog are coming soon.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Continuing Improvements</STRONG><BR />We’ve also tightened up whitespace and padding, and brought additional administrative features and navigation to the mobile experiences. In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be rolling out additional insights for conversations and events, tightening the integration between Yammer, Microsoft Teams, and SharePoint, and shipping new features relating to knowledge, corporate communications and more– so keep an eye on our blog and Twitter!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>-Mike Holste <BR /><EM>Mike Holste is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Yammer and Employee Experience at Microsoft</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 11 Jan 2021 19:25:09 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-year-new-experiences-rolling-out-for-yammer/ba-p/2049813 Michael Holste 2021-01-11T19:25:09Z Best of Yammer in 2020 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/best-of-yammer-in-2020/ba-p/2010116 <P>This last year has been full of change, and Yammer has continued to evolve to meet the needs of customers and enterprises. We've listened to your feedback and appreciate your contributions and ideas. Here are some of the many improvements we brought to Yammer this past year.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">20. Groups were renamed <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-groups-to-be-renamed-communities/ba-p/1125286" target="_blank" rel="noopener">communities</A>.</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="parents Community.JPG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/244750iDE4E6D7BB27C58FA/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="parents Community.JPG" alt="parents Community.JPG" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">19. Interactive emails come directly to your <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/outlook-blog/interactive-yammer-emails-in-outlook-on-the-web-are-here/ba-p/1209420" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Outlook inbox</A>.</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer in Outlook3.png" style="width: 849px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242308i217D42C117A1E5F0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer in Outlook3.png" alt="Yammer in Outlook3.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">18. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/introducing-yammer-reactions/ba-p/1649174" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reactions</A> made available and are also soon to be inclusive by letting your employees choose their preferred skin tone.</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer Reactions.gif" style="width: 600px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242246i58417221D870073C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer Reactions.gif" alt="Yammer Reactions.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">17. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-new-yammer-embed-is-coming/ba-p/1928089" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Embed</A> and SharePoint web parts are updated to reflect the new Yammer.&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Embed GIf.gif" style="width: 501px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242248i55752DF55A9358E4/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Embed GIf.gif" alt="Embed GIf.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer SP2.png" style="width: 880px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242395i3E8452F2540619A3/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer SP2.png" alt="Yammer SP2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">16. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/producing-live-events-in-yammer-just-got-easier/ba-p/1242473" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Virtual event experiences</A> in Yammer are more immersive and engaging.</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="live events.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242353i10A575207781AAE8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="live events.png" alt="live events.png" /></span></P> <P><FONT size="4">15. Brand new mobile apps for <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-new-yammer-has-arrived-on-mobile/ba-p/1265486" target="_blank" rel="noopener">iOS and Android</A>.</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer mobile app1.PNG" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242419i6AC6D40C0ABF81EF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer mobile app1.PNG" alt="Yammer mobile app1.PNG" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">14. Customers, like <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/customer-story-how-a-software-company-tripled-their-employee/ba-p/1426513" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this software company</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Volvo</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Co-op</A>, share their Yammer experiences at events around the world in 2020.</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Spinnaker Software.png" style="width: 436px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242256i5E07C8C47C0B6595/image-dimensions/436x298?v=v2" width="436" height="298" role="button" title="Spinnaker Software.png" alt="Spinnaker Software.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">13. We improved the publisher on both web and mobile to make it easier to ask questions, post a poll, or praise a colleague.&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="new publisher1.png" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242379iD6D8D13CFA04E2BE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="new publisher1.png" alt="new publisher1.png" /></span></P> <P><FONT size="4">12. Style any post as an announcement, be it a poll, praise, or question.&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="announce anything.jpg" style="width: 661px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242263i0F92D8CABDB9D837/image-dimensions/661x231?v=v2" width="661" height="231" role="button" title="announce anything.jpg" alt="announce anything.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">11. Bring your communities and conversations into Microsoft Teams with the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-yammer-app-for-microsoft-teams-is-now-available/ba-p/1320286" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Communities app for Teams</A>, including on your mobile devices.</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="community app for Teams.png" style="width: 850px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242258i509A81D1B5731176/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="community app for Teams.png" alt="community app for Teams.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">10. Add custom cover photos to create a visual connection to the community.&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="custom cover photos2.jpg" style="width: 711px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242264i7023C1A311E7A891/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="custom cover photos2.jpg" alt="custom cover photos2.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">9. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/engage-your-entire-organization-with-new-all-company-features/ba-p/1441124" target="_blank" rel="noopener">All Company</A> can now be branded to reflect your company's culture. Also, we've provided additional controls that allow you to restrict All Company posts to only admins.&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="All Company1.jpg" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242386i00D6302D93CF84C0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="All Company1.jpg" alt="All Company1.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">8. Manage Yammer conversations in new ways like converting a conversation into a question, close a conversation, or pin a conversation within a conversation.</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ManageConversations2.png" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242396iE3B31A4614E84E2E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="ManageConversations2.png" alt="ManageConversations2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">7. Mark best answer for questions and filter unanswered questions to organize knowledge being shared within communities.</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Mark best answer.png" style="width: 514px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242275i56F3AEB185A36642/image-dimensions/514x369?v=v2" width="514" height="369" role="button" title="Mark best answer.png" alt="Mark best answer.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">6. New&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-community-and-q-amp-a-insights-available-soon-in-yammer/ba-p/1961404" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Insights</A> for communities, and questions are rolling out..</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Insights1.png" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242404i93480D96FB7183A5/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Insights1.png" alt="Insights1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">5. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/topics-and-hashtags-in-yammer/ba-p/1868394" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Topics and hashtags</A> in Yammer were redesigned to include deeper integrations with Project Cortex.&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Project Cortex Topics in Yammer2.png" style="width: 500px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242410iCCBBD9E663F93D65/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Project Cortex Topics in Yammer2.png" alt="Project Cortex Topics in Yammer2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">4. You can now favorite communities as one of the ways to <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-discovery-what-is-in-my-feed/ba-p/1596230" target="_blank" rel="noopener">curate your Yammer feed and community experience</A>.</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="curate feed1.jpg" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242408iCC3E3F54319AD8FD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="curate feed1.jpg" alt="curate feed1.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">3. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/ediscovery-and-native-mode-for-yammer-now-available/ba-p/1121476" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Native mode</A> comes to Yammer.</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Native1.png" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242413i79A3EC214EA5918D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Native1.png" alt="Native1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">2. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/guest-access-in-yammer-using-azure-ad-b2b-is-now-in-preview/ba-p/1984240" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Guest Access with Azure B2B</A> is now in preview.</FONT></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Screenshot 2020-12-14 at 11.48.57 AM.png" style="width: 489px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/240104i03CF8ED7B72A3F2B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Screenshot 2020-12-14 at 11.48.57 AM.png" alt="Screenshot 2020-12-14 at 11.48.57 AM.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">1. The <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-new-yammer-is-generally-available-worldwide/ba-p/1521869" target="_blank" rel="noopener">new Yammer</A> is made generally available worldwide.</FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="New Yammer GA.png" style="width: 892px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242281i8178B86B839F3028/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="New Yammer GA.png" alt="New Yammer GA.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Additional Resources</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Many of these improvements and more are included in <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"What's new for Yammer"</A>.&nbsp; View and share this presentation to your organization and keep them up to date on the improvements from this past year!&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Curious about what's coming next for Yammer? Stay tuned for some new experiences landing this month and <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/video-hub/engage-employees-with-the-new-yammer-communities-communications/m-p/1687236" target="_blank" rel="noopener">watch this video to hear from the Yammer Product Team on what's coming.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If you are interested in learning about what Yammer features are rolling out and when, bookmark the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft 365 Roadmap</A> to keep a pulse on the status.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>What's your favorite Yammer improvement?&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 07 Jan 2021 16:34:49 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/best-of-yammer-in-2020/ba-p/2010116 YammerTeam 2021-01-07T16:34:49Z 2020 - When the #YearOfYammer delivered https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/2020-when-the-yearofyammer-delivered/ba-p/2010589 <P>When did the Year of Yammer begin? When did it end? Depends on how you cut the numbers, but if 2019 was the #YearOfYammer announcements, then 2020 is absolutely the year when Yammer delivered.<BR /><BR />The first taste (or tease) about the Year of Yammer came <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">from Mike Holste in May 2019</A> causing a stir in Digital Workplace circles. Yammer at that stage was a much loved platform that Microsoft had taken under its wing, but there had been a hiatus in progress and much debate about where it fit within the Microsoft 365 toolset.<BR /><BR />Fast forward to October 2019 and Ignite, where #YearOfYammer was officially launched and the pillars of Connection, Leadership, Inclusion, Knowledge and Community. The <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-future-of-yammer-microsoft-ignite-2019/ba-p/976710" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Future of Yammer was announced</A> with a long list of feature releases to be expected in the coming year.<BR /><BR />I spent some time with the Yammer team in early 2020 as they rounded out Ignite the Tour in Australia. At that time we in the community had only just started to see the big changes that had been announced the year before. Now, as 2020 reaches a close the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-new-yammer-is-generally-available-worldwide/ba-p/1521869" target="_blank" rel="noopener">new Yammer is generally available</A> and has been since July.<BR /><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Connection</STRONG></FONT><BR />Yammer always been about connection, but keeping that at the core is something which the Yammer team feel passionate about. When I spoke to Jason Mayans (Head of Product and Analytics for Yammer) he spoke about how giving people a way to feel more connected and have a voice at work drives what they do.<BR /><BR />"Yammer has a really unique opportunity to make them feel better about their work, make them feel better about the organisation they are a part of, feel connected, feel that they have a voice. For me the ability to kind of impact that every day experience that I as an employee have at work is pretty powerful."<BR /><BR /><STRONG>You can make a connection with Yammer by:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>Create and nurture Yammer communities</LI> <LI>Host Yammer Live Events to bring your events to life</LI> <LI>Use @mention to let a colleague know about an interesting conversation</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Resources to help make a connection:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Join and create a Yammer community – Microsoft support</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Live events in Yammer – Microsoft docs</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Join the conversation in Yammer – Microsoft support</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-community-and-q-amp-a-insights-now-available-in-yammer/ba-p/1961404" target="_blank" rel="noopener">New community and Q&amp;A insights in Yammer – Yammer blog</A></LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="CreateNewCommunity.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242259iCD5FEBAEEDBDBA54/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="CreateNewCommunity.png" alt="Image: Create a new community in Yammer" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Image: Create a new community in Yammer</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Leadership</STRONG></FONT><BR />The key to Yammer, has and likely always will be, strong leadership from the top down. This can be achieved in big or small organisations.<BR /><BR />At NEXTDC we are an SME (small to medium enterprise) size, but have strong and visible support from our CEO and CXO who are present and engaged in Yammer. This has been the case since we first began using Yammer 4 years ago. Our CEO Craig Scroggie created, and runs a community called ‘CEO – Ask Me Anything’ where anyone can ask a question that he will personally answer.<BR /><BR />Even the big corporates can leverage the value of Yammer through leadership. Steve Nguyen, Principal Program Manager with Yammer, speaks admirably about the tremendous ANZ (Australian Bank) have achieved with Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>"I think they have a great culture from a leadership perspective with respect to how they engage and how they are curious... that's strong and it's somewhat unique not all organisations have that level of leadership engagement."</EM></P> <P><BR />ANZ work hard to build community through leadership as they experience the value that allows them to connect their people and amplify company culture.</P> <UL> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/anz-embarks-on-a-social-journey-that-leads-to-yammer/ba-p/334622" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ANZ embarks on a social journey that leads to Yammer – Yammer blog</A></LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>You can build leadership with Yammer by:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>Talking to your leaders about the benefits of Yammer</LI> <LI>Encourage them to share news and updates in All Company</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Resources to help build leadership:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/unlocking-value-with-yammer-a-leaders-perspective/ba-p/673083" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Unlocking the value with Yammer – A leaders perspective – Yammer blog</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Leadership engagement – Microsoft Tech Community Resource Centre</A></LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="AMAinYammer.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242261iA595797754F24810/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="AMAinYammer.png" alt="Image: NEXTDC’s ‘CEO – Ask Me Anything’ community in Yammer" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Image: NEXTDC’s ‘CEO – Ask Me Anything’ community in Yammer</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Inclusion</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>Inclusion is part of Yammers DNA. It was built as a platform anyone could start and nurture, and still today anyone can have a voice on Yammer.<BR /><BR />The team are taking that even further by introducing features that will help everyone feel like they have a home on Yammer. You asked and the product team listened, as Angus Florance, Product Marketing Manager, shared:<BR /><BR /><EM>"At MVP summit a few years ago we got a lot of feedback that Yammer felt a bit corporate, it's supposed to be a social network. It should be fun it should be engaging it shouldn't feel like email."</EM><BR /><BR /><STRONG>You can foster inclusion in Yammer by:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>Nurture communities and conversations that encourage inclusive and diverse ideas and thoughts</LI> <LI>Adopt features such as reactions and Gifs to bring fun to your network</LI> <LI>Promote new features such as dark mode and skin tone reactions</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Resources to help foster inclusion:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/start-the-diversity-and-inclusion-conversation-at-your-company/ba-p/750927" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Start the diversity and inclusion conversation in your network – Yammer blog</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/6-ways-to-bring-some-fun-to-your-yammer-network/ba-p/459006" target="_blank" rel="noopener">6 ways to bring some fun to your Yammer network – Yammer blog</A></LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="YammerinDarkMode.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242266i92D11A02D3E40567/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="YammerinDarkMode.png" alt="Image: Yammer in Dark Mode at NEXTDC" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Image: Yammer in Dark Mode at NEXTDC</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Knowledge</STRONG> </FONT><BR />Capturing tacit knowledge is absolutely a Yammer superpower. The focus is often on the "Knowledge Worker" but we see now many great features being introduced for "First-Line". This comes from a recognition that we are all knowledge workers who have different needs.<BR /><BR />Steve Nguyen challenges our mindset around the knowledge worker, "The term ‘knowledge worker’ could almost be insulting the first-line worker, insinuating that first-line workers do not have any knowledge. When in some cases they have more knowledge, very real and direct knowledge, different knowledge... Yammer lets that first line worker the ability to share that knowledge."<BR /><BR /><STRONG>You can capture knowledge in Yammer by:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>Encourage the use of the 'question' feature and 'best answer'</LI> <LI>Set 'question' as the default post type in a community</LI> <LI>Make a poll to seek opinions on an interesting topic</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Resources to help capture knowledge in Yammer:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Use questions and answers in a Yammer community – Microsoft Support</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Create polls, praise and announcements in Yammer – Microsoft Support</A></LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="BestAnswer.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242271i75CCBEE754D51DC2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="BestAnswer.png" alt="Image: Yammer question feature with an answer marled ‘Best Answer’ at NEXTDC" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Image: Yammer question feature with an answer marled ‘Best Answer’ at NEXTDC</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT size="5">Community</FONT> </STRONG><BR />A simple but profound change we have seen in the Year of Yammer is that <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-groups-to-be-renamed-communities/ba-p/1125286" target="_blank" rel="noopener">'groups' are now called 'communities'</A>. With this product change, the purpose of Yammer becomes clear.<BR /><BR />From Jason Mayans: "Our goal is that when and end user thinks 'I want to build a community' or 'I want to find a community' they know where to go."<BR /><BR /><STRONG>Build community in Yammer by:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>Use a branded cover photo to give your community a personality</LI> <LI>Pin important posts to get attention</LI> <LI>Feature posts to amplify the message</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Resources to help build communities:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Customize a Yammer Community – Microsoft Support</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pin, close and report conversations in Yammer – Microsoft Support</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Feature a conversation in new Yammer – Microsoft Support</A></LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="FeaturedConversation.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242276i7B57C9D415C67237/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="FeaturedConversation.png" alt="Image: A featured conversation in NEXTDC’s Yammer network" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Image: A featured conversation in NEXTDC’s Yammer network</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What's next after the Year of Yammer?</STRONG></FONT><BR />I think it is safe to say that 2020 was the Year of Yammer. So what's next?<BR /><BR />Scanning through the public Microsoft 365 Roadmap for Yammer, it is clear that there is a lot being shipped and a lot to come. But what is the broader direction, and as the #YearOfYammer finishes… what do we call 2021 for Yammer?</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Tweet.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242279iC9910BB013FC1942/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Tweet.png" alt="Image: Tweet by @JMayans – Our 2020 slogan was the ‘#yearofyammer.’ Ideas for @Yammer for 2021?" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Image: Tweet by @JMayans – Our 2020 slogan was the ‘#yearofyammer.’ Ideas for @Yammer for 2021?</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Head of Product and Analytics for Yammer, Jason Mayans <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">asked the question on Twitter – What should the 2021 slogan for Yammer be?</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here are my ideas.<BR /><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>#YammerForKnowledge</STRONG></FONT><BR />I am excited for the possibilities for Yammer as Microsoft 365 generally moves deeper into using intelligence to build business knowledge. Particularly around search.<BR /><BR />Steve Nguyen pointed out that,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>"Customers that have been using Yammer for 8-10 years now they will tell us that Yammer is the brain of their organization. And because the institutional knowledge has been stored up, I think Project Cortex is an opportunity to help extract that."</EM><BR /><BR />Jason Mayans predicts,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>"I think you'll see us go a lot deeper in knowledge. So, both kind of natively in Yammer as well as integrated with a larger Project Cortex effort. There is so much knowledge there captured in Yammer through these conversations but there are so many more ways we can leverage it and make it valuable for the broader organisation"</EM><BR /><BR />So watch this space for Yammer and Cortex coming closer together.<BR /><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>#YammerForCommunity</STRONG></FONT><BR />We have seen great steps for community managers in the Year of Yammer, but what is next?<BR /><BR />Further to what has already been delivered, Jason Mayans wants <EM>"to continue to make communities more engaging, help you find communities in easier ways, recognise people who contribute, welcome new members' as well as helping to enable larger and larger conversations."</EM><BR /><BR />More ways to grow and nurture your communities.<BR /><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>#YammerForAll</STRONG></FONT><BR />Improvements for everyone. Continuing to build Yammer as a tool for sharing, building culture, fostering diversity and inclusion. And, being inclusive in ways that mean people can access from anywhere in the way that they need.<BR /><BR />As Jason Mayans put it, <EM>"we want to continue to drive all of these capabilities as capabilities of the suite available anywhere you need them and in the context that makes sense."</EM><BR /><BR />Do you have any Yammer predictions or desires? Share them in the comments below.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <HR /> <P>Big thanks to Jason Mayans, Steve Nguyen and Angus Florence who took the time to let me nerd out about Yammer with them, back at the beginning of the #YearOfYammer, when travel was a thing.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>I'm Rebecca Jackson, a digital and visual communicator specialising in the digital workplace. I've been working with intranets, online communities and the digital workplace since 2009 and am a Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP. I first began using Yammer around 2010 and have been a member and community manager of many Yammer networks since then. I work for NEXTDC as Digital Workplace Manager where I am the product owner of multiple Microsoft 365 tools including Yammer, Teams and SharePoint (where our Intranet lives). I enjoy learning and sharing by blogging, sketching, speaking and participating in industry events. It's an exciting opportunity to be a contributor to the Yammer blog and work collaboratively with other Yammer practitioners.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer.jpg" style="width: 781px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242325i618EF71B64CEEDA7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer.jpg" alt="Image: Jason Mayans, Rebecca Jackson, Angus Florence and Steve Nguyen." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Image: Jason Mayans, Rebecca Jackson, Angus Florence and Steve Nguyen.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <HR /> Wed, 23 Dec 2020 00:40:46 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/2020-when-the-yearofyammer-delivered/ba-p/2010589 RebeccaJLJ 2020-12-23T00:40:46Z Guest Access in Yammer using Azure AD B2B is now in preview! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/guest-access-in-yammer-using-azure-ad-b2b-is-now-in-preview/ba-p/1984240 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">External Collaboration is a key ingredient for the success of any organization.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;At Microsoft, we recognize the need to seamlessl</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">y</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">connect and engage with key stakeholders and partners&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">outside of your company</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and today, we</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">are excited to announce the preview of&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Azure AD business-to-business (B2B) guest</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;support in Yammer.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Screenshot 2020-12-14 at 11.48.57 AM.png" style="width: 489px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/240104i03CF8ED7B72A3F2B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Screenshot 2020-12-14 at 11.48.57 AM.png" alt="Screenshot 2020-12-14 at 11.48.57 AM.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">How can you enable the Azure AD B2B guest functionality in&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">your&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yammer</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;network</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">?&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">If your Yammer network is provisioned after December 15</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">th</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, 2020 then&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Azure AD B2B guest functionality&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">is already&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">enabled by default for&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">you. Community admins in your Yammer network can add guests to the communities in your network.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The functionality will be rolling out to existing Yammer networks in Native mode over the next couple of weeks and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">disabled by default</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. Yammer network admins needs to enable guest access on their networks&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">from Yammer admin center &gt; Security Settings &gt; External messaging settings.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Screenshot 2020-12-14 at 11.59.12 AM.png" style="width: 812px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/240102iDD40D7618D1D723C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Screenshot 2020-12-14 at 11.59.12 AM.png" alt="Screenshot 2020-12-14 at 11.59.12 AM.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Note: Yammer network should be aligned to&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Native&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">M</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ode</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">enable&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Azure AD B2B guest functionality.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">What’s new in Yammer with Azure AD B2B guest framework?&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">When it comes to external collaboration, administrators need to strike a perfect balance between empowering employees to invites guests from outside the organization to foster collaboration and put in place necessary guardrails to make sure guests can access only authorized resources.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Governance and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">c</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ompliance capabilities are at the heart of the new guest support in Yammer. Azure A</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">D</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;B2B guest framework provides a secure, compliant external collaboration framework used by many apps in Microsoft 365 suite&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">such as</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;Microsoft Teams and Microsoft SharePoint</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, and now it’s coming to Yammer.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Screenshot 2020-12-14 at 12.01.07 PM.png" style="width: 769px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/240103iA538AF075C29D65B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Screenshot 2020-12-14 at 12.01.07 PM.png" alt="Screenshot 2020-12-14 at 12.01.07 PM.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Azure AD B2B guest support in Yammer bring</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;the following capabilities:&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="-" data-font="Calibri" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="0" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Robust&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">policies for&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">guest invitation</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">providing&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">access give</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">administrators full control over who can invite guests, wh</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ich</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;organizations guests&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">can&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">be invited from</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;and wh</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ich</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;communities they can&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">be&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">invited to.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN><BR /></SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="-" data-font="Calibri" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="0" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Simplification of&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">guest modes in Yammer with&nbsp;</SPAN><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">c</SPAN></I><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ommunity</SPAN></I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;level guests.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">A guest can be added to any&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">specific&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yammer community based on the admin policy</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;instead of the entire network.</SPAN><SPAN><BR /></SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="-" data-font="Calibri" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="0" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Eas</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">y and compliant&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">e</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">xternal&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">c</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ollaboration (within Europe networks) for Yammer networks</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;with data based in the EU geo.</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="-" data-font="Calibri" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="0" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Parity between&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">participation&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">in</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer communities across all Yammer&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">experiences</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">(w</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">eb</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">, m</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">obile (Android / iOS).&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="-" data-font="Calibri" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="0" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Guests&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">access to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;community resources like files stored in SharePoint.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="-" data-font="Calibri" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="0" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Ability to review&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">guest membership and block unauthorized guest access through Azure AD access reviews and track the guest lifecycle&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">throug</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">h Azure AD audit logs.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN><BR /></SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">During the preview phase,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">some</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;features are not yet available. We are working hard to bring all Yammer functionality to the new B2B guests in Yammer. Please see&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">this</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;article for a complete list of features that are not yet supported.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We are excited to have you preview the functionality. Reach out to us at ‘</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">YammerExternFeedback@microsoft.com</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">’ for any feedback on the feature.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Resources:&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Business-to-business (B2B) Guest support in Yammer Preview - Customer Terms and FAQ - Yammer | Microsoft Docs</SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Microsoft 365 guest sharing settings reference | Microsoft Docs</SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Tue, 15 Dec 2020 16:39:10 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/guest-access-in-yammer-using-azure-ad-b2b-is-now-in-preview/ba-p/1984240 Nagaraj Venkatesh 2020-12-15T16:39:10Z New Community and Q&A Insights now available in Yammer https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-community-and-q-amp-a-insights-now-available-in-yammer/ba-p/1961404 <P>We’re thrilled to announce that the new Community Insights and Questions &amp; Answers (Q&amp;A) Insights in Yammer is now generally available.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The functionality has been in preview, and thanks to the invaluable feedback from our preview customers, it’s now ready for public release.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The new insights help community managers measure community reach and engagement, and understand the volume of knowledge created through Questions &amp; Answers in Yammer. Community managers can find these insights through the <STRONG>About</STRONG> tab in each community.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="1. Community Insight - See More entry point.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/238160i9872F0E23BFF66B0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="1. Community Insight - See More entry point.png" alt="About page with entry to Community Insights" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">About page with entry to Community Insights</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Measure community reach and engagement</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="2. Community Insights - Overview - Full.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/238161i921C56C99798812C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="2. Community Insights - Overview - Full.png" alt="Community Insights Overivew" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Community Insights Overivew</span></span></STRONG></P> <P>The overview section of Community insights lets you measure the reach and engagement activity in your community to help you tailor content that engages users and grows membership. The insights show both engagement and content activity, such as the number of active people in your community, and the volume of messages posted, read and reacted to by members and non-members. The data from Community Insights can be exported to CSV for the last 365 days to further analyze the data using tools such as Power BI.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Measure knowledge creation in your community</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="1. QA page - Full.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/238162iB075073EE79FFFE8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="1. QA page - Full.png" alt="Q&amp;A Insights for your Community" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Q&amp;A Insights for your Community</span></span></STRONG></P> <P>The new Community Insights also provides community managers with information about the volume of knowledge created in their community through Questions &amp; Answers in Yammer. With this, community managers can easily measure how frequently users &nbsp;are asking questions, answering, and marking high quality answers as the Best Answer. Just like in the overview section, all the data from Q&amp;A Insights can be exported to CSV.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>See the official documentation:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_self">Community Insights Overview</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_self">Questions &amp; Answers insights</A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>What’s ahead</STRONG></P> <P>But wait there’s more… we will be previewing more Yammer insights experiences in early 2021:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Live Events Insights:</STRONG> These insights help you measure the reach and engagement in your Yammer Live Events, and help you build more powerful events.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Conversation Insights:</STRONG> These insights help you measure and determine the efficacy of your conversations in Yammer, and create more engaging content for your audience.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Insights raw data:</STRONG> The data for insights experiences will also be made available through the Yammer data export API to enable you to build custom dashboards and insights experiences.</LI> </UL> <P>To learn more about these new insights experiences, please see this video.</P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="https://youtu.be/bDcmQc_lJoU" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/bDcmQc_lJoU/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We welcome your feedback on Community and Questions &amp; Answers insights, or any additional insights that you’d like us to showcase. Please provide feedback through this <A href="#" target="_self">form.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thank you! <BR />Yammer Insights team</P> Sat, 19 Dec 2020 00:59:30 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-community-and-q-amp-a-insights-now-available-in-yammer/ba-p/1961404 samsearth 2020-12-19T00:59:30Z The New Yammer Embed is Coming! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-new-yammer-embed-is-coming/ba-p/1928089 <P>Soon, you can bring the new Yammer to a web page near you! This is an update to the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">current embeddable JavaScript widgets</A> that brings Yammer’s new platform experience to any HTML based application. We plan to start rolling out starting December 2020.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>You will not need to take any additional actions</STRONG>, if the feed is eligible to be upgraded (see known limitations chart below), your users will see the new Yammer instead of the Classic Yammer in the Embeds!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="yammer embed.png" style="width: 502px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/236054i43520E36C9BAC6F5/image-dimensions/502x336?v=v2" width="502" height="336" role="button" title="yammer embed.png" alt="yammer embed.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>What’s new and different about this updated experience?</H2> <P>You'll get the new Yammer experience including rich media previews and visual treatment for questions, praise, and polls. Plus, you'll get an improved, relevant Home Feed to stay on top of conversations across your communities - embed the Home Feed on your intranet home page to help your employees stay up-to-date on their personalized feed.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The new Yammer Embed brings more functionality, like reacting to and pinning conversations.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Embed Reactions.gif" style="width: 503px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/237445i67A33FA36855ED45/image-dimensions/503x339?v=v2" width="503" height="339" role="button" title="Embed Reactions.gif" alt="Embed Reactions.gif" /></span> &nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Start a conversation in any community</LI> <LI>Create any type of Yammer post directly from Embed– questions, polls, praise, etc.&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Upload of images &amp; files into new conversations and replies</LI> <LI>Use rich text in messages</LI> <LI>Close Conversation, Mark Best Answer to a Question</LI> </UL> <P><BR /><BR /></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Embed Pin.gif" style="width: 512px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/237446i930D8DB66E465A65/image-dimensions/512x343?v=v2" width="512" height="343" role="button" title="Embed Pin.gif" alt="Embed Pin.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’ve seen our customers embed Yammer in a variety of ways, including embedding the conversations for virtual events. Need help with this?&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_self">Request virtual event assistance for embed.&nbsp;</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Embed - Virtual Event.png" style="width: 537px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/237448iD97BF44B158D9E10/image-dimensions/537x362?v=v2" width="537" height="362" role="button" title="Embed - Virtual Event.png" alt="Embed - Virtual Event.png" /></span></P> <P>Or embedding conversations for community and team sites.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Embed - Community Feed.png" style="width: 510px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/237449i1CBD66CCF531246E/image-dimensions/510x343?v=v2" width="510" height="343" role="button" title="Embed - Community Feed.png" alt="Embed - Community Feed.png" /></span></P> <P> </P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Current limitations and future development</H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="480"> <P><STRONG>Limitation</STRONG></P> </TD> <TD width="142"> <P><STRONG>Estimated Timeline for changes</STRONG></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="480"> <P><STRONG>defaultGroupId configuration:</STRONG> We are currently still working on supporting this configuration, which will allow for home, user, topic, and Open Graph feeds to be set to the provided defaultGroupId to publish to. Currently, if home, topic, or user feeds are used with a defaultGroupId configured, the feed will be set to the community feed of the defaultGroupId. The defaultGroupId parameter is invalid for community feeds and will set the publisher to the provided defaultGroupId for Open Graph feeds.</P> </TD> <TD width="142"> <P>CY2021 Q1</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="480"> <P><STRONG>External networks:</STRONG> Embeds that attempt to access a feed from an external network will be redirected to use the existing classic Yammer Embeds</P> </TD> <TD width="142"> <P>CY2021 Q2</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="480"> <P><STRONG>Metadata Overrides for Open Graph feeds: </STRONG>the ability to override ‘type’, ‘title’, ‘image’, ‘description’ are no longer supported</P> </TD> <TD width="142"> <P>NA</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="480"> <P><STRONG>IE11 redirection:</STRONG> Users attempting to load the Embeds on IE11 will be redirected to use the existing classic Yammer Embeds</P> </TD> <TD width="142"> <P>NA</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Additionally, feature requests and feedback can be submitted to <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=mailto:newyammerembed@service.microsoft.com" target="_self">newyammerembed@service.microsoft.com</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>How are you embedding Yammer at your organization? Please share your tips and best practices is in the comments below.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 06 Jan 2021 17:31:30 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-new-yammer-embed-is-coming/ba-p/1928089 evelynchan 2021-01-06T17:31:30Z Topics and Hashtags in Yammer https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/topics-and-hashtags-in-yammer/ba-p/1868394 <P>Yammer powers communities, knowledge, and employee engagement in Microsoft 365. At <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Ignite</A>, we shared how Yammer is investing in three areas for knowledge: capturing knowledge with questions and answers, organizing it using topics, and spreading it across the organization with Project Cortex.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Today, we are sharing the first updates to our new <EM>topics</EM> experience—which lays the foundation for future improvements and greater distinction between <EM>topics </EM>and <EM>hashtags</EM>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Topics and Hashtags today</H2> <P>Currently, Yammer has two related features available for categorizing knowledge: topics and hashtags.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Topics</STRONG> are a useful tool to organize, curate, and reference knowledge within and across communities. Anyone can affix a topic to a conversation by using the “Add Topics” option during or after posting. If a topic exists already, it is presented as a suggestion. Topics are metadata that apply to the thread, not individual messages, whereas hashtags are part of the message itself. Clicking a topic takes you to that specific topic’s page.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Hashtags</STRONG> are a great way to encourage and promote participation in campaigns and conversations across communities. They also provide a creative way to express yourself. You can include a hashtag in a message by simply adding the ‘#’ symbol before the text. Posting a message with a hashtag automatically adds a topic of the same name to the thread. Clicking a hashtag takes you to the topic page of the same name.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>What’s changing</H2> <P>While topics and hashtags each have many uses, organizations have been eager for a clearer distinction between the two. The current behavior of automatically adding a topic when posting a hashtag can lead to confusion.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Moving forward, we are drawing a sharper distinction between these features so that topics power knowledge curation, management, and referencing while hashtags continue to be used to support campaigns and user expression.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This means the following changes in the coming weeks:</P> <UL> <LI>Topics will no longer include the ‘#’ symbol before the topic making them visually distinct from hashtags. This should make topics in Yammer easier to scan for in a feed, and match how topics look across Microsoft 365. Hashtags will continue to look the same.</LI> <LI>Posting a hashtag will no longer automatically add a topic to the thread. One can continue to manually add a topic to a thread.</LI> <LI>Clicking a topic will open the topic page. Clicking a hashtag will initiate a search for all messages that include that hashtag.</LI> </UL> <P>But don’t worry -- all threads that have been marked with topics will continue to be marked with topics. And all messages that include a hashtag will continue to have that hashtag.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="YammerHashtags.png" style="width: 474px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/232393iE6A8D777F90E7E50/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="YammerHashtags.png" alt="YammerHashtags.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Future of topics</H2> <P>We intend for topics to be an excellent tool for organizing, curating, and connecting knowledge across communities in Yammer, and even beyond in Microsoft 365. In the future, you will see these updates to topics in Yammer:</P> <UL> <LI>Create descriptions for topics that show on the topic page and topic picker</LI> <LI>Add a filter to topic pages to see all questions marked with the topic</LI> <LI>See the most used topics within a community</LI> <LI>Ability to delete topics</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To make the community knowledge from Yammer broadly accessible and support a cohesive experience across Microsoft 365, Yammer and Project Cortex will be tightly integrated. This means:</P> <UL> <LI>Topics will mean and refer to the same thing whether in Yammer, Project Cortex and elsewhere across Microsoft 365</LI> <LI>Project Cortex topic cards will surface when hovering over topics within Yammer</LI> <LI>Project Cortex topic cards will include content from Yammer such as question and answers, and conversations</LI> <LI>Project Cortex topic pages will gather content from across Microsoft 365 including Yammer questions and answers, and conversations marked with that topic</LI> </UL> <H2>Future of hashtags</H2> <P>We will continue to evolve hashtags to support organic expression and internal campaigns as part of larger conversations at the organization.</P> <P>For more details on topics and hashtags, please see <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this support article</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 09 Nov 2020 20:53:14 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/topics-and-hashtags-in-yammer/ba-p/1868394 Kaleem Rahman 2020-11-09T20:53:14Z Yammer Q&A insights are now available in the Microsoft Productivity Score https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-q-amp-a-insights-are-now-available-in-the-microsoft/ba-p/1851227 <P><SPAN>Yammer questions and answers insights are now included in the <A href="#" target="_self">Microsoft Productivity Score,</A>&nbsp; which&nbsp;helps organizations transform how work gets done with insights about how people use Microsoft 365 and the technology experiences that support them.&nbsp; The Productivity Score is now generally available to Global Admins and people with a report reader role.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Yammer question and answer data is included in the <A href="#" target="_self">Communication category</A>, which shows how&nbsp;frequently people use email, chat, and community posts to help you understand how people in your organization find and share information.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="howpeoplecommunicate.png" style="width: 500px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/231272iB55033FB7AD9CD67/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="howpeoplecommunicate.png" alt="The communication score measures whether people are consistently communicating using multiple modes among email, chat, and community posts over a 28-day window" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">The communication score measures whether people are consistently communicating using multiple modes among email, chat, and community posts over a 28-day window</span></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>The <EM>Questions in Yammer</EM> score highlights the volume of high-quality knowledge creation using Yammer Q&amp;A - see how many questions were asked, answered and have best answers.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="yammerqsandas.png" style="width: 500px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/231270iAB2D20A4678B4C40/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="yammerqsandas.png" alt="See insights about Q&amp;A engagement in Yammer in the Communication category" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">See insights about Q&amp;A engagement in Yammer in the Communication category</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Learn more about how to get the most of the Microsoft Productivity Score in this video (Yammer Communication info starts at 3:38).<BR /><BR /></P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-8te3OmHnlg" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>And check out our <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-365/the-definitive-guide-to-productivity-score/m-p/1699414" target="_self">definitive guide to Microsoft Productivity Guide</A>&nbsp;for&nbsp;a&nbsp;<SPAN>one-stop shop for all things Productivity Score - including documentation, demos, videos, announcements, and key resources.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 06 Nov 2020 20:17:44 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-q-amp-a-insights-are-now-available-in-the-microsoft/ba-p/1851227 Michael Holste 2020-11-06T20:17:44Z The Yammer Flipbook - an interactive guide to Yammer https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-yammer-flipbook-an-interactive-guide-to-yammer/ba-p/1850983 <P>Engaging your people is more critical than ever. Yammer connects leaders, communicators, and employees to build communities, share knowledge and engage everyone. Use this as a toolkit to understand the scenarios for getting the most out of Yammer today.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We have three sections that include videos, downloadable and editable resources, customer stories, and the features that map to help you execute the scenarios in your own organization.&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Exchange knowledge and crowdsource ideas with employee-led communities</LI> <LI>Share information and engage people with modern workplace Communications</LI> <LI>Foster culture and navigate change, encourage leaders to use Yammer&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If you are just getting started or have tried Yammer in the past, we have the tools for you in every step of the journey.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Take a look here!</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://aka.ms/Yammer/Resource/Flipbook" width="100%" height="750" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Or follow this link to view it directly.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/Yammer/Resource/Flipbook</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 04 Nov 2020 20:47:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-yammer-flipbook-an-interactive-guide-to-yammer/ba-p/1850983 YammerTeam 2020-11-04T20:47:00Z Webinar Recording: Keeping employees connected and engaged in remote and blended work environments https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/webinar-recording-keeping-employees-connected-and-engaged-in/ba-p/1828736 <P data-unlink="true">Discover&nbsp;real world techniques that empower individuals and teams&nbsp;to stay connected using Microsoft 365.&nbsp;Learn how to make the most of current and coming features for highly collaborative working and how to play to our strengths when we can't all connect face-to-face.&nbsp;Walk through:&nbsp;</P> <OL> <LI>The shift to remote work now, blended next. Empowering workers</LI> <LI>What are the risks to collaborative team-working <UL> <LI>Disconnected teams</LI> <LI>Meeting overload</LI> <LI>Bias to in-person working</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>What are the opportunities? <UL> <LI>Working to our strengths</LI> <LI>Asynchronous working</LI> <LI>Flexibility and preference</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Techniques to thrive as a connected team and Microsoft 365 to level the playing field (some new features in red) <UL> <LI>Team manuals and charters (in wiki, OneNote), team virtual store (SharePoint)</LI> <LI>Making meetings work</LI> <LI>Opening up - inviting others&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Making the team a safe place</LI> <LI>Posts and threads. The future of work<BR /><BR /></LI> </UL> </LI> </OL> <DIV style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; min-width: 320px;"><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4IzF5?autoplay=false" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;" class="video-iframe" your="" video="" title="”put" here=""></IFRAME></DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Speaker Bio</STRONG></P> <P><EM>Andrew Pope is owner/partner of Consultancy Innosis in the United Kingdom (with Alister Webb in Australia), and advises large and medium-sized organisations throughout Europe and the USA on digital strategy and leadership, virtual team &amp; community building, and how to leverage collaboration tools for business impact. </EM><BR /><BR /><EM>Andrew is currently advising a UK Government Agency on their blended working strategy for Microsoft Teams and a Dutch manufacturing firm on digital teamworking skills in Microsoft 365. He has also worked with some well-known organisations on their digital collaboration strategies as well as devising engagement programs. He also works as a facilitator, moderating two future workplace peer-to-peer groups, one in Oslo and one in Amsterdam</EM><BR /><BR /><EM>He has recently created a game to develop engagement and adoption strategies for digital teams, recently launched via a series of virtual interactive workshops and a chatbot for Microsoft Teams.</EM><BR /><BR /><EM>Andrew is also co-author, with Alister, of Designing Collaboration – a series of books and tools to boost digital collaboration, team and community building.</EM></P> Wed, 18 Nov 2020 00:33:28 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/webinar-recording-keeping-employees-connected-and-engaged-in/ba-p/1828736 Andrew_Pope 2020-11-18T00:33:28Z The new Yammer is bringing new ways to connect NI’s workforce https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-new-yammer-is-bringing-new-ways-to-connect-ni-s-workforce/ba-p/1724949 <P>Some organizations are welcoming Yammer into their company for the first time with the new Yammer experience. And others have had Yammer for ages. With the new version of Yammer, customers used the opportunity to take a step back and prepare for the upcoming changes, modernize communications efforts, and plan community building within their organization. Here is a look at how NI’s use of Yammer has evolved from the beginning of 2020 to now.</P> <P><BR />NI has had Microsoft 365 since 2015, and employee adoption of Yammer has gone through a variety of ups and downs. In 2019, they won a <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gartner Communication award</A> for their “Honk the Horn” campaign celebrating successes across the sales organization. But Yammer didn’t truly gain momentum across the rest of the workforce until 2020 when the new Yammer was introduced.</P> <P><BR />When NI employees were asked to work remotely in early 2020, Yammer’s role as a communication and engagement tool in the new virtual environment became clear. There was an immediate need to communicate frequent updates in an ever-changing environment and to create a central place for answering an influx of employee questions. The NI Global Communications team took a strategic approach to stand-up communities that enable two-way conversation between employees and leadership to increase transparency and answer questions. The result? The team was able to increase new Yammer adoption 38.5% from February to June.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/222898iBE8FF2D654442E03/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer1.png" alt="Yammer1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Increased usage for specific communities</STRONG><BR />The NI Global Communications team stood up a “COVID-19 Q&amp;A” community to help answer real-time questions from employees during the ever-evolving situation. A “Work from Anywhere” community that started out organically, grew with many employees sharing best practices of what they learned as they continue to work from home. And not surprisingly, an important community grown while the workforce has been remote is the community for VPN, providing self-help and community help around remote connecting and related issues.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer2.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/222899i963DF4A61ECAC39E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer2.png" alt="Yammer2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Executives are engaged</STRONG><BR />NI’s Global Communications team also leveraged the new Yammer functionality to encourage executives to communicate more frequently and openly with employees.</P> <P><BR />Today, NI leverages Yammer Live Events to connect with all employees on a quarterly basis to drive alignment and one-to-many communication across the organization. It also provides a central forum for employees to post questions in Yammer before, during, and after the event, which executives answer in real-time. Yammer Live Events keeps questions in a single place, so community owners can keep track of activity and build a repository of frequently asked questions for future communication efforts. Employees now have a direct line with the executives and a form of two-way communication that is informal and less intimidating. After the success of their all employee live events, more leaders have elected to host their discussions via Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Supporting employees everywhere</STRONG><BR />The IT Collaboration Team at NI supports their employees by understanding that employees will work how it is most productive to them and their role. Specifically, the IT Collaboration Team has created a SharePoint Communication site to communicate all things M365, including guidance on when to use Microsoft Teams and Yammer. They have pinned the Community app in Microsoft Teams, to have the additional visibility and reminder for their employees to continue to engage in conversations in Yammer. And there are specific Yammer communities around using the M365 tools like SharePoint and Microsoft Teams, and the community manager posts #NewTeamsFeatures as they roll out. So regardless of where NI employees do their work, there’s opportunities to connect and learn from one another as they become even more productive at work or at home.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer3.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/222900iF002A34CDC5E6745/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer3.png" alt="Yammer3.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Best Practices for launching Yammer</STRONG><BR />Finally, the team at NI wanted to share some best practices from the lessons they learned along the way.</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Get leadership engaged!</STRONG> Build a partnership with your Communications team and work together to create opportunities for leaders to lead by example.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Create guidance</STRONG> but show value directly by providing clear examples of success.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Create ongoing conversations with business partners.</STRONG> Relationships with leadership and Communications helps grow and improve adoption. Adoption is not over when you launch.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Use influencers</STRONG> to help get change adopted to the pockets of the organization and provide them clear actions they can ask of their peers.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Tag employees in your posts.</STRONG> This helps those who aren’t active on Yammer to get involved through Outlook notifications.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer4.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/222901iF04F8521E804C94F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer4.png" alt="Yammer4.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>What does your Yammer adoption look like this past year? Any surprises or changes?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Bio</STRONG></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="kerrylambert.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/222890iA06D2153084F470F/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="kerrylambert.jpg" alt="kerrylambert.jpg" /></span></P> <P>Kerry Lambert is a Collaboration Platform Engineer at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NI</A> in Austin, Texas. She is a subject matter expert in Microsoft 365 including SharePoint, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams. Kerry brings both wit and wisdom to Modern Workplace transformation and Microsoft 365 adoption.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="alliezahn.png" style="width: 188px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/222891iA6CFC1045FC64227/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="alliezahn.png" alt="alliezahn.png" /></span></P> <P>Allie Zahn is a Senior Internal Communications Manager at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NI</A> in Austin, Texas. She partners closely with IT to find new and effective ways to leverage Microsoft 365 tools to communicate and drive engagement with employees.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:32:36 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-new-yammer-is-bringing-new-ways-to-connect-ni-s-workforce/ba-p/1724949 Kerry Lambert 2020-10-15T16:32:36Z What’s new for Yammer at Microsoft Ignite 2020 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/what-s-new-for-yammer-at-microsoft-ignite-2020/ba-p/1688689 <P>Last November, we announced a new vision for Yammer – an entirely reimagined and redesigned experience that powers community, engagement, and knowledge across Microsoft 365. In the time since, the way we work and the way we connect has changed dramatically. While we adapt to this change, the release of the new Yammer provides organizations new ways to <SPAN>connect and </SPAN>engage their employees, align on what’s important, and drive outcomes.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EgKC34sZbRM" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>While the new Yammer only just launched in July this year, we've been hard at work to build new features and capabilities to meet the needs of our leaders, communicators, community managers, and Firstline Workers, so they can work together to share ideas, connect, and find the next breakthrough idea.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here’s our list of what’s new for Yammer at Microsoft Ignite 2020.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>New for engagement</H2> <P><STRONG>New live events experience</STRONG> – A more immersive attendee experience showcases the video with conversations alongside, so you can post, reply and ask questions without missing a thing.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="yammer video.png" style="width: 618px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220474iB38B666C71400509/image-dimensions/618x348?v=v2" width="618" height="348" role="button" title="yammer video.png" alt="yammer video.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Moderated conversations in live events</STRONG> – Producers of a live event in Yammer can moderate comments, questions and answers posted in a live event page before they are published and visible to everyone in the event.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Reactions</STRONG> – Express your feelings on the conversations you care most about. In addition to likes, you can now express love, laughter, celebration, thank you, and sadness, with even more inclusive reactions coming soon. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/introducing-yammer-reactions/ba-p/1649174" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ReactionGif.gif" style="width: 600px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220475i0D7993CDFBFE8E89/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="ReactionGif.gif" alt="ReactionGif.gif" /></span></P> <P><STRONG>Yammer conversation search in SharePoint and Office.com</STRONG><BR />Microsoft Search helps you find information, answers and experts across the organization. And now, Yammer conversations are included in Microsoft Search results, so you can find the discussions, people, and answers you're looking for, all in one place.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Search for a conversation in SharePoint and Office3.png" style="width: 788px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220595i6588F670C1BF22D1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Search for a conversation in SharePoint and Office3.png" alt="Search for a conversation in SharePoint and Office3.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>New for communicators and community managers</H2> <P><STRONG>Delegate posting (Post on behalf of)</STRONG> – This highly requested feature, enables designated communicators to post on behalf of leadership, allowing for key company messages and announcements to be clearly communicated on behalf of the organization.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="DelegatePosting.png" style="width: 720px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220482i7424DC1EE2ADF03B/image-dimensions/720x705?v=v2" width="720" height="705" role="button" title="DelegatePosting.png" alt="DelegatePosting.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Priority Announcements</STRONG> – Admins can boost the visibility of important announcements by sending notifications to the inboxes of all community members.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="priority announcments.png" style="width: 710px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220483iB61718C3636D61B1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="priority announcments.png" alt="priority announcments.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Featured Conversations</STRONG> – Improve visibility and engagement and add emphasis and longevity to news and campaigns by setting a conversation as featured in All Company or any other community. Featuring a conversation also increases its prominence in the Yammer discovery feed, for people outside the community.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="feature conversations.png" style="width: 721px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220485i15E70F3911F0F03F/image-dimensions/721x460?v=v2" width="721" height="460" role="button" title="feature conversations.png" alt="feature conversations.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Mute Conversations and mute community content</STRONG> <BR />Hide conversations and content from specific community in the discovery feed. Soon, admins and users will be able to tune the AI powering Yammer’s feed with the option to mute unwanted conversations and community content.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Send SharePoint news to Yammer </STRONG></P> <P>Expand the reach and the conversation of your news posts. You can now send articles from SharePoint directly into Yammer communities and include questions, polls, praise, and rich text.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="send SP to yammer.png" style="width: 721px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220486i49C94DF9EC029928/image-dimensions/721x417?v=v2" width="721" height="417" role="button" title="send SP to yammer.png" alt="send SP to yammer.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Communities App in Teams</H2> <P><STRONG>Notifications in Teams’ activity feed</STRONG> – Get notified of your Yammer announcements and mentions in the Communities app for Microsoft Teams on desktop, web and mobile.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="yammer notifications in teams.png" style="width: 722px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220489i1EA28E9159EF0FEA/image-dimensions/722x435?v=v2" width="722" height="435" role="button" title="yammer notifications in teams.png" alt="yammer notifications in teams.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Search in Teams – </STRONG>Search for Yammer conversations while in the Communities app.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Search in Teams.png" style="width: 719px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220491i7569168EC3FA2C42/image-dimensions/719x404?v=v2" width="719" height="404" role="button" title="Search in Teams.png" alt="Search in Teams.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Yammer desktop experiences</H2> <P>Many organizations have found using desktop Yammer to be a great way to get employees to engage with Yammer. In the future there's going to be two great ways to get a Yammer experience on your desktop.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Communities app in Teams</STRONG><BR /><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG>The community app in Teams which is available now can be deployed centrally. It provides the complete Yammer experience embedded right in Teams.&nbsp; This app will also provide desktop toast notifications for any at mentions or announcements in your company.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Progressive</STRONG> <STRONG>Web Apps (PWA) </STRONG><BR />We're working to enable the Yammer web experience to be a progressive web app, so you can install the Yammer web app on your desktop from a modern browser, like Microsoft Edge. The Yammer PWA can then be launched like any other app, in a dedicated window, and will provide desktop notifications, even if you don’t have the app open.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Progressive Web App.png" style="width: 718px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220492iD2089C0DF3032F3F/image-dimensions/718x488?v=v2" width="718" height="488" role="button" title="Progressive Web App.png" alt="Progressive Web App.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>New Insights</H2> <P>At Yammer, we want to empower people with the insights and analytics they need to amplify the creation of communities and connections. Coming soon, admins and community members will have dashboards available to help them measure activity and understand how their communities are engaging.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Community insights</STRONG><BR />Manage and moderate content faster with Yammer community insights. Key metrics help admins and users see activity, measure engagement, and find valuable insights.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Community Insights.png" style="width: 719px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220500i6DAC6A22A4E665AF/image-dimensions/719x672?v=v2" width="719" height="672" role="button" title="Community Insights.png" alt="Community Insights.png" /></span></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Conversation insights -</STRONG> See which conversations perform best. New insights into impressions, total views, click-through rate, and a break down of reactions.&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ConversationInsights.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/221561i4330BD9E26CB6306/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="ConversationInsights.PNG" alt="ConversationInsights.PNG" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Live event insights</STRONG> – Improve your live events viewership. Monitor attendance, which segments had the greatest viewership, and see where those views are coming from, all geared to help you optimize your current and <EM>future </EM>events. &nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="LiveEventInsights.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/221562iB2598FE08D2CE250/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="LiveEventInsights.PNG" alt="LiveEventInsights.PNG" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Q&amp;A insights –</STRONG> Display trend of questions, answers, and best answers count. Use the answer ratio to understand progress toward answering questions.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="QA Insights1.png" style="width: 583px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220602iDFD11DA42832721D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="QA Insights1.png" alt="QA Insights1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Learn more about the insights coming to Yammer in this video:<BR /><BR /></P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bDcmQc_lJoU" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>New for admins</H2> <P><STRONG>New leadership connection site template – </STRONG>Create a compelling experience for connecting leaders and employees with a built-in template that you can apply to any site—for example, the site backing your leadership connection community. The template brings together conversation, news, and resources, and showcases upcoming events. With wiki-like simplicity, you can customize the baseline experience reflect your organization’s brand, and the needs and voice of your leadership.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Leadership connection.png" style="width: 718px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220505iF0EA5583F0757DA4/image-dimensions/718x393?v=v2" width="718" height="393" role="button" title="Leadership connection.png" alt="Leadership connection.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Guest access – </STRONG><SPAN>Add guests from outside your organization to your communities using AzureB2B, a secure, compliant external collaboration framework. Whether calling in experts, vendors, or customers, new guest access makes life easier for administrators to manage guests. Learn more and sign up for the preview </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A><SPAN>.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><STRONG>Create in-place retention policies for Yammer – </STRONG>Easily configure policies to retain and delete content as you do for Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Exchange.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="In Place Retention Policies.png" style="width: 720px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220508i0588C69AC4ADE9CC/image-dimensions/720x405?v=v2" width="720" height="405" role="button" title="In Place Retention Policies.png" alt="In Place Retention Policies.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Embed – </STRONG>Bring the new Yammer experience to your web page using the updated embed experience to display a single user, community, or topic feed. Once available, this will upgrade your existing embed web part without any action needed. Learn more about what’s possible and how to sign up for our embed preview on our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Developer site</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="embed.png" style="width: 716px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220510i3EE3C39BD708FE59/image-dimensions/716x501?v=v2" width="716" height="501" role="button" title="embed.png" alt="embed.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>New for knowledge</H2> <P><STRONG>Upvote answers</STRONG> – This feature will allow people to upvote responses that they find useful and appropriate – to help crowdsource and democratize solutions and ideas. The top voted answers will rise to the top of the thread.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Upvote.gif" style="width: 711px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220512i9D48D9D9E5CDDB51/image-dimensions/711x530?v=v2" width="711" height="530" role="button" title="Upvote.gif" alt="Upvote.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Convert questions</STRONG> – Have a conversation that really should be posted as a question? Community admins can now convert the discussion to Q&amp;A, enabling users to reply and mark best answers and take advantage of filtering.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="convert questions.png" style="width: 719px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220514i1AE5580F4E147105/image-dimensions/719x271?v=v2" width="719" height="271" role="button" title="convert questions.png" alt="convert questions.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>New Topics experiences</H2> <P><STRONG>Topic previews and descriptions</STRONG> – See topic previews while adding a topic to help understand and select the appropriate term. You can add a custom description while creating a new topic in Yammer.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Add Topic.gif" style="width: 716px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220521i58D4FEBBE74F2FAC/image-dimensions/716x425?v=v2" width="716" height="425" role="button" title="Add Topic.gif" alt="Add Topic.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Popular topics</STRONG> – Stay on top of community discussions with a list of trending topics that includes a count of how many times the topic has been used. Select a topic to filter the conversations in the community to those tagged with the topic.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="popular topics.png" style="width: 716px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220523i384B60D06CC019B8/image-dimensions/716x534?v=v2" width="716" height="534" role="button" title="popular topics.png" alt="popular topics.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New topic pages with filters in Yammer</STRONG></P> <P>Explore all of the discussions across network relating to a topic with new topics pages that include the topic description, a list of who is following the topic, and a complete, filterable collection of the discussions so you can stay on top of the topics you care about.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="new topic pages with filters.png" style="width: 717px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220524iC10E1F74FFA10058/image-dimensions/717x543?v=v2" width="717" height="543" role="button" title="new topic pages with filters.png" alt="new topic pages with filters.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Project Cortex topics in Yammer</STRONG> – Project Cortex uses AI to understand the work that’s happening across teams and systems, and automatically organizes information and activity around topics. Project Cortex then delivers knowledge about topics in the apps you use every day, including Yammer. You will be able to hover over a topic in a Yammer conversation and see details about the topic, including a definition, experts, related Q&amp;A, and resources; and you can click through to the topic page.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Project Cortex Topics in Yammer.png" style="width: 620px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220581iCB1FE5472B31DDD5/image-dimensions/620x932?v=v2" width="620" height="932" role="button" title="Project Cortex Topics in Yammer.png" alt="Project Cortex Topics in Yammer.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Yammer conversations in Project Cortex</STRONG> – Project Cortex topic pages are like a Wikipedia page for the enterprise, curating information and expertise about a topic. Topic pages feature conversations tagged with the topic in Yammer, along with resources, experts and activity from across Microsoft 365 and connected external systems.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/Yammer/CortexPageIntegration%20(2).gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Go deeper</H2> <P>Learn more about these features and how to use them in our Ignite roadmap session and digital breakout session.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Roadmap: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Engage employees with the new Yammer: Communities, Communications, Knowledge Sharing</STRONG></A><STRONG> – Session 1101<BR /></STRONG>The new Yammer is here. See how Yammer has been completely redesigned to power leadership engagement, company-wide communication, and knowledge sharing. This session will cover what's new and what's next for Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Employee Engagement and Communities in Microsoft 365&nbsp;</A></STRONG><STRONG>(Repeats 3x) – Session DBO</STRONG><STRONG><BR /></STRONG>Learn how Microsoft 365 powers employee engagement using Yammer, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Stream to empower leaders to connect with their organizations, align people to common goals, and to drive cultural transformation. Dive into the latest innovations including live events, new Yammer experiences and integrations, and the intelligent intranet and see how it all comes together.</P> <P>And for more detailed solutions, check out the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/official-guide-to-yammer-and-employee-engagement-at-microsoft/ba-p/1655445" target="_blank" rel="noopener">full list of Yammer sessions and opportunities to connect</A> with the product team at Ignite 2020. Many of these capabilities will be rolling out over the coming weeks, so keep an eye on our blog and social to stay up to date with news and updates.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Murali Sitaram</P> <P><EM>VP of Yammer and Microsoft 365 Groups<BR /></EM><EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow Murali</A></EM></P> Tue, 13 Oct 2020 21:14:41 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/what-s-new-for-yammer-at-microsoft-ignite-2020/ba-p/1688689 MuraliSitaram 2020-10-13T21:14:41Z Introducing Yammer Reactions https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/introducing-yammer-reactions/ba-p/1649174 <DIV id="tinyMceEditorAllison Michels_0" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>People come to Yammer to have meaningful conversations, to share knowledge, and to build communities. Conversations on Yammer can inform you about a colleague's personal milestone, help you seek information from a colleague who is more than one degree away in your organization and help you recognize the amazing accomplishments of your team. You may need more than a 'like' to express yourself on these conversations. That is why we are rolling out reactions for every conversation or reply in the new Yammer. You can now express yourself through gratitude and celebration, laughter, and sadness-just like in real life. This gives you more ways to respond or express your feelings in the conversations you care most about, while gaining insight about how others feel about&nbsp;your content and conversations.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>How we decided which reactions to start with</STRONG></P> <P>It would've been easy for us to look across the landscape of existing reactions that you see in other apps and just copy those into Yammer. However, we wanted to take a more thoughtful approach and make sure that Yammer reactions were expressive, meaningful, constructive, and globally understood.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The first phase of developing this new feature involved conducting global research through surveys and interviews to identify the reactions that would be most helpful to our users and community managers. We also looked at feedback and top GIF usage to identify signals on how users are expressing themselves today. The next phase was to help us deliver on our goal of being universally understood. So we reached out to users to ensure our icons communicated the same sentiment to all users. Armed with this data, we finally had the reaction set for Yammer.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer Reactions.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/217324i106B28234C4583F4/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Yammer Reactions.png" alt="Yammer Reactions.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Different reactions to Yammer conversations</STRONG><BR />You can now ‘love’ a post that deeply resonates with you, or ‘celebrate’ a personal or professional milestone. With ‘thank’, you can express your appreciation towards a person or a situation, helping build a sense of gratitude within your communities. ’Sad’ would let you express compassion in difficult times, or express sadness over a situation when words fail you. We hope these reactions add a little bit of delight, and help you feel more connected to your Yammer communities. We will continue to listen and learn from your feedback so you can be your most expressive self on Yammer.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="love a post.gif" style="width: 600px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/217325iDE1EB71B698518D7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="love a post.gif" alt="love a post.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>General availability starts now!</STRONG> <BR />Reactions are starting to roll out today, and will be available to all users globally in the next couple of weeks. To add a reaction, hover on the like button on web or hold down the like button on mobile, to see the reaction options of like, love, laugh, celebrate, thank and sad show up. Then tap or click on one of these to select them. Learn more at our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">support</A> page.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>What’s next?</STRONG> <BR />Yammer is inclusive by design, with communities and conversations at the center. And we continue to think about inclusive features as we build new features. Soon we will be introducing diverse skin tones on reactions to help every user feel sense of representation while interacting on Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Reactions.JPG" style="width: 795px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/218264i39866C227273C6BB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Reactions.JPG" alt="Reactions.JPG" /></span></P> Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:52:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/introducing-yammer-reactions/ba-p/1649174 trisharti 2020-09-15T19:52:00Z Official Guide to Yammer and Employee Engagement at Microsoft Ignite 2020 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/official-guide-to-yammer-and-employee-engagement-at-microsoft/ba-p/1655445 <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Ignite 2020</A> is here! The world has changed a lot since the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">new Yammer</A> was announced last November and this year’s event will be entirely digital, making it available to attendees instantly around the globe.</P> <P><BR />The new Yammer is now generally available, which means we’ve got a lot to share about what’s new and how you can use Yammer to drive community and employee experience.</P> <P><BR />To get started, check out our latest video.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EgKC34sZbRM" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can find the entire Microsoft Ignite session catalog at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://myignite.microsoft.com</A> on September 22nd, and here is a <A href="#" target="_self">list of our Yammer sessions</A>&nbsp;that you can watch on-demand, right now.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer sessions Ignite.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/217681iCE07B719925A172C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer sessions Ignite.png" alt="Yammer sessions Ignite.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Hero</H2> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Enabling collaboration, communication, and knowledge sharing with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Project Cortex, and more</STRONG></A><STRONG> (Repeats 3x)<BR /></STRONG>Organizations are moving to a hybrid workplace to support the needs of remote and onsite employees. In the 2nd part of a 2-part series, we look at how teams can collaborate fluidly with the latest innovations across Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive. We also look at how organizations can improve employee engagement, communications, and knowledge sharing through SharePoint, Yammer, and Project Cortex. <STRONG><BR /><BR /></STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Employee Engagement and Communities in Microsoft 365</STRONG></A><STRONG> (Repeats 3x)<BR /></STRONG>Learn how Microsoft 365 powers employee engagement using Yammer, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Stream to empower leaders to connect with their organizations, align people to common goals, and to drive cultural transformation. Dive into the latest innovations including live events, new Yammer experiences and integrations, and the intelligent intranet and see how it all comes together.<BR /><BR /></P> <H2>Roadmap</H2> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Engage employees with the new Yammer: Communities, Communications, Knowledge Sharing</STRONG></A><STRONG> – Session 1101<BR /></STRONG>The new Yammer is here. See how Yammer has been completely redesigned to power leadership engagement, company-wide communication, and knowledge sharing. This session will cover what's new and what's next for Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Skilling</H2> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Supercharging communications and employee engagement with Microsoft 365</STRONG></A><STRONG> – Session 1045<BR /></STRONG>This session provides both the strategy and tools needed to drive communications in your company. Learn how to keep everyone informed and engaged using SharePoint, Yammer, Microsoft Teams, and live events.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/video-hub/driving-open-sharing-and-knowledge-in-communities/m-p/1681235" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Driving open sharing and knowledge in communities</STRONG></A><STRONG> – Session 1069</STRONG><BR />Capture, shape, and share knowledge across your organization using communities and your intranet.&nbsp; See how Yammer creates more resilient, intelligent organizations that drive innovation, responsiveness, and engagement at every level.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Yammer Governance in a Microsoft 365 World</STRONG></A><STRONG> – Session 1100</STRONG><BR />Your one stop session for administering your Yammer network and managing compliance, including a double-click into the latest Yammer data governance features like eDiscovery, local data residency, and Native Mode.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Engaging employees with Yammer and Microsoft 365</STRONG></A><STRONG> – Session 1043 <BR /></STRONG>Similar to the Digital Breakout, see how Yammer, SharePoint, Stream, and Teams work together to deliver a modern workplace solution to engage employees and accelerate cultural transformation across organizational silos, geographic boundaries, and remote workstyles.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Optimize your new Yammer Communities</STRONG></A> – <STRONG>Session 1102</STRONG><BR />A lot has changed in the new Yammer. In this one-stop shop for community management, you'll learn what's new and what's possible for Yammer community admins. Including:</P> <UL> <LI>the latest features</LI> <LI>managing communications and campaigns</LI> <LI>branding a community</LI> <LI>hosting live events</LI> <LI>community moderation</LI> <LI>and more!</LI> </UL> <P>There will also be three (3x) <STRONG>Ask the Experts </STRONG>opportunities running in different timezones to ensure everyone has a chance to connect with our engineering and marketing teams for Q&amp;A. Add them to your session calendar:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Wednesday, September 23&nbsp; --&nbsp; 1:00pm-1:30pm PT</STRONG></A><STRONG><BR /></STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Wednesday, September 23&nbsp; --&nbsp; 9:00pm-9:30pm PT</STRONG></A><STRONG><BR /></STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Thursday, September 24 --&nbsp; 5:00am-5:30am PT</STRONG></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_self">Watch the Yammer and Employee Engagement sessions</A> today!&nbsp; And see a full <A href="#" target="_self">list of announcements for Yammer</A> at Ignite 2020.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Be sure us on <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Twitter</A> for more news, timing, and discussions! Happy #MSIgnite!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MSIgnite digital event.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/217682i2FA938C6F3289558/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="MSIgnite digital event.png" alt="MSIgnite digital event.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>Michael Holste is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Yammer and Employee Engagement in Microsoft 365.</EM></P> Wed, 23 Sep 2020 14:30:01 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/official-guide-to-yammer-and-employee-engagement-at-microsoft/ba-p/1655445 Michael Holste 2020-09-23T14:30:01Z How Yammer can help connect remote employees during virtual onboarding https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/how-yammer-can-help-connect-remote-employees-during-virtual/ba-p/1618190 <P>Even at the best of times, starting a new job can be daunting. With remote working becoming the “new normal” for many organisations, starting a new job without meeting new colleagues in person can be a very strange experience, particularly for those who have traditionally been office-based and surrounded by a working team.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Yammer can play a key role in onboarding, especially with an all-virtual on-boarding experience. Yammer provides an open, online platform that allows new employees to discover and connect with others, without the need for formal introductions via email or video call.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Ask HR.JPG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/217046i12944753928E931A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Ask HR.JPG" alt="Ask HR community in Microsoft Teams" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Ask HR community in Microsoft Teams</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In our organisation, we’re finding that an all-virtual approach to on-boarding requires more of a structured method. Previously, day one included time physically in the office, even if they would be based primarily remote, to give an immediate chance to put names to friendly faces and experience the office atmosphere. However, with our physical office environment out of the equation, there’s less opportunity to ‘bump into’ other employees who may be useful to know from a professional and personal point of view. HR and Line Managers are working together to set up scheduled Microsoft Teams meetings with appropriate contacts. While this is of course a sensible approach, it doesn’t provide the opportunity for the new employee to connect with others across the company who aren’t directly related to their role.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Yammer’s open community structure closes this gap, allowing new employees to virtually observe their new colleagues interacting, (as they might in an office) and giving them a chance to display their personality by joining or starting conversation threads.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Motor chat.png" style="width: 498px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/215213iAD6FAB82A1908646/image-dimensions/498x188?v=v2" width="498" height="188" role="button" title="Motor chat.png" alt="Motor chat.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’ve learned a few things along the way for community managers, HR and line managers for setting up the onboarding experience to make sure new employees feel welcomed into your company through Yammer:&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>1. Introduce them to the network</STRONG></H4> <P>An introductory post from the new employee's line manager into All Company, or relevant community works really well, usually encouraging lots of other employees to follow up with replies of welcome. Friendly hellos can settle those new-job nerves even if they’re not in person.</P> <DIV class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <H4><STRONG>2. Help them realize the benefit of Yammer</STRONG></H4> <P>New employees may not have come across platforms like Yammer previously, so during the first couple of days is an excellent chance to help them discover the benefits of being active in the Yammer network. Even if they have used Yammer in&nbsp;the past, it's still a great chance to explain the particular setup of communities and use cases in your organization and point out which ones could benefit them.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>3. Suggest Communities for them to join </STRONG></H4> <P>Have a list of 5 tops work related communities you’d recommend by their role and interests. Work with their line manager or HR team to get a list of recommended communities.</P> <P>Additionally, we spend a lot of time with colleagues and sometimes it's nice to take a break from work stresses and be reminded that we are all human. If your Yammer network includes communities that offer some light relief from work, make sure your new starters are included, so that they can start getting to know colleagues on a more personal level.&nbsp;<BR /><BR />For example, my favorite non-work related communities in our Yammer network are:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Office Chat</STRONG> – Somewhere to replicate not-necessarily-work-related office chat</LI> <LI><STRONG>Rate My Plate</STRONG> – Brave employees put their cooking skills on show for the admiration (or amusement) of others</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Related Resource: </STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Top Ten Suggested Communities&nbsp;</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>4.&nbsp;</STRONG><STRONG>Look out for their initial posts</STRONG></H4> <P>Respond to their first few posts in Yammer if you can, to give them a positive experience from the beginning, making them more likely to continue using the platform.&nbsp;You might not have the answer to their question, but you can @mention the right people or help to share the message into the right communities to get the conversation in front of the right community for the best response.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>5. Get the mobile app or add Yammer to Microsoft Teams</STRONG></H4> <P>Encourage them to use and interact with Yammer wherever they are to do their work. They might use a variety of tools, and Yammer can be integrated with them.</P> <DIV class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="01 - iOS - Home Feed.png" style="width: 292px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/217047iCFE5AD686B57202D/image-dimensions/292x585?v=v2" width="292" height="585" role="button" title="01 - iOS - Home Feed.png" alt="01 - iOS - Home Feed.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG>6. Timing is key! Start early</STRONG></H4> <P>You’ll want to introduce new starters to Yammer as soon as possible, to get them plugged into the right communities and conversations right away. This helps to connect them, regardless of where they are physically located and make them feel part of the larger organization and initiatives going on.</P> <P>We want to ensure that that new starters feel welcomed, get to know their colleagues remotely, and become an active part of the Yammer network themselves, especially within their first few weeks on the job!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Are you using Yammer with your new employees today? How can you add Yammer to your existing processes?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Lyndsay_Ansell.jpg" style="width: 252px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/217049i8E9DA9C028430F99/image-dimensions/252x259?v=v2" width="252" height="259" role="button" title="Lyndsay_Ansell.jpg" alt="Lyndsay_Ansell.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="display: inline !important; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; font-family: 'SegoeUI','Lato','Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 300; orphans: 2; text-align: left;">I'm Lyndsay Ansell, Internal Communication Specialist at Modality Systems. I'm working to reinvigorate our Yammer network as part of a wider Internal Comms strategy. Having spent the last 4 years working in the UC industry, communication of all forms really interests me, and I'm constantly looking for new ideas and opinions around the subject.</SPAN></P> Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:58:43 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/how-yammer-can-help-connect-remote-employees-during-virtual/ba-p/1618190 Lyndsay Ansell 2020-10-15T16:58:43Z Bring Yammer conversation into your SharePoint communication site https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/bring-yammer-conversation-into-your-sharepoint-communication/ba-p/1625919 <P><A href="#" target="_self">Susan Hanley,</A> MVP,&nbsp; shares about one of the best way to get engagement on Yammer, by using it together with a SharePoint intranet site. Susan walks you though step by step on how to do it the other way, connecting your Yammer community to a SharePoint intranet site. Read more about it <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="figure-1-executive-corner-100855787-orig.jpg" style="width: 750px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/215904iC5880708411833C1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="figure-1-executive-corner-100855787-orig.jpg" alt="figure-1-executive-corner-100855787-orig.jpg" /></span></P> Tue, 01 Sep 2020 19:04:49 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/bring-yammer-conversation-into-your-sharepoint-communication/ba-p/1625919 YammerTeam 2020-09-01T19:04:49Z Using Yammer REST API with the New Yammer https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/using-yammer-rest-api-with-the-new-yammer/ba-p/1625691 <P>Yammer is revolutionizing its platform, incorporating a deeper integration with Microsoft 365, a redesigned UX, and improved, streamlined services. In order to offer customers these new features, Yammer has changed the format of the IDs that we use for communities, users, threads, and topics. This change corresponds to a shift on our backend from a REST API structure to a GraphQL structure. The old Yammer IDs are numeric (i.e. 123456), while the new IDs are a base64 encoded JSON (i.e. eyJfdHlwZSI6Ikdyb3VwIiwiaWQiOiIxMjM0NTYifQ).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>It's important that as we transition to the new Yammer, we maintain compatibility with our v1 API structure. Many of our customers depend on our v1 APIs for a myriad of business workflows and their end users rely on our v1 APIs to request specific actions from an admin, including posting announcements in specific communities or posting on behalf of executives (coming soon). Microsoft Power Automate also requires old Yammer IDs.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Our customers have informed us that their workflows break when they try to use new Yammer IDs in our v1 APIs. We have received feedback that some of our customers have developed scripts to base64 decode the new Yammer IDs themselves, while others have resorted to third-party services to attempt to extract the old Yammer ID before calling our v1 APIs.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We are making this change because we strive to offer the highest quality service to our customers, and believe the burden should not fall on our customers to convert between the old and new Yammer IDs. We aim to facilitate a seamless transition to the new Yammer platform.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In response to customer feedback, we’re very excited to announce that we’ve updated several popular v1 API endpoints to support the use of new Yammer IDs! Now, customers can use the old or the new Yammer ID and get the exact same response. See below for an example and a list of supported endpoints.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For instance, if you enter either the old numeric group ID (i.e. 47513632) or the corresponding new ID (i.e. eyJfdHlwZSI6Ikdyb3VwIiwiaWQiOiI0NzUxMzYzMiJ9), you receive the same JSON payload.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>These URLs are interchangeable:<BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.yammer.com/api/v1/users/in_group/47513632.json</A><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.yammer.com/api/v1/users/in_group/eyJfdHlwZSI6Ikdyb3VwIiwiaWQiOiI0NzUxMzYzMiJ9.json</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; min-width: 320px;"><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4ELKc?autoplay=false" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;" class="video-iframe" your="" video="" title="”put" here=""></IFRAME></DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Supported Endpoints</STRONG></P> <TABLE class="lia-align-left" style="height: 270px; width: 400px;" border="0" width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="30%" height="30px">GET</TD> <TD width="30%" height="30px">/groups/[:id]</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="30%" height="30px">PUT</TD> <TD width="30%" height="30px">/groups/[:id]</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="30%" height="30px">DELETE</TD> <TD width="30%" height="30px">/groups/[:id]</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="30%" height="30px">GET</TD> <TD width="30%" height="30px">/groups/for_user/[:id]</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD height="30px">GET</TD> <TD height="30px">/groups/[:id]/members</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD height="30px">GET</TD> <TD height="30px">/users/[:id]</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD height="30px">PUT</TD> <TD height="30px">/users/[:id]</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD height="30px">DELETE</TD> <TD height="30px">/users/[:id]</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD height="30px">GET</TD> <TD height="30px">/users/liked_message/[:message_id]</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD height="30px">GET</TD> <TD height="30px"> <P>/users/in_group/[:group_id]</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD height="30px">GET</TD> <TD height="30px"> <P>/messages/in_thread/[:thread_id]</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD height="30px">GET</TD> <TD height="30px">/messages/in_group/[:group_id]</TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>These endpoints are available today for a number of preview customers. You can find the Yammer APIs <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Kindly contact us if you would like to join the preview group. We welcome your feedback. Please feel free to drop us a note here or email us at <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=mailto:api@yammer.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">api@yammer.com</A>.</P> Tue, 01 Sep 2020 17:56:23 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/using-yammer-rest-api-with-the-new-yammer/ba-p/1625691 JessicaFrank 2020-09-01T17:56:23Z Yammer Discovery - What is in my feed? https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-discovery-what-is-in-my-feed/ba-p/1596230 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">With the new Yammer comes a new Yammer&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">home&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">feed.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">This is the place for&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">you</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;to catch up on conversations happening in the communities you belong to today</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and what’s most important to you</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Additionally, one</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;superpower of Yammer is&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">discovery</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">– discovering new communities and new conversations that help broaden your perspective, includes viewpoints, deepens experiences that may not come across you path otherwise</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;directly in your home feed</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">What&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">we have</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;learned through the years is that our Yammer customers are curious – you want to know&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">what is</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;in your feed and why it’s there.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Plus, we know that you want to be able to educate the rest of your organization when they have questions.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Below w</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">e&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">are&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">some ideas of how to use tools&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">in Yammer&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">to continue to boost the discovery of content within your network</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">’s home feed</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">What’s</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;new with&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yammer&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">feed</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">?&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H4> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">feed in Yammer</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;has two main&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">purposes – the first is to help you stay on top of your communities, people and topics you follow. And the second is&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">discovery -</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;there are so many conversations that are happening</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, the feed finds conversations from people, communities and topics that we think you might be interested in.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">W</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">e&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">are constantly tweaking&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the feed</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;based on your interactions with the people, communities, and conversations.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Once you are caught up in&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the communities you belong to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, Yammer&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">may</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;point you to a</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;new&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">community that may be of interest to you</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">And if you don’t regularly check Yammer.com you’ll receive Yammer&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">discovery</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;email that&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">includes the highlights of the Yammer communities&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">is based off previous interactions</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;that you or your co-workers have made that you might find interesting.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Plus,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;the Yammer mobile app feed will be the same as you see on the web, so you won’t miss anything when you are away from your desk.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">W</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">e have heard that you want to know&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">what is</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;in your feed and why. Your curiosity has helped with a project that will explain in product why you are seeing what you are seeing in your feed.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Yammer disovery feed infographic.JPG" style="width: 700px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/213090i76B1B25DD00388AA/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer disovery feed infographic.JPG" alt="Yammer disovery feed infographic.JPG" /></span></SPAN></P> <H6><EM><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=gxcuf89792/attachments/gxcuf89792/YammerBlog/1118/1/DiscoveryFeedInfographic.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Download</A> this Yammer infographic and share with your communities as they begin to understand how their Yammer feed works!</EM></H6> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">How can I impact the feed?&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H4> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">N</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">etwork&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">admin</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">can select&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">specific</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">conversations to be&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Featured Conversations</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;for a specific date. These conversations will be highlighted at the top of the Home&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">F</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">eed</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">for everyone</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, u</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ntil they have been read by the user</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">T</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">his&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">can be a strategy for the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">network admins to help&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">shape&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the culture,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">spotlight leaders&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">share&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">expectations of specific use cases of Yammer</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Once they have been read or interacted with</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">these featured</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">conversations&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">will&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">still be highlighted but will not be at the top of the feed.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Featured convo.JPG" style="width: 447px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/213091iA50199D6E4BBCAA5/image-dimensions/447x477?v=v2" width="447" height="477" role="button" title="Featured convo.JPG" alt="Featured convo.JPG" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW82908445 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW82908445 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">Also</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW82908445 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; 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font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW82908445 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;"><STRONG>Mute Communities</STRONG>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW82908445 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW82908445 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">from&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW82908445 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW82908445 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">the home</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW82908445 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW82908445 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;feed.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW82908445 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; 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padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW82908445 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">exist and thrive,&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW82908445 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; 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-webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">the primary focus of content for the network.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW82908445 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"><SPAN class="EOP SCXW82908445 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; 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padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><STRONG><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; 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text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">send&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; 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padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;"> </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun CommentStart SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;" data-ccp-charstyle-defn="{&quot;ObjectId&quot;:&quot;cbe6e676-5313-4f12-8df6-6d07a44a596c|48&quot;,&quot;Properties&quot;:[134233614,&quot;true&quot;,201340122,&quot;1&quot;,469775450,&quot;text-45&quot;,469778129,&quot;text-45&quot;],&quot;ClassId&quot;:1179649}" data-ccp-charstyle="text-45">Announcements&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;" data-ccp-charstyle="text-45">will&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;" data-ccp-charstyle="text-45">get a&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;" data-ccp-charstyle="text-45">slight&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;" data-ccp-charstyle="text-45">boost in the feed&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;" data-ccp-charstyle="text-45">but aren’t guaranteed at the top, there’s a balance&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;" data-ccp-charstyle="text-45">with push notifications and discovering directly in the feed.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW154947577 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="EOP SCXW82908445 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;"><STRONG>All Yammer users</STRONG>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">have&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">additional opportunities to curate</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;their own feed.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;Yammer user</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">s</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;can mark up to 10 specific communities as&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><STRONG><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">Favorite</SPAN></SPAN></STRONG><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;"><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG>which helps to&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">pull in content from</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;those specific communities and similar communities into the feed.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW216377618 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Favorite communities 2.png" style="width: 500px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/213094i9609FA0D3A43C477/image-dimensions/500x325?v=v2" width="500" height="325" role="button" title="Favorite communities 2.png" alt="Favorite communities 2.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW81143052 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81143052 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">Furthermore</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW81143052 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81143052 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">, there may be communities that might not be as productive for you personally, and&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW81143052 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81143052 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">you as a user</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW81143052 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81143052 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;can</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW81143052 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81143052 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;<STRONG>mute specific communities</STRONG>.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW81143052 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81143052 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">This allows you to keep the focus of your Yammer feed on what is important to you and your work.</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW81143052 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW81143052 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW81143052 BCX9" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; line-height: 20.5px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI','Segoe UI_EmbeddedFont','Segoe UI_MSFontService',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">What’s next?&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></H4> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We’re on a journey to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">continuously</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;fine tune the algorithm and incorporate more signals from the rest of the Micr</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">o</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">soft 365 suite</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;as it relates to discovering new conversations in Yammer</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">continue&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">to work on improving the</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;home</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;feed to discover new communities</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, t</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">o include new</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;conversations for</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;different&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ideas</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">bring&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">people</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">together throughout your</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;organization</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">regardless of geography or time zone.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We are</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;listening&nbsp;and learning from you and your interactions and how you respond. And&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">we have</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;already&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">heard customer f</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">eedback from&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">these&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">changes who are discovering conversations and communities that they might not have otherwise.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Tell us,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">what is</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;something&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">you have</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;discovered in Yammer recently?&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Luc.png" style="width: 387px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/213103i564C8862BAA2BE77/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Luc.png" alt="Luc.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <DIV style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: 'Segoe UI', system-ui, 'Apple Color Emoji', 'Segoe UI Emoji', sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 600; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: nowrap; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;"><STRONG>Luc Feuvrier-Danziger</STRONG> has been a Product Manager at Yammer for 4 years focusing on the feeds and discovery.&nbsp;</DIV> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Sat, 05 Jun 2021 17:40:29 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-discovery-what-is-in-my-feed/ba-p/1596230 lucdanziger 2021-06-05T17:40:29Z Using MSAL with Yammer Groups API https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/using-msal-with-yammer-groups-api/ba-p/1593907 <P data-unlink="true"><STRONG>Update: Oct 6, 2020</STRONG></P> <DIV class="speechBubble-497"> <DIV class="y-block contentStateBodyText-487" dir="ltr"> <DIV class="inner-488"> <P class="paragraph-489">---</P> <P class="paragraph-489">Thank you all for the feedback on this blog, and through other sources. Some customers and partners won’t be able to fully transition to using MSAL 2.0 because of the lack of Application Permissions in Azure Active Directory (AAD). This feature allows running an app in the background without requiring users to sign in.</P> <P class="paragraph-489">As such, we’re removing the December 1 for exclusive support of AAD tokens with the Groups API. Groups API will continue to support both the legacy Yammer OAuth Tokens and AAD tokens until further notice.</P> <P class="paragraph-489">We encourage using AAD tokens with Yammer where applicable (e.g.Single Page JS Application, Server Side Application). We will publish further updates here. Thank you.</P> <P class="paragraph-489">---</P> </DIV> </DIV> </DIV> <P data-unlink="true"><STRIKE>Starting December 1 2020, Yammer Groups API&nbsp;endpoints&nbsp; will only support the usage of&nbsp;Azure&nbsp;Active Directory (AAD) tokens.&nbsp;&nbsp;Yammer Groups API&nbsp;endpoints will no longer support the usage of <A href="#" target="_self">Yammer OAuth tokens</A>.&nbsp;Microsoft&nbsp;recommends that customers and partners transition to using&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft</A><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">&nbsp;Authentication Library (MSAL)</A> and AAD tokens with the&nbsp;Yammer API.</STRIKE></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Last year, we announced <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Native Mode</A>, which gets your network ready to experience Microsoft 365 integrations. Native Mode requires that all your users are created in AAD,&nbsp;all Groups are Microsoft 365 Connected and all Yammer Files are stored in SharePoint Online. With the move to files in SharePoint, Yammer Files API started require using AAD tokens.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As Yammer continues its journey to integrate into the Microsoft 365 ecosystem, there will be even more shared Yammer experiences across Microsoft 365, such as with Teams, Outlook, and other applications. All of these require using AAD tokens. Yammer's OAuth token cannot be accepted to conduct these operations. Over time all Yammer API endpoints will be changed to exclusively support AAD tokens.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRIKE>Starting December 1, 2020, Yammer Group API endpoints that are used to Update, Delete Groups, and manage Group Membership and Group Admins will only support AAD tokens.&nbsp;Using Yammer OAuth tokens will result in a bad request response from the server. Create and Read operations will be supported with Yammer OAuth tokens, however using AAD tokens for all API scenarios with Yammer is strongly recommended.&nbsp;</STRIKE></P> <P data-unlink="true">&nbsp;</P> <P data-unlink="true">The change is applicable to the following documented Yammer Groups API endpoints:</P> <UL class="list-705"> <LI class="y-list--item listItem-706"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">GroupMembership</A>: POST /api/v1/group_memberships.json</LI> <LI class="y-list--item listItem-706"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RemoveMembership:</A> DELETE /group_memberships.json?group_id=[:id]</LI> <LI class="y-list--item listItem-706"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">GroupsForUser:</A> GET /api/v1/groups/for_user/:User_Id.json</LI> </UL> <P>And also applicable to undocumented Yammer Groups endpoints:</P> <DIV> <UL> <LI>CreateGroup: POST /api/v1/groups(.:format)</LI> <LI>UpdateGroup: PUT /api/v1/groups/:id(.:format)</LI> <LI>DeleteGroup: DELETE /api/v1/groups/:id(.:format)</LI> <LI>AddGroupMember: POST /api/v1/group_memberships(.:format)</LI> <LI>RemoveGroupMember: DELETE /api/v1/group_memberships(.:format)</LI> <LI>MakeAdmin: POST /api/v1/groups/:id/make_admin(.:format)</LI> <LI>RevokeAdmin: POST /api/v1/groups/:id/revoke_admin(.:format)</LI> </UL> </DIV> <P><STRONG>Notes:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>All <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Connected Yammer Groups</A> (including Yammer networks in Native Mode) will require AAD tokens. Using the Yammer OAuth tokens will return a rejected response.</LI> <LI>In non-Native Yammer networks, users without Group creation rights in AAD will be able to create unconnected Yammer Groups.</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>What should you do?</STRONG></P> <OL> <LI><STRONG>Use MSAL to authenticate with Yammer:</STRONG> Microsoft recommends that customers and partners transition their apps to authenticate using the Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL) to acquire AAD tokens from the Microsoft Identity Platform to operate with the Yammer API. MSAL is available for .NET, JavaScript, Android, and iOS, which support many different application architectures and platforms. Learn about MSAL <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Set up AAD Client Application</STRONG>: Follow <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">these instructions</A> to set up a client application and assign Delegated Yammer API Permissions to access Yammer APIs.<BR /><BR /></LI> </OL> <P><STRONG>Notes:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>Yammer supports Delegated Permissions in Azure Active Directory. This means that your application will access the Yammer API as the signed-in user. Application permissions are currently not supported by Yammer in Azure Active Directory.</LI> <LI>Enabling <EM>user_impersonation</EM> allows the application to access the Yammer platform on behalf of the signed-in user.</LI> <LI>External networks are not supported with MSAL 2.0<BR /><BR /></LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Application types:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Client-side&nbsp;Single-page JavaScript Application:</STRONG>&nbsp;If you are using a Single Page&nbsp;AAD&nbsp;App&nbsp;that uses the Implicit&nbsp;Grant Flow, then your AAD App&nbsp;will need to be mapped to its corresponding&nbsp;Yammer&nbsp;platform Application.&nbsp;Please provide details about your Yammer and AAD App through a request to Microsoft Support. This is required to ensure that your application is not affected by Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) permissions issues. Learn about CORS&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.&nbsp;</LI> <LI><STRONG>Server-side application</STRONG>:&nbsp;Using the Microsoft&nbsp;identity&nbsp;platform implementation of OAuth 2.0, you can add sign-in and API access to your mobile and desktop apps&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;If you are running a server-side app that requires the usage of long-lived&nbsp;AAD&nbsp;tokens, then use the&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft<U>&nbsp;Identity&nbsp;Platform&nbsp;OAuth 2.0 authorization code flow</U></A>&nbsp;to&nbsp;acquire&nbsp;AAD&nbsp;Access Tokens, with a Refresh Token. This enables&nbsp;your app&nbsp;to request a new AAD access token&nbsp;without&nbsp;requiring&nbsp;any&nbsp;user interaction. Take a look at these&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">sample apps</A>&nbsp;that support MSAL 2.0.&nbsp;<BR /><BR /></LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Resources</STRONG>:&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW132979443 BCX0" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW132979443 BCX0">We’re committed to working with the developer community in transitioning to the new world of AAD tokens!<SPAN>&nbsp;Please</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN>&nbsp;check out the resources below, post your questions/comments here, or email&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=mailto:api@yammer.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">api@yammer.com.</A></P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">QuickStart Register an Azure Active Directory application</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Overview of Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL)</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Code Samples:</A> Review the code for Yammer Single Page app JavaScript app using MSAL for authentication</LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Yammer-Blog/Yammer-API-with-AAD-tokens-Postman-Collection/ba-p/857923" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reference</A>: Using AAD tokens with Yammer API with Postman</LI> <LI>Contact Microsoft Support to map your Single Page JavaScript Application</LI> <LI>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> Tue, 04 May 2021 20:22:29 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/using-msal-with-yammer-groups-api/ba-p/1593907 samsearth 2021-05-04T20:22:29Z What does 'good' look like on Yammer? https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/what-does-good-look-like-on-yammer/ba-p/1508380 <P><FONT size="4">When advising on Microsoft 365 projects, I’m asked by my clients, "What does good look like on Yammer?"</FONT><FONT size="4"> As Yammer caters to a variety of purposes, my usual answer is, it depends. It is important to first have clarity of what your organisation, a community or a group want to achieve from engaging our workforce.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">When we break it down into several scenarios, we can explore what good looks like from the perspective of these three: senior leadership engagement, connecting firstline workers and active communities.</FONT> &nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><FONT size="5">1: Senior leadership engagement</FONT></H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">This is a common scenario for successful adoption of Yammer. Yammer’s success is particularly dependent on digital leadership: the visibility of senior leaders, managers and influencers to set the tone and the agenda.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">Leaders can move beyond just broadcasting their messages to listening to employees. One of the most important behaviours of a leader on Yammer is to listen. It’s a place for conversations, discussions, and stories. Leaders listening and responding to the employees' conversations tends to lead to a more engaged employee.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">We need leaders to be involved in Yammer to help get others talking. A leader responding or liking a post really makes an impact, their presence matters and sets the tone of the Yammer network.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">As this <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">research from SWOOP Analytics</A> shows, if a senior leader recognises a post by liking or responding, the person affected increased their activity per day by over 50%. This is incredibly significant – this shows the power of leaders to engage us rather than simple to tell us.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">Here’s what good looks like for leaders:</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Respond more than you post.</STRONG> This shows you are listening and actively engaging with the workforce.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Ask questions.</STRONG> A question is the most powerful tool in digital conversations: it breaches the barrier between leadership and the workforce, it is a way of admitting that we don’t have all of the answers, it helps get answers in complex systems. And most importantly of all, a question starts a conversation.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Be human</STRONG>. Where leaders are open, honest and show their personality, they invite empathy and build trust. And what is the biggest barrier to people engaging with social tools, both enterprise and personal? Frequently, it’s a lack of trust.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Set goals.</STRONG> If we want to tap into the voice of the crowd – and want focused and relevant contributions – then let’s set some goals. What are we, as an organisation or department, focusing on? Visibility of our priorities means we get more helpful contributions and less cats.</FONT></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Leadership example Pope.JPG" style="width: 609px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/205210iA468D3A53198569C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Leadership example Pope.JPG" alt="Leadership example Pope.JPG" /></span></P> <P><EM>&nbsp;</EM></P> <H2><FONT size="5">2. Engaging with firstline workers</FONT></H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">Yammer is one of my favourite ways of engaging firstline workers with the activities and, most importantly, <EM>people</EM> of the wider organisation.&nbsp; Firstline workers, often without access to corporate systems, are typically well out of the loop, relying on their managers to communicate matters. &nbsp;</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">Yammer provides a simple way to both connect and facilitate full circle of two way engagement. Organizations can get the perspectives from all roles, which becomes essential if we really want to get a handle on change and innovation in complex working environments.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">If firstline workers experience a disconnect from head office and their colleagues,&nbsp; Yammer can be where they can connect with both. Yammer gives them a platform to share and to be seen – and most importantly, be&nbsp;<EM>encouraged</EM> to be heard.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">Here’s what good looks like for firstline workers:</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Activity is more than just views and likes. </STRONG>Yammer gives firstline workers a place to have a voice – not just connecting with leadership, but also with each other.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Engagement is seen not just between individuals, but between locations.</STRONG> Having conversations between individual locations and regions can create a sense of belonging. &nbsp;This can be done by running challenges on a location basis, such as <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">campaigns run by KFC</A> to improve safety incident reporting in stores by encouraging a competitive approach.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Being invited to contribute to organisation-wide programs.</STRONG> The crowd-sourcing of ideas based on the day-to-day experienced by firstline workers opens up huge opportunities denied to us by closed communications channels. Such programs, if carried out properly, can realise huge savings, such as this <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">campaign run by Centrica</A> which resulted in savings of £5 million.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Real-time knowledge is shared within communities.</STRONG> Posts are made based on observations from the firstline, often containing uploads of photos from mobile devices. Firstline workers –access to a huge amount of information that can be valuable to their colleagues back in the office, such as a change in local conditions or a new hazard that has been experienced. Reporting these back through Yammer gives real-time knowledge which can be far more valuable than submitting into a closed reporting process – by which time it may be too late.</FONT></LI> </UL> <P><FONT size="4"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="iOS-Publisher_W_Video.png" style="width: 354px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/205211i0A2711AF0B65B09C/image-dimensions/354x709?v=v2" width="354" height="709" role="button" title="iOS-Publisher_W_Video.png" alt="iOS-Publisher_W_Video.png" /></span></FONT></P> <H2><FONT size="5">3. Community Managers</FONT></H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">Communities are the bread and butter of Yammer. And with Yammer groups being rebranded as communities, this reflects the natural position of Yammer as a place for community conversations, as opposed to specific team and project-based conversations.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">Very simply, communities are where people come together through a common need or connection. With large and distributed workforces, Yammer is often the only place where we can all get together.</FONT></P> <P><FONT size="4">Once a need arises, communities can be incredibly powerful due to the diverse nature of people they comprise. Work-focused communities, ideally, are made up of individuals from completely different teams and business units who have a common interest or need.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">The success of a community, however, depends largely on one thing: A community manager. The activity spreader, the network glue, the conversation catalyst.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">Here’s what good looks like for community managers on Yammer:</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Members span the across the organization.</STRONG> Community members are from different parts of the organisation and are not working together as a team or on a project.&nbsp;</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Membership is open to all</STRONG> – it’s not closed for ‘secret stuff’.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT size="4"><STRONG>The purpose of the community is clea</STRONG>r – there is an obvious need or problem to solve that is known by all members.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Building community management early on.</STRONG> Communities may need some active management from community managers, such as inviting in relevant people and building conversations, such as by using @mentions</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Communities have an even spread of activity.</STRONG> Conversations are not dominated by a small number of individuals, but rather are equally distributed among a diverse group of people.</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT size="4"><STRONG>New posts are written as questions as much as statements.</STRONG> Communities are great places to share experiences and ideas, but they are also perfect for getting help. Asking a question also <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">generates 150% more replies</A> – a great conversation starter if you want to build a thread</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT size="4">More than 25% of members are active. Anything less, and it largely becomes a forum for a small number of people to broadcast their thoughts.</FONT></LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Andrew_Pope_1-1594201371386.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/204060i9B1DB28F8A1E6C16/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Andrew_Pope_1-1594201371386.png" alt="Andrew_Pope_1-1594201371386.png" /></span></P> <P><EM>Example network map from SWOOP Analytics of a Yammer community showing well distributed conversations, with most members responding to each-other relatively frequently. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>So how are you doing?&nbsp;</H2> <P><FONT size="4">You may only need a few tweaks to what you are currently doing to help evolve your conversations and communities in Yammer. By listening and learning from one another, you’ll be able to use Yammer as a tool to meet the needs of your organisations using their most powerful asset – their people.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">And that’s what good looks like.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4">A diverse group of people meeting their needs and the organisation’s needs in one place.<BR /><BR /><BR /></FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="DSC_1294_2.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/205443i0EF5B864764C1982/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="DSC_1294_2.jpg" alt="DSC_1294_2.jpg" /></span></P> <P>I'm Andrew Pope, and my passion is helping medium and large organisations connect their technology with their people - finding new and important ways of work that meet everyone's needs.&nbsp;<BR /><BR />I help improve collaboration and make digital working safe and purposeful through facilitation, strategy development and virtual card games. If you'd like a chat, please ping me at andrew@innosis.eu<BR /><BR /></P> Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:08:17 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/what-does-good-look-like-on-yammer/ba-p/1508380 Andrew_Pope 2020-08-04T04:08:17Z SWOOP Analytics explains why Microsoft Yammer & Teams make the perfect partnership for collaboration https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/swoop-analytics-explains-why-microsoft-yammer-amp-teams-make-the/ba-p/1528108 <P>At&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_self">SWOOP Analytics</A><SPAN>, </SPAN><SPAN>a</SPAN> Microsoft Partner, we’ve <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">benchmarked</A> hundreds of organizations using Yammer and Microsoft Teams, and millions of interactions world-wide, to know exactly what “good” looks like. We have the data to see what makes a highly productive team on Teams and a collaborative organization on Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams benchmarking</A> found the best performing, and highly productive teams use Microsoft Teams for their day-to-day work, for collaborating within their own team, when you know the people you’re working with.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>But what happens when you need to reach outside your team? When you need answers, knowledge or inspiration from a wider group?&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Chances are, someone in your organization has the answer to your issue, someone has encountered the same thing and if you can find that person and tap into the knowledge, your job could be done in a fraction of the time, probably at a fraction of the cost.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft has just made it so much easier to find the people and the knowledge you’re looking for, without interrupting your day-to-day work, by introducing the Communities app to Microsoft Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>When the Communities app is installed on Teams, it delivers Yammer inside Teams. You can navigate to all the Communities in your Yammer network and participate in conversations, join communities, watch live events, share announcements, pin conversations and mark best answers just as you would in Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer in Teams Community.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/206155i6F3F0470CE8CEC33/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer in Teams Community.png" alt="Yammer in Teams Community.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Yammer and Teams – better together</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Yammer is for open knowledge sharing. A place to ask questions and find answers, to access knowledge across the entire organization, not just within your team.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Combining Microsoft Teams and Yammer with the Communities app means there is no more toggling between apps or confusion about where to post.&nbsp;Just add the Communities app to your Teams page by searching for “Communities” in Apps on the left-hand menu bar. You’ll start discovering communities, knowledge and conversations alongside your projects, chat and meetings.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>“Collaboration always involves interacting with people you know, like the people in your team,” said SWOOP Analytics CEO Cai Kjaer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>“This is the core value proposition for Teams. But often you need to reach outside your core team to find answers. In this case, it’s all about collaborating with people you don't yet know and this is one of Yammer's superpowers.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>“Together, Teams and Yammer are a formidable ally for business performance, and since most of our daily work is happening within a team, it makes a lot of sense to make <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/yammer-communities-app-now-available-for-microsoft-teams-mobile/ba-p/1521884" target="_self">Yammer available in the Teams mobile app.</A>”</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="1AndroidCommunitiesLiveEvent.png" style="width: 331px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/206156iC7C38158012FB8D3/image-dimensions/331x594?v=v2" width="331" height="594" role="button" title="1AndroidCommunitiesLiveEvent.png" alt="1AndroidCommunitiesLiveEvent.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Communities app in Teams allows instant all-company communication</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If teams are to truly perform online, their size should be limited to less than 10 members, says SWOOP’s Chief Scientist Dr Laurence Lock Lee. Following this rule, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">which is backed by decades of research</A>, Microsoft Teams becomes the primary place where staff log in when they come to work. By adding the Communities app to Teams it allows teams to operate while remaining connected to the entire organization, something that’s become even more important during times of crisis when leaders need quick and clear communication with all staff.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>And now with the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/yammer-communities-app-now-available-for-microsoft-teams-mobile/ba-p/1521884" target="_self">Communities app in Teams mobile app</A>, it allows employees to put out a call for assistance in Yammer during their day-to-day work, without fear of losing their place in their regular workflow.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="HERO_iOS_CommunitiesEmergency.png" style="width: 322px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/206154i299FD2650CA49EE4/image-dimensions/322x658?v=v2" width="322" height="658" role="button" title="HERO_iOS_CommunitiesEmergency.png" alt="HERO_iOS_CommunitiesEmergency.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Do you behave differently on Teams and Yammer?</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>SWOOP Analytics <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">conducted research</A> using real-time data to explore whether the increased use of Teams resulted in a drop in Yammer usage.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In terms of activity, we found a high correlation between individual activity levels on Yammer and Teams, showing if you are highly active on Yammer, you will also be highly active on Teams and vice versa. Overall, our research found <STRONG>more collaboration is happening overall when both tools are utilised</STRONG>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With the data to prove using Teams and Yammer together increases collaboration, it seems the most logical step to make the Yammer Community app easily accessible in Teams. SWOOP is also following Microsoft’s lead by integrating <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SWOOP for Yammer</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SWOOP for Teams</A> into a single navigable dashboard, which can also be accessed as an app within Microsoft Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The new-look Yammer has also changed the name of “Groups” to “Communities”, something Kjaer says is a better reflection of the purpose of Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>“Yammer was always about connecting people from across the enterprise, and re-framing groups as communities now makes that purpose even more clear,” he said.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The new-look Yammer clearly demonstrates Microsoft's commitment to the Yammer platform and the importance of an enterprise social network to run alongside day-to-day team work in Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The ability to embed the new-look Yammer in Teams and respond to a post via Outlook on your phone or your tablet shows Microsoft’s commitment to make collaboration adaptable, flexible and focused by breaking down the barriers between apps.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><EM>About SWOOP</EM></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SWOOP</A> provides collaboration analytics for Microsoft Teams and Yammer to give you insights to measure and improve your digital workplace relationships. SWOOP analyses the content and relationships in Teams and Yammer to help you adapt behaviours to reach better business outcomes and make informed decisions about collaboration effectiveness.</P> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:08:38 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/swoop-analytics-explains-why-microsoft-yammer-amp-teams-make-the/ba-p/1528108 Sharon Dawson 2020-10-21T00:08:38Z The new Yammer is generally available worldwide https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-new-yammer-is-generally-available-worldwide/ba-p/1521869 <P>Yammer connects and engages employees across the organization. Last November, we announced an entirely new Yammer experience, delivering new capabilities and integrations that power leadership engagement, corporate communications, and knowledge sharing across Microsoft 365. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that the <STRONG>new Yammer is now generally available for all customers</STRONG>. We’re also excited to unveil several additional features to help your organizations get more out of Yammer and collaborate across companies.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EgKC34sZbRM" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>What's new</H2> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW175300304 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW175300304 BCX8">Here are </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW175300304 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW175300304 BCX8">some</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW175300304 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW175300304 BCX8"> of the capabilities in the new Yammer that make communities and conversations more impactful:<BR /><BR /></SPAN></SPAN></P> <H3>Build communities with Microsoft 365</H3> <UL> <LI>Groups have been renamed <EM>communities </EM></LI> <LI>Pin your favorite communities for quick access</LI> <LI>Add cover photos to your communities</LI> <LI>Discover events in the new Events tab</LI> </UL> <H3>Reach your audience across the organization</H3> <UL> <LI>The <A href="#" target="_self">Communities app for Microsoft Teams</A> integrates the new Yammer into the hub for teamwork</LI> <LI>Add Yammer conversations to any site or page with the new <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-sharepoint-blog/the-new-yammer-has-arrived-on-sharepoint-online/ba-p/1519675" target="_self">web part for SharePoint</A></LI> <LI>Engage with Yammer conversations without leaving your Outlook inbox</LI> <LI>Customize the All Company community by renaming it and adding a custom cover photo and avatar</LI> <LI>Brand Yammer with your company logo on the Feed</LI> <LI>Grab attention with new styling for polls, praise, and questions <BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="1All Company.png" style="width: 823px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/206539iB8AB60B08DDC1BE0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="1All Company.png" alt="Add a custom cover photo, avatar, and name to your All Company" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Add a custom cover photo, avatar, and name to your All Company</span></span></LI> </UL> <H3>Empower <EM>anyone</EM> to be a communicator</H3> <UL> <LI>Share questions, polls, and praise as announcements to notify community members</LI> <LI>Pin important posts to the top of your communities</LI> <LI>Apply formatting and attach gifs&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Share links with automatically-generated previews</LI> <LI>Easily share files with the enhanced file picker that now includes recently used files</LI> <LI>Spark engagement with polls, praise, and questions that are showcased in the conversation feed</LI> </UL> <H3>Improved live events and video experience</H3> <UL> <LI>Find and watch past, current, and upcoming live events in each community</LI> <LI>Produce live events using your webcam and screen sharing</LI> <LI>Host live events in the All Company community<BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="1live events.png" style="width: 823px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/206540i7F67504310FD20F2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="1live events.png" alt="Engage with Q&amp;A in live events across devices" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Engage with Q&amp;A in live events across devices</span></span></LI> </UL> <H3>Discover and share across your network</H3> <UL> <LI>Find relevant conversations, people and topics in the new, AI-powered discovery Feed</LI> <LI>Filter conversations to find unanswered questions, all questions or all conversations</LI> <LI>Use the updated suite bar to stay on top of notifications and search just as you would in other Microsoft 365 applications</LI> <LI>Find out more about people with Microsoft 365 profile cards that give you contact information, organizational relationships, and easy access to shared content<BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="1ask qs.png" style="width: 822px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/206541iF89EFE6D6382A981/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="1ask qs.png" alt="The Feed showing company branding and a variety of conversations in their new styling" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">The Feed showing company branding and a variety of conversations in their new styling</span></span></LI> </UL> <H3>Manage the content in communities with more control</H3> <UL> <LI>Set the default publisher type to be a question</LI> <LI>Report conversations</LI> <LI>Close conversations that have come to a conclusion</LI> <LI><STRONG><EM>Change a conversation to a question</EM></STRONG> - Community managers will soon be able to convert a regular conversation into a question, if the person creating the post didn’t use the <EM>Question</EM> type when creating it. This can be helpful to draw attention to unanswered questions and also to enable additional functionality like “Mark best answer”.</LI> </UL> <H3>Yammer mobile superpowers</H3> <P>Modern organizations require mobile solutions that help connect employees and move work forward – <EM>wherever </EM>that work is happening. The new Yammer is available on iOS and Android, with some added improvements, including: &nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Dark Mode </STRONG>is now available for Yammer mobile. Whether you prefer light or dark, now you can pick your favorite theme on either iOS or Android.&nbsp;<BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="dark mode.jpg" style="width: 298px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/206516iBCA2A2EFFFB0B6F2/image-dimensions/298x613?v=v2" width="298" height="613" role="button" title="dark mode.jpg" alt="dark mode.jpg" /></span></LI> <LI>New <STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/share-authentic-videos-instantly-in-the-yammer-mobile-apps/ba-p/1486992?ocid=usoc_TWITTER_M365_spl100001368497865" target="_blank" rel="noopener">mobile video sharing</A></STRONG>&nbsp;that helps you instantly capture, edit, apply filters, and publish compelling videos up to 3 minutes long right from mobile.</LI> </UL> <H2>Microsoft Teams</H2> <P>The new&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-yammer-app-for-microsoft-teams-is-now-available/ba-p/1320286" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Communities &nbsp;app for Teams</A>&nbsp;for the desktop and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams Mobile</A> are now generally available, helping everyone, including Firstline Workers and deskless employees stay connected, receive important updates and alerts, attend live events, and share feedback and ideas across teams and locations.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="new Communities app for Microsoft Teams.png" style="width: 298px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/206517iBF77DFCD81DA16AF/image-dimensions/298x609?v=v2" width="298" height="609" role="button" title="new Communities app for Microsoft Teams.png" alt="new Communities app for Microsoft Teams.png" /></span></P> <H2>Interactive conversations in Outlook</H2> <P>You can <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/outlook-blog/interactive-yammer-emails-in-outlook-on-the-web-are-here/ba-p/1209420" target="_blank" rel="noopener">now engage with Yammer conversations</A>&nbsp;directly from your Outlook inbox. See the full Yammer conversation, like, and reply directly from the email notification without having to switch applications or open a browser.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Updated Yammer Conversations web part for SharePoint</H2> <P>A new <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-sharepoint-blog/the-new-yammer-has-arrived-on-sharepoint-online/ba-p/1519675" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yammer web part</A> is now available for SharePoint Online. With this update, your existing Yammer web part will automatically inherit the new Yammer styling and bring added features to your SharePoint sites and pages. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-sharepoint-blog/the-new-yammer-has-arrived-on-sharepoint-online/ba-p/1519675" target="_self">Learn more</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Security and compliance</H2> <P>We’ve also added additional admin controls like Native Mode to help organizations better manage their data, privacy, security, and compliance needs. Learn more about Native Mode and how to prepare your Yammer Network for benefits like eDiscovery, local data residency and SharePoint file storage here.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Coming next</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG><EM>Featured Conversations</EM></STRONG> – Yammer administrators can boost the visibility of critical messages in the Home feed by featuring the conversation to drive engagement.<BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="1featured conversations.png" style="width: 818px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/206549i60F292E9FF81BAF6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="1featured conversations.png" alt="1featured conversations.png" /></span></LI> <LI> <P><STRONG>External guests</STRONG> in Yammer communities – add people from outside your organization to your Yammer communities using Azure B2B, which ensures admins can manage user data, privacy, and compliance. This change will also enable communities with external guests to host live events, create custom policies for file storage and community creation, support local data residency and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">more</A>.<BR /><BR /></P> </LI> </UL> <H2>Bring the new Yammer to your organization</H2> <P>Microsoft 365 Global Admins and verified Yammer Network Admins can&nbsp;configure&nbsp;access to the new Yammer through&nbsp;the&nbsp;Yammer admin portal.&nbsp;Admins can enable the toggle in the suite header and choose&nbsp;the default experience for their network: classic Yammer or the new Yammer.&nbsp;Learn more about&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">enabling the new Yammer for your organization</A> and see our detailed <A href="#" target="_self">Frequently Asked Questions</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="new yammer toggle.png" style="width: 766px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/206527iCE97A4601DF1D3FE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="new yammer toggle.png" alt="After an admin has enabled the new Yammer, users will access the new Yammer or switch back to classic using the toggle in the navigation bar." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">After an admin has enabled the new Yammer, users will access the new Yammer or switch back to classic using the toggle in the navigation bar.</span></span></P> <P>Then people in your organization can use the&nbsp;toggle to switch between the&nbsp;new experience, and the classic experience in their home (canonical) networks. You will still see the classic Yammer experience in external networks.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Announcing a new Yammer 'Ask Microsoft Anything' (AMA)</H2> <P>Bring all your questions and feedback about the new Yammer to this 'Ask Microsoft Anything' (AMA) on<STRONG>&nbsp;Thursday, July 23, 2020, 9:00-10:00 AM PT</STRONG>.&nbsp; Members of the Yammer team will be online during this one-hour event to respond directly to your posts in the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-ama/bd-p/YammerAMA" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Yammer AMA discussion space</STRONG></A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="New Yammer AMA.png" style="width: 701px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/206529i018FDC5CAED7A85B/image-dimensions/701x394?v=v2" width="701" height="394" role="button" title="New Yammer AMA.png" alt="New Yammer AMA.png" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Add this event to your calendar</STRONG></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Check out these resources to help your organization get started and go deeper on what’s new and what’s possible with the new Yammer. We’re continuing to develop and release features as we optimize Yammer for communities, engagement, and knowledge sharing across Microsoft 365. We’ll have more to announce and show at Microsoft Ignite. In the meantime, follow our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">blog</A> and catch us on <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Twitter</A>. Stay tuned!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>- Murali Sitaram, <BR /><EM>GM of Yammer and Microsoft 365 Groups, Microsoft</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Sun, 09 Aug 2020 17:54:11 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-new-yammer-is-generally-available-worldwide/ba-p/1521869 MuraliSitaram 2020-08-09T17:54:11Z Share authentic videos instantly in the Yammer mobile apps https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/share-authentic-videos-instantly-in-the-yammer-mobile-apps/ba-p/1486992 <P>In this world of remote everything, our customers are discovering new ways to work and connect online, and to share meaningful moments with their coworkers and communities. Today, we are rolling out a new way to stay connected with your Yammer communities from your mobile device that is easy and fun. New mobile video sharing helps you instantly capture, edit, apply filters, and publish right from Yammer for iOS and Android. Check out the video below for more details.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/NNcIikVvZeI" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This new video sharing capability lets you record videos up to three minutes in length, add effects, and publish – lighting up new scenarios such as:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Leadership engagement</H3> <P>Share authentic moments that humanize leadership and addresses current issues. Start a conversation a video to share what’s top of mind or reply to an existing thread with a to create a personalized message.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>New Employee Onboarding</H3> <P>Greet new hires with a welcome message and/or encourage new employees to introduce themselves to their new team members. Learn more about using Yammer for new employee onboarding <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Training Opportunities</H3> <P>Use these quick videos to crowdsource training and find solutions to business problems by including video alongside conversations. Show and tell best practices, highlight safety violations, or crowdsource feedback by bringing the community into the moment with video.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Video First</H3> <P>More and more organizations are leaning towards video as the tool for engagement. To help our customers host company meetings and online events, we’ve boosted the default attendee capacity for live events in Yammer to <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/temporary-increase-to-20k-attendees-for-live-events-in-yammer/ba-p/1481839" target="_blank" rel="noopener">20,000 until October 1<SUP>st</SUP></A> and higher through the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Live Event Assistance Program</A>. We’re continuing to invest in making rich media experiences better across Yammer, Microsoft Teams, Stream, and Microsoft 365, so be sure to keep an eye on our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">roadmap</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">blog</A>, and share your product requests on our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">UserVoice</A>. See you next time!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>-&nbsp;Kasia Krzoska<BR />Kasia is a PM on the Yammer Team</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 25 Jun 2020 15:21:04 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/share-authentic-videos-instantly-in-the-yammer-mobile-apps/ba-p/1486992 KasiaKrzoska 2020-06-25T15:21:04Z [Customer story] How a software company tripled their employee engagement survey scores https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/customer-story-how-a-software-company-tripled-their-employee/ba-p/1426513 <P>By providing content that is relevant and speaks to our employees, we have been able to increase their engagement with company content as well as giving them direct access to the Senior Leadership in our company. &nbsp;These employee engagement figures will translate into happier customers, better solutions, and a more sustainable business.<BR /><BR /></P> <H3><STRONG><U>Situation:</U></STRONG></H3> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Spinnaker Software is a South African software company with 8 different offices in 3 countries and many employees who work remotely.&nbsp; In the past, the geographical spread of employees created some barriers to employee engagement, especially around communication.&nbsp; Through employee engagement surveys it was identified that communication was our largest area in need of improvement.&nbsp; This was a challenge for a start-up that has exponentially grown but who still preferred verbal communication!&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As a tech company we sought out solutions and eventually arm-twisted internal IT to enable Yammer in our tenant.&nbsp; We started posting company news broadcasts on Yammer, but the initial engagement only improved marginally as most employees did not make the effort to navigate to Yammer to read the company communications.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="image.png" style="width: 602px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/195336i79A2709D835E3DC8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="image.png" alt="The Digital Literacy Project Team (left to right) – Michelle Lategan (Learning and Development), Helen Behm (HR Manager), Tracy van der Schyff (Microsoft MVP) and Christine Thomas (ICT Business Analyst / Project Manager)" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">The Digital Literacy Project Team (left to right) – Michelle Lategan (Learning and Development), Helen Behm (HR Manager), Tracy van der Schyff (Microsoft MVP) and Christine Thomas (ICT Business Analyst / Project Manager)</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><STRONG><U>Roadmap:</U></STRONG></H3> <P>Acknowledging the symbiosis between the Office 365 apps and services we soon realized that our utilization of Yammer had to form part of a bigger program to invest in our greatest assets, our employees. We commenced on a digital literacy campaign with <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tracy van der Schyff</A>.</SPAN> This initiative focused on upskilling our employees to make better use of the Office 365 suite of apps and services.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We launched our intranet our brand-new Intranet, called KeyStone, on the SharePoint Online platform and started migrating users from Skype for Business / File Shares to Microsoft Teams &amp; OneDrive.&nbsp; We found that Teams improved departmental and/or project team communication, but company-wide communication did not have the same engagement levels, with the communication being pushed, one-way communication with limited uptake (Emails).</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="image.png" style="width: 602px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/195338i6FAF8690E7ED4E74/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="image.png" alt="image.png" /></span></P> <H3><STRONG><U>Yammer Campaigns:</U></STRONG></H3> <P>In a regular client catch-up with Tracy, we discussed our virtual Easter Egg Hunt.&nbsp; The hunt was a series of clues that led employees through the content on KeyStone. This was an initiative to increase the engagement with our KeyStone Intranet and for employees to become familiar with the navigation.&nbsp; Tracy showcased how you can highlight specific Yammer content (topics) in SharePoint using the # as filters.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This sparked the initiative to make Yammer much more than just a digital company newsletter but as an essential tool in our employee engagement strategy.&nbsp; A series of campaigns or challenges were created for employees to post content on Yammer using a specific hashtag. &nbsp;The content was not all work-related and focused more on employee wellbeing and included the following:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>#mykitchenrules (employees posted quick and easy recipes to make during the work week)</LI> <LI>#tedtalks (what employees are watching to learn something new)</LI> <LI>#lessonslearnt (things that went wrong, but we learnt from)</LI> <LI>#whatamIwatching (what series or movies employees are watching – yes Tiger King was there!)</LI> <LI>#tipsforparents (helpful hints to working parents who need to juggle multi-roles)</LI> <LI>#wfhwithconfidence (how to work remotely with confidence – tips and tricks)</LI> <LI>#keepingfit (what employees do to keep fit)</LI> <LI>#SQLChallenge (employees post a Microsoft SQL challenge to try and stump our experts)<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="EE 1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/195787i0FC9921015A7D1FD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="EE 1.png" alt="EE 1.png" /></span><BR /><BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="EE 2.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/195788i06D760F6AF18AB5F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="EE 2.png" alt="EE 2.png" /></span><BR /> <H3><STRONG><U>Results:</U></STRONG></H3> <P>The result – MUCH HIGHER engagement levels with all content on Yammer, including the company content. This can be seen in our stats from Yammer that has seen a 281% increase in the number of posts, 204% increase in the number that have been read and 310% increase in engagement. &nbsp;The most important figure<SPAN>s</SPAN> for me, as Human Resources Lead, was the results of our recent Employee Wellness / Engagement Survey (using Microsoft Forms) – Yammer and the posts on this was the highest scoring reason for employee engagement!!!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This matters to the Leadership of the company from the Board to Exco and to Team Leads as we know that employees who are engaged and are participating in company communication are more engaged.&nbsp; Engaged employees bring with them discretionary effort which translates to better solutions, happier customers, and a more sustainable business.</P> <BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="image.png" style="width: 602px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/195341i8B1620891324A641/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="image.png" alt="image.png" /></span> <H3><STRONG><U>Lessons Learned:</U></STRONG></H3> <P>One recommendation from the employee wellness / engagement survey was to facilitate more two-way communication with senior leadership.&nbsp; Yammer offered us the perfect solution, with Live Events.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Recently, our CEO, <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pierre de Villiers</A></SPAN>, presented our first Live Event.&nbsp; In the event our CEO presented our company strategy and employees were able to post questions, which were answered in the live session.&nbsp; After the event, we posted the recording in Yammer and employees were able to continue the conversation by posting comments or further questions.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This type of two-way communication in the past has always been expensive (flying to each region) and not as engaging.&nbsp; Judging on the number of questions, employees find this platform a lot more engaging! What was meant to be a half hour update turned into 2 hours of Q&amp;A. &nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><STRONG><U>New Way of Working:</U></STRONG></H3> <P>We plan on making Live Events the way in which all company updates are provided.&nbsp; Pierre enjoyed the session so much, he asked that we set-up a monthly company Q&amp;A session after our monthly Executive Committee Meeting is held. &nbsp;After each monthly Exco the employees receive a Microsoft Sway updating them on the progress of key strategic projects and any changes.&nbsp; Our engagement with these ranges from 68% to 93%.&nbsp; We are sure to improve and sustain this with the support from Pierre to continue with the Q&amp;A sessions.&nbsp; It is not every CEO who grants as much access to his time, and we are extremely grateful for this, I am certain it will translate into improved strategic alignment in the short term and reaching and exceeding our long term strategic goals.<BR /><BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="EE 4.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/195789i0171C39DFA89D3C7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="EE 4.png" alt="EE 4.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The technology has truly helped us bridge the gap between our employees &amp; management, as well as bringing employees closer to each other through compassion and empathy.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The launch of the all New Yammer on the 11th of May could not have been timed better, what a great time for a refresh and to build even more excitement!</P> </LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Helen.jpg" style="width: 194px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/200584i09DD691EE341823D/image-dimensions/194x194?v=v2" width="194" height="194" role="button" title="Helen.jpg" alt="Helen.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Helen Behm</STRONG> is the HR Manager at Spinnaker Software in Cape Town, South Africa. She is the Project Lead on their digital literacy project because digital literacy is about humans first and technology second. Helen specializes in talent management, employee engagement and internal communication making use of Office 365 from Yammer to Teams to Sharepoint.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 05 Aug 2020 19:37:07 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/customer-story-how-a-software-company-tripled-their-employee/ba-p/1426513 HelenBehm 2020-08-05T19:37:07Z Temporary increase to 20k attendees for live events in Yammer https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/temporary-increase-to-20k-attendees-for-live-events-in-yammer/ba-p/1481839 <P class="paragraph-316">Earlier this year, we<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A class="link-317" title="https://nam06.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fmicrosoft-teams-blog%2Fwhat-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-april-2020%2Fba-p%2F1347929&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cchtorok%40microsoft.com%7C627f3f16d02c4958244208d813a7c40a%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1%7C0%7C637280958556061282&amp;sdata=YhJByOc5vnu9lBYNq3zp1oRc9zDyDE28Hh0Bb74dx3g%3D&amp;reserved=0" href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer">announced</A><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>that a temporary limit increase would be enabled for Microsoft 365 live events to help better support customers, through July 1, supporting up to 20k attendees by default.</P> <P class="paragraph-316">&nbsp;</P> <P class="paragraph-316"><SPAN class="text-318">In order to continue meeting the needs of customers hosting remote meetings and townhalls, we will extend the temporary default limits until October 1, 2020.</SPAN></P> <P class="paragraph-316">&nbsp;</P> <P class="paragraph-316">Live events hosted in Teams, Stream and Yammer will continue to temporarily support events for up to 20,000 attendees, 16 hours in length and 50 concurrent events. Additionally, customers can reach out to the Microsoft<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A class="link-317" title="http://aka.ms/LiveEventAssistance" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer">live events assistance program</A>&nbsp;to host live events up 100,000 attendees.&nbsp;</P> Mon, 22 Jun 2020 20:59:43 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/temporary-increase-to-20k-attendees-for-live-events-in-yammer/ba-p/1481839 Michael Holste 2020-06-22T20:59:43Z Engage your entire organization with new All Company features https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/engage-your-entire-organization-with-new-all-company-features/ba-p/1441124 <P>Organizations are rapidly transforming to meet the needs of a virtual workforce and respond to changing industry conditions. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-new-yammer-is-in-public-preview/ba-p/1375521" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yammer has been repowered</A> to enable two-way communication between leaders and employees to ensure everyone has the information they need to stay safe, align on priorities and get their work done, together.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’re excited to share several changes to the All Company experience that give corporate communicators the tools to keep the entire organization informed and engaged, <EM>wherever</EM> they are.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Reach and engage all of your employees</H2> <P>The new composing experience provides new ways for admins to share <STRONG>announcements</STRONG> at scale, including using questions and polls in the All Company community to spark engagement and feedback. Share important news and updates, streamline change management, and get input from employees with notifications that reach them in web, mobile, and in <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/outlook-blog/interactive-yammer-emails-coming-to-outlook-for-windows-mac-and/ba-p/1372086" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Outlook</A>. Admins can also use the close conversations feature to post read-only announcements.</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorMichael Holste_0" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="AllCompany_Poll.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/196580i82B2E50A76C8B642/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="AllCompany_Poll.png" alt="Use the All Company to share announcements and gather feedback from the entire organization" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Use the All Company to share announcements and gather feedback from the entire organization</span></span></P> <P><STRONG>Customize</STRONG> <STRONG>your All Company</STRONG> with a unique name, description, and image to create a strong identity for your All Company community. Upload a cover photo to All Company to drive campaigns across your organization or just reinforce your culture and values.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="customize your All Company.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/196589iDD1999266F46A0D8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="customize your All Company.png" alt="customize your All Company.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Host townhalls and company meetings in All Company </STRONG>using <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">live events</A> to align the organization and celebrate milestones. If your organization has <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">enforced Office 365 identity</A> in the network admin setting, then your tenant will now have an All Company that is backed by a Microsoft 365 Group, meaning you can host live events and utilize Microsoft 365 resources.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="townhalls.png" style="width: 845px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/196590iD826D42ADE1A246C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="townhalls.png" alt="townhalls.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Control and co-curate conversations</STRONG> that take place in All Company by restricting who can post in the community with the new restricting post feature. This will restrict who can start a new conversation in All Company to be only admins of the community, all users can still react and reply to the admin started conversations.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><STRONG>Manage All Company</STRONG> by promoting users as admin. Today the community admins of All Company are network admins, but with these new set of changes you can promote any user in your organization as an admin of All Company. This enables a larger set of users with the ability to post if the restricted post feature is enabled.</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorMichael Holste_3" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MakeAdmin.png" style="width: 511px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/196584i7B10E1DA882DF4A3/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="MakeAdmin.png" alt="Set admins for the All Company" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Set admins for the All Company</span></span></P> <H2>Looking ahead</H2> <P>The new Yammer is now in <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">public preview</A>. These changes pave the way for All Company to get new community features in the future. We will continue to listen to customer feedback and ideas for how to continue to improve the All Company experience and are investigating some new features in an effort to develop All Company into a true corporate communications channel.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>- Tricia Lybrook</P> <P><EM>Tricia is a PM on the Yammer engineering team</EM></P> Thu, 18 Jun 2020 13:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/engage-your-entire-organization-with-new-all-company-features/ba-p/1441124 tricialybrook 2020-06-18T13:00:00Z Use Communication Compliance to manage risk and identify inappropriate conduct in Yammer https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/use-communication-compliance-to-manage-risk-and-identify/ba-p/1391174 <P>Earlier this year, we announced the general availability of<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/security-privacy-and-compliance/announcing-the-general-availability-of-communication-compliance/ba-p/1167989" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Communication Compliance</A>, part of the new Insider Risk Management solution set in&nbsp;Microsoft 365.&nbsp; &nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The adoption of Communication Compliance continues to increase at a rapid pace as organizations look to leverage the built-in machine learning classifiers to quickly identify and take action on code of conduct policy violations in company communications channels.&nbsp;Today, we are excited to announce the ability to identify and remediate inappropriate conduct in Yammer private messages and community conversations.&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="CC and Yammer.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/191944iB1E23186E5DBE1DA/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="CC and Yammer.png" alt="Microsoft Communication Compliance" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Microsoft Communication Compliance</span></span></P> <P>The support for Yammer compliments the already rich set of company communication channels available including Microsoft Teams, Exchange email, Skype for Business Online, and third parties such as Instant Bloomberg.</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorMichael Holste_1" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="CommCompliance2.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/191912iBD82F9A00D58318E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="CommCompliance2.png" alt="Select which apps in Microsoft 365 you'd like to monitor" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Select which apps in Microsoft 365 you'd like to monitor</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We encourage customers who are currently using Supervision in Office 365 to use the new Communication Compliance solution to address your regulatory requirements with a much richer set of intelligent capabilities.&nbsp; Communication Compliance is part of the Microsoft 365 E5 suite, and you can sign up for a&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">trial</A>&nbsp;or navigate to the&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Microsoft 365 Compliance Center</A>&nbsp;to get started today.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Learn more about what’s new with Communication Compliance and how to configure policies in your tenant in this&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">supporting documentation</A>.&nbsp; We look forward to hearing your feedback.&nbsp;</P> Fri, 22 May 2020 17:37:42 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/use-communication-compliance-to-manage-risk-and-identify/ba-p/1391174 Christophe Fiessinger 2020-05-22T17:37:42Z [Watch on-demand] Meet the new Yammer Webinar, May 12, 2020 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/watch-on-demand-meet-the-new-yammer-webinar-may-12-2020/ba-p/1344379 <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/udxdHWqcNcE" width="95%" height="600px" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Discover how Yammer has been rebuilt to power community through leadership engagement, corporate communications, knowledge sharing, and a modern employee experience. This webinar will show you UI and capabilities, the new Yammer in public preview, All Company updates, the new Yammer app for Microsoft Teams, and more!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Download the <STRONG>event deck <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A></STRONG>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5">Webinar Q&amp;A&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U>New Yammer</U></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Is there a way to post to Yammer with a distribution list of managers?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">You can use Flow to post on behalf of someone, but there is no out of the box way (yet)</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Of the following apps/services, what does Yammer integrate with: SharePoint (I know it must, but not sure how), Oracle, Eloqua, and Asana.</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We are working on a new embed experience to help you bring Yammer to the surfaces you'd like to see it on. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We have an update to the SharePoint webpart coming soon.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">When is dark mode coming? </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">I have</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> already had a taste of it through the </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Microsoft </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Teams app and it looks fab.</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">It is</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> here for mobile and the Communities app for </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Microsoft </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Teams now. We are working on it but looking to build the full experiences first on our path to GA</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Is the </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yammer </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Outlook Integration still rolling out to tenants?&nbsp; Still seeing the old emails coming out depending on the tenant and Yammer network.&nbsp; On this question: </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">is there something the end-user (or global admin) needs to do to enable this integration</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The Yammer Outlook integration is currently only available for Outlook on the web. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">You will need to make sure you have emails enabled for those communities. It does not work for external networks now. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">It is still currently in development for Outlook for Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The add topics function when authoring a </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">new post</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> is not available in the new Yammer experience. You can only modify topics after a post has been posted. Is this something that will be added to the new Yammer experience?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Coming soon!</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Will the new Yammer have better reporting capabilities for administrators?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">After the new UI and features are released, </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">we will</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> be taking a look at expanding analytics + reporting.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">What is the best practice on </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Y</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ammer, for a use-case where we need to animate a debate with all employees with ideas, feedbacks, recommendations, suggestions gathering from users ? and </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">i</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s there Semantic Analysis of those feedbacks from users in order to help classify different types of feedbacks to that debate?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Check out the </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">lookbook</SPAN></A><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">, Adoption Guide</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> and </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">our blog</SPAN></A> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">with</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> our customer stories of how they use Yammer</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. A</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">nd </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">you can set up a </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">sentiment analysis</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> for your network. You can also use other 3</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">rd</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> party analytics solutions for Yammer to dive deeper into analytics and reporting.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">When is the new All Company functionality live?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The new All Company functionality is rolling out over this month. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">B</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">y the end of the month all tenants should be able to see these changes!</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We want to add the same information to our LinkedIn and Facebook business pages to show potential employees the community within our company. Can we share posts to social media accounts and vice a versa?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">You could set up a Flow to pull </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">tweets</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> into a Yammer community. You cannot share from Yammer to external social media accounts.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">How do I publish news articles from SharePoint to Yammer?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We are working on making this experience better. Right now, just share the link (there is a share to Yammer button).&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Will files be moved automatically to SharePoint sites connected to communities?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">At this point, we aren't migrating existing content just for connecting an existing community. However, if you’re interested in migrating</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none"> content, moving your network to native mode will connect all your communities to Office 365 and move all content to SharePoint.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Where can I register for those virtual events?</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="2" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none"> - May 26-28 ​</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <UL> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="2" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Galactic Collaboration Summit</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none"> - June 2nd &amp; 9th ​</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="2" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">GlobalCon2</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none"> - June 15-19</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">H</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">ow do you recommend we get our orgs to adopt the new </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Y</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">ammer? </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">W</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">hat are they key features that will make their lives easier, or </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">collaborating </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">with the enterprise easier?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Check out the </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">lookbook</SPAN></A><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">, Adoption Guide</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> and </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">our blog</SPAN></A> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">with</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> our customer stories of how they use Yammer</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp; We have a guide for </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">what’s new in the new Yammer for each role</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. Plus you can use our </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">FAQ</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> and customize it for your organization. More resources like an email template or tips and tricks are in the </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer Adoption Resource Center</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">!</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">In Native Mode, can I delete a Community by deleting the O365 Group?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yes, by deleting the O365 group the community will be deleted </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">as well.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Apart from logo is there any other customization available. examples like applying custom theme to match the company </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">branding</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yes! </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Check out the </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer Image and file sizing guide</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none"> for our recommendations for sizes and branding opportunities.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">How about guess access or external users?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Here are more details about </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer user management.</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">If I am interchanging between the old Yammer and the new Yammer, will the edits I make to a post on the old Yammer also be made to the same post on the new Yammer?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yes.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><U>Yammer Public Preview&nbsp;</U></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Is the rollout for the preview </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">complete?</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> I</SPAN></STRONG> <STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">cannot</SPAN></STRONG> <STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">yet </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">see the option in my tenant (</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">E</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">urope)</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">It is</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> currently rolling out should Microsoft 365 Global Admins see the ability to enable it</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. Check </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">here</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> for step by step instructions for how to enable it.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Is the new Yammer applicable to native mode only?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">You can get the new Yammer without being in Native Mode.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Hi team! Is there a sunset date for Classic Yammer?&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">It depends on unforeseen issues, bugs, etc. We want to ensure everyone has plenty of time to move to the new UI and that there is difference in experience or features</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">. We will be sure to communicate what we know. </SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U>Yammer app for Microsoft Teams&nbsp;</U></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">In </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Microsoft</SPAN></STRONG> <STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Teams, when the Communities app is Pinned to the left menu, will the app "button" get the red notification like other apps when new messages/activity takes place?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> W</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ill the Teams app for Yammer "light up" when there's new activity in one of my communities?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Not yet--you will need to go to the Communities app for now. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We are</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> working on it. It is on our roadmap to unify notifications while in the app.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Can you explain how Yammer and </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Microsoft Teams</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none"> channels </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">will not</SPAN></STRONG> <STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">compete</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Bring the new Yammer into</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> Microsoft </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Teams to add your communities and "organization wide conversations and events" into the hub for teamwork</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Re: Yammer app for </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Microsoft </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Teams &gt; will we be able to change the Network it connects to at the user-level?&nbsp; For example, I want to watch a</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">n</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> External network from Teams, not my company default network</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Great idea! Not currently on our roadmap but </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">I</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> could </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">see</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> the use case for this</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Also, out of curiosity - why was it renamed "Communities" instead of Yammer?&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">To align with the current styling in Teams that uses Chat (skype), Calendar (Outlook), Files (SharePoint) and now Communities (Yammer)</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">. As well, in some of the research we’ve done, the word “communities” resonated much better with new users that are unfamiliar with the value of Yammer. </SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Is there a way to search for posts in Communities in Teams?&nbsp; Does the Topic feature also bring up a lookup list when typing a Topic?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Searching for posts is coming soon!</SPAN><SPAN><BR /></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Would like to know more about integration between Yammer and Teams</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Learn more on our blog </SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-yammer-app-for-microsoft-teams-is-now-available/ba-p/1320286" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">here</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Can you pull existing Yammer groups into Communities?&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">It is</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> your full Yammer experience, just inside </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Microsoft </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Teams.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Can private messages within Yammer be disabled? I can see this particularly confusing for users if 'Communities' is added as a tab within Teams. People would expect messages to go to Teams and not the inbox in Yammer.</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We're thinking about it--on the other hand, we </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">didn’t</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> want users to miss messages that messages sent to them, even if it's from Yammer</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">W</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ill the new </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Y</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ammer </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">experience</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> come to the </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Microsoft </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Teams Tab </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">experience</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> too(today it shows the classic look and feel) just like the Teams Yammer app demoed by Ethan?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yes! We’re currently prioritizing bringing the things you missed, such as search and notifications, before coming back to update the tab.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Will the</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> Microsoft</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> teams integration (communities app in Teams) replace the Yammer desktop app?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We are still coming up with a plan for the Yammer desktop app, but it is one of the options we are considering.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U>Live events&nbsp;</U><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">When a live event is hosted in the all company community will attendees be able to ask question on the event page? And will these questions be displayed on the overall community page?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yes, and yes. The All Company will get </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">it's</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> own event page</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">W</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">hat is</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> the difference between having live event on </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Y</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ammer or in </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Microsoft T</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">eams?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Check out our </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Live Event Resource Page</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> – lots of playbooks, how -</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">to’s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> and scenarios to walk you through which is best for each situation.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Live events made within Yammer, are they also accessible anonymously out-side the company?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Live Events in Yammer are not accessible anonymously outside your network.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">C</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">an live events be private (on invitation only)?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Live events in Yammer are based on the community membership, so if you have a private community, only members of your community will be able to access this live event.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 15 May 2020 00:59:27 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/watch-on-demand-meet-the-new-yammer-webinar-may-12-2020/ba-p/1344379 Michael Holste 2020-05-15T00:59:27Z New Yammer resources and an updated Yammer Adoption Center https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-yammer-resources-and-an-updated-yammer-adoption-center/ba-p/1329906 <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Need some <A href="#" target="_self">new Yammer resources</A> to help with the launch or adoption of Yammer at your organization? Look no further. We've recently published</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none"> and updated </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">new content for you.&nbsp;</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="none">Feel free to download, </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">edit </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">and share any of the resources</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none"> for your organization.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">New Yammer Resources</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Use these </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">editable </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">resources </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">to communicate the upcoming changes to Yammer.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE data-tablelook="1184" data-tablestyle="MsoTableGrid"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="158.97" data-celllook="0"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">New Yammer changes by role</SPAN></A><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD width="563.83" data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Learn what's new with community members, community admins and network admins in the new Yammer.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none"> Use this as part of your communication and change management for existing Yammer users.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="158.97" data-celllook="0"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">New Yammer FAQ</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none"> - </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">e</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ditable</SPAN></A><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD width="563.83" data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Edit and share this FAQ to communicate upcoming changes for the new Yammer.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="158.97" data-celllook="0"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">New Yammer </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">e</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">mail </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">t</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">emplate</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD width="563.83" data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Customize this email to share the new Yammer with your organization.</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="158.97" data-celllook="0"> <P aria-level="3"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">New Yammer </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">t</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ips and </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">t</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ricks</SPAN></A><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD width="563.83" data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Includes sample text, </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">new Yammer screenshots</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none"> and </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer tip template</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none"> for creating your own Yammer tips.</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="158.97" data-celllook="0"> <P aria-level="3"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer Cover Photo </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">p</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">review</SPAN></A><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P aria-level="3"><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD width="563.83" data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">View your own photos with a template for the new Cover photos in your Yammer Community.</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="none">Create your own </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">cover photos </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">or use one of the </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">samples</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none"> to get your community started.</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="none">Additional image sizes and photo specs can be found </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">here</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:150,&quot;335559739&quot;:150,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="158.97" data-celllook="0"> <P aria-level="3"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Community Admin Guide and Best Practices</SPAN></A><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD width="563.83" data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Best practices for managing communities</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">, formerly groups</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none"> in Yammer</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">. (</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Editable</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none"> version available)</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:150,&quot;335559739&quot;:150,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="158.97" data-celllook="0"> <P aria-level="3"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">New Yammer end user training guide</SPAN></A><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD width="563.83" data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Editable t</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">raining guide for your end users.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:150,&quot;335559739&quot;:150,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="158.97" data-celllook="0"> <P aria-level="3"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">New Yammer one page flyer</SPAN></A><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD width="563.83" data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Use as handout for events or for new Yammer users.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:150,&quot;335559739&quot;:150,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Getting started with Yammer</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Not sure where or how to start? </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">We have </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">some templates </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">and </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">guidance</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none"> we’ve</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none"> put </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">gether for your stakeholders.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE data-tablelook="1184" data-tablestyle="MsoTableGrid"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer Adoption Guide</SPAN></A><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Includes best practices and templates for governance, use case planning, launch events and communications and change management.</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><A href="#" target="_self"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Lookbook</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></A></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Scenarios and best practices for getting the most out of Yammer in your organization.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Creating Yammer Communities</SPAN></A><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Best Practices for setting up successful communities. </SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer Communication Plan and Templates</SPAN></A><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Recommended communication plan, templates, and timeframes for launch. Edit as necessary.</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Create more opportunities for engagement on Yammer</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">If you are looking for ways to increase engagement or get your leaders involved in Yammer, check out these resources.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE data-tablelook="1184" data-tablestyle="MsoTableGrid"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none">Live Events</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="none"> Resources&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:1,&quot;335551620&quot;:1,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Create connection and engagement between leaders and employees by bringing live video streaming and interactive discussion to a new level</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none"> with live events</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="none">Find more details in the </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">live event resource center</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Here’s a </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">quick start guide to live events</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">, including scheduling, producing, and managing live events in just a few clicks using your webcam and screensharing.</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">The </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Hosting </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">l</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ive </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">e</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">vents in Yammer playbook</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none"> is </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">a</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">n</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="none">in-depth </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">step-by-step guide that will walk you through everything you need to know to host your own event. </SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">How to host Campaigns in Yammer</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">A guide about using Yammer in campaign management scenarios. Includes a list of campaign ideas and how they can be implemented.</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><A href="#" target="_self"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Leadership Engagement in Yammer</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></A></P> </TD> <TD data-celllook="0"> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Key strategies and tactics leaders can use to engage with employees across your organization using Yammer</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P aria-level="3"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">More Resources</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><LI-WRAPPER></LI-WRAPPER></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none"> </SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P data-unlink="true"><SPAN data-contrast="none">The</SPAN> <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer Adoption Resources</SPAN>&nbsp;</A><SPAN data-contrast="none"> has a new look and updated content! </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">From planning your strategy and launch of Yammer and community management resources, you’ll find something for every stage of your Yammer journey.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer resource by role.JPG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/185437i67BE17ED5F8547B3/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer resource by role.JPG" alt="Yammer resource by role.JPG" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Need the new Yammer logo?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">We get asked a lot for this! </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">You can </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">download them here</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none"> from the FastTrack Branding Kit. </SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">You can use these resources to help take your Yammer community to the next level without having to reinvent the wheel because most resources can be customized to fit the organization branding, culture and goals.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> Let us know what you end up using for your organization!</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 07 Jan 2021 15:17:28 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-yammer-resources-and-an-updated-yammer-adoption-center/ba-p/1329906 YammerTeam 2021-01-07T15:17:28Z The Yammer app for Microsoft Teams is now available! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-yammer-app-for-microsoft-teams-is-now-available/ba-p/1320286 <P>We initially <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-future-of-yammer-microsoft-ignite-2019/ba-p/976710" target="_self">announced</A> this at Microsoft Ignite 2019 as part of the new Yammer experience, and now, the Yammer app for Microsoft Teams is available in the Teams App Store.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Feature_YammmerinTeams.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/185270iFC2449B62E217552/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Feature_YammmerinTeams.png" alt="The new Yammer experience is available in the Yammer app for Microsoft Teams" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">The new Yammer experience is available in the Yammer app for Microsoft Teams</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>The app brings a fully interactive Yammer experience into the hub for teamwork, helping you stay connected to what’s happening across your organization,&nbsp;and&nbsp;engage and connect with your communities&nbsp;directly within Microsoft Teams.&nbsp;In the app, you can participate in conversations, join communities, watch live events, share announcements, pin conversations, and mark best answers just as you would in Yammer.&nbsp;No more toggling between apps or confusion about where to chat – simply&nbsp;add and&nbsp;pin the app, called “Communities”&nbsp;to&nbsp;the navigation rail and start discovering communities, knowledge, and conversations right alongside your projects, chat, and meetings. It’s Yammer--&nbsp;in Teams.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>See our <A href="#" target="_self">full announcement</A> of how you can bring rich community engagements into Microsoft Teams. </SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>IT Admins can choose to pin it for everyone, manage who can install it using </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">custom policies</A><SPAN>, or individual users can install and pin it themselves. </SPAN><SPAN>Here’s how to get it.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Pin Yammer in Teams GIF.gif" style="width: 500px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/185269iAA38200A9A3A8450/image-dimensions/500x500?v=v2" width="500" height="500" role="button" title="Pin Yammer in Teams GIF.gif" alt="Install the Communities app to bring your Yammer experience into Microsoft Teams" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Install the Communities app to bring your Yammer experience into Microsoft Teams</span></span></SPAN></P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorMichael Holste_1" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>Stay tuned for more updates on the Yammer blog and follow Yammer on <A href="#" target="_self">social</A> for the latest news, roadmap, and best practices.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 22 Apr 2020 01:20:27 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-yammer-app-for-microsoft-teams-is-now-available/ba-p/1320286 Michael Holste 2020-04-22T01:20:27Z The new Yammer has arrived on mobile! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-new-yammer-has-arrived-on-mobile/ba-p/1265486 <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">At Microsoft Ignite 2019, we unveiled new&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">capabilities that help</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;leaders and employees align on strategy, build culture, connect in communities, and share knowledge</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;across the organization</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">The</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;Yammer&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">mobile apps</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">give you access to Yammer anywhere, anytime, so that everyone from the board room to the edges of the organization can stay connected.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-wac-het="2">&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Today, we are excited to announce that you can access the new&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">experience and functionality in the latest versions of the iOS and Android apps. Download or update your app from the from&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">AppStore</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PlayStore</A>&nbsp;to get started.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2JeLcmz26Uw" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer;&nbsp;autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><SPAN data-contrast="none">New l</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ayout</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">styling</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;335559739&quot;:100}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer mobile&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">now&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">leverages the Microsoft Fluent design language to deliver a delightful user experience&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">that provide</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;a sense of&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">consistency</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">while moving</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;between different Microsoft mobile&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">and web&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">apps.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">The app</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">has a new&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">layout</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">that highlight</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;the content of the conversations to help users focus on what matters.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">The&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">updated</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">profile&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">gives&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">users&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">easy access to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">their&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">personal</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">profile, networks, settings, and organizational branding.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">The&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">improved&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">communit</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ies</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;list&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">helps users&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">quickly find</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">their communities</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;and</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;discover&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">new ones</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;335559739&quot;:100}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;335559739&quot;:100}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Feed1Compressed.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/180746i999727BF2318ECC8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Feed1Compressed.PNG" alt="Include links, media, gifs and other content in your posts. Set your conversation style within the new publishing experience." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Include links, media, gifs and other content in your posts. Set your conversation style within the new publishing experience.</span></span></SPAN></P> <P><FONT size="5"><SPAN data-contrast="none">C</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">hanges to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">the Feed,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">communit</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ies</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">, Inbox &amp; Notifications</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;335559739&quot;:100}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">The mobile experience&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">optimize</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">content and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">conversations&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">for use while</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">on the go</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Users can scroll&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">through&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">their feed&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">see what's happening</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;across their company</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">We’ll continue to roll out improvements to make the feed more valuable.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Additionally, we’ve improve</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">d</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;how photos and videos are displayed,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">honed the inbox and notifications for greater readability,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">and added&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">unique styling for questions, polls, and praise to help them stand out a</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">nd drive engagement</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;335559739&quot;:100}">&nbsp;<BR /><BR /></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;335559739&quot;:100}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="02 - Conversation styles.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/180749iF17BC8A696BDDCE0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="02 - Conversation styles.PNG" alt="New styling for praise, polls, and questions" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">New styling for praise, polls, and questions</span></span></SPAN></P> <P><FONT size="5"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Getting the message across while on the go</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Engag</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">e</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;with leadership, praise a&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">co</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">worker</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;or post a light-hearted GIF&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">welcom</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">e</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;a new</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">employee</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;in your company-&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">right from mobile</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">We’ve also added better</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;previews&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">for&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">images, videos, links, and files</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">You can preview content for style and accuracy before hitting post.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">And&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">as&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-new-yammer/ba-p/976855" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">announced at Microsoft Ignite</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;c</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ommunity admins can</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">p</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">in</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">conversations and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">communities, close conversations,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">upload community&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">cover&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">photos to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">customize&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">t</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">he</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">community’s look and feel.</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;134233279&quot;:true}">&nbsp;Pinning and closing conversations is available in mobile, but won't show in the web experience until your network has the new Yammer enabled.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;134233279&quot;:true}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Pin and Close Convos.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/180752i92D530BB75504096/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Pin and Close Convos.PNG" alt="Community admins can pin any conversation type and close conversations to prevent new replies." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Community admins can pin any conversation type and close conversations to prevent new replies.</span></span></SPAN></P> <P aria-level="2"><FONT size="5"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Optimizing for&nbsp;</SPAN><I><SPAN data-contrast="none">anywhere</SPAN></I><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;335559738&quot;:40}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Company moments are meant to bring people together, even when you are away for your desk, so we’ve redesigned live events in Yammer to ensure everyone can watch and participate from the</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;mobile app. And&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;we’ve&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">improved the performance</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;while</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">uploading&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">attachment</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">s and large videos, allowing them to process and upload in the background</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">* after you publish your post.&nbsp;&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><FONT size="3"><I><SPAN data-contrast="none">*available for Android only, coming soon for iOS.</SPAN></I><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;335559739&quot;:100}">&nbsp;<BR /><BR /></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT size="3"><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;335559739&quot;:100}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Q&amp;Amobile.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/180753iE2CCDAEAB690D769/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Q&amp;Amobile.PNG" alt="Attend live events in Yammer, ask questions, and mark best answers within the mobile apps." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Attend live events in Yammer, ask questions, and mark best answers within the mobile apps.</span></span></SPAN></FONT></P> <P aria-level="2"><FONT size="5"><SPAN data-contrast="none">The new Yammer</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;335559738&quot;:40}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">For customers who are eager to get their hands on the new Yammer, this is the first chance to use many of the new experiences. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">The public release will be available the first half of 2020.&nbsp; A customer preview program is currently running.</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:-450,&quot;335559737&quot;:-360,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">The Yammer</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;iOS and Android mobile apps&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">are now fully functional&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">for all key Yammer capabilities</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">, perfect</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;for&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">customers&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">looking&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">to empower their employees&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">to use Yammer on a</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ny</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;device of their choice.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Get the new Yammer app from the&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">AppStore</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">PlayStore</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;"><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;" data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{}"><EM>What If I don't see the new Yammer features on the web?</EM> </SPAN></P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;"><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;" data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{}"><BR />The new Yammer is available on the mobile app, however there are certain features that are not available on the web, unless you are currently in the new Yammer preview program. These features are <SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{}">community cover photo, favoriting a community, pinning a conversation and closing a conversation.&nbsp;We are planning on rolling out the new Yammer on the web to customers in the first half of 2020.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Stay in touch!</STRONG></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Keep an eye on&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/bg-p/YammerBlog" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">this blog</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and on&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">social&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">media</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">as we continue to bring new experiences to your communities in Microsoft 365</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;on mobile.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">#</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">YearOfYammer</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">continues...</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">-Tamanna Kottwani</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Tamanna is a Senior&nbsp;</SPAN></I><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">PM</SPAN></I><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;at Yammer&nbsp;</SPAN></I><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">heading&nbsp;</SPAN></I><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">up&nbsp;</SPAN></I><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">mobile&nbsp;</SPAN></I><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:09:19 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-new-yammer-has-arrived-on-mobile/ba-p/1265486 Tamanna Kottwani 2020-04-08T18:09:19Z Producing live events in Yammer just got easier https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/producing-live-events-in-yammer-just-got-easier/ba-p/1242473 <P>Live events in Microsoft 365 bring people together to engage, share, and learn, allowing you to connect with your audience across devices. Live and on-demand video along with open discussion, question and answer makes driving culture and communication convenient and accessible. And you can reach audiences of up to 10,000 concurrent users.</P> <P><BR />We <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-future-of-yammer-microsoft-ignite-2019/ba-p/976710" target="_blank" rel="noopener">announced</A> the general availability of live events in Yammer at Microsoft Ignite, starting with the ability to produce events using a third-party app or hardware device. Today, we’re excited to share that you can now produce live events in Yammer more easily, sharing your webcam and screen without the need for third-party apps or devices. This feature is shipping now and will be available to all commercial customers by the end of March.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Events in just a few clicks</H3> <P>Now community admins can schedule, produce, and broadcast a live event in just a few clicks. Attendees can access the event page in Yammer and participate in open discussion before, during, and after the event.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer event page.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/178529i57C2C30755B9371E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer event page.png" alt="Yammer event page.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>After filling out the event details, select Microsoft Teams as the production option. While the attendees will view the event in Yammer, producers and presenters will use Teams to screenshare, add their webcam, and use their device’s microphone. Producers can control what the attendees see on screen.</P> <P><BR />From the event page, choose Produce to open Microsoft Teams and prepare the livestream.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="live stream.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/178530i42AEA4EC97501D50/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="live stream.png" alt="live stream.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Manage the event in the familiar frame of Microsoft Teams using the in-app options and commands along the top.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="live event in Teams.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/178531i578CCF0CC0874DF4/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="live event in Teams.png" alt="live event in Teams.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Use the sharing tray to the queue content and see what’s showing. Presenters can monitors the conversations happening in Yammer without having to leave Microsoft Teams. Detailed documentation on how to run live events in Yammer from your device can be found <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Driving employee engagement through video</H3> <P>Live events enable any community owner to create and share rich video experiences and provide solutions for leaders and communicators to connect with remote and worldwide workforces. Watch the video below to learn more about live events in Microsoft 365 and check out our recent blog for a breakdown of how to use Microsoft 365 to host virtual meetings and events.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/8EzIsTaJWb8" width="95%" height="600px" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Visit <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aka.ms/LiveEvents</A> for more resources and best practices on organizing live events in Microsoft 365.</P> <P><BR />- Kasia Krzoska<BR /><EM>Kasia is a PM on the Yammer engineering team</EM></P> Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/producing-live-events-in-yammer-just-got-easier/ba-p/1242473 KasiaKrzoska 2020-03-23T14:00:00Z eAdoption – Driving Yammer usage with Power Automate https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/eadoption-driving-yammer-usage-with-power-automate/ba-p/1105339 <H3><EM>Utilize smart automation to tend to your network 24/7 - freeing you up to focus on adding the most value....</EM></H3> <H4>&nbsp;</H4> <H4><STRONG><BR />My eureka moment</STRONG></H4> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>My Yammer epiphany was in 2011, whilst working corporate IT in the Oil &amp; Gas industry. An instruments engineer had posted an idea for a seawater-based cooling system on an oil rig (I’m sure we’ve all been there), within twenty minutes she was introduced to a senior engineer on another continent who’d attempted the same thing three years prior. They combined their efforts via video conference and this design was eventually implemented into the final build. On design time alone, the estimated cost saving of this brief interaction was north of £30,000. The network went from strength-to-strength over the next four years, and became a key differentiator for the company. I’ve been hooked ever since, and Yammer is my go-to platform for Q&amp;A, expertise sourcing, organisational change, and ideation.<BR /><BR />I’ve since moved into consultancy-based work, specializing in finding efficiency savings using O365 – and Yammer has never left my radar. However, witnessing Yammer across a vast range of industries drives-home the frequency of the same issues. The same barriers to entry, the same maintenance struggle, and the same approaches to engagement. I couldn't help but suspect we could and <EM>should</EM> be doing more than we were.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>You don’t know, what you don’t know.</STRONG></P> <P><BR />Advocates of the platform learned early on that adoption strategies were necessary to get the best results. Unlike its younger sibling, Yammer doesn’t enjoy the same convenient on-ramp that file shares, Skype for Business (née Lync), and SharePoint provide for Microsoft Teams.<BR /><BR />Whilst there are countless examples of genuine brilliance in this space, we Yambassadors are alarmingly blind to the fundamental limitations of the status quo. Take the very best of adoption &amp; engagement methodologies in circulation, apply those to a modern enterprise environment, and you’re left painting the Forth bridge.<BR /><BR />Consider the following scenario:<BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="YAS The Problem.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/169683iF2F86D9A1082617F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="YAS The Problem.png" alt="YAS The Problem.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>What this means....</P> <UL> <LI>The ratio of communications professionals-to-users is ~11,000 : 1. You’re wildly outnumbered.</LI> <LI>Yammer isn’t consistently introduced at induction across your brands, offices, or personas.</LI> <LI>Hundreds of new starters a week are hitting the network “cold”, if they hit the network at all. Their formative weeks at the organisation are largely wasted.</LI> <LI>Your new starters in April will not necessarily feel the impact of the extensive campaign run in January.</LI> <LI>No on-boarding or upskilling for owners means groups lay dormant without owners or active usage.</LI> <LI>Users drop in and out of the network – with nothing to hook them back in.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With an ever-expanding and diversifying digital workforce, and shorter employment tenures than ever before – employee engagement is arguably becoming a series of very small, fast-moving targets. The whole BAU on-boarding experience is in dire need of modernization, and most critically given its scale, mechanization.</P> <P><BR />Simply put, the way we work is changing – and we need an approach to Yammer that reflects the new normal.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>A better mousetrap</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>What’s interesting about this problem, is that much of the infrastructure already exists to solve it. As a network or group owner, you may have no idea who is starting in the organisation (how could you?) – but Active Directory or Workday certainly does. It’s really just a case of harnessing existing information – to serve new purposes. What you’re missing is a bit of technology in the middle to read and respond to this data, on your behalf.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>First - let’s consider the new starter experience for the same company. Meet Julia, she’s a sales executive, who’s split between HQ and on-site work.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="YAS The Solution.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/169684iC7F771AFD8E07AED/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="YAS The Solution.png" alt="YAS The Solution.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>All of the above scenario is delivered on an entirely automated basis - with no manual intervention required by either ICT or the communications team. We have a dashboard to keep track of it all, but it just sort of... happens.&nbsp;</P> <P><BR />Once this core foundation had been established - expanding into:&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Tracking sentiment across all groups</LI> <LI>Archiving unused groups</LI> <LI>Upskilling new owners</LI> <LI>Providing an alternative on-boarding experience for frontline workers (and any other specific persona)</LI> <LI>Re-enticing users who've left the network</LI> </UL> <P>Became the logical next step.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The underlying technology we've used is a combination of Power Automate (formally Microsoft Flow), Microsoft Cognitive Services, and a few Azure functions. With Power Automate at the heart of the tool, it's easy to tweak logic and timings without having to write or deploy any code. In a secure, change-controlled environment, this is key.&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Making the jump to eAdoption</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If you’re looking to make the jump in 2020, here’s where I suggest you start. Set aside an hour and work out what your ideal new-starter experience would be. Don’t be afraid to start from perfect – you'd be surprised what can be achieved. Then choose your technology, I don’t think you’ll beat Power Automate or Logic Apps given the step-by-step nature of the work involved. Once you consider licensing &amp; approved software lists (a heck of a rabbit hole to tumble down) you <EM>really&nbsp;</EM>won't beat it.&nbsp;<BR /><BR />Depending on your background, may need to partner with a technical specialist at this point, either in-house or via an external supplier. Finally: pilot, pilot, pilot. There’s no substitute for real world user feedback. Get this before you launch to the wider business.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To be absolutely clear, this is designed to be used in conjunction with more traditional approaches, not as a direct replacement. Both have their place!&nbsp;With the glistening features of New Yammer on the horizon, it’s never been more vital to ensure your Yammer maintenance and adoption game is on point.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If you’re looking to make your #YearOfYammer a big one, this is a fantastic place to start.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Profile Photo.png" style="width: 212px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/177133i07B26B53BD691976/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Profile Photo.png" alt="Profile Photo.png" /></span></P> <P><LI-USER uid="425778"></LI-USER>&nbsp;is a Senior Technical Consultant at FSP, an award winning UK-based digital agency. He focuses on solution design &amp; build, transformational change initiatives, and helping people get the most out of their O365 investment. He also loves the English countryside, Irish whiskey, and any foods that can be deep-fried in peanut oil.</P> Wed, 18 Mar 2020 18:06:12 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/eadoption-driving-yammer-usage-with-power-automate/ba-p/1105339 AlexGibson 2020-03-18T18:06:12Z Examples of the four pillars of the new Yammer at Hall & Wilcox https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/examples-of-the-four-pillars-of-the-new-yammer-at-hall-amp/ba-p/1210505 <P>If you haven’t heard already 2020 is the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-new-yammer/ba-p/976855" target="_self">Year of Yammer</A>! Not only are we getting a new UX with Microsoft’s new fluent design for mobile and web, but many things the community has been asking for has been included such as being able to favourite communities, pin conversations, mark best answers, close conversations, filter questions as well as shiny new features like Live events, O365 people cards, and the ability to make any post type into an announcement!</P> <P><BR />The New Yammer experience is based on three main concepts: <STRONG>Communities</STRONG>,<STRONG> Knowledge</STRONG>, and <STRONG>Engagement</STRONG>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="TopSlide.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/175335iF894DB7DD0239054/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="TopSlide.png" alt="TopSlide.png" /></span><BR />I’d like to share practical examples from the Hall &amp;&nbsp;Wilcox Yammer network of the four things Yammer does exceptionally better than any other tool; <STRONG>Leadership engagement</STRONG>,<STRONG> Company-wide communication</STRONG>,<STRONG> Knowledge sharing </STRONG>and<STRONG> Employee experience</STRONG>.</P> <P><I></I><U></U><STRIKE></STRIKE><BR /><STRONG>Leadership engagement</STRONG><BR />One of the main reasons Hall &amp; Wilcox has been successful with Yammer is because our senior leaders have been engaging and also engaged themselves. We recently moved into a brand new Sydney office and before the move our COO Sumith Perera made a quick video using his iPhone before uploading it to Yammer to give us a virtual tour of the place (and also make us jealous). Sumith likes to mix up his updates with a variety of different media (not just walls of text) such as video and also narrated photo montages.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Smoothie.png" style="width: 714px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/175587iB8BFFEC4EA82ED45/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Smoothie.png" alt="Smoothie.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Learn more about our leaders here: <A title="Two executive leaders share their personal experience with Yammer" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/two-executive-leaders-share-their-personal-experience-with/ba-p/510177" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Two executive leaders share their personal experience with Yammer</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Company-wide communication</STRONG><BR />Hall &amp; Wilcox is a national independent law firm with offices across Australia. As we have grown opening offices across the country Yammer has been the place to collaborate seamlessly across offices and teams and also promote our firm’s culture and values. One of our Newcastle Partners Daniel (who is infamous on Yammer even to people who have never met him in person) shares personal stories and thoughtful posts not only to his team in Newcastle but also to the wider Hall &amp; Wilcox population.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="NewcastleXmas.png" style="width: 524px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/175588i5CCF74DB2959D52D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="NewcastleXmas.png" alt="NewcastleXmas.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Knowledge sharing</STRONG><BR />As a technology trainer my role is all about sharing expert knowledge and we have hundreds of experts who can be accessed through Yammer. At Hall &amp; Wilcox we have a <EM>Technology Tips &amp; Tricks</EM> community where I post regular tips that could help our people. It’s even better when our people help each other by asking and answering questions themselves. As a firm we’ve also gotten better at using the <FONT color="#0000ff">@mention</FONT> feature to tag multiple people who might benefit from the answer which then sends them a notification.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="TechTipsTricks.png" style="width: 526px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/175589i0855B87CAED83594/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="TechTipsTricks.png" alt="TechTipsTricks.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With the new Yammer, Microsoft has made the unique post types like questions and answers stand out even more. Once a question has been answered we can now pin the best answer which promotes it to the top of the thread. Another new feature is the ability to filter the feed by post type so if you wanted to search for all unanswered questions you could just adjust the filter.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Employee experience</STRONG><BR />Back in mid-2018 when we were running out of physical space in the Melbourne office we started an ‘Evolve Our Workspace’ campaign to see how we could better utilize the existing space. One of the ideas that came out of that Yammer community was a suggestion to consider a ‘dress for your day policy’. This gives employees the discretion to select appropriate clothing the business of each workday which can have a major impact on productivity. After much discussion and feedback we eventually launched Dress for your day officially just two months after the initial conversation started on Yammer.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="DressDay.png" style="width: 788px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/175590i80DD598B26EAC912/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="DressDay.png" alt="DressDay.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>One of the most popular communities you see across many Yammer networks is a dedicated pets community. People who have never met before can easily make a connection through being pet owners and sharing candid photos of their fur babies.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="AnimalsHW.png" style="width: 788px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/175591i451B05B9B916A59A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="AnimalsHW.png" alt="AnimalsHW.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="33415"></LI-USER>&nbsp;mentioned in his Ignite presentation in 2017, “<EM>Nobody ever got fired for liking a picture of a dog</EM>”. It’s definitely a low barrier to entry for those who are just testing the waters with Yammer.</P> <P><BR />See also: <A title="Building trust through pet pics? Are you barking mad?!" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/building-trust-through-pet-pics-are-you-barking-mad/ba-p/353752" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Building trust through pet pics? Are you barking mad?!</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Another employee experience idea which is good for (smaller) teams who use a private Yammer community is a photo/selfie relay. Our Finance team came up with this idea to encourage people to step out of the office and take a photo to improve their overall well being. Each team member in the office would take a photo and upload it to their private yammer community and then tag the next person in the relay until the entire team had posted a photo. The idea has since evolved to other themes like photos of street art.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="FinanceRelay.png" style="width: 531px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/175592i6C1F2866B08826C7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="FinanceRelay.png" alt="FinanceRelay.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Keep calm and Yammer on</STRONG><BR />As you can see, Yammer is getting an extreme makeover and continues to be the best tool for; <STRONG>Leadership engagement</STRONG>, <STRONG>Company-wide communication</STRONG>, <STRONG>Knowledge sharing </STRONG>and <STRONG>Employee experience</STRONG>. I hope that the above examples from our Hall &amp; Wilcox Yammer network encourage and inspire you and your organisation to keep calm and Yammer on!</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="BottomSlide.png" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/175349iEAC786059DD36D24/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="BottomSlide.png" alt="BottomSlide.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Jason Soo 300dpi.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/175351i02765A7EA8DDF56A/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="Jason Soo 300dpi.jpg" alt="Jason Soo 300dpi.jpg" /></span><LI-USER uid="95477"></LI-USER>&nbsp;is a Technology Trainer at Hall &amp; Wilcox an independent business law firm. Jason connects people with technology and has taken a leading role engaging their people on Yammer for better performance and collaboration. Jason specialises in E-Learning, Office 365, Enterprise Social Networks and eDiscovery.</P> Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:59:04 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/examples-of-the-four-pillars-of-the-new-yammer-at-hall-amp/ba-p/1210505 Jason Soo 2020-10-15T16:59:04Z Keeping employees informed and engaged during difficult times https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/keeping-employees-informed-and-engaged-during-difficult-times/ba-p/1216032 <P>With COVID-19 continuing to impact people and countries around the world, teams everywhere are moving to remote work. Microsoft 365 provides an easy way to navigate these hard moments. Earlier this week, Jared Spataro posted a <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">letter</A> from Lily Zheng describing how Microsoft Teams can power remote working, and by <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">making Teams available to as many people as possible</A>, we aim to support public health and safety by keeping teams connected while they work apart.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In addition to ensuring work can continue, organizations are wrestling with how to keep people safe and informed about late-breaking news, changes to policy and guidance, and answers to common questions. Our team is receiving inquiries daily from customers looking for guidance about using Yammer and Microsoft 365 to support remote work, particularly during these challenging times.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In this article, we’ll share lessons learned from organizations that, over a decade, have used Yammer to connect and engage people across the organization. &nbsp;We’ll showcase how you can empower open conversation, drive awareness and engagement, exemplify corporate values, and, in challenging times, foster empathy and support. Later, we’ll provide guidance for how to most effectively use Microsoft 365 technologies to reach your people in the apps where they work, across devices and platforms.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><SPAN>Connecting and communicating in communities</SPAN></H2> <P>Targeted communications like email tend to be one-way “broadcasts”, without expectation or affordance for two-way engagement. Communications distributed to silos like distribution lists or teams have the potential to engage people within, but not across those silos.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>Communities</EM>, however, connect people across organizational and geographic silos. Communities connect people, no matter what team, department, or business unit they’re in. That’s what makes communities unique—they’re about the <EM>people</EM>, first.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>During difficult times, it’s critical to give people a common, open place to gather and to share experience. In a community, every member benefits from a sense of support and belonging, and the organization learns what people need. No other enterprise communication channel works as effectively as a <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-groups-to-be-renamed-communities/ba-p/1125286" target="_blank" rel="noopener">community</A> to provide a forum for questions to be asked, knowledge to be amplified and experience to be lived.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In a time of need, communities enable leaders to engage with employees, communicators to reach their audience, experts to share information, and people to connect with each to share experience, to brainstorm ideas, to lend a hand, and to lend an ear. In a community that brings people together to address a crisis or challenge, leaders, communicators, and members can</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Share announcements</STRONG> at scale. The community provides a consolidated channel for communication. An announcement reaches members with notifications web, on mobile and in email. The community promotes quick sharing of information that can bypass corporate bottlenecks even when coming from official channels.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Build community</STRONG>, in the broadest sense of the word. When people come together to share an experience, they share empathy and build bonds that extend beyond their work groups and immediate peers.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Share knowledge</STRONG>. The community provides a one-stop-shop for people to ask questions, and get answers. Knowledge shared is searchable and discoverable, enabling others to find important information. &nbsp;</LI> <LI><STRONG>Understand people’s needs</STRONG>. HR &amp; Communications can use polls and can monitor the conversation to gain deeper insights about employees and their needs, which in turn accelerates the development and delivery of communications and solutions that address those needs.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Reach and engage employees</STRONG> on mobile devices, wherever they are. Leaders can even conduct live and on-demand events, to broadcast important messages and to answer questions of the community.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Empower and recognize contribution</STRONG>. Community members can be active participants, contributing ideas, skills, and experience to be part of the solution. Praise can be used to recognize achievements and contribution as the community works through the challenges it faces.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>A playbook for communications and communities in Microsoft 365</H2> <P>Communities are powered by Yammer in Microsoft 365. In <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-groups-to-be-renamed-communities/ba-p/1125286" target="_self">Yammer communities</A>, open conversations reach across the organization and across teams, and Yammer is uniquely capable to support communities of any scale—from the smallest to the largest. And Yammer is included as part of all commercial subscriptions to Microsoft 365. It’s ready for you to use.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft 365 uniquely connects people to their communities <EM>regardless</EM> of which apps people choose to work in.&nbsp; Of course, there is a hero experience for <A href="#" target="_self">communities in Yammer</A> on web and in the newly redesigned mobile application. But newly-released integrations now extend communities to reach users in SharePoint, in Outlook and, of course, in Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>There are seven steps to create and connect people to a community in Microsoft 365.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>1. Create a community</H3> <P>Use these steps to get up and running:</P> <OL> <LI>Create a community (formerly called a “group”) in Yammer. You can create a new community or leverage an existing community.&nbsp; Consider using the All Company community, because everyone is automatically a member, which will improve the reach of important communications.</LI> <LI>Assign one or more community managers to monitor the conversation, connect questions with experts who can answer questions, and <EM>ask</EM> questions to elicit valuable conversation.</LI> <LI>Populate the community information in the right column with key resources and contacts. <UL> <LI>Pro tip: Consider creating a SharePoint site to curate resources and information, and putting a link to the site in the community information.&nbsp; If you create a SharePoint site, add the Yammer conversations web part to the page to show the conversation from the Yammer community.&nbsp; Then, you can use the SharePoint site as the “home page” for your community.</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Add usage tips in the community information, including: <UL> <LI>When you’re asking a question, choose Question as the post type.</LI> <LI>When someone answers your question well, mark it as Best Answer.&nbsp;</LI> </UL> </LI> </OL> <P>For more resources on creating your community, review our <A href="#" target="_self">Community Admin Best Practices Guide.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>2. Invite people to the community</H3> <P>Invite people to the community using existing communications channels.</P> <P>Yammer communities are open by default, so people are not required to join the community in order to participate. However, joining the community facilitates discovery of conversations.&nbsp; So specifically suggest that people join the community, unless you’re using the All Company community which includes all users by default.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Also encourage people to ensure that they will receive notifications for the community. This can be configured in your Account Settings. Click the gear in the upper-left corner of Yammer, then click Edit Settings, then click Notifications.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>3. Communicate and share</H3> <P>Share documents and announcements in the community conversations.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Announcements</STRONG>: When a community manager posts an <EM>announcement</EM>, it reaches community members wherever they are, with a notification on the mobile app and in email. Use announcements thoughtfully to share important information.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Files</STRONG>: Attach a document to share it with the community. Alternately, if the document is already published elsewhere, for example on your intranet, create a sharing link to the document then paste the link into your Yammer post.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Polls</STRONG>: Use polls to pose a question for community members. Encourage people to respond with additional details in the thread to foster conversation. For a more formal survey, with a richer set of questions and answers, use Microsoft Forms and share the link to the survey in Yammer.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Praise</STRONG>: Recognize contributions and achievement with a Praise post.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Most importantly, encourage others to share. People can share ideas, questions, photos and videos. Yammer communities are inclusive—everyone has a voice. Sharing fosters engagement, empathy, and insight into the pulse of the community and its needs.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>4. Engage people in Yammer on web and mobile</H3> <P>The Yammer app on web and mobile is a rich, stand-alone experience for the community. The mobile experience has been significantly updated over recent months, featuring a beautiful new design that will be coming soon to Yammer on the web. The mobile app enables push notifications for announcements—be sure that you have enabled notifications for the Yammer app in your iOS or Android settings.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>5. Engage people in SharePoint on web and mobile</H3> <P>If you have created a SharePoint site to curate information, resources and community conversation, people can visit the site on web, on mobile browsers, or in the SharePoint app for iOS and Android.&nbsp; You can create SharePoint news posts to share stories and announcements, and SharePoint news will generate a mobile notification through the SharePoint app.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>6. Engage people through email</H3> <P>Yammer notifications will reach people in their inboxes.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Earlier this month, we shipped a new feature for users of <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/outlook-blog/interactive-yammer-emails-in-outlook-on-the-web-are-here/ba-p/1209420" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Outlook on the web</A>: notifications now render an interactive view of the conversation in the inbox, so you can like, share, and reply to Yammer conversations without leaving Outlook. If your users are already enjoying the incredible experience of Outlook on the web, this new integration will greatly facilitate driving communication and engagement.&nbsp; We look forward to bringing the feature to Outlook on desktop and mobile later this year.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>7. Engage people in Microsoft Teams</H3> <P>Microsoft Teams is a powerful hub for teamwork, whether you’re working at the office, on the road, or from home. It enables your team to work seamlessly together, integrating chat, calling, meetings, business process, task management and file collaboration.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_self">Communities</A>, on the other hand, connect with people <EM>across </EM>teams, and across the organization, to share knowledge and experience. In the past, Yammer and Teams were separate experiences, adding friction by requiring people to bounce back and forth between applications.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’re on a journey to bring the power of communities to Microsoft Teams, just as we are doing with Outlook and SharePoint.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Today, you can add an important Yammer community to your team. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click “+” to add a tab, pick Yammer, and configure the community you want to display.</A> For example, you can add a crisis response tab to your team, allowing you to follow and engage with conversations in the community without leaving your hub for teamwork.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Very soon, we’ll be releasing the new Yammer app for Teams, which will bring the new Yammer experience, in full fidelity, into Teams.&nbsp; This will give Teams customers a more powerful hub for teamwork that integrates their investments in Yammer.&nbsp; Stay tuned for more as we near the release of the Yammer app for Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Real world examples and customer stories</H2> <P>It is worth sharing perspectives from customers who have engaged and aligned their employees during difficult times. Learn from <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yammer partner Talk Social To Me</A> how Johnson &amp; Johnson responded to Hurricane Irma to help evacuate employees and keep everyone safe and informed. Also, learn from <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MVP Larry Glickman</A> how one organization used Yammer in response to an emergency situation and how it led to community building and empathy.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Share your experience</H3> <P>The <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Tech Community</A> is — like Yammer — a place to share experience and knowledge with like-minded peers from across the globe.&nbsp; Let us know how you are using Yammer and Microsoft 365 to connect people across your organization.</P> Tue, 10 Mar 2020 20:22:10 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/keeping-employees-informed-and-engaged-during-difficult-times/ba-p/1216032 Dan Holme 2020-03-10T20:22:10Z [Watch on-demand] Meet the New Yammer Webinar, March 2020 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/watch-on-demand-meet-the-new-yammer-webinar-march-2020/ba-p/1183432 <P><STRONG><LI-VIDEO size="small" vid="https://youtu.be/NSn99XBzZpI" align="center" width="200" height="113" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/NSn99XBzZpI/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Thursday, March 5, 9:00–10:00 AM Pacific Time zone</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Join the Yammer product team as we dive deeper into the new Yammer – a completely redesigned UI packed with new features and integrations. This webinar will focus on the new interface including the Outlook integration for Outlook on the web, Live Events, the recently available Native Mode, and eDiscovery capabilities. Attendees will also have the opportunity for Q&amp;A with the Yammer engineering + marketing team to help prepare for the arrival of the new Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Download the <STRONG>slide deck <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN style="text-align: left; color: inherit; text-transform: none; line-height: 1.2; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'SegoeUI','Lato','Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 24px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;">Webinar Questions and Answers</SPAN></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U>New Yammer</U></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Is native mode a prerequisite to the "new yammer", or is it simply part of new yammer?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </STRONG>Native mode is not necessary in order to get the new Yammer experience, but it does provide other benefits like Files stored in SharePoint.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>When is the GA for the new Yammer?</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>May/June, but you can test it via the new Outlook on the web integration, and the new Yammer for Teams app (coming next month). These are both "born on the new Yammer". The new Yammer app will also have the new styling (coming late March/early April)</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>When will we see the new Yammer experience on EU tenants?</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>May/June, but you can test it via the new Outlook on the web integration, and the new Yammer for Teams app (coming next month). These are both "born on the new Yammer". The new Yammer app will also have the new styling (coming late March/early April).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>When will we see the new Yammer experience on México tenants?</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>It will begin rolling out worldwide in May/June</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Will external users be allowed in the new Yammer beta?</STRONG></P> <P>Communities with external users will be able to see the new Yammer features. External networks will not get the new Yammer styling (yet).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>As an early tester I have noticed that the universal search bar only works when on the feed page. Will there be controls on that later to also be universal when in the individual communities?</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>We're working on improving this. Search is still in the process of coming to the new Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Who can enable the New Yammer experience? Can any network admin do it, or does it have to be our Tenant admin?</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>Currently the New Yammer is in preview stage. If your company is a part of that preview program, your tenant admin would be able to have the New Yammer toggle switched on for a select set of users. Once we are finished with the Preview Program, when we GA, all Yammer users would be able to see the New Yammer toggle which would be Off by Default, and the user can switch it on. There is no network/tenant admin action required.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can we respond to specific comments in a thread?</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>You can! There is not a "threaded reply" but by selecting a specific comment it will "reply to" that author.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Having MS Teams &amp; Yammer in our organization, as the Admin, how do direct user’s which platform to use?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>"Microsoft Teams is for teamwork and projects (example: I know Ravin and Kasia and we need to have meetings, collaborate on files, and chat).</P> <P>Yammer is for organization-wide conversations, open sharing, finding expertise and answers, building communities around job topic or interest, and company culture. It's where you go for the ""rest of work"" that isn't just your tasks on the job description. "</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can we see who liked? and who have seen a certain message?</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>You can see you has liked a message. You view the seen counts.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Are there any improvements on the metrics available by default in Yammer?</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>Not yet but this is something that is on our radar. Once communicators and leaders have these features, we understand that they will need to understand their impact and are looking at the best ways to make it easy to measure that.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>I've had issues where I cannot see all the previous comments when I click on the previous comments link, am I doing something wrong or is there a noted bug?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Please report this as bug via our support channels.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>The Yammer app (desktop) is going to be upgrade too? maybe to add more value than the web site version.</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>We are very seriously looking into this. No timeline yet.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can I choose the order of my groups?</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>At this point you will be able to favorite you top ten. I think the ability to arrange is coming.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Will ability to set default post type (i.e. Q&amp;A) for a community be supported at launch?</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>At this point, questions are default for events. Beyond this we are scoping out now for the future.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>What will be the future about the way to invite some externals users inside some groups and or may do some junction with different tenant?? (because of the end of NLG Access and some needs with large organizations)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>We're looking into this currently focusing on Azure B2B as an external collaboration option.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Is there a way to set your preferred language on the mobile app? i.e. All content translates to Spanish.</STRONG></P> <P>Each user can set their language preferences for Yammer. You will see a translate button for all other languages.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Could we parameter unallowed words to use in Yammer in order to moderate conversations?</STRONG></P> <P>You can do this today in the Admin panel under <A href="#" target="_self">Monitor Keywords.&nbsp;</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U>Outlook</U></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>I do not see the new UI option in my tenant. When will it be available for testing?</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>You can test it via the new Outlook on the web integration, and the new Yammer for Teams app (coming next month). These are both "born on the new Yammer". The new Yammer will land later this spring (May/June). Please open a support ticket if new Yammer messages aren't interactive in Outlook on the web.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>I'm hoping the send to inbox option is switched on by default because trying to get the message out to people to switch it on will be painful</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>Yes, it will be on by default. But I must confess that our old emails were not the best experience and seemed noisy and lacking context. Due to this some of our users have switched off email notifications from Yammer :(</img> I would recommend sending an announcement to your org about this new feature and requesting people to switch the notifications back on! :)</img></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Are the Outlook integrations only on OWA right now? Most of our users are still using the local, desktop app on Windows &amp; Mac.</STRONG></P> <P>Yes, they are now 100% rolled out in OWA -- coming to desktop and mobile next quarter</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Does the OWA Function work With Hybrid environment where the mailbox is onprem?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Not yet. But it's coming to desktop and mobile next quarter so I would imagine it would be supported then. Stay tuned!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>If the announcement is read inside Outlook, does it collect the info in analytics?</STRONG></P> <P>Yes, it does.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>We are trying to make people spend less time in Outlook. I hope this new feature will not challenge this </STRONG><STRONG>:thinking_face:</img></STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>We have a Yammer App for Teams coming soon if they are working in Teams. Outlook is where a lot of employees worldwide spend their time getting work done.</P> <P><STRONG>I may have missed it, but when it comes to announcements, would a push notification to email still happen even if they have all notifications switched off from their settings?</STRONG></P> <P>No, it would still send then a Yammer message within their Yammer inbox, but not in email if they have toggled off notifications.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U>Live Events, Video, Stream</U></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Do the events get added to the outlook calendar? or is there a way to add them to calendars from Yammer?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>We are scoping this functionality NOW! Today, you can copy the event URL and create a calendar invite in Outlook. In the future we're looking to enable you to send an invite and add events directly to Outlook from Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Live events in Yammer are through Stream?</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>On the backend, Live Events in Yammer leverage Stream. It provides numerous benefits including security, easy sharing, auto transcription, searchable transcripts, etc. It's the video engine that powers the viewing experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Could this (Live events) replace other 3rd Party apps such as Zoom, GoTo. etc.?</STRONG> <STRONG>Teams is great for internal, but not external users.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P>Teams Live Events supports external attendees, in fact, we are using a Live Event in Teams for this webinar. It could absolutely replace your 3rd party investments like Zoom (and it's included in your Office 365 subscription already!)</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Are Yammer live event Webinars limited to internal users only?</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>In Yammer and Stream Live Events, yes. But Live Events in Teams can have external attendees. In fact, this webinar is being powered by a Teams Live Event. It's simple, effective, and leverages tools you've already paid for (since it comes with M365/O365 enterprise at no additional cost)</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>How to have the supervision of the global interaction of all the live events running all together on the network and to have control?</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>Tenant admins can view real time usage analytics for live events in Microsoft Teams admin center. The live event usage report shows the activity overview of the live events held in the organization. Admins can view event usage information, including event status, start time, views and production type. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/teams-live-events/what-are-teams-live-events</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>C</STRONG><STRONG>ommon question we're getting from our AV re: Live Events is how to leverage Yammer Q&amp;A and generating a share URL ahead of the meeting w/o making the event visible ahead of the meeting (feature they could do in Skype Broadcast).</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>The new Events page is a URL that you can send to attendees before, during, and after. When creating the event, it includes a prompt to copy/paste/share the event URL.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can Yammer be integrated with Stream for comments/conversations?&nbsp;&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yes! We are looking into bringing the superpowers of Yammer into Stream and other M365 apps. We will share more on this when we can. When you host a Live Event in Yammer, the video is automatically housed in Stream and leverages Yammer conversations. Learn more: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/live-event-m365</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Where are video settings in Yammer controlled? Global Tenant Admin</STRONG>?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>Yes, the Verified Admin controls which types of videos can be added. All files must be under the 25MB limit. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/yammer/configure-your-yammer-network/configure-yammer</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U>Native Mode</U></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Is native mode a prerequisite to the "new yammer", or is it simply part of new yammer?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </STRONG>Native mode is not necessary in order to get the new Yammer experience, but it does provide other benefits like Files stored in SharePoint by default, eDiscovery, etc.</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>With Native mode, will it be possible to convert existing O365 groups to Yammer enabled groups? &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>At this time an existing O365 Group cannot be connected to a Yammer group however existing Yammer groups can be connected to new O365 Groups automatically by running the Native Mode Alignment Tool.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>How will existing internal groups that are shared with external users be handled when Native mode is enabled? Is there a tool that will allow for these groups to be migrated to an external network? Will the external users be kicked out of the network?</STRONG></P> <P>Today, if you enable Native Mode all guests will be removed. With Azure B2B (coming) you will be reinvited and able to keep the same "profile" and your legacy posts will appear to be attributed to you.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>With the new UI for Yammer, and the reference to cards, has Microsoft kept regulatory retention obligations in mind? Meaning is the data retainable via Graph API or other mechanism?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yes, we are still part of M365 and are ensuring that we meet the trust standards our customers expect. We have "Native Mode" and eDiscovery now as well to ensure you have the compliance tools you need. Stay tuned for Adam's segment where he'll discuss this in detail.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can we prevent the creation of groups, say through a roles permission system, within Yammer? &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yes, if your network is in Native Mode you can set group creation policy from the admin center.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>When will Native Mode be available for tenants that were in Yammer from years ago in order to move to the New Yammer? Cannot see this option in our tenant at this time. This link states "coming soon" but no expected date. </STRONG></P> <P>Native Mode for Yammer will be rolling out to existing customers over the next 1-2 months depending on the size of your network.</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Will guests in the tenant be able to use Yammer in Native mode?</STRONG></P> <P>No, Native Mode only applies to connected communities which cannot have external members</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Where can we access the Alignment Report?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Within the Admin Portal in Yammer</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can you please say something to data residency? When will there be the option to choose the region/country of Yammer data residency?</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>Data residency for new networks is now available for the EU geo. Learn more: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/Yammer/manage-security-and-compliance/data-residency&nbsp;</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U>Miscellaneous</U></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Will the Yammer API change with these new developments? We are currently integrating Yammer in a custom way on our intranet, using the API's. </STRONG></P> <P>We have a v1 API today for Yammer documented at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://developer.yammer.com</A> which contains endpoints for many operations in Yammer. There are no immediate plans to share about updates to the v1 API. If there are specific actions you are looking for, then please share those details.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Any changes in the 'files' section? You received a lot of feedback about the need to have the possibility to organize files in folders inside Yammer. Is this a new feature in the new Yammer?</STRONG> &nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>Files are now stored in SharePoint (for connected communities). Check out our recent blog post: <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-files-uploaded-to-office-365-connected-yammer-communities/ba-p/1168091" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-files-uploaded-to-office-365-connected-yammer-communities/ba-p/1168091</A> For existing files in non-connected communities, Native Mode with help with migration to SP. Files uploaded to Yammer Groups that are connected to an Office 365 Group will automatically go to SharePoint. Once you are in Native Mode all your communities will be connected and thus all the files will go to SharePoint.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can you elaborate on the difference between a O365 group that is created within i.e. team’s vs a O365 group that is created within Yammer?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>When you create a Yammer community (and have Office 365 identity enforced) it will create an associated Office 365 Group along with a SharePoint site and a document library. Similarly, when you create a Team an Office 365 Group is created on the backend. The O365 Group on the backend just means that there is a shared set of policies, resources, and permissions happening automatically behind the scenes. "In front of the scenes" you get to pick whether you want a Team or a Yammer community or the other starting points. Learn more about Office 365 Groups: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://support.office.com/en-us/article/learn-about-office-365-groups-b565caa1-5c40-40ef-9915-60fdb2d97fa2?ui=en-US&amp;rs=en-US&amp;ad=US</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 15:15:17 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/watch-on-demand-meet-the-new-yammer-webinar-march-2020/ba-p/1183432 Michael Holste 2020-03-19T15:15:17Z Get Virtual Help Producing and Managing Your Live Events! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/get-virtual-help-producing-and-managing-your-live-events/ba-p/1185718 <DIV>Need help with Live Events in Yammer? Check out this&nbsp;<U><A tabindex="-1" title="https://resources.techcommunity.microsoft.com/live-events/assistance" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">new support service</A></U> for customers to help prepare and produce&nbsp;<U><A tabindex="-1" title="https://resources.techcommunity.microsoft.com/live-events/" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">live events using Teams, Stream or Yammer</A></U>. &nbsp;This new program provides virtual assistance to help customers confidently setup and deliver live events at their organizations.</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN>During preview, the assistance program is free to customers using Teams, Stream or Yammer to deliver their events.&nbsp;</SPAN>Learn more and sign up <A href="#" target="_self">here</A>.&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="LiveEventProduction_Teams_Yammer2.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/172361i09D35C9190C669D6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="LiveEventProduction_Teams_Yammer2.png" alt="Creating live and on-demand broadcasts to reach up to 10,000 attendees with compelling communications, rich video and dialog has never been easier." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Creating live and on-demand broadcasts to reach up to 10,000 attendees with compelling communications, rich video and dialog has never been easier.</span></span><BR /> <P> </P> </DIV> Thu, 20 Feb 2020 22:41:11 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/get-virtual-help-producing-and-managing-your-live-events/ba-p/1185718 Michael Holste 2020-02-20T22:41:11Z How one community at Microsoft is changing the world, one Yammer post at a time https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/how-one-community-at-microsoft-is-changing-the-world-one-yammer/ba-p/1165236 <P><STRONG><EM>“I have an idea…”</EM></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If you attended Microsoft Ignite this year, you may have been lucky enough to see the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">session</A> of how Yammer helps companies build better communities, share knowledge, and foster engagement at any level in a company. You may have also seen the part where<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/support-your-next-campaign-with-video-content-via-yammer/ba-p/1059304" target="_self"> Yammer can be used to create, manage, and enable large scale giving campaigns.</A><BR /><BR /></P> <P>If you did, what you saw just wasn’t a demo, but part of a real philanthropic program at Microsoft that has been running for over a decade – the <STRONG>24 Hour Global Give and Go</STRONG><STRONG>, or </STRONG><STRONG>24GGG</STRONG><STRONG>. </STRONG>The 24GGG was Microsoft’s first globally inclusive Giving Campaign event at Microsoft, and for several years, we have been running it using Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><EM>“What if we could run a 24-hour charity relay around the world?”</EM></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The 24GGG started out as a sort of philanthropic outreach in the global arm of Microsoft’s IT division. Microsoft had always had a strong giving culture in the United States, but it had always been hard to coordinate charitable events across the company’s 190+ offices and hundreds of local charities. The idea of doing a sort of “Olympic Torch run” to raise money and awareness for named charities, with employees participating in every time zone, was broached, and soon, 45 employees in 11 countries were hard at work to make it a reality.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="24GGG 6.JPG" style="width: 482px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/171801i95CB28A4316B2F37/image-dimensions/482x731?v=v2" width="482" height="731" role="button" title="24GGG 6.JPG" alt="24GGG 6.JPG" /></span></P> <P>The first several years were successful but came with technical challenges, namely, how to communicate and coordinate efforts around the world with more employees, more countries, and more charities. The logistical hurdles got higher and higher. Maintaining focus and collaborating across 24 time zones was increasingly difficult. But we kept going. And then we found Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="24GGG 3.png" style="width: 509px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/170466i6FB783943497856B/image-dimensions/509x377?v=v2" width="509" height="377" role="button" title="24GGG 3.png" alt="24GGG 3.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><EM>“We don’t need everybody in the same room, we just need everybody on the same page”.</EM></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The initial move to Yammer was both a boon and a necessity. We had run previous years of 24GGG on other platforms with mixed results. An early internal tool had the basic functions of a social media site, but it lacked a decent mobile experience, and lacked ability for including pictures or videos. We attempted using private groups for a year or two with popular third party/public social media platforms, but that required massive efforts just to get everyone invited to the same platform. And while we wanted to share our stories with the world, not everyone across our global community was (or could be) on “traditional” social media.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="24GGG 1.png" style="width: 542px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/170464iCC8F775D06D06FD3/image-dimensions/542x597?v=v2" width="542" height="597" role="button" title="24GGG 1.png" alt="24GGG 1.png" /></span></P> <P><BR />As a tool and virtual meeting place, Yammer came along just as the 24GGG was starting to grow in stature and popularity across Microsoft. We had hundreds of employees across three dozen countries and over twenty time zones suddenly excited about this global relay. <STRONG>Yammer made it easy to establish a dedicated feed, link to necessary documents, communicate to both groups and individuals, and, most importantly, build a community from Day One of the event.</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Posting pictures, videos, virtual posters - even links to the charities we were supporting – were as straightforward as me typing this sentence.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="24GGG 2.JPG.png" style="width: 474px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/170463i63122C69EA59833F/image-dimensions/474x431?v=v2" width="474" height="431" role="button" title="24GGG 2.JPG.png" alt="24GGG 2.JPG.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Knowledge-sharing, brainstorming sessions, and just basic planning could happen real-time and - for those folks on the other side of the globe – asynchronously. The whole run-up to the event was readily available to any of our participants. Yammer’s look and feel – following familiar patterns of social media sites – was simple to use and helped us drive immediate engagement with our employees no matter where they were in the world, day or night.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><EM>“Keep Going.”</EM></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Yammer also helped reinforce a fundamental part of our culture: it created a sense of history. And by that, I don’t mean the “we’re doing something for the ages here” – though it certainly has that feel during each and every 24GGG – but the actual record of what happened, who was involved, and what was achieved.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="24GGG 5.png" style="width: 527px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/171099iAE461CF38D9AB92C/image-dimensions/527x609?v=v2" width="527" height="609" role="button" title="24GGG 5.png" alt="24GGG 5.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>And we now have that year over year, meaning we can help new groups and employees see what has come before and highlight lessons on how to make the next year even better.<BR /><BR />Today, the 24GGG has raised over $250,000 in funds, donations, and volunteer hours around the world. Thousands of employees have taken part and hundreds of charities have benefitted. And Microsoft’s giving culture has only been strengthened across our local communities.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="24GGG 4.png" style="width: 482px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/171802i5AF92505D4C10C2C/image-dimensions/482x715?v=v2" width="482" height="715" role="button" title="24GGG 4.png" alt="24GGG 4.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For any company with a strong philanthropic bent – or any organization that is looking to enable or accelerate collaboration and community across their global teams - Yammer can be that common ground that brings your people together in pursuit of truly exceptional results.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="JWB Head shot(1).jpg" style="width: 168px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/170403i48984699ABB0FDF4/image-dimensions/168x112?v=v2" width="168" height="112" role="button" title="JWB Head shot(1).jpg" alt="JWB Head shot(1).jpg" /></span></P> <P><STRONG>John Bartol</STRONG> is a Director at Microsoft and the founder of its 24 Hour Global Give and Go charity event. Currently leading the company’s Enterprise Security Governance program, John has been at Microsoft since 2006 leading global teams focused on strategic deployments, site operations, venture integration, charitable campaigns, and risk governance. A graduate of Stanford University’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society, John now lives in the Seattle area.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 15 Oct 2020 17:14:57 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/how-one-community-at-microsoft-is-changing-the-world-one-yammer/ba-p/1165236 John_Bartol 2020-10-15T17:14:57Z New files uploaded to Microsoft 365 connected Yammer communities are now stored in SharePoint https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-files-uploaded-to-microsoft-365-connected-yammer-communities/ba-p/1168091 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">It’s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;taken us some time—but we’re e</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">xcited to share that a</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ll new</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;photos and files&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">uploaded through Yammer in Microsoft 365 connected communities are now stored in the communities’ default SharePoint document library.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">This&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ensures that your files adhere to the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">rich security and compliance features policies that&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">you’ve</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;implemented for SharePoint and extend</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;that to encompass more files in Office 365. This means that</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">eDiscovery, data loss protection, in-geo residence for files at rest, and</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">other</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">custom</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;policies&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">are available for new files uploaded in Microsoft 365 connected communities.</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="YammerFilesSP2.PNG" style="width: 639px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/170651i98274168709F35DE/image-dimensions/639x454?v=v2" width="639" height="454" role="button" title="YammerFilesSP2.PNG" alt="The Files tab allows you to navigate and manage your Yammer files stored in SharePoint" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">The Files tab allows you to navigate and manage your Yammer files stored in SharePoint</span></span></SPAN></P> <P aria-level="2">&nbsp;</P> <P aria-level="2"><FONT size="5"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Benefits for end users</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Going forward, users&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">can</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;use the familiar SharePoint document library for&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">file navigation and management</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;for their Yammer communities.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">This</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">announcement also means that&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">files&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">can now be</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;easily discovered&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">and access</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ed</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;via&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yammer, SharePoint, Delve,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Microsoft&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">S</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">earch</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, your Recent Files&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">in Office&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ProPlus</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;apps,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">and beyond.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Users can even</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;keep a saved copy&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">of your community’s files when you’re offline&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">by&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">syncing the folder</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;in the document library</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="YammerFilesSP.PNG" style="width: 510px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/170652iD05F8AF6BCC2E123/image-dimensions/510x290?v=v2" width="510" height="290" role="button" title="YammerFilesSP.PNG" alt="Using SharePoint for file storage gives admins and users more access and control" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Using SharePoint for file storage gives admins and users more access and control</span></span></SPAN></P> <P aria-level="2"><FONT size="5"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Some changes to Yammer Files APIs</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">With the change&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">to new Yammer files to be uploaded to Microsoft 365&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">for connected communities complete,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">we’re</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;also going to be harmonizing&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yammer&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">f</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">iles APIs. We will be deprecating the&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">/</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">pending</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">_</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">attchments</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;API, which always uploads files to Yammer storage,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;in favor of the new /</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">smallFileUpload</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;API. The new API will prefer to upload files to the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">SharePoint&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">document library if the community is&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">a</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;Office 365 connected,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">while</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;continue to upload to Yammer storage&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">otherwise</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P aria-level="2"><FONT size="5"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Wrapping up</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">This is just one part of how&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">we’re</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;bringing Yammer clo</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ser together with the rest of Office 365.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/ediscovery-and-native-mode-for-yammer-now-available/ba-p/1121476" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">recently l</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">aunched</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Native Mode</SPAN></I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;for new Yammer tenants</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">meaning</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;all groups</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;will be connected and have their files uploaded to SharePoint</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">-</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">and for&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">existing tenant</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the ability</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;to migrate to&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Native Mode</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. As a part of that</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;migration</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, we will move your existing files stored in Yammer to SharePoint.</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Stay tuned—we&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">will&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">have more to share&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">on files inside the new Yammer!</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Learn more about how files in Yammer:&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="2">&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Getting started with Yammer File Storage</SPAN></A><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Attached a file or image to a Yammer Message</SPAN></A><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Edit documents directly from Yammer</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">How do I tell where my Yammer files being stored?</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Ethan Li</SPAN><SPAN data-wac-het="2">&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Ethan is a PM on the Yammer Team</SPAN></I><SPAN data-wac-het="1" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Tue, 26 May 2020 22:42:47 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-files-uploaded-to-microsoft-365-connected-yammer-communities/ba-p/1168091 Ethan Li 2020-05-26T22:42:47Z How to create a sustainable Yammer community https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/how-to-create-a-sustainable-yammer-community/ba-p/1061527 <H3><STRONG>How might we create a successful <EM>and sustainable</EM> community using Yammer?&nbsp;</STRONG></H3> <H3>This challenging, complex question should be asked before the creation of any Yammer community, or Yammer network for that matter, yet it’s often overlooked or, more worryingly, knowingly ignored...</H3> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can use a simple ‘Community Canvas’ tool - designed for Yammer success and, most importantly, sustainability - as a way to help leaders tackle this question and co-create the best possible conditions and experiences for community members to thrive in.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><STRONG>Why does sustainability matter?</STRONG></H3> <P>Often, I see people kick off Yammer communities without <EM>truly</EM> thinking about how to make the community successful <EM>and </EM>sustainable. It’s a complex and very human-focused challenge (as opposed to a complicated, technology/platform focused challenge) so it makes sense that people avoid it!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Why does it matter? Because not tackling this question often leads to the classic ‘dazzle then fizzle’ scenario. You know the one, it goes something like this:</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="DBFF Scenario.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/161206i569F4669F782CEBE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="DBFF Scenario.png" alt="DBFF Scenario.png" /></span></P> <P>This scenario can and should be avoided!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><STRONG>Designing for success and sustainability with the Community Canvas</STRONG></H3> <P>First up, let me say that this is not a ‘Pete Johns’ or ‘The NRMA’ invention. The Community Canvas we use is an adapted version of the Minimum Viable Community template developed by the team at <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">community-canvas.org</A></SPAN>. It looks like this:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A title="Yammer Community Canvas" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=gxcuf89792/attachments/gxcuf89792/YammerBlog/769/2/Yammer%20Community%20Canvas.pptx" target="_self"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Yammer Community Canvas.png" style="width: 950px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/161207i8EA92A3078FC5692/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer Community Canvas.png" alt="Yammer Community Canvas.png" /></span></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Using this simple tool, you can help the people who really ‘own’ community success understand their roles, obligations and opportunities. In a single discussion session using this tool, you can help community leaders take ownership of creating and sustaining engaging experiences. You can help them unpack what success looks like and see how they can deliver it in a sustainable way.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Resource</STRONG>: <A href="#" target="_self">Yammer Community Canvas</A></P> <H3><STRONG>Running a Community Canvas Session</STRONG></H3> <P>Firstly, and it seems pretty obvious really, you need to work out who the Community Leader and the Community Admin for the proposed community are. At The NRMA we define these people in the following way:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Community Leader:</STRONG> The Community Leader takes overall responsibility for driving engagement within the community. They will be the ultimate decision maker on any contentious matters. They’ll champion activity within the community, role-model the community principles and encourage others to be active and engage.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Community Admin:</STRONG> The Community Admin will be the first port of call for community members with questions/problems. The Admin will ensure the community experience plan is actioned on an ongoing basis, as well as acting as an ‘engager’ in the community by bringing others into conversations and role-modelling desired behaviours.</LI> </UL> <P>It’s important to note these people will already exist in the analogue environment. These are not new roles. Existing people currently fulfil them, but they might not know it yet!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Get to know the existing analogue community and, using the Leader and Admin definitions above, see who play these roles in the community already. These people need to be the Yammer Community Leader and Admin too because the Yammer/digital community should be an extension of the non-Yammer/analogue community, not a completely new thing altogether.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Once you have sourced your Leader and Admin, run the Community Canvas session with them by following these steps:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL> <LI>Put the Community Canvas up on screen / print the Canvas and stick it on the wall</LI> <LI>Work through each section one-by-one, asking simple questions to lead the conversation</LI> <LI>Write down and get agreement on responses in each box of the canvas (TIP: Less is more – this should be a simple, clear and easy to use document detailing your baseline community activities. Don’t turn it into yet another bureaucratic tome!)</LI> <LI>Use the document as the basis for everything you do from then onwards</LI> </OL> <P>That’s it. Seriously. Simple right?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Want some ideas for questions to ask to get the creative juices flowing? Well you are in luck! Here are some questions to get you started:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A title="Yammer Community Canvas Kickstart Questions" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=gxcuf89792/attachments/gxcuf89792/YammerBlog/769/1/Yammer%20Community%20Canvas%20Kickstart%20Questions.pptx" target="_self"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Yammer Community Canvas Kickstart Questions.png" style="width: 950px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/161208i3856694F83BA6000/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer Community Canvas Kickstart Questions.png" alt="Yammer Community Canvas Kickstart Questions.png" /></span></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The Community Canvas should also be used to hold yourselves accountable and to recalibrate in the future if the community feels like it’s going off track or is changing significantly.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><STRONG>The real value in a Community Canvas session</STRONG></H3> <P>At <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The NRMA</A></SPAN> we’ve had great success using the Community Canvas tool to help community leaders understand:</P> <UL> <LI>The purpose of their community and how analogue and digital activity can support this</LI> <LI>Their role in creating the right conditions for their community to flourish</LI> <LI>How they can adapt existing analogue and non-ESN-based activity to be more inclusive thanks to Yammer</LI> <LI>How Yammer gives them new opportunities to engage people in different and more effective ways</LI> </UL> <P>By running the Community Canvas session before the creation of a Yammer community, we’re seeing a significantly improved understanding of the value that Yammer can offer when it’s used intentionally and consistently. We’re seeing people start their Yammer journey with clarity of purpose and comfort in uncertainty, two factors that really enable ownership and sustainability.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>“The Community Canvas session helped me better understand my role as a Yammer community leader. It’s not about directing or controlling the conversation, it’s about facilitating connection, opening up conversation and creating a safe-space where people feel comfortable sharing information. That’s where the magic happens.”&nbsp;</EM>Scott Doyle, Senior Sales Call Centre Manager, The NRMA</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The most important thing it has done is this: <STRONG>it simplifies a complex conversation</STRONG>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Instead of focusing on technology and functionality, the Community Canvas helps people better understand the community and start creating the right experiences to help it flourish right from the get-go.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about." </EM>Margaret J. Wheatley</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Pete Johns Profile Pic.jpg" style="width: 196px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/170203iEC72EDFDE3018068/image-dimensions/196x262?v=v2" width="196" height="262" role="button" title="Pete Johns Profile Pic.jpg" alt="Pete Johns Profile Pic.jpg" /></span></P> <P><EM>&nbsp;</EM></P> <P><EM>&nbsp;<SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; font-family: 'SegoeUI','Lato','Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">I'm Pete Johns, the Digital Employee Experience Manager at The NRMA. I'm an organisational culture and employee experience geek, fascinated by how teams can leverage digital thinking to work together more effectively and get great work done thanks to more purposeful collaboration. Above all else, even though digital is my jam, I'm here to help organisations put people, not technology, at the heart of everything they do.</SPAN></EM></P> Thu, 15 Oct 2020 17:01:27 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/how-to-create-a-sustainable-yammer-community/ba-p/1061527 petejohns 2020-10-15T17:01:27Z Yammer groups to be renamed Communities https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-groups-to-be-renamed-communities/ba-p/1125286 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Groups in Yammer are changing to Communities.</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yammer connect</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> employees</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> across the or</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ganization</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> create</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s a space for </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">communities and</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">expand</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> an </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">employee's</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> network.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> <SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">Yammer </SPAN><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto"><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/customer-story-how-the-largest-uk-rail-operator-uses-yammer-to/ba-p/1068652" target="_self">customers</A> have shared the variety ways they are using Yammer and many of them use </SPAN><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">it </SPAN><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">for communities in their organization. </SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto"><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">Yammer is a community building platform, that connects employees across the organization and expands their network.</SPAN><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN>Groups in Office 365 is the core </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">identity</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> regardless of which app you are using, </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">and </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yammer is the front door to your communit</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ies</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> Using Microsoft 365 Connected groups, community management will be </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">simpler</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> as you can use specific identifiers such as role, organization, or location.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">What is a community?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">A community is a group of people who have similar interests. These people may know and work with </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">each other</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> daily</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">however in many communities they are brought together by their interests and the community itself. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yammer </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">is </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the place where </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">employees'</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">communities of all sizes </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">gather</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">online</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">What </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">are different </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">types of </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">communit</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ies</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">?&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Your Yammer network may be made up of a mix of communities across your organization. Here’s the most common types of communities we see with our customers:&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Interest</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> Community </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">(Pets, Music, Runners, Foodies</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, Parents</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">)</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Role </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">(Project Managers, Data Scientists)&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Location</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> (Based on specific </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">places)&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Diversity and Inclusion (Women, LGBTQ</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">+</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">)</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Experience</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> (New Hire</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">M</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">entorship, </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Interns, </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Leadership Development</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, Conference/Event</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">)</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Shared Resource (Travel &amp; Expense</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, O365 Support</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> Excel</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> Tips &amp; Tricks</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">)</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Organizational</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> based (HR, Internal Comms)</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Resource: </STRONG><A href="#" target="_self">Ten Yammer Communities</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">What makes up a good community?&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Purpose</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> – What is the main value that the community brings? Why does it need to exist? What problem does it solve?</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">People</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> -&nbsp;</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">it could be 3 </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">people,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> but</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> it doesn’t matter the </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">quantity</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> of people</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Content</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> -&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> pictures or videos relevant </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">to the interest</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> of the community at large&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Open, honest, respectful conversations.</SPAN></STRONG> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">From questions and answers or sharing about common experiences. T</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">h</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">e community doesn’t </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">need to agree on every single post, having respect for one another and the opinions of others help the community thrive and grow.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">You can see the community in progress by looking </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">at </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">their conversations in Yammer.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Resource</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">: <A href="#" target="_self">Yammer Community Canvas</A></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">What types of roles are within community?&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="8" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Community Admin</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> – think of them like the host of a party – they are there early setting up, preparing the food, the atmosphere for the rest of the group to arrive. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">These are also the people that help </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">to plan events and showcase the success of the community to others to encour</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">age growth.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="8" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Community Champions</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> – the amount depends on the size of the community, a handful of people across a variety of </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">geographies</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> would be helpful to help continue the conversations regardless of </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">time zone</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Community Champions help to bring others into the community within their own spheres of influence.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <UL> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="8" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Community members</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> – </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The people who are </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">showing up and participating within your communities.&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">T</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">hey may even be </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">viewing conversations and still gaining value of being part of the community.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">You can notice </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">a difference within a community that has the right mix of members helping to take care of cultivating it.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT color="#000000"><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Resource</SPAN></STRONG></FONT><SPAN data-contrast="auto">: <A href="#" target="_self">Community Admin Toolkit&nbsp;</A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><STRONG>Related Blog post</STRONG>:&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/7-tips-to-run-a-successful-yammer-community-formerly-group/ba-p/444720" target="_self">7 Tips to Run a Successful Yammer Community</A>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">How </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">could you measure communities?&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Measuring a </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">community's</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> success </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">goes </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">back to the purpose of your community and what’s important to them. You could track the amount of questions answers, or how many times people are recognized, or </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">how many times </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">a specific hashtag like a </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">#thank</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">y</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ou or #</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">yammerwin</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> is used.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;<BR /><BR /></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">You have a variety of technology that you can use to track your community, you can use the Community Analytics dashboard, or </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">contact </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">a</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> Yammer Network </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Admin to get you access to the </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">O365 Reports Dashboard or have them create a dashboard within Power BI for your community</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Resource: </SPAN></STRONG>Watch IGNITE Session <A href="#" target="_self">The unofficial guide to a Yammer official communities program</A><A href="#" target="_self"> by Amy Dolzine;</A> &nbsp;&nbsp; <BR /><STRONG>Related Blog post</STRONG>: <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/community-managers-amp-data-why-it-s-important-to-look-at-yammer/ba-p/510793" target="_self">Community Managers &amp; Data: Why it’s important to look at Yammer user behaviour </A>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">In the new Yammer, </SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">what</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> else is changing</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> for communities</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Beyond the name change, </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Community Admins </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">will be given additional opportunities to customize </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">and</SPAN><A href="#" target="_self"><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> brand y</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">our communitie</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto"><A href="#" target="_self">s</A>.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Add a Cover Photo.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/166852i98D97D053C3A72DF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Add a Cover Photo.png" alt="Add a Cover Photo.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Additionally,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> Community admins can moderate conversations</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, including pinning conversations to the top of the community feed.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Pinned Post.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/166853i762450F3EB4621D7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Pinned Post.png" alt="Pinned Post.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">And community admins can manage conversation by closing or re-opening as necessary.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Manage Conversation.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/166854iE8ADC4440CE25180/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Manage Conversation.png" alt="Manage Conversation.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Community members will be able to favorite up to ten communities.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="New Community Experiences.png" style="width: 805px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/166855i48582582C1E47AD6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="New Community Experiences.png" alt="New Community Experiences.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">When is this change coming to my network?&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We’ve started to </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">roll out the new Yammer to a select number of private preview customers in December and expanding the preview beyond that in the coming months. The new Yammer is due to roll out to all customers in the middle of 2020.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>More </STRONG><SPAN><STRONG>Yammer Community Resources</STRONG>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We know that not all groups are created equal and not all groups may be communities. Some of your Yammer groups may need to be revigorated, moved, or completely deleted. </SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">To help prepare for the change we’ve curated a few resources for you to use:</SPAN> <SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI>Ignite session: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Real-world ways to promote diversity and inclusion in your organization with Yammer and Microsoft Teams</SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_self"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Community Admin Checklist</SPAN></A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_self">Community Admin Guide</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_self"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Community Cover Photo Preview &amp; Instructions </SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/bg-p/YammerBlog/label-name/Community%20Management" target="_self"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">More Yammer Community Management blog posts</SPAN></A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Stay tuned to the blog for additional resources and more announcements about the Year of Yammer!&nbsp;</P> Thu, 15 Oct 2020 17:15:25 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-groups-to-be-renamed-communities/ba-p/1125286 YammerTeam 2020-10-15T17:15:25Z Upcoming changes and improvements to All Company feed https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/upcoming-changes-and-improvements-to-all-company-feed/ba-p/1138136 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> All Company feed</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">is </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">a great place in</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> Yammer to conduct organization-wide discussions with all of your employees </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">and one of the first locations </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">users</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">land in</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, leading m</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">any</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> c</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ustomers </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">sharing</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> feedback </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">on </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">how it can be improved</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;<SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">Coming soon, we’ll be introducing </SPAN><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">a number of</SPAN> <SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">changes and enhancements to</SPAN><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto"> the All Company to make it more valuable, reduce</SPAN><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto"> clutter and</SPAN><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto"> noise, and </SPAN><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">drive</SPAN><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto"> effective communicat</SPAN><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">ion</SPAN><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto"> and</SPAN><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto"> engagement.</SPAN><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Customize the All Company</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">As announced in November, new </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">All Company capabilities like cover photos and read-only conversations</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> will</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> mean you can use this prominent community to</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">land key messaging, welcome new members,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> promote organizational initiatives, or even just</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">reinforce company values</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Today, we’re also announcing that you’ll be able to customize the “All Company” community </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">name. Together with custom avatars, this means you’ll soon be able to </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">bring your organization</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">’s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> branding and culture into </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">your </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">All Company</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> feed</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> in </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the current</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> Yammer </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">experience and in </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the upcoming </SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-new-yammer/ba-p/976855" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">new Yammer </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">interface</SPAN></A> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">coming later this year.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorclipboard_image_0" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="All Company Blog Improvements.png" style="width: 883px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/167935iAA7E40BF295E822A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="All Company Blog Improvements.png" alt="All Company Blog Improvements.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">For more info and helpful resources to help prepare for the new Yammer, keep an eye on the blog or visit </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer Adoption Resource Center</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> and </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">catch the recording of our </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/meet-the-new-yammer-webinar-january-30-9-00-am-10-00-am-pt/ba-p/1110854" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">“Meet the New Yammer” webinar</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. </SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Delivering on User Feedback</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Throughout Yammer’s history, </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">customer feedback</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> and ideas </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">have continued to be a key fac</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">tor in determining and prioritizing</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> the Yammer roadmap. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">W</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">e are making some </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">changes based on </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">these </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">suggestions </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">that you’ll soon see reflected in your network</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, including </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">removing some features from the product, such as automated message</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Trimming Down Automated Messages</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">You’ve asked us to reduce some of the noise associated</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> with the All Company feed</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">w</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">i</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">th some of the top User Voice requests relating</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> to #joined messages and</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> the</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> automated messages sent when a new group is created.&nbsp;</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">In </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">addition,</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">you will also </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">not </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">receive</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> #joined messages in your network. </SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We started these messages to keep community managers and admins informed, however as Yammer has scaled to meet the needs of enterprises, these features </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">have</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> become unwieldy</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> for some customers</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yammer Your Way</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Native Mode</SPAN></I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, </SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/ediscovery-and-native-mode-for-yammer-now-available/ba-p/1121476" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">announced in January</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, will provide more control over who can create communities in Yammer</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> and allow for admins to administer Yammer through the </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Office 365 Admin Center.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV> <DIV><STRONG>UPDATE -&nbsp; All Company as a Community as of March 2020:&nbsp;</STRONG></DIV> <UL> <LI> <P>All new tenants will have their All Company feed mapped as a community</P> </LI> <LI> <P>We will be migrating existing tenants to leverage the community architecture so that customers can get new experiences and features as they roll out.&nbsp;</P> </LI> <LI> <P>This migration will be happening in the next quarter and requires no action from admins</P> </LI> </UL> </DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Do you h</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ave feedback? </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Or have you thought of a </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">great idea or use or improvement to Yammer? Add to our </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Yammer </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">User Voice</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. We truly do listen and take </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">your suggestions</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> into </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">consideration</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> as we shape the future of Yammer</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. As we continue to build the new Yammer, your feedback is </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">important!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Wed, 11 Mar 2020 19:24:16 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/upcoming-changes-and-improvements-to-all-company-feed/ba-p/1138136 YammerTeam 2020-03-11T19:24:16Z Are you ready for the New Yammer? 6 ways to get ready now https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/are-you-ready-for-the-new-yammer-6-ways-to-get-ready-now/ba-p/1127814 <P>The Year of Yammer is coming, haven't you heard? The <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-new-yammer/ba-p/976855" target="_self">new Yammer coming soon</A>, and there's a lot to be excited about. People are delighted by the bright new user interface, with an increased visual emphasis on special kinds of posts such as Questions and Polls. There are new features to increase engagement with users of the platform, such as being able to pin posts and close conversations. Most importantly, Yammer Groups will now be called Yammer Communities.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><LI-VIDEO size="medium" vid="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtSM2F_LQGc" align="center" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/EtSM2F_LQGc/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>Are you ready for this change?</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here's a list of some items that network admins, community managers, stakeholders, and power users should consider working on before New Yammer becomes available in your tenant.</P> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>1. Update your Yammer usage policy</H2> <P>This feature allows Yammer network admins to define a usage policy that all users must accept the first time they sign in, as well as when there are any changes.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Why would you update the Terms of Use? Well, do you have usage guidelines that mention "Yammer Groups"? That will need to change to refer to Yammer Communities. If you haven't updated the Terms in a while, you might want to provide guidance on when Private Communities should be used, and when other tools such as Microsoft Teams might be better fits for the scenario. The automatic storage of files in SharePoint is another recent platform change that might affect your Terms of Use.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Providing "things to know" or "best practices" in your Terms of Use&nbsp; is a good way to get eyeballs on those tips. And since many of your users will be excited to see what's going on with the New Yammer, this is a perfect time to present (or, re-present) those tips to your users.</P> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>2. Prepare your Community Managers</H2> <P>Next it’s time to update your documentation and tips for community managers to reflect the changes coming in the New Yammer. Be sure to highlight the new community manager features such as pinning posts and new cover photo.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>It may be appropriate to hold some meetings, brown-bags, or other virtual Q&amp;A sessions with these community leaders and influencers. Get them excited about the New Yammer and they'll get their colleagues excited as well.&nbsp; Share with them <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/meet-the-new-yammer-webinar-january-30-9-00-am-10-00-am-pt/ba-p/1110854" target="_self">the recording for the New Yammer Webinar, or they can attend the next one.</A>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Additional Resources: <A href="#" target="_self">New Yammer FAQ by role;</A> <A href="#" target="_self">What's new in Yammer</A><BR /><BR /></P> <H2>3. Get ready for Cover Photos in Communities</H2> <P>Your communities come alive with the new cover photo feature. The large canvas allows you to select images with details, on-image text, and more. These can serve as inspiration and provide information about the community or upcoming events.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The Cover Photo image dimensions are 1360x550, which is a fairly "wide-screen" aspect ratio. On mobile devices the cover image appears slightly less wide. And remember that the community icon sits on top of it over there on the left, so an image with open space in the lower left corner is best.</P> <P>Example:<BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="newHire-1360x550px.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/167089i9505442DCF327A03/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="newHire-1360x550px.png" alt="Sample Community Cover Photo" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Sample Community Cover Photo</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>One technique you might want to employ is add text to the image. This could be used to add context to the purpose of the community, or to promote an upcoming event.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="header.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/167090i597955145736A602/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="header.png" alt="Community Cover Photo and Icon" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Community Cover Photo and Icon</span></span></P> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">To preview what cover photos will look like, check out the <A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; text-decoration: underline;" href="#" target="_self">Cover Photo Preview</A>.&nbsp; Or if you need some inspiration, check out these <A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; text-decoration: underline;" href="#" target="_self">sample cover photos</A> for you to get started with.&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <H2>4. Choose a new company cover photo for All Company</H2> <P>You can (finally!) brand the All Company community with your logo. Choose an appropriate logo that stands out and fills the space (avoid logos with lots of white-space built into the image). All Company gets a new cover photo, too.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>5. Communicate and prepare your users</H2> <P>Many people are averse to change, especially when it's unexpected. Though New Yammer will initially ship with a toggle in the "off" state, it will prove beneficial to give your users a heads-up about this. Remind them they can continue to use the older experience for a period of time but emphasize the benefits of the new user interface and features.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This is even more important for your champions, power users, and colleagues who love to play with whatever is bright and shiny. Because New Yammer is super bright and shiny!</P> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>6. Update your Yammer documentation</H2> <P>A lot of things have changed in the new Yammer, so your documentation will need to be updated. Here's a few of the changes you may want to address:</P> <UL> <LI>How to enable/disable the New Yammer</LI> <LI>The new feed (there's only one feed type in the new Yammer)</LI> <LI>The change of location of where the notifications are now in the Office 365 suite header</LI> <LI>Announcements can be type of post</LI> <LI>Setting up a new Community</LI> </UL> <P>Leveraging <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft’s Yammer documentation</A> during the early stages of your new Yammer rollout is something to strongly consider.</P> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>Stay updated for future change and improvements</H2> <P>There are several phases for New Yammer, and additional features will be available over time. Stay connected to the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Yammer-Blog/bg-p/YammerBlog" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yammer Blog</A> and the Office 365 Message Center for updates from the Yammer team.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Are you excited for the New Yammer? What are you doing to prepare for this change? Be sure to leave a comment or question below.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="KevinCrossman(1).jpg" style="width: 289px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/167931iADD331F1CD2DC345/image-dimensions/289x196?v=v2" width="289" height="196" role="button" title="KevinCrossman(1).jpg" alt="KevinCrossman(1).jpg" /></span></P> <P><STRONG>Kevin Crossman</STRONG> is the IT Service Owner for Content Collaboration at Juniper Networks, Inc. He’s been a Microsoft MVP since 2016 with a focus on Yammer, Microsoft Teams, and Online Communities. Outside of work hours, Kevin is a Tiki Bar and Mai Tai enthusiast. Twitter.com/kevincrossman</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 18 May 2020 16:04:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/are-you-ready-for-the-new-yammer-6-ways-to-get-ready-now/ba-p/1127814 Kevin Crossman 2020-05-18T16:04:00Z Thank You Yammer Community Managers - Community Manager Appreciation Day! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/thank-you-yammer-community-managers-community-manager/ba-p/1113604 <P>This is the year of Yammer and we know you will be working hard to prepare your community and it's members for the upcoming changes. We couldn't do this without you and your support!&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Community Manager Appreciation Day is Monday, January 27th, and while it's a day that may get overlooked in your own organization, the Yammer team wants to celebrate and recognize the hard work you do.</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">We appreciate you, regardless of the size of your community.&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">We are grateful for the impact you are having on the group of people around you.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">So here’s our ode of thanks to Yammer Community Managers…</P> <UL style="box-sizing: border-box; clear: left; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; list-style-image: none; list-style-position: outside; list-style-type: disc; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-top: 0px; orphans: 2; padding-left: 2.5em; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;">Thank you for advocating for the power of Yammer in conversations with co-workers, meetings with executives, and at corporate events.</LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;">Thank you for posting last-minute and late-night updates so that your community stays informed.</LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;">Thank you for training and coaching new members. All. The. Time.</LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;">Thank you for experimenting with new ways to engage your community. Even if they flop.</LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;">Thank you for challenging the status-quo and reimagining processes across your organization.</LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;">Thank you for engaging and coaching executives to use Yammer beyond a megaphone to connect and empower employees.</LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;">Thank you for encouraging managers to think about new ways they can they can engage employees in Yammer.</LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;">Thank you for sharing your success stories and your lessons learned.</LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;">Thank you for calculating analytics and gathering insights while telling your network’s Yammer story to stakeholders and beyond.</LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;">Thank you for your product feedback, suggestions, and concerns to the Yammer team.</LI> </UL> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;"><EM style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">Thank you for the work you do.</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">Cheers,</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">Yammer Team</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">#yearofYammer</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer team in boston.jpeg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/165709i864546D0C30707C6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer team in boston.jpeg" alt="Yammer team in boston.jpeg" /></span></P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:11:10 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/thank-you-yammer-community-managers-community-manager/ba-p/1113604 YammerTeam 2020-01-28T14:11:10Z eDiscovery and Native Mode for Yammer now available! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/ediscovery-and-native-mode-for-yammer-now-available/ba-p/1121476 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yammer is working hard to integrate into the suite of security and compliance tools offered within the Office 365 Security and Compliance Centers.&nbsp; As a first step towards our goal of greater compliance capabilities, we are excited to announce that Yammer&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">now supports&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">eDiscovery</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;for networks in&nbsp;</SPAN><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Native Mode</SPAN></I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P aria-level="1"><STRONG>Native Mode&nbsp;&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Native Mode</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;for Yammer means that</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="5" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="auto">one Microsoft Tenant is connected to one Yammer network</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="5" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="auto">all of</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;your users are mapped in Azure Active Directory</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="5" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="auto">all of</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;your Yammer groups are connected to an Microsoft 365 Group&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="5" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="auto">all of</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;your Yammer files are stored in SharePoint.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P aria-level="1"><STRONG>How can you get access to these new features?&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">eDiscovery for Yammer is&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">currently</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;available to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;all</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yammer&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">networks&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">that are&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">in&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Native Mode</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">I</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">f your Yammer Network was provisioned after January&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">9</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">th</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, 2020 then you are already in Native Mode</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;by default</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and no additional action is necessary.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Existing networks</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;will need to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">use</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;the Native Mode Alignment Tool&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">in the Yammer Admin Center before accessing eDiscovery for Yammer.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The Native Mode Alignment Tool will start rolling out to customers at the end of January</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;2020.&nbsp; Watch out&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">for future blog posts&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">with more details and&nbsp;l</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">earn more about&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">eDiscovery in Yammer</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Wizard1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/166446i8B7962629E2C6554/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Wizard1.png" alt="The Native Mode Alignment Tool is coming to Yammer" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">The Native Mode Alignment Tool is coming to Yammer</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P aria-level="1"><STRONG>What this means for Administrators&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Once in Native Mode,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">all messages and files posted in your Yammer network&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">will be&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">available through the same eDiscovery tools you use to manage your data throughout the rest of the Office 365 suite.&nbsp; Within the eDiscovery module of the Security and Compliance Center you can search by user and retrieve their Yammer messages alongside other messages they have sent through Outlook, Teams, and other Microsoft&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">applications</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp; You&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">can&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">filter down to retrieve Yammer messages based on the author of the message,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;recipient of the message, or the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">community</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;the message was posted in.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="clipboard_image_0.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/166444iD9B4C3D6C406221F/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="clipboard_image_0.png" alt="Yammer content is now available for eDiscovery within the Office 365 Security &amp; Compliance Center" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Yammer content is now available for eDiscovery within the Office 365 Security &amp; Compliance Center</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P aria-level="1"><STRONG>Next Steps&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">As we continue to develop these features, you will&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">also begin</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;to see advanced filtering and sorting options become available.&nbsp; We plan to update the Advanced eDiscovery tools to include Yammer content as well</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We’ll continue to share announcements regarding Advanced eDiscovery&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">over the next six months</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;so keep an eye on the Yammer blog&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">and&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">eDiscovery documentation</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">for the latest updates.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="24" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Adam Peretz,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Adam is a Product Manager on the Yammer Team.&nbsp;</SPAN></I><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> Tue, 26 May 2020 17:24:36 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/ediscovery-and-native-mode-for-yammer-now-available/ba-p/1121476 Adam_Peretz 2020-05-26T17:24:36Z [Watch on-demand] Meet the New Yammer Webinar, February 2020 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/watch-on-demand-meet-the-new-yammer-webinar-february-2020/ba-p/1110854 <P><LI-VIDEO size="small" vid="https://youtu.be/9m-3faCTWk0" align="center" width="200" height="113" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/9m-3faCTWk0/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Come see the future of Yammer,&nbsp;February, 3, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Join the Yammer product team as we introduce you to the new Yammer – a completely redesigned UI packed with new features and integrations. This webinar will walk through the modern interface, demonstrate new experiences and capabilities, and showcase how Yammer has been rebuilt to power leadership, communications, and engagement. Attendees will have the opportunity for Q&amp;A with the Yammer engineering + marketing team to help prepare for the arrival of the new Yammer.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Webinar Questions and Answers</H2> <H3>New Yammer &amp; Program Management</H3> <P><STRONG>How can we become part of the preview for the New Yammer? How can I test drive this for my organization?</STRONG> <BR />The preview is currently closed. To stay up to date with the latest news about the new Yammer, follow the Yammer blog or sign up for our newsletter here: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/TheNewYammer</A> <BR /><BR /><STRONG>Is the new experience available for EU data resident customers? </STRONG> <BR />Yes!  </P> <P><BR /><STRONG>If we did get into the preview what is the expected availability? </STRONG><BR />Stay tuned. Hopefully in the coming weeks, you will received an email from The New Yammer with additional documentation and details confirming your network access. <BR /><BR /><STRONG>When are these features released? How will the features release?</STRONG> <BR />General Availability of the new Yammer web experience will be sometime later in the first half of this calendar year. We'll continue updating the mobile apps on a regular cadence so be sure to download and use the mobile app. Some of these features (like Native Mode, eDiscovery, Teams integrations, unified profile, mobile video sharing, and others will be released before the new Yammer hits tenants. Keep an eye on the blog and the Message Center for exact timing. Timeframes are subject to change based on product availability and readiness.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Will we issue a list of new features?</STRONG> <BR />The roadmap will have the features as they release.&nbsp;&nbsp;The New Yammer experience is the first app to be built fully in Fluent, the Microsoft design language, and will strengthen coherence between Yammer and other M365 apps.  Along with the UI, we've added new capabilities... such as:  </P> <UL> <LI>To better convey the purpose of Yammer, Groups are now called Communities </LI> <LI>Pin your favorite communities to the sidebar </LI> <LI>Brand your network with your company logo on the home page </LI> <LI>Brand your communities with vibrant cover photos </LI> <LI>Customize the All Company community cover photo and avatar </LI> <LI>Pin important posts at the top of your communities </LI> <LI>Close conversations that have come to a conclusion </LI> <LI>Enhanced discovery feed combining top posts from groups, people and topics you follow </LI> <LI>New publisher experience, with the ability to make any type of content an announcement </LI> <LI>New conversation styling treatments for posts, questions, praise stand out for even greater engagement </LI> <LI>Rich media uploading + viewing improvements, including recently used file suggestions </LI> <LI>Live Events dedicated event page with questions as the default post type </LI> <LI>New people card experiences aligned with Microsoft 365  </LI> <LI>Responsive design for viewing Yammer on your mobile browser  </LI> <LI>Ability to provide feedback without leaving Yammer </LI> <LI>and so much more!   <BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="yammer roadmap.png" style="width: 912px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/169938iB0218985C110D7AE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="yammer roadmap.png" alt="yammer roadmap.png" /></span></LI> </UL> <H3>Yammer Admins</H3> <P><STRONG>Have there been any changes in the Admin Center for Admins? What about security and compliance changes?</STRONG><BR />Yes! Check out the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/ediscovery-and-native-mode-for-yammer-now-available/ba-p/1121476" target="_blank" rel="noopener">eDiscovery and Native Mode options for Yammer blog post</A> for more details.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Will you be able to edit existing email address?</STRONG> <BR />Admins will be able to via the O365 Admin Center.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Will external groups be available in EU Data centers?</STRONG> <BR />We have plans to enable external collaboration in EU instance of Yammer. The internal goal is to start with a private preview in H2 CY2020.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>In the current version you see Group Actions, O365 Resources, where are they in the New Yammer?</STRONG><BR />At the moment, they are hidden by design. Still available just moved.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Are communities tied to O365 Groups? Is All Company moving to an O365 Groups? </STRONG></P> <P>Yes, we encourage all communities be connected to Office 365 Groups. Office 365 group User limits will not be a limiting factor for All Company becoming an Office 365 group.</P> <OL> <LI>When All Company is backed by an Office 365 Group, users are not actually added as a group member. Rather, the Yammer client treats all users as if they are members.</LI> <LI>Office 365 connected Yammer Communities are not subject to the same membership restrictions of Outlook Groups and Teams. Yammer Office 365 Connected Communities can support hundreds of thousands of users.</LI> </OL> <P><STRONG>Will a Yammer community create a SP document library? </STRONG></P> <P>Yes. All Office 365 Connected Yammer Communities will have a SharePoint site (and hence doc library) provisioned. This is for maintaining compliance and privacy of the content and information shared in that community. The Privacy and Sensitivity properties are set at a community level and the doc lib inherits those properties to make sure that the conversation and files data follow the same policies as set by admins. Starting in January 202, all files stored in a <EM>connected </EM>community will have their files stored in SharePoint by default.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Where would the files be stored for disconnected communities?</STRONG></P> <P>The files would be stored in Yammer (Azure) for legacy communities.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Are the Company Resources in the new Yammer. </STRONG></P> <P>Yes, they are still in the background, just not links.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Have enhancements been made to the data export? </STRONG></P> <P>Not yet, its on the roadmap for 2020.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Is there anything new for the Yammer analytics for communities?</STRONG></P> <P>No, at the moment, <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/measure-and-grow-engagement-with-group-insights-in-yammer/ba-p/122411" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Community Insights</A> is staying the same as today. &nbsp;Here’s a blog post with <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/10-questions-to-assess-your-yammer-network/ba-p/977096" target="_blank" rel="noopener">10 Questions to Assess Your Yammer Network </A>with the current analytic set up to get you started.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Will the API allow us to close a conversation or pin a conversation to a group?</STRONG></P> <P>Currently there is no ability to close a conversation or pin a conversation in a group via API. Exposing this via API needs to be planned, and something that has not happened so far, so unable to provide timelines right now.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Will there be a new Yammer API? </STRONG></P> <P>We have a v1 API today for Yammer documented at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://developer.yammer.com</A> which contains endpoints for many operations in Yammer. There are no immediate plans to update the v1 API but it’s something we’re investigating.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can you integrate other applications into Yammer via APIs? So you could link in your IT Service Management system, or timekeeping, or travel booking, etc.</STRONG></P> <P>Yammer has a REST API - so data can be pulled out of or pushed into Yammer. There are many third-party apps that integrate with the Yammer API, please see <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.yammer.com/apps</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Yammer Communities</H3> <P><STRONG>Can you favorite without being a member of that community (for groups we keep an eye on)?</STRONG></P> <P>Not at this time. We recommend joining communities that interest you.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Is there any options to give categories to communities? </STRONG></P> <P>Not at this time.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Are there any new roles within communities? </STRONG></P> <P>No changes within the roles. You will have community member, community admin, and network admin.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Is there a way to get a more condensed view in the communities pane? You added a lot of whitespace and waste screen estate. Nice visual outline but a functional pain for people which have to track many communities (we're a large shop with a far 6-digit number of seats and maaaaaaany communities).</STRONG></P> <P>Not at this time but this is a good suggestion. We have passed this along.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Is it possible to have private communities? </STRONG></P> <P>Yes, you can still create private communities in the new Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Do you have the dimensions for the new banner to start creating community cover photos? </STRONG></P> <P>Yes, The Cover Photo image dimensions are 1360x550. And check out <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/are-you-ready-for-the-new-yammer-6-ways-to-get-ready-now/ba-p/1127814" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this blog post</A> to start testing it out with the Cover Photo Preview template. Stay tuned to the blog for a new Yammer file and sizing guide.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can you gather up all the best answers into a community FAQ?</STRONG></P> <P>Great idea. You cannot do this automatically, but you could also turn the answer into a knowledge base. See how to do this within <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/crowdsourcing-to-create-a-knowledge-base-in-yammer/ba-p/314869" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this blog post here</A>.&nbsp; You are able to sort a community by Q&amp;A, unanswered questions, and all conversations.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Will the new experience have the “report abuse” option like other social networking platforms have? </STRONG></P> <P>We’re adding a report option that will quarantine the post for a community manager. It likely won’t ship in the initial release of the new Yammer UI, but you can set up a no-code solution for your own organization. Check out how to do this today <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/they-posted-what-a-no-code-solution-to-sustain-a-respectful/ba-p/522200?advanced=false&amp;collapse_discussion=true&amp;search_type=thread" target="_blank" rel="noopener">in this blog post.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>My company would love to make this more turnkey within Yammer for things like Employee Resource Groups and grassroots endeavors. </STRONG></P> <P>This is a great way that many of our customers use Yammer currently for this use case. See our blog posts about this here: <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/10-yammer-communities-considered-the-backbone-of-many-yammer/ba-p/681007" target="_blank" rel="noopener">10 Yammer communities considered the backbone of many Yammer customers' networks </A><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/customer-story-how-the-largest-uk-rail-operator-uses-yammer-to/ba-p/1068652" target="_blank" rel="noopener">[Customer Story] How the largest UK rail operator uses Yammer to empower LGBT+ Communities </A>; <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/start-the-diversity-and-inclusion-conversation-at-your-company/ba-p/750927" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Start the diversity and inclusion conversation at your company</A>; <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Real-world ways to promote diversity and inclusion in your organization with Yammer and Microsoft Teams</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Messages, Postings &amp; Yammer Feeds</H3> <P><STRONG>What is changing with topics? </STRONG></P> <P>No immediate changes with the new Yammer, but future development on Topics is being researched in line with our commitment to knowledge as a pillar of the new Yammer (think Cortex).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can I order my @mentions?</STRONG></P> <P>These are automatically displayed alphabetically.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>What about private messaging? </STRONG></P> <P>This is still located within the Yammer inbox. You can also start a Teams chat from the profile cards in the New Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Are polls still anonymous? </STRONG></P> <P>Yes, if you need additional data for questions or polls, we suggest using Microsoft Forms for a richer experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>How many posts can you pin at once time? Can you have a message pinned for a specific amount of time? </STRONG></P> <P>You can only pin one message or announcement at a time. Community admins select which messages are pinned and unpinned manually. There is not a date selector. Admins will need to unpin a post in order to pin a different one.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Will the colors of the praise, question and polls be able to be customized?</STRONG></P> <P>No, however the LIKE, comments and favorite icons will match your Office 365 color scheme.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>How does the New Yammer update links to SharePoint pages?</STRONG></P> <P>No updates at this time. Though links coming from SharePoint have underwent some style improvements to show more smoothly in the thread.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>How do we turn a conversation into a task? How do we email a particular message to my outlook? So I can flag it and turn into a task? Conversations are usually talking about projects and somehow we need someway to remember to deal with these projects or conversations? What I have to do right now is market conversation unread to remind me that I need to deal with the conversation I think there needs to be someway to flag a conversation?</STRONG></P> <P>One of the Yammer PMMs, Angus, uses a Flow sequence for this and sends the message to a private group and any new post within the private groups gets a tasks created for him.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can community owners set a default type of post? Like Q&amp;A if the community is mostly used mostly for feedback.</STRONG></P> <P>For Live Events in Yammer (in the event tab in each Yammer community), the default conversation style is set to question and answer. We are looking to expand this for other areas.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>What is the single file size can be uploaded to Yammer enterprise?</STRONG></P> <P>Currently the max file size is 10mb for images uploaded to Yammer. For Office 365 Connected Communities (where files are stored in SharePoint by default), the max file size would be determined by the existing SharePoint policies.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Will one be able select the place where a picture is shown within the text of a post? This would be great to present information as you can refer the text parts to particular pictures right next to it. We have many requests for such a feature, especially when you want to basically explain something about the pictures. Is there any other way to do this if you do not want to publish separate posts?</STRONG></P> <P>While we have improved how images are tiled in a grid layout, we do not have this functionality within the new Yammer. You may want to use another type of medium, like a recording or a file with the long form of information and then share to Yammer, depending on the specific message you need to convey.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can you move questions to another community if not correctly posted?</STRONG></P> <P>Yes, the <EM>move </EM>function exists currently in Yammer and in the new Yammer! You can select which community you would like to move the post to. Yammer will include autogenerated text about which community the message was originally posted and where it was moved to. Yammer will also notify the poster to let them know their message has been moved.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Will this ever be implemented to translate any foreign language that your profile isn't set to?</STRONG></P> <P>No plans at this time, but Yammer does offer translation. See here: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/business/yammer/</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>If I am a delegate for a leader's outlook, if I were to respond to a Yammer post via outlook (under the leader's account) will it post as the leader? Or is there a way to post on behalf of another user?</STRONG></P> <P>Here’s <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/use-flow-to-schedule-yammer-posts/ba-p/916127" target="_self">an <SPAN>article </SPAN>on how to use Power Automate to schedule a post in Yammer</A>. When you set this Flow up you need to authenticate an associated Yammer account with the Flow. This Yammer account is who the post on Yammer will appear as. Once the Flow is setup you can Share the post to someone else to run. Doesn’t matter who runs the Flow, it’ll post on behalf of the authenticated Yammer account in the Flow.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Example: CEO authenticates their Yammer account to the Flow. When Joanna runabout the Flow, it posts to Yammer as CEO. Joanna shares the Flow to Eric. Eric now has permission to run the Flow. Eric runs the Flow and it posts to Yammer as CEO.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Pros:</P> <UL> <LI>No need to know the exec login credentials.</LI> <LI>Can simultaneously schedule post AND post on behalf of someone else</LI> </UL> <P>Cons:</P> <UL> <LI>Due to some Flow limitations can’t do rich text, can’t attach images/files</LI> <LI>Can only start new threads. Cannot reply to posts using this method</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>How can I set what is shown in my Yammer feed? </STRONG></P> <P>Content from groups you join and people you follow will generally be prioritized in the feed. We're also working on increasing user control so they can see more of and see less from people and groups.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>If a user is not a member of a community but the community is public will they be able to see posts from that community in their feed without joining the community? For our use case, our team is not well-known across the company and we are trying to use Yammer to make our presence aware.</STRONG></P> <P>Yes, if it’s a public community based on the interactions of the community members and the users, content and conversations may display in their feed.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can a community I favorited be promoted more within my feed?</STRONG></P> <P>Not yet, but this is on the roadmap.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can I arrange the order of my communities?</STRONG></P> <P>You can favorite up to 10 communities along the left navigation. We’re looking at ways to customize the order of these communities (most likely via a drag &amp; drop).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can you add LinkedIn tweets or linked posts within a Yammer community? </STRONG></P> <P>You can create a Flow for your community. More details <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;What things are you doing to make Yammer as inclusive and accessible as possible for people, with accessibility requirements e.g. visual impairments.</STRONG></P> <P><SPAN>The current Yammer web experience has several documentation detailing accessibility here: </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Accessibility in Yammer</A><SPAN>. As for Office 365 as whole, check out: </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">O365 Accessibility</A><SPAN> Happy to say that we have accessibility features across web and mobile as well. For this new redesigned experience, we currently do not any resources created yet, BUT the experience has been built to be keyboard and VoiceOver accessible! We’re continuing to invest in accessibility features like translation, auto face-recognition and auto transcription for live events, etc.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><SPAN>Yammer Profile</SPAN></H3> <P><STRONG>Are there plans to show how many times a user has been praised? </STRONG></P> <P>At the moment there is no plans to share this, but you can view the praise’s by user via their profile.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Are there changes to notifications? Will you still be able to manage our notification preferences with the new profile experience?</STRONG></P> <P>No changes to the actual notifications, however where you find the various notifications will change. Your Yammer inbox will stay the same with the conversations that you are part of, but notifications have been moved into the Office 365 banner to match the rest of the suite. &nbsp;</P> <P>You will be able to manage them within your Yammer notification settings as you can do currently.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>How are bookmarks ordered? &nbsp;Will bookmark be available on the Yammer mobile app? </STRONG></P> <P>They are ordered by the last updated conversation. Bookmarks are coming to the mobile app.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Will it be easy to navigate on the Yammer app between communities? </STRONG></P> <P>Yes! And the new updates may release to the mobile apps prior to the web, so make sure you are using the latest Yammer apps.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Live Events</H3> <P><STRONG>Is there Livestreaming available, or is it just record and post a video?</STRONG></P> <P>You can host a live event or record and post a video. We also announced mobile video sharing which brings near instant sharing directly from the mobile app into your Yammer communities.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Will this video functionality require an encoder, or would the app and mobile phone be able to capture videos?</STRONG></P> <P>You can use either or – for more details about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Live Events in Yammer check out this documentation</A>. We <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-future-of-yammer-microsoft-ignite-2019/ba-p/976710" target="_blank" rel="noopener">announced</A> DIY Live Events without the need for an encoder at Ignite. We also announced <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-future-of-yammer-microsoft-ignite-2019/ba-p/976710" target="_blank" rel="noopener">mobile video sharing</A> which brings near instant sharing directly from the mobile app into your Yammer communities.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can you explain a business use case for the recording feature you are showing? I cannot imagine using stickers, etc in this kind of video at work, but for sure you have examples</STRONG></P> <P>Depending on your organization, mobile video sharing has all kinds of use cases, from welcoming new employees, to training, to showing authentic moments from the field or factories. &nbsp;Companies have also done campaigns from the front line with videos of employees. For more ideas, check out this blog post:&nbsp; <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/support-your-next-campaign-with-video-content-via-yammer/ba-p/1059304" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Support your next campaign with video content via Yammer</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>What's the maximum number of participants for live events? Is there a limit to how many users can be participating/viewing live event in Yammer?</STRONG></P> <P>Currently up to 10,000 members &nbsp;can attend live– and many more can attend on-demand after the recording is automatically uploaded to Stream. More about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Live Events here.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can small-scale "Live Events" be broadcast through Yammer directly? Today, this redirects to Teams . In other words, does broadcasting within Yammer require a studio/production setup, or can people do this on the fly with their mobile device. </STRONG></P> <P>This is coming within the next few months. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-future-of-yammer-microsoft-ignite-2019/ba-p/976710" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Announced</A> at Ignite, it allows the producer to use Teams on the backend (similar to a Skype Broadcast event) while attendees still view and participate in Yammer on the front end.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Do we need to use a specific video tool to broadcast a live event on Yammer? We currently use webcast. Wondering if it will integrate with Yammer</STRONG></P> <P>Any broadcast tool that supports RTMP will work. or you can just use teams. More about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Live Events here.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can you also tell something about bringing events in yammer?</STRONG></P> <P>Many customers use events, online and offline for a way to engage employees with Yammer. Here’s a few blog posts for how they are doing this: <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/support-your-next-campaign-with-video-content-via-yammer/ba-p/1059304" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Support your next campaign with video content via Yammer </A>; <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/6-ways-yammer-boosts-engagement-internally/ba-p/1049850" target="_blank" rel="noopener">6 ways Yammer boosts engagement internally </A>; <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-event-which-unlocked-our-yammer-success/ba-p/359962" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The event which unlocked our Yammer Success </A>; <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/a-guide-to-creating-a-live-event-in-yammer-before-during-and/ba-p/697410" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A guide to creating a Live Event in Yammer - before, during and after </A>; <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/four-ways-yammer-can-make-your-event-better/ba-p/776207" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Four ways Yammer can make your event better </A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Will you be able to host normal Teams meetings in a group vs. Live Events? For some smaller groups and those wanting more equal engagement in a meeting, the Live Events feature is overkill. Does a Live event in Yammer use the same functionality as a Live event in Teams? Teams already offers the Live Events feature. How does the Yammer feature compare?</STRONG></P> <P>Depending on your event type and production expectation you can use different ways to product your live event directly in Teams or in Yammer. Learn more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Live Events here.</A></P> <P>You can also view our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Live Events playbook</A> for additional best practices for hosting live events in Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Microsoft Teams and Yammer</H3> <P><STRONG>The distinction between Teams and Yammer is an important question. will you be addressing this? guidelines or use cases perhaps?</STRONG></P> <P>Yes, we agree! In fact, we <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-future-of-yammer-microsoft-ignite-2019/ba-p/976710" target="_blank" rel="noopener">announced</A> a new Yammer App for Microsoft Teams at Ignite, which will allow you to bring in your communities and org-wide conversations from Yammer into your hub for collaboration and teamwork.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here’s a few resources to help understand the differences: <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-amp-microsoft-teams-ideas-for-using-the-yammer-tab-in/ba-p/360170" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yammer &amp; Microsoft Teams: Ideas for using the Yammer tab in Teams </A>&nbsp;; <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/10-yammer-communities-considered-the-backbone-of-many-yammer/ba-p/681007" target="_blank" rel="noopener">10 Yammer communities considered the backbone of many Yammer customers' networks </A>; <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/the-microsoft-teams-team-uses-yammer/ba-p/55210" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Microsoft Teams team uses Yammer?</A>; <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/turbo-charging-your-fuzzy-help-desks-with-microsoft-teams-yammer/ba-p/969922" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Turbo Charging your Fuzzy Help-Desks with Microsoft Teams + Yammer Integration </A>; <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/manage-your-skype-to-microsoft-teams-transition-with-yammer/ba-p/834845" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Manage your Skype to Microsoft Teams transition with Yammer </A>;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>I like the naming change to Communities, since that helps differentiate between Teams and Yammer. Is there a way to convert Yammer groups to teams in Teams, for those that are better suited for that tool?</STRONG></P> <P>This is not possible at the moment.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Is it possible to click on a person in the "Teams/Yammer-integration" and a new chat with this person in teams will be open?</STRONG></P> <P>Yes! You will be able to start a message from the new Office 365 profile card.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>SharePoint and Yammer</H3> <P><STRONG>For the Yammer SharePoint webpart, can you post/reply to Yammer messages while remaining in the SharePoint site, or do you have to navigate out of SharePoint and into the full Yammer experience?</STRONG></P> <P>Yes, you will have full functionality within the SharePoint webpart, including the new publisher, Q&amp;A, gifs, and rich text.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>If I embedded the feed on a SharePoint site, will I have to update it after the launch of the new Yammer?</STRONG></P> <P>No changes necessary.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>And what about Yammer in an intranet? </STRONG></P> <P>If you are referring to Yammer embed, yes this will also be updated to reflect the new Yammer changes. We’re also working on some out of the box embedded communities that would live on SharePoint but be powered by Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>What blog capabilities are there and what is the integration with documents from SharePoint?</STRONG></P> <P>You can use SharePoint Online for blogging capabilities. Using Yammer as comments will be on the coming roadmap.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Do the search parameters include SharePoint and Yammer?</STRONG></P> <P>Not at this time, though Yammer conversations are included in Bing search in Edge when signed in to your corporate account.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Microsoft Stream and Yammer</H3> <P><STRONG>Does the video automatically live in Stream? And does it support closed captioning? </STRONG></P> <P>Yes, live event video recordings live in Stream. And yes, Stream supports closed captioning.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Looks amazing, thanks for the preview. Are you still working on auto transcription of the videos? That's a MUST for us to be able to talk about that feature, in fact we'd actively stop people from sharing the video unless it was accessible. Thanks!</STRONG></P> <P>Currently, any video uploaded to Stream is automatically transcribed, which is the case for Live Events.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Where are the videos uploaded? Will this be integrated with Stream to automatically upload?</STRONG></P> <P>Mobile videos are not stored in Stream currently.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Does Stream count the views from within Outlook?</STRONG></P> <P>Yes! Anywhere a stream video is viewed, it’ll count the view.</P> Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:43:43 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/watch-on-demand-meet-the-new-yammer-webinar-february-2020/ba-p/1110854 Michael Holste 2020-02-27T20:43:43Z Overcoming 3 Common Barriers to Yammer Adoption https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/overcoming-3-common-barriers-to-yammer-adoption/ba-p/1074918 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">If you are looking to roll out Yammer to your organization, you will likely meet some resistance. </SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">It’s natural!&nbsp; Not everyone is going to be as passionate as you are about the virtues of Yammer</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">so you need to be prepared to empower your employees to give Yammer a try. Below are three common barriers to Yammer adoption I’ve experienced </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">and</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> how I addressed them.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>1. </STRONG><SPAN><STRONG>I don’t have time for Yammer:</STRONG>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">One of the most common barriers to Yammer adoption I work through in my company - even from those who aren’t against the idea of introducing a new technology.&nbsp; Often that perspective comes from a lack of understanding on how they can use Yammer to save them time.&nbsp; I get an understanding of what’s taking up their time, often it’s too many emails, too many meetings, and too much work.&nbsp; Well, when used strategically, Yammer could help them on all these fronts.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Additionally, I have found that many individuals receive a lot of emails from people asking questions – “how do I”, “do you know who”, etc.&nbsp; which then triggers a whole host of other emails, because they invariably end up getting repeatedly copied on the responses back and forth.&nbsp; I point out that Yammer can help eliminate that, because employees post their question in the appropriate community– they are </SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">no longer dependent on who they know.&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> They then get a response, or multiple responses, often within minutes.&nbsp; Now how’s that for saving time!</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Lastly, while Yammer may not reduce work load, it may help them get it done quicker!&nbsp; Not sure how to do something (technical or otherwise)?&nbsp; Wondering if someone has a template for what they need to do?&nbsp; Need information quickly?&nbsp; Employees can ask the Yammer community and get the collective brain power of the number of employees on your Yammer network.&nbsp; In our case it’s 17,000 and growing every day.&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> Don’t underestimate the power of this aspect of Yammer.&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Pro Tip:</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> Follow up with specific and relevant examples of communities to the group you are working with to overcome the objection.&nbsp; If I’m developing marketing material, I cite more general groups that would be of interest to a lot of people like the Mobile Device updates group which covers all things related to mobility at BMO.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>2. </STRONG><SPAN><STRONG>I don’t need it – I’ve got other tools like email, messaging:</STRONG>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The key to overcoming this barrier is to help employees understand that each tool has very different use cases.&nbsp; In training sessions and launch material, we make it clear that Yammer is a collaboration tool to exchange ideas between people you know and people you don’t.&nbsp; </SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yammer helps expand your employees' network, enabling them to broaden the diversity of the feedback and ideas that they receive. </SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Be sure to make it clear how Yammer differs from email.&nbsp; These tools depend on you knowing the recipient and is a targeted form of communication unlike Yammer where you join communities of practice or create communities around a common area of interest or initiatives.&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;<BR /></SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Additionally, with Yammer, the conversations are persistent, easily searchable, and accessible to anyone inside or outside that Yammer community, provided it’s a public community.&nbsp;&nbsp; A great use case to provide them to really highlight the difference is using Yammer to onboard new employees to their team, or organization.&nbsp; Bonus – it also saves them time, because they don’t have to answer a bunch of questions that have already been answered!&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">3. It’s New:</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Okay, let’s face it, </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">nobody</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> is going to admit to you that they aren’t going to use Yammer because it’s new technology, but often barriers 1 and 2 above </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">are </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">masking the real barrier </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">– Yammer is another tool they </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">have to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> learn and </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">integrate into the way they work.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp; </SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">People are busy, </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the last thing they have time for is to learn a new tool&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> – you need to help them realize that they </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">actually do</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> need Yammer.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp; I find that most people are totally willing to learn something new</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> if they either A) feel they will get a benefit from it or B) feel like they are missing out or being left behind if they don’t </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">get access.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">To help them understand the benefits of Yammer, </SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">I provide them with specific use cases that address real challenges they are experiencing, not just as a team but also personally.</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp; You need to help people understand what’s in it for them.&nbsp; Understand who your audience is, for example, if you have a dog lover and there is a Yammer community about dogs, tell them!&nbsp; But that may not work for everyone. Some aren’t interested in any non-work-related communities. </SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Understanding your audience is key.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The other drivers of adoption is what I wrote about in </SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Yammer-Blog/7-Tips-to-Run-a-Successful-Yammer-Group/ba-p/444720" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">7 Tips to Run a Successful Yammer Group</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> which is FOMO – the Fear of Missing Out.&nbsp; I make sure our employees know how many of their peers are on Yammer.&nbsp; Our network is </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">pretty big</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> and continues to grow, that makes people wonder why.&nbsp; </SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">What might they be missing out on?&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Pro tips:&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="7" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="auto"><STRONG>Leverage your champions</STRONG> to ensure that they are coaching people to share their messages in Yammer</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The more that is posted, the more people will want to get on to Yammer to get the latest news.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="7" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><STRONG>T</STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto"><STRONG>ag Yammer posts that provide examples</STRONG> of helpful tips, useful information that was only shared in Yammer, etc. so you can leverage them later as required.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="7" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="auto"><STRONG>Don’t be shy about pointing out that information on changes (e.g. new tech releases, process changes, etc.) hit Yammer before they hit their inbox.&nbsp;</STRONG> </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">With the informal nature of Yammer – communications don’t have to go through layers of vetting and approvals which causes delays.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">If you are just launching your Yammer network or have an existing Yammer network you are trying to grow, you’ll likely experience the </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">barriers</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> and others.&nbsp; What have you done to overcome the barriers within your organization?&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Tanya.jpg" style="width: 300px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162633i118A9F8DE6104172/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Tanya.jpg" alt="Tanya.jpg" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">Hi everyone, my name is Tanya and I have an awesome role working in the Employee Technology Experience and Communications team at Bank of Montreal (BMO), where I actively lead the adoption of our Office 365 collaboration tools. I've played a key role in the implementation of Yammer, SharePoint, OneDrive and Exchange Online in or organization. I've had the pleasure of connecting with our employees and sharing the value of these modern workplace tools as a featured speaker at a number of our internal employee digital transformation events and as a host of TechTalk a monthly BMO tech podcast series. I'm passionate about making technology fun and easy to use, so employees can make the most of the tools available to them. I'm thrilled to be a part of this Yammer blog community.</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:55:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/overcoming-3-common-barriers-to-yammer-adoption/ba-p/1074918 Tanya Caruana 2020-01-09T19:55:00Z [Customer Story] How the largest UK rail operator uses Yammer to empower LGBT+ Communities https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/customer-story-how-the-largest-uk-rail-operator-uses-yammer-to/ba-p/1068652 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">In February of 2019 we launched the LGBT+ network via Yammer at </SPAN><A href="#" target="_self"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Govia</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> Thameslink Railway (GTR)</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. </SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We are the largest UK rail operator and have stations at over 200 locations across the South East of </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">England. </SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">At the time Yammer was relatively in its infancy, with a small, but enthusiastic user base. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We quickly realised the potential </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">of Yammer</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> for the group</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">as</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> it seemed a natural place to keep </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">people </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">updated, share ideas and develop the network </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">across</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> the business. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yammer </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">has </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">help</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ed </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">to </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">break down physical barriers of location and shift work patterns to enable everyone to stay in touch. As the Yammer group has grown, so too has the profile of the LGBT+ network at GTR</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, led by employees.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <H5>&nbsp;</H5> <H4><STRONG>Collaborating on the details</STRONG></H4> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">One thing we have been particularly proud to have collaborated on through Yammer was our participation in the biggest Pride festival in Brighton.</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">We were able to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> secure</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> funding</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> to add </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">LGBT+</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> branding to a train with </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">executive support</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, which for a group like the LGBT+ network is paramount.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> The #trainbow, as it was so called, was especially meaningful as it was designed by our own design apprentice Mags Luckhurst, who is a member of the LGBT+ network.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Trainbow.jpg" style="width: 633px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162578iEAE6E4E576702B6D/image-dimensions/633x475?v=v2" width="633" height="475" role="button" title="Trainbow.jpg" alt="Trainbow.jpg" /></span></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">used Yammer to help the group decide the branding for promotional merchandise and the float design</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, specifically utilising the poll functionality </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> make things fair and impartial</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The group also used Yammer to crowdsource the playlist for our float, which meant that we had an eclectic and exciting mix of music to play during the day.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H4 style="box-sizing: border-box; color: inherit; font-family: inherit; font-size: 18px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-top: 12px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"><STRONG style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: bold;">More than pride</STRONG></H4> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Alongside the support for Brighton and Hove Pride celebrations, the group has also been used to address issues in the business </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">such as trans rights and recognition, LGBT+ history and </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">general advice and support for those questioning their sexuality and gender.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Most recently we</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> used the Yammer announcement feature to great effect to promote the appointment our</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> official </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">board members – namely Chair, Policy and Education Officer, Communications Officer</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">/</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Secretary and Events Officer. We will now look to set down some group objectives for the coming year, as well as working out what our focus should be within GTR.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We have over 150 members in our LGBT+ network</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> on Yammer</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, and </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">I </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">for one am </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">look</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ing</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> forward to seeing the community develop and grow over the next six months.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> I think it’s more important than ever that LGBT+ issues are given priority within organisations, and by working together we can ensure this is the case.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">I’d strongly recommend trying to use Yammer to help develop your own internal LGBT+ network within your company, as it really is a fantastic way to keep in touch and ensure colleagues are informed and excited about what’s going on in the Diversity and Inclusion space in your workplace.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">For more resources about starting the Diveristy and Inclusion conversation in your own Yammer network, check out this <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Yammer-Blog/Start-the-diversity-and-inclusion-conversation-at-your-company/ba-p/750927" target="_self">blog post</A> or watch this <A href="#" target="_self">Ignite Session</A>.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>About Caroline H:</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Caroline works in the Internal Communications team at Govia Thameslink Railway. Having previously worked at several social media agencies and media publishing outlets, she came on board at GTR to launch a new ‘community’ app for colleagues. This ultimately led to the development and launch of Yammer. In her spare time she enjoys playing, writing and listening to music.&nbsp;</SPAN><BR /><BR /></P> Wed, 05 Aug 2020 19:37:44 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/customer-story-how-the-largest-uk-rail-operator-uses-yammer-to/ba-p/1068652 Caroline_H 2020-08-05T19:37:44Z 6 ways Yammer boosts engagement internally https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/6-ways-yammer-boosts-engagement-internally/ba-p/1049850 <P><EM>Originally published in partnership with <A href="#" target="_self">Ragan</A> based on a session held in-person with&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="13"></LI-USER> .</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Two dynamics are pressuring executives and communicators alike who wish to engage with their workforces. Companies are growing ever more global, and employee engagement has become essential for most organizations.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Leaders aren't walking the floors or their halls like they used to. Many companies are large or employees speak numerous languages. And they live and work in different locations and time zones. And many live in different parts of the world.</P> <DIV class="adsInlineAd adsInlineAds" data-adid="228011">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>The good news is that technology can help connect communicators, employees and leaders, he adds. In fact, tech has become a cornerstone of today’s communications.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Social enterprise and social engagement tools such as Yammer—a part of the Office 365 suite—enable communicators, leaders and everyday employees to reach across distances and time differences to share knowledge.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here are ways to use technology to bolster engagement within the ranks:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>1. Offer employees a feedback channel.</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Create a culture where it’s OK to criticize the organization or say, “We’re making a mistake, or we don’t agree with this social or this political issue,” Holste says.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft even has a community known as Curmudgeonville, where curmudgeons can grumble. Such forums can surface ideas—or make you aware of discontent before it goes public.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>2. Glean ideas to drive change.</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Employees are the experts in what they do every day. Management might have a different view about what someone’s job is or how it should be or what makes money, but you won’t know whether there’s a better way if you don’t ask.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Some updates to existing products or products themselves at Microsoft have come out of hackathon style threads, where people are ideating in real time where we’re capturing knowledge and harnessing knowledge. Here's an example of one of Yammer <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Yammer-Blog/Yammer-Our-Ideation-Hub/ba-p/359951" target="_self">customer using Yammer as the Ideation Hub.&nbsp;</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>3. <EM>Gratitude can become a platitude</EM>.</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Expressions of gratitude can become mere platitudes unless you close the loop.&nbsp; When you act on an employee’s good idea or follow through on matters raised on your channels, showcase that.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Highlight good work and @-mention those responsible so everyone is aware of your employees’ successes. Showcase the growth stats. Talk about that customer case or innovation that came from the factory floor. These stories help to make the Yammer value real for the rest of your company.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>4. Start hosting digital live events.</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Many organizations are too big and dispersed for top leaders simply to rely on raised hands at a town hall. At Microsoft, employees can pose questions on Yammer in advance, and the CEO’s team chooses the most relevant for the organization to address.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Your network can help you crowdsource topics before events. It also is useful as a back channel to communicate during events—if something goes wrong technically and they need help.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_self">Live events in Yammer</A> supports everything from highly produced events to quick webinars from one’s laptop. There is auto-transcription of events, can translate it into 65 different languages. This helps non-native speakers of English digest the information. Your community can also offer <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Yammer-Blog/A-guide-to-creating-a-Live-Event-in-Yammer-before-during-and/ba-p/697410" target="_self">feedback</A> after the event’s over, as well as those who simply don’t feel comfortable speaking up in a public forum.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="CEO_Large.png" style="width: 597px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/160544i31C55ED060D956E6/image-dimensions/597x485?v=v2" width="597" height="485" role="button" title="CEO_Large.png" alt="Live Events in Yammer make it easy for the organization to connect in real time or on-demand." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Live Events in Yammer make it easy for the organization to connect in real time or on-demand.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>5. Preserve institutional knowledge.</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>It’s a problem in many organizations: <EM>How do you maintain institutional knowledge when employees move on?</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This could be something like accessing old customer experiences from previous conversations. Microsoft has often used Yammer to search through old customer engagements and see what happened years ago and how to reengage now.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>When employees use the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Yammer-Blog/Yammer-powers-organizational-IQ-through-new-knowledge/ba-p/976752" target="_self">Question and Answer post type,</A> it builds a knowledge base of information build on your organization IQ.&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="best_answer_gif.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/160545i57DF49BF948CB649/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="best_answer_gif.gif" alt="Use Q&amp;A and mark a best answer to highlight knowledge." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Use Q&amp;A and mark a best answer to highlight knowledge.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>6. Train your dragons—and your leaders—to engage.</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Sometimes leaders worry about wide-open discussions, Holste says. What if employees say the wrong thing? What if they ask tough questions the executives don’t want to answer publicly?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>First, encourage leaders to build trust over time by following the “one-two-three rule.” Post once, reply to at least two posts, and “like” three posts. Do that regularly, whether it’s weekly or monthly, and you start to earn your co-workers’ trust.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In time, when big issues arise, you will have shown yourself willing to respond. You’ll have built the trust to say on occasion: “Hey, we’ve got to think about this. … We will get back to you on it. We just need some time to formulate how … the executive team is thinking about it.”</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>These <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Yammer-Blog/Two-executive-leaders-share-their-personal-experience-with/ba-p/510177" target="_self">two executives share insights</A> of what they've learned about being on Yammer. And this <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Yammer-Blog/Unlocking-Value-with-Yammer-A-Leaders-Perspective/ba-p/673083" target="_self">Chief Customer Officer was interviewed</A> about her perspective and experience with Yammer.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Need more advice or ideas?</STRONG> Read more from our customers, <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Yammer-Blog/Customer-Story-How-BMO-engages-employees-on-Yammer/ba-p/811228" target="_self">How BMO engages employees on Yammer.&nbsp;</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>What about you? What ways have you use Yammer to engage your employees?&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 30 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/6-ways-yammer-boosts-engagement-internally/ba-p/1049850 YammerTeam 2019-12-30T08:00:00Z [Customer story] How Marie Curie Engages Employees with Yammer https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/customer-story-how-marie-curie-engages-employees-with-yammer/ba-p/1068775 <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="MC_Logo_Primary_clear area_RGB_150dpi.png" style="width: 157px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162056i29392959F3828C2D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="MC_Logo_Primary_clear area_RGB_150dpi.png" alt="MC_Logo_Primary_clear area_RGB_150dpi.png" /></span></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Marie Curie</A> <SPAN>is the leading UK charity for people living with a terminal illness, and their families. It directly supports over 50,000 terminally ill people a year, and provides information, advice and support to many more. Over 14,000 people work or volunteer for Marie Curie in a range of roles, from nurses that provide overnight care in people’s homes, to shops that raise funds, and experts in research and policy work. </SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>They use Yammer internally to define their strategy , celebrate what they do and create a stronger community. I spoke to Paul Knox, Internal Communications and Engagement Manager, to understand why Yammer is such a valuable tool for them.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><SPAN>Marie Curie’s Yammer Journey</SPAN></H2> <P>Marie Curie must have been one of the very first charities to start using Yammer, just two months after its launch back on 2008. However, at first there was no strong purpose, “people posted status updates like old-school Facebook” is how Knox describes it.<BR /><BR />It wasn’t until 2018 when two events brought about big changes. The first was a new Internal Communications team. They saw the potential for two-way communications and immediately set to work to boost usage. The second was a new and supportive CEO, Matthew Reed, at the start of 2019.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><SPAN>Meet the CEO</SPAN></H2> <P>From his very first days in the role, Reed took it upon himself to be visible on Yammer. He posted a daily update detailing what his day had in store.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Knox describes this as immediately taking off: “The phrase ‘we love Matthew’s Yammer posts’ could be heard in almost every conversation about the new CEO. It quickly humanised a traditional corporate figure and people began to feel comfortable commenting on his posts, opening up a two-way conversation with staff, no matter what their role.”</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Yammer helped Reed to learn about his new workplace too. He was active in other communities that already existed, liking and commenting on whatever caught his attention. He still comments regularly, sometimes to find out more, other times he congratulates people for their hard work. “Posts where he takes the time to thank our nurses for their out of hours work are always well received” says Knox.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><SPAN>Why Yammer works as a leadership channel</SPAN></H2> <P>Not every leader is comfortable on Yammer, but it clearly works for Reed and for Marie Curie. “I think it’s the informal nature of the posts”, says Knox. “It really doesn’t feel like the CEO is issuing a statement, as it can often feel in traditional communication channels. He’s very much just putting his thoughts out there and engaging with people on their level. You can tell that it’s him posting and not something written by our team”.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>More than just p<SPAN>et topics on Yammer</SPAN></H2> <P>An interesting marker of how their use of Yammer is maturing is that the once popular <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Yammer-Blog/Building-trust-through-pet-pics-Are-you-barking-mad/ba-p/353752" target="_blank" rel="noopener">pet picture group</A> t<SPAN>hat drove many initial sign-ups to Yammer isn’t so commonly used now. “Instead we have great conversations taking place in the LGBTQ+ Network group, as well as Let’s Talk About Death – a space to celebrate and chat about our latest awareness campaign” says Knox.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Keeping a dispersed workforce in touch is also essential for the charity. Many nurses, for example, spend night shifts alone and rarely get to meet colleagues directly. They use a lot of the time when patients are sleeping to do training modules on Marie Curie’s learning platform and have now started to share stories on Yammer too. As Knox puts it “There’s a great self-generated ethos of celebrating success and it helps people learn what they’re colleagues across the UK are up to”.</P> <H2><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Marie Curie Pic1.png" style="width: 492px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162017i832D03282036FAEE/image-dimensions/492x327?v=v2" width="492" height="327" role="button" title="Marie Curie Pic1.png" alt="A Marie Curie nurse at a fundraising tea party." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">A Marie Curie nurse at a fundraising tea party.</span></span><I></I><U></U><STRIKE></STRIKE></H2> <H2><SPAN>Yam Jam hits</SPAN></H2> <P>Marie Curie decided to set up a <A title="YamJam" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">YamJam<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></A> to give everyone the opportunity to get involved and ask questions about the future of the charity. Members of the ‘Strategy Task Force’ were briefed to take questions and stayed connected over a Skype call for the duration.<SPAN>&nbsp; </SPAN>“The popularity of the Yam Jam was much higher than we predicted, so we had to set up an additional role of question monitor responsible for assigning incoming questions to members of the task force to answer” commented Knox. “It was touch and go for a while to keep the flow going, but we made it through.”.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><SPAN>What next?</SPAN></H2> <P>With the introduction of Microsoft Teams, and a new intranet platform on the horizon, the Comms team are working really hard to properly define channels and optimise their effectiveness. Knox says “Yammer to date has been used for a mix of social interaction and collaborative working, but with Microsoft Teams we want to guide people to use this tool for projects instead. There will always be a small crossover, but I hope that Yammer continues to grow as a social platform, where people use the question and praise function more to celebrate their colleagues”.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>It’s been my privilege to work with Marie Curie over the past year on their digital workplace strategy. I’m grateful to Marie Curie for sharing their story, particularly Paul Knox who provided detailed interview notes.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Sam_Marshall_257_small-246x300.jpg" style="width: 246px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162043i742AE15842DCD29F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Sam_Marshall_257_small-246x300.jpg" alt="Sam_Marshall_257_small-246x300.jpg" /></span></P> <P><FONT size="2"><EM><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #343a41; direction: ltr; display: inline; float: none; font-family: 'Segoe UI WestEuropean', 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Emoji', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-stretch: 100%; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 20px; orphans: 2; overflow-wrap: break-word; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">Sam Marshall is the owner of ClearBox Consulting and has specialised in intranets and the digital workplace for over 19 years, working with companies such as GSK, Vodafone, TUI Travel, Sony and Unilever. His current activities focus on intranet and digital workplace strategy, and the business side of Office 365.</SPAN></EM></FONT><BR style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #343a41; font-family: Segoe UI WestEuropean,Segoe UI,Segoe UI Emoji,-apple-system,BlinkMacSystemFont,Roboto,Helvetica Neue,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" /><FONT size="2"><EM><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #343a41; direction: ltr; display: inline; float: none; font-family: 'Segoe UI WestEuropean', 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Emoji', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-stretch: 100%; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 20px; orphans: 2; overflow-wrap: break-word; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> Sam is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences and has been named a ‘Contributor of the year’ for his CMSWire column four years in a row. </SPAN></EM></FONT><BR style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #343a41; font-family: Segoe UI WestEuropean,Segoe UI,Segoe UI Emoji,-apple-system,BlinkMacSystemFont,Roboto,Helvetica Neue,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" /><FONT size="2"><EM><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #343a41; direction: ltr; display: inline; float: none; font-family: 'Segoe UI WestEuropean', 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Emoji', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-stretch: 100%; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 20px; orphans: 2; overflow-wrap: break-word; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> Contact: sam@clearbox.co.uk or <A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; text-decoration: underline;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer">@sammarshall</A></SPAN></EM></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 05 Aug 2020 19:38:20 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/customer-story-how-marie-curie-engages-employees-with-yammer/ba-p/1068775 Sam Marshall 2020-08-05T19:38:20Z Support your next campaign with video content via Yammer https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/support-your-next-campaign-with-video-content-via-yammer/ba-p/1059304 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Yammer </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">can</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">empower employees at every level to engage with video. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Depending on the audience, message and timeline there is a video option for </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">al</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">most every initiative.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> Whether your team has the budge</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">t, equipment and </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">experience of a highly professional </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">video </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">production or </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">your organization has enabled </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">employees to broadcast from their webcams</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, each has </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">unique </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">opportunity to support your core messages.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Ways to engage video.JPG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/161023i47552420216AB723/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Ways to engage video.JPG" alt="Ways to engage video.JPG" /></span></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We’ve seen some<A href="#" target="_self"> best practices from our own experiences</A> as well as our customers</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> when it comes to video and</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> campaigns. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Some</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> organizations use the high-end production event to kick off an organizational wide event. Employees can ask questions before, during and after this </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">event</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. And even if they miss the live streaming the recording is there for them to watch at their convenience</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. </SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">F</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ollowing the large gathering,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> local groups or</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">departments can host specific </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">broadcast type of live events. And then as the employees are participating within the campaign can join in by themselves via their own </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">recording devices.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Video pyrmid.JPG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/161024iF3776E7E01EFB031/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Video pyrmid.JPG" alt="Video pyrmid.JPG" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Below is a sample calendar of</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> video </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">events that we hosted to support the campaign. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">With a bit of planning you can start to plot video events that support your campaigns and </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">initiatives</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, while the conversations between events within the community happen the entire time. And </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">k</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">nowing that the videos are st</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ored for later consumption,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> your employees can view the recordings at a time that works best for them.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Video calendar.JPG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/161025iFE803B1A838D3E78/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Video calendar.JPG" alt="Video calendar.JPG" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Earlier this year, we presented at Ignite and walked through a specific scenario of how Microsoft used the variety of video abilities during our most recent Giving Campaign in the month of October. To learn how Microsoft did this, watch the replay including demos of how it works </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">here</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Tips for Videos&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="2" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Look at the camera and not at yourself!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="2" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Know what you are going to say and practice it, but don’t just read from the slides.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="2" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Test run </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">technology for events</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Use video and Yammer today!&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Make sure your Yammer communities are connected to Office 365 Groups, for more technical requirements review the documentation </SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: underline; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" href="#" target="_self"><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">Live events in Yammer</SPAN></A></SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Use Live Events in Yammer to bring a more visual and human touch to your employee communications</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Use Yammer videos to make </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">conversations</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> fun and engaging</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <UL> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Review the <A href="#" target="_self">Live Events Playbook&nbsp;</A></SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext="">Read&nbsp;<A id="link_10" style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: underline; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Yammer-Blog/A-guide-to-creating-a-Live-Event-in-Yammer-before-during-and/ba-p/697410" target="_self">A guide to creating a Live Event in Yammer - before, during and after </A> blog post</LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext="">Get even more ideas for a new campaign in the <A href="#" target="_self">Yammer Campaigns playbook</A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Related Ignite 2019 Content</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:1,&quot;335551620&quot;:1,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>Ignite Session: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Using Videos to connect leaders and employees on Yammer</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>Ignite Session: <A href="#" target="_self">Customer Showcase and Q&amp;A - Customers share video Use Cases</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Interested in applying for the private preview program for video features in Yammer? Sign up <A href="#" target="_self">here.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 11 Feb 2020 18:12:02 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/support-your-next-campaign-with-video-content-via-yammer/ba-p/1059304 YammerTeam 2020-02-11T18:12:02Z [OOO] Tips for keeping up with Yammer after a holiday break or extended leave https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/ooo-tips-for-keeping-up-with-yammer-after-a-holiday-break-or/ba-p/982979 <P>With your whole company’s employees in one network, and conversations across multiple Yammer communities every day, the temptation to ‘keep on top of’ Yammer might seem a little overwhelming.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Would you try and keep up with every meeting and conversation taking place in the office too? Probably not, and we can apply the same logic with Yammer – you don’t have to be part of every conversation all the time.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For example, let’s say you already have an overflowing email inbox after a holiday break from work. Instead of feeling the pressure to keep up with every single conversation on Yammer as well as all those emails, you can be selective on how you catch up with and consume Yammer content.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Having just been on an extended break from the office myself (for the strange new world of Maternity Leave) and just missing the launch of our company intranet – I’ve been glad to see updates, queries and feedback about the intranet in Yammer rather than my email. It’s been easier to keep up with all the suggestions, without trawling through lots of email chains and duplicate ideas, plus I can easily see which ones have already been implemented, so I don’t have to worry about those when I’m back full time.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>You don’t have to read it all!&nbsp; <BR /><BR /></STRONG></P> <P>Start thinking of Yammer less like another email inbox and more like a packet of biscuits – something nice to dip into every time you fancy. If you had a week’s break from Twitter, you wouldn’t bother spending time to catch up with every single tweet you’ve missed because there’d just be too many! Apply the same logic to Yammer and use it for when you want to connect with your work community.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Be selective on the communities and users that you follow </STRONG></P> <P><BR />Unless you’re a community manager, you probably don’t want to be following every single community and user that your Yammer network has to offer. If your organisation’s Yammer communities have well defined use cases (and they should), pick the ones that will be most useful to you and just follow those.<BR />As I work closely with the sales team in my organisation, I belong to a group called ‘Our Customers and Market’ as it keeps me up to date with what customers are telling us they need. I’m not, on the other hand, a member of the ‘Motor Chat’ group, as my interest in cars is limited to getting myself from A to B.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Similarly, if there are particular users who often post content that you find interesting, follow a few of those. For example, we’ve got a few MVPs in my organisation who always keep us up to date with key Microsoft developments, so I follow those to keep my knowledge current. On the lighter side I also have a sales colleague with a very dry sense of humour, so I follow that person for when I need a little laugh. This way the content that you see first will have most relevance to you, and you can dip in and out of other content if you have the need (or a coffee break).</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer humour post.png" style="width: 790px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/156205i46B6F136A5F94D96/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer humour post.png" alt="Yammer humour post.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Update your notifications settings&nbsp;<BR /><BR /></STRONG></P> <P>The default setting for Yammer notifications is to have everything ‘on’, which means that not only do you get all sorts of notifications within Yammer itself, but you may find that Yammer is emailing you as well with lots of updates that you may not need – increasing the pressure to ‘catch up’. Modify your settings so that you’re only getting the notifications you care about.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Currently, I’m back in the office once a week at the moment with a full return in January. <BR />When I am in the office I catch up with Yammer bit by bit and here’s how:</P> <UL> <LI>Searching for #joined to find out more about all the new starters we’ve had since I’ve been away (and say hello!)</LI> <LI>Skimming through the newest conversations in my key communities and bookmarking ones I’d like to follow up. I’ll be setting some time aside to go through these bookmarks later in more detail. For example – one of these was about the Ice Breaker bot in Microsoft Teams that I think could really help colleagues get to know each other, so I’d like to raise awareness about it once I’m back.</LI> </UL> <P>With my community manager hat on I’ve also been checking:</P> <UL> <LI>New communities to make sure they have more than one owner and a clear use case with examples.</LI> <LI>Communities with little/no activity to see if they are still worthwhile keeping open moving forward.</LI> </UL> <P>No matter how your organisation uses Yammer, you can be sure that the intention is to help, not hinder, so if you’re feeling overwhelmed – try the tips above and see if keeping up with Yammer becomes less of a burden. &nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Lyndsay_Ansell.jpg" style="width: 311px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/156206iA290737AD43E7CFD/image-dimensions/311x320?v=v2" width="311" height="320" role="button" title="Lyndsay_Ansell.jpg" alt="Lyndsay_Ansell.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; font-family: 'SegoeUI','Lato','Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">I'm Lyndsay Ansell, Internal Communication Specialist at Modality Systems. I'm working to reinvigorate our Yammer network as part of a wider Internal Comms strategy. Having spent the last 4 years working in the UC industry, communication of all forms really interests me, and I'm constantly looking for new ideas and opinions around the subject. &nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; font-family: 'SegoeUI','Lato','Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">More from Lyndsay:&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; font-family: 'SegoeUI','Lato','Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Yammer-Blog/Community-Managers-amp-Data-Why-it-s-important-to-look-at-Yammer/ba-p/510793" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Community Managers &amp; Data: Why it’s important to look at Yammer user behaviour </A>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; font-family: 'SegoeUI','Lato','Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Yammer-Blog/Top-5-Daily-Tasks-for-Yammer-Community-Management/ba-p/353742" target="_self">Top 5 Daily Tasks for Yammer Community Management </A>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 02 Dec 2019 15:07:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/ooo-tips-for-keeping-up-with-yammer-after-a-holiday-break-or/ba-p/982979 Lyndsay Ansell 2019-12-02T15:07:00Z [Ignite Recap] Cerner finds sweet spot with Microsoft 365 Groups, SharePoint, Teams and Yammer https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/ignite-recap-cerner-finds-sweet-spot-with-microsoft-365-groups/ba-p/1015161 <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ignite Recap: Finding your O365 sweet spot with&nbsp; Microsoft 365 Groups, SharePoint, Teams and Yammer&nbsp;</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Speakers</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">:&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">John </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Moore</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> Cerner</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Lance Yoder</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Cerner</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Madhuri </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Tondep</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">u</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">–</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> Microsoft</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> Program Manager&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">If your organization has the entire toolbox of Office 365 ready and waiting, this session is a great overview about how you can use the tools together to tell a seamless story to your employees. </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Watch and listen to the </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">behind-the-scenes </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">look into</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none"> how Office 365 Groups, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and Yammer work together to provide a global collaboration platform.</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">John and Lance</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> also dive into the technical details and best practices of migrating, architecture, deployment, and change management and feature real-life examples of project planning, education, and training artifacts, as well as a live demo of how these products can be extended and customized for success.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Cerner took about 9 months of planning and collaboration by identifying the vision, including the most important use cases for success by interviewing the use case owners</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. By grouping the use cases and writing them down on paper, it helped to prioritize and figure out the best technical solution for stakeholders across the organization.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Next their teams took to figure out how to articulate to their employees what tool to use when. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">John Moore developed </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the image below</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> to provide clear</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> picture of how the tools work in different scenarios. Feel free to use </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">the high-res version of the image here</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="What to use when eart.JPG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/157703iA45F1744556E5694/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="What to use when eart.JPG" alt="What to use when eart.JPG" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">At Cerner they wanted to get out of the way for collaboration for their users. Cerner manages about 18K groups within their organization. Every associate can create groups, but they do have some guidance in the way that the groups are created.&nbsp; <SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">Additionally </SPAN><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">regarding</SPAN><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto"> community management, they have </SPAN><A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: underline; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Community-Management/Keyword-Monitoring-in-Yammer/m-p/133935/highlight/true#M488" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot;" data-contrast="none">specific keywords</SPAN></A><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto"> they monitor. </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">And j</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ust because the group has expired does not mean that it was a failure, sometime</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> collaboration has an end.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="o365 group lifecycle.JPG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/157705iA7E38F111A093CE8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="o365 group lifecycle.JPG" alt="o365 group lifecycle.JPG" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">With a motto, </SPAN><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">secure from the start</SPAN></I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, Cerner enforces Office 365 identity and have </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">role based</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> access control. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Employees can also use the “Report Abuse” process that the Cerner team has set up for employees to flag post. The team will review the post to determine the next best steps. If you want to set up your own</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> no code solution for this</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, see </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this resource by John Tropea and Benjamin Elias</A><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> to learn how</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer configuration.JPG" style="width: 0px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/157706iBFDC6555976C12C7/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" width="0" height="0" role="button" title="Yammer configuration.JPG" alt="Yammer configuration.JPG" /></span><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer configuration.JPG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/157707i8DC6740B7ED47968/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer configuration.JPG" alt="Yammer configuration.JPG" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">View the live </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">demos</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> in this part of</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> their session to see how the demonstrate their </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Office 365 at Cerner Yammer Community</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> John gives insight into their actual environment about how they use tips, resources, classes and training for educating their users</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> and meeting them exactly where they are</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. John also shares about their early adoption technology strategy within their organization.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Additional</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ly,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> John’s team uses a Team and pulls in the Yammer </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">C</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ommunity via the Yammer connector on Teams. He tracks the conversations, including the questions and response times, indicating people are waiting less than a day for the questions to be answered. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Finally, </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">John walks through the </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Roadmap RSS feed to Team Channel</SPAN></A> <SPAN data-contrast="none">as a way that his team stays informed about what’s new at Microsoft.&nbsp;</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="none">You can also see the sample form and </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Report Abuse that you can reuse within your own Yammer community</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Lance shares and </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">demo</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> how employees use Yammer community, SharePoint site, and Microsoft Teams for engineering culture. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">They encourage you to meet the community where they are at and offer a variety of ways to communicate and engage with the end users.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">At Cerner they encourage open collaboration with guidelines. And Lance and John conclude by encouraging everyone to keep moving beyond just the launch or the initial introduction of the technology within your organizations.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">What about your organization? Have you started to integrate the variety technologies to your programs, initiatives and business needs?&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Tue, 26 May 2020 17:20:49 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/ignite-recap-cerner-finds-sweet-spot-with-microsoft-365-groups/ba-p/1015161 YammerTeam 2020-05-26T17:20:49Z In case you missed it… the Yammer Team at Ignite https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/in-case-you-missed-it-the-yammer-team-at-ignite/ba-p/1009941 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Get ready to dive into all things Yammer with this must watch list from the Yammer Product teams.&nbsp; View the sessions, download the slides and take notes as you learn during every session</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> just as if you were there in person!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">First up, the Yammer keynote!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">The future of Yammer: Share knowledge, engage leaders, and build communities in Microsoft 365&nbsp;</SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><EM>Murali Sitaram, General Manager Yammer and Office 365 Groups&nbsp;</EM></P> <P><EM>Jason Mayans, Group Product Manager Yammer&nbsp;</EM></P> <P><EM>Steve Nguyen, Product Evangelist&nbsp;</EM><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">The Yammer product leadership team unveil</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ed</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none"> the most significant innovations in Yammer history. Explore the vision for Yammer powering leadership engagement, corporate communications, and communities in Microsoft 365.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">D</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">iscover new Yammer features and integrations that empower people to connect and share knowledge across the organization with open conversation backed by enterprise-grade privacy, security, and compliance.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="the new yammer slide.JPG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/157285i496F2CAC77EBB859/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="the new yammer slide.JPG" alt="the new yammer slide.JPG" /></span></SPAN></P> <H4>&nbsp;</H4> <H4><STRONG><SPAN data-