Along with the news today that Yammer will be auto activated for all eligible O365 tenants (previously you had to go and enable/provision it). Yammer announced they were depreciating:
- The Yammer Now mobile app will be deprecated on March 4, 2016.
- Online Now will remove real-time messaging in favour of direct messaging in the next several months.
From the Microsoft blog post: “As Yammer integrates more deeply with Office 365, it will leverage Skype for Business for real-time capabilities”
And as Yammer integrates more deeply with Office 365 Groups, it will open up options “such as escalate your Yammer conversation into a Skype call”.
This feels like another step towards tighter integration with the Office 365 suite and Office 365 Groups. No specific date was given other than first half of 2016.