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Full Yammer experience in Microsoft Teams with Yammer Communities App

I am a big fan of most organisations having a workplace social platform, especially at times like these where lots of people are remote working for the first time and people need connection and communication. Here are my 6 reasons you should have a workplace social network, I won’t repeat them here. I can appreciate how some people can get confused between Teams and Yammer and/or feel they...

Microsoft Live Events Assistance Service, Remote Expert support from Microsoft

What are Microsoft 365 Live Events? Microsoft 365 Live events enable anyone to create a live video broadcast event with interactive discussion across event across Teams, Yammer or Stream for up to 10,000 attendees. Typical live events might be a company or division-wide leadership update. After the event, the video can be made available on demand. If an event is public, anyone who has the link...

5 Biggest Microsoft Teams Takeaways from Microsoft Ignite 2019

Microsoft Ignite 2019 was fantastic as always. I had the great opportunity to speak twice, recorded the UC Today podcast live, did a lot of networking and catching up with friends, and even managed to get some sessions in along the way! After a bit of time to take in a few more sessions and reflect on the content and conversations, here are my 5 big takeaways for Microsoft Teams from Microsoft...

Workplace by Facebook up to 3 Million Paid Users, can Microsoft fight back with the Year of Yammer?

Workplace by Facebook is a separate division of Facebook that offers a private dedicated Facebook-like experience for organisations. They position it as both an “Enterprise Social Network” with New Feed and for Team collaboration, with “collaboration spaces” with files and discussions. It also has chat, video conferencing and video broadcast. They also have a heavy focus on connecting front line...

6 reasons you should have a workplace social network like Yammer

In terms of business value, I think internal workplace social networks are one of the most underrated tools available. Sometimes called “enterprise social network” (ESN) or “workplace social software” (Gartner), at the highest level, you can think of this as a closed Facebook for the enterprise. In Microsoft’s world, that is typically Yammer. But this article is less...

Skype for Business Integration to Yammer

Not full integration between Skype for Business and Yammer, but you can now use Skype for Business while you are in Yammer. Instant Messaging and Presence only as the web app version doesn’t have audio and video. SfB presence is also integrated into the contact card in Yammer and there is a “call with Skype” button that launches the desktop SfB client.   it’s not integrated in...

Posting from RSS to Yammer with Microsoft Flow

This is something I really missed with Yammer, we used to have IFTTT setup to auto post blog posts from key UC blogs via their RSS feeds. It was really helpful to keep up with the latest news and extend the conversation. I just stumbled across the fact that Microsoft Flow (Kind of Microsoft’s IFTTT for Enterprise. Here is the flow It’s pretty self explanatory, you sign in with your Office365...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 news and opinions