Business Collaboration: Yammer’s Integration With SharePoint – Part 1

Yammer’s Integration with SharePoint 

Engaging Social Experience to Enhance Productivity of Business Collaboration

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Microsoft’s acquisition of Yammer in mid 2012 for $1.2 billion has been continuously drawing IT managers’ attention as they looked upon SharePoint-Yammer integration as eye candy in business collaboration platform. Recently, Microsoft updated their roadmap issued in November last year and announced a detailed roadmap at Convergence 2013 for enterprise social collaboration through Yammer’s integration into SharePoint.

How Yammer Enhances SharePoint Experience

Before we discuss the updated roadmap, let’s have a look at Yammers social media platform capabilities that can enhance user experience in Microsoft SharePoint, one of the popular business collaboration platforms.

Yammer is the first and most powerful enterprise social network. It’s integration with SharePoint, the enterprise business collaboration platform, turns business collaboration into a mobile, social, and engaging experience. Yammer adds a real-time social layer to business collaboration core capabilities of SharePoint, which is regarded as a vehicle for more productivity by virtue of its capabilities for team and company-wide collaboration around files and projects, and conversations. Yammer mobile applications keep the users connected to conversations inside SharePoint while they are on the go.

How it works and Future Promises

Yammer feed that includes “My Feed” and “Group Feeds” can be embedded virtually into SharePoint sites to facilitate conversations within teams and among teams within a company. It also allows sending and tracking private messages to coworkers using a separate private messages tab, while new messages are managed through @mentions, replies, etc.

Since the integration supports single sign-on, SharePoint authentication credentials are sufficient to simultaneously log into Yammer through a single entry point. SharePoint’s built-in Web Part controls and templates are used to manage the Primary Yammer Web Part. Users without Yammer account can also view conversations if Yammer administrator configures read-only Yammer feeds. Unread Yammer messages are directly tracked in SharePoint. The recent addition is “Yammer Web Part for Office365” that enables embedding Yammer feeds using a web part specifically built for Office365 pages. The users can send links to documents, announcements and tasks from SharePoint to Yammer feeds for real-time collaboration. Searching is more informative and easy as relevant Yammer messages are displayed beside SharePoint search results. Activity Streams allow sharing of activity happening in SharePoint with your colleagues on Yammer.

Next…

Future Road Map of SharePoint-Yammer Integration

By Kristian Lal Khatri

About Krishan Lal Khatri

Krishan is a technology researcher and writer with over 12 years experience in telecommunication industry. He has a masters degree in Electronic Engineering and is member of IEEE and ISOC. He has worked with leading telecommunication service providers in Pakistan and United Arab Emirates for 10 years and then switched to teaching and research by joining a public sector university. He is currently pursuing PhD in Electrical Engineering.

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