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The Summary from this AMA is available in the attached Word Document. We hope to see you next time!

 

Thank you for joining us and voicing your questions and feedback during this fun and action-packed hour!

 

For ongoing updates, please join the Yammer Service Updates Yammer Group

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I just read the whole summary since I missed the event.  Excellent information.  Thanks for providing it.



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I was in training during this AMA and was sad to miss it. Looking forward to the summary @Lana O'Brien!

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Sad that I had to miss this today, but happy I get to review it all here and chime in where I feel compelled :)
just to late i filled out the form hope to join next time!
Thanks! that was good :)

I've seen a LOT of when to use what from different sources (most of them good) but unfortunately not tangible enough for our needs. I'm wondering if there any resources out there that can help provide more prescriptive guidance on conversations (its not t

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Thanks Dean - appreciate the call out!  Will have a new blog this week with reasons on why Yammer is more important than ever (which will be posted in this community).

 

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My recommendation would be to identify and highlight *actual* uses of each within your own organization so it's concrete and relatable and connect those teams / individua... Read More

Our marketing team is working on building out resources to help enable Yammer adoption and explain how/why to tuse Yammer. Here is some guidance that can help steer you b

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Have you seen the work done by @Naomi Moneypenny on this topic? she has published a lot of good examples.

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The Summary from this AMA is available in the attached Word Document. We hope to see you next time!

 

Thank you for joining us and voicing your questions and feedback during this fun and action-packed hour!

 

For ongoing updates, please join the Yammer Service Updates Yammer Group

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I just read the whole summary since I missed the event.  Excellent information.  Thanks for providing it.



Christine

 

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I was in training during this AMA and was sad to miss it. Looking forward to the summary @Lana O'Brien!

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Sad that I had to miss this today, but happy I get to review it all here and chime in where I feel compelled :)
just to late i filled out the form hope to join next time!
Thanks! that was good :)

What is the Yammer roadmap looking like, post MS Ignite Australia? What are the big things that are close to fruition? How about the editing of Yammer posts or desktop Yammer apps for example? 

 

Bonus question if I may, do you get fed up when some people d

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You may like my recent blog on the roadmap and the "d" word.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/welcome-office-365-yammer-kevin-crossman

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Yammer is so 'dead' that Workplace by Facebook is using a very similar strategy for helping organisations to engage their people in better ways of working. Slack is copyi

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I find myself eye-rolling over the Yammer is mortally wounded / lying in a ditch / dead / undead / back as a zombie in a B-movie rants.

 

Yammer can take time, nurturing, a

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Thanks for your enthusiasm since Australia Ignite, Cian! As you probably know, we rolled out our integration with Office 365 Groups last week, so that's available now.

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Good Qs (:o))

Hello, a couple of questions related to timing. First, do you have any details to share about the timing? Second, when will it impact our tenant?

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Lauren and I do not see it. We are in the same tenant. Not sure how to share a screen shot though in a reply.
It should be live in your tenant right now.

Right now, it seems that Microsoft teams only integrates with Office 365 Groups that use Outlook conversations. 

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This has been a conundrum for us. I originally about passed out when Microsoft said that the idea was for organizational users to pick the application they liked or were

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There will be a connector for Yammer. At this time Team's will not have Yammer as an individual channel or tab in Teams, but please engage with the Team's Tech Community ... Read More

Hello,

 

We're looking to replace our aging intranet with a more modern, enterprise social experience. Would Yammer be a good candidate?

 

Thanks

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Thanks for all the feedback. Very good points here. 

 

We'll continue to look at the needs and see if this tool will work. I need to get feedback from the business to under

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Touchy subject but my personal belief is that Yammer embodies much of what is desired from an "Intranet." Some will not like that all have an equal voice but our companie

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Yammer is a piece of the puzzle. The Yammer connected Office 365 Groups will provide each new group with a SharePoint team site, which could be used to build a loosely co... Read More
I my opinion it is a great combination with: SharePoint Site ( classic Intranet for links, Data, Forms and so on) & Yammer ( for the hole Company and Connection with cust... Read More

I would say that Yammer is not an intranet, it can be part of the intranet. SharePoint is the intranet. 

The User Interface is different, but both are so extremely similar at this point, what are the real differences between the two, and why would I encourage a Group to have discussions in Yammer vs Group inbox?

 

Both are thread based, both can be "liked", bo

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I think another advantage Yammer has is that a Yammer group can be embedded into an intranet page and provide a visible place for conversation alongside the intranet cont... Read More

I hear you Brent. The way I think about it is in the name you mentioned, Group "Inbox." I know we get a little weary talking about good ol' "What to use When" but it is a

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The content of the messages in Yammer or in Outlook/email are certainly similar (Yammer today is plain text, whereas email is rich text... Yammer will soon have ability t

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There are still difference in modality between email and Yammer. For example, with email you can fork a thread, remove people from it, etc.

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I would also like to get Microsoft's take on this. From a user experience perspective I can easily see how Yammer would be the better option for conversations (fluid, vis

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With the release of Microsoft Teams, what the future road map for Yammer. Will Yammer and Teams be consolidated into a single product or will Yammer be depreciated as the products offer very similar functionality

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I can see why you asked this question. I believe that Yammer and Teams will be better together and are complementary products. Here's my take on how they can work togethe

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Perhaps useful for consideration...Among Email and Microsoft Teams, Yammer Still Has Its Place https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/among-email-microsoft-teams-yammer-still-has-its-place-steve-nguyen Read More

Teams is a lot better at closed workgroups focused on a set of tasks, where the membership of these workgroups is defined and static.  However, Yammer allows the audience

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Thanks, were currently investing time into both these products,  with how we work. I wanted to make sure these both had a future.

Microsoft is continually investing in Yammer and we encourage you to keep up with our updates on major product releases by following Tech Community. We recently announced

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What do we do about Yammer Groups that don't need the other workloads?

 

Will we have the ability to turn off and turn on workloads for an Yammer-based O365 Group?

 

We have been actively moving "collaborative" groups out of Yammer and physically into Groups

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Hi Brent - new groups will have all the workloads provisioned automatically.

There isn't a way to control which are provisioned. So yes, it's over provisioning for some us

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I see it in the Admin section, but new Groups are not being created.  Thoughts on rollout time lines?

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I'm not seeing integration with O365 groups either. My Yammer admin security settings show that "Connected groups are turned on for this network" and has been for at leas

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Make sure that you don't have other domains pending to be merged into your canonical network. Currently only 1-to-1 yammer network to O365 tenant is supported.

 

Go to your

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In addition to Tom's suggestion about configuration - when you say you see it in the Admin section, be sure that you have Enforce Office 365 sign-in and its in a Committ... Read More
Could be your configuration. Our corporate network disallowed O365 Group creation for regular users (using PowerShell), which seems to be preventing us from creating thes... Read More
I know of groups with over 22,000 members.
Hi Joanna -

There is no theoretical max for the number of users in a group. We say 1,000+ in all our groups support documentation. Anecdotally, we have seen groups with ... Read More
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Did I understand correctly that this would not be possible anymore? 

Do you see that need? 

If yes: What solution do you propose? 

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We built this feature to have a 1:1 mapping for a Yammer Group to an Office 365 group.

 

Could we learn more about the use case for what you are describing? 

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With this new integration with O365 groups, will users be able to use the calendar for their group and have it update as a post out on their Yammer group page?

 

Ex. We have an existing Yammer group for Community Events. It's nice to see the threaded conver

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This is the number 1 request of our users.
Thank you for the feedback. Yes, this is something we also want to achieve and it is on our roadmap for sure.
Adding support to calendar is currently on our roadmap but we do not have a timeline for when this will get delivered.

Is there an issue pulling in live previews?

 

It seems that Yammer starts to pull in the live preview:

 

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But when I post it does this weird thing with a blank puzzle icon:

 

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Can we have you open up a support case so we can take a look? 

 

@Bill Kaupp

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What will happen if we have already provisioned SharePoint sites collections that have the same name as new group that a user tries to provision?

 

"https://mytenant.sharepoint.com/sites/TeamX" (regular sharepoint team site already exists)

 

Email address tea

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AAD allows for duplicate group display names, so you'll have a group and a SP site collection with the same display name.
These are both topics that are still being determined. Follow Office 365 Groups: naming policy in Azure Active Directory for more info: https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-roadmap?featureid=38603 Read More
  • What are the security impacts and/or changes in the move to the new groups in Yammer?
  • What are AAD relationships to Yammer groups in this change? will these be reflected as Office 365 Groups (as in Outlook groups)?
  • What is the impact if a group name exists
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O365 Connected Yammer groups will have a group object created in AAD, just like all other O365 Groups.

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Oops. Wrong reference. I can't delete a post here, so this is the best I could do. 

 

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The roadmap you're referencing there is for connecting Yammer networks to O365 tenants.

Do we will have an enterprise archive and backup system for Yammer? It is possible to get this with Office 365 Groups?

 

 

For an enterprise company we need an archive and backup system for example in Europe as legal or compliance requirements.

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All pertinent information within Yammer is available via the export functionality.  This export should suffice to satisfy legal and compliance requirements.

 

There is no "

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Yammer offers a data export for this. 

Documentation is here: https://developer.yammer.com/docs/data-export-api

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I would like to know, when all of us can use Yammer with Office 365 Group features in our "old" Yammer tenants.

Can you tell us something about the Future?

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@SteveNguyen Example. We have a company with hundrets of Yammer Groups and for exampe six Yammer tenants under the main Yammer Tenant connected to three multitenant Offic... Read More
We're working on backfilling existing groups for networks currently eligible for groups over the next few months, and will address more complex networks and groups to fol... Read More
Not sure what you you mean by "old" Yammer tenants. Could you please clarify? But we will be backfilling/connecting legacy Yammer groups in our next phase of this Office ... Read More

Any chance searches made in Yammer will surface items from its connected group? If so, that would be AWESOME!

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Yes please. I think the Yammer search experience will have to gradually change, with files being stored in SharePoint.
This is definitely on our roadmap, but it would be a longer term goal.

I just noticed someone mention a few improvents are underway with SharePoint and Yammer (that's good) I'm wondering if better integration is on the roadmap as well? i.e. Yammer embed in SP could improve.

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Thanks for the feedback. We are looking at different ways of integrating between Sharepoint and Yammer to provide a more richer experience and Yammer embed in SP is defin... Read More
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What, if any, are the plans for providing powershell support for Yammer workloads?

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There is powershell support for every other workload, it is the recommended tool for IT pros to perform many administrative tasks. There is a lot of work being done the P... Read More
Sorry, currently, we don't have plan to provide powershell support for Yammer. May I ask what's the scenario are you trying to achieve?

When will the Yammer PowerBI Content Packs be ready and what kind of information will they include?

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I'm told by the team building it should be available by the end of the month.

Would it be possible to get some screenshots of what the new Yammer Desktop App will look like? Or at least could we get a list of some of the functionality?

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Essentially, it'll look just like the web experience. The Desktop App will serve as a wrapper much like the Teams desktop app functions.

Hi, in the blog post, it says that "Through Office 365 Groups integration, Office 365 administrators will soon be able to use query-based group membership in Yammer based on Azure Active Directory attributes such as role, location and manager. This will e

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We are currently adding support in Yammer Groups that are connected Office to support 'Dynamic groups'. Our wonderful developers are hard at work to deliver this feature!

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