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Many of us saw the roadmaps from the SharePoint Virtual Summit with features like communication sites that include integration with Yammer.

 

What are you most excited about with the Yammer and Office 365 roadmap as we approach Microsoft Ignite later in the year and how does Yammer stay relevant, as an add-on question? Thanks!

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Can't promise anything on timing, but just know that it's a key area of focus and work is underway.  

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Yeah, I think this is something we'd want to think about for sure.

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This is why I think a change in the provisioning of Groups is needed, especially related to the conversational model

  • 1.If you need a foundational service, like Office 365 Groups, it should be available at the most foundational level (= Office 365 Admin), with all the alternatives available there and then
  • 2.If you really want the conversational alternatives (Outlook or Yammer) to be seen as equal, they should be treated equally, not as it is right now, that you get Outlook conversational model via Outlook, Sharepoint Home, Planner and Office 365 Admin, while the Yammer conversational model only is available in one place, through Yammer.
  • 3.I also believe that being able to choose between Yammer or Outlook in Office 365 Admin or Sharepoint Home, would probably prevent the mess that a lof of businesses are experiencing right now, where sites, libraries and onenotes are being duplicated because they have followed earlier recommendations regarding connecting and embedding Yammer in Sharepoint sites.

cc @Ron Blandford and @Adrienne Trudeau

Agree Morten. Your points are exactly what we would like to have
I think that Office groups should be the connecting glue, but the final user interface you use is only a question of preference. We would like to have a conversation visible in Yammer, Outlook or Teams. it does not matter the way you post. Admins can decide to enable this feature for the company or not making that you only uses Yammer or Teams or in other organizations being able to use any method sharing the conversations and the this will be seen as equal.
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Me too!  Where can I download a copy of that graphic?

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Here you go, Jim. 

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@Chris Slemp thanks for sharing the image.

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So I got some hands on issues. I want to have a Communication site with a Yammer Group. I don't want a whole Offic 365 Group from that Yammer Group and it gets confusing. 

 

Is there a way around this? To create a Yammergroup alone? Or one to a Communication site?