06-23-2016 08:35 AM
06-23-2016 08:35 AM
You may think: Proof! Microsoft has lost confidence in Yammer. This is not at all correct. When you look at the use-case of Yammer vs. Lithium (the platform used for this community) there are a couple of key reasons for moving this community support site away from Yammer.
Yammer is a platform for Enterprise Social Neworking within an organization (and extending to that org's partners). It was not meant to handle this type of public social platform supporting multiple millions of users. Also, the requirement that you log in before you can see or search posts was a limitation of Yammer for this use-case.
Yammer continues to be Microsoft's Enterprise Social Network. I applaud Microsoft for shifting platforms to serve users better, knowing they'd be taking the inevitable "Yammer is dead" backlash.
07-15-2016 03:12 PM
07-15-2016 03:15 PM
07-15-2016 04:32 PM
Hey Julian, we are working in a way to surface more corners of this network without making it too busy. What else would you like to see here?
07-15-2016 05:02 PM
07-15-2016 08:35 PM
@Scott Ward wrote:
a few comments I think belong here... firstly there is far too much white space on the page, I tried to read the thread but got lost in terms of what topics were being discussed, as scrolling is a marathon - this alone risks killing the flow of the discussion.
The other thing I would recommend working on is your use of badges. Badges for the hell of it (like putting a profile photo us) are not legitimate incentives and can be seen as condescending. Each badge/reward needs to link to a specific intrinsic user motivator... at the moment there are too obviously skewed to your interests rather than the end users (this is gamification 101 guys).
Regardless of what is said by MS the move to this space raises concerns around the future of Yammer.
Which ever way it goes there is a need for a highly engaging and sticky platform to assist businesses commercialise not just their employee communities but also their partner and customer communities. This platform must drive engagement as its first priority, then cascade back to support a variety of functions and business models (including payment mechanisms, profile management etc)... I'm sure this new platform is infinitely more scalable from a tech perspective but you need to know that from an engagement perspective its horrible which means the critical anchor point of your social community is now compromised.
Really hoping this initial reveal shifts rapidly
Shifting rapidly is the plan in preview, our users are the core to why there is value. Your thoughts on gamification are also spot on and are aligned with our views. Please continue to provide your feedback and we work to bring this community to the level of your expectations.
07-16-2016 12:57 AM
07-16-2016 05:14 AM - edited 07-16-2016 05:28 AM
Ik ben ook verheugd om deel te mogen uit maken van het nieuwe Office 365 Netwerk!! Het nieuwe Netwerk beschikt over enkele grote voordelen:
Er zijn zeker nog meer zaken, die ik hier wellicht heb onderbelicht. Maar ik ben zeer verheugd!
En: As a Dutch and Benlux oriented company I'm also thrilled to be part of the new Office 365 Network!!
It certainly seems the new Network has some huge advantages over Yammer : No1... It had to become PUBLIC!
There's a lot more, and I certainly must have forgotten to mention some f them, but these are the things I'm most excited about!
07-17-2016 01:23 PM
Can you cross post? One of the great things about yammer is that ability to share form one group to another
07-17-2016 02:43 PM
07-18-2016 01:08 AM
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07-18-2016 10:03 AM
07-18-2016 10:22 AM
07-18-2016 10:25 AM
We can not cross-post, however we can move posts or entire conversations into a new group.
We'll use this feature if someone posts in the wrong area, or if we need to create a new groups because there is a high volume of posts on a certain topic. (ie, in the SharePoint group there is a lot of posts with the label or tag of "hybrid seach" we could create a new Hybrid Search group and populate it with all of the existing posts on this topic).
07-18-2016 10:42 AM