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Yammer and SharePoint integration? #Yammer


Dean Testa
 

For those that are leveraging both systems ... have you integrated them
to create a more robust KM tool? If so, do your users like it? How
tight is the integration? Does search span the 2 systems or is it still
separate?

Thanks!
Dean Testa
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company


Stan Garfield
 

>For those that are leveraging both systems, have you integrated them to create a more robust KM tool?

We use a Yammer web part on SharePoint sites to display feeds, usually from Yammer groups.

>If so, do your users like it?

They like it.  We would like to be able to integrate other types of feeds (e.g., topic pages), but so far, that is not available.

>How tight is the integration?

It's pretty good.  The web part allows users to view all group threads, join the group, and post and reply from SharePoint without having to leave the SharePoint.

>Does search span the 2 systems or is it still separate?

Not currently, although this may be possible in the future.  For now, when doing an enterprise search from SharePoint, on the results page next to the search box is a link to "Try this search on Yammer."


Dean Testa
 

Thanks for the reply Stan!

Hopefully the lack of replies is not indicative of the usage of Yammer with SharePoint ... of course in the interim Microsoft went out and bought Yammer so that could change in the future.

D.


marie.strah@yahoo.com <marie.strah@...>
 

I missed the original post – sorry!

 

I have several examples of Yammer, Jive, Confluence and Newsgator integration with SharePoint for customers.

 

I have had most success with Jive as it is the most comprehensive platform (provides chat, IM, blogs, wikis, project workspaces, etc.) that can be adapted and configured to best suit the needs of the group or team’s intent as well as runs the gamut of formal to informal.

 

Yammer and the others are more singular (Yammer is organizational Facebook/Twitter, Confluence is wiki) and thus can present a challenge if their use case does not meet organizational needs. However all have enterprise integration with SharePoint so could be part of organizational “social strategy” to augment native SP KM capabilities (admittedly weak on social).

 

After the MSFT acquisition of Yammer, MSFT and Yammer presented a roadmap for further integration of Yammer into the 2016 version of SharePoint as well as product development roadmap for Yammer to increase enterprise computing functionality (beyond the “Facebooky” features it currently provides which are more tailored to SMB <100 employees).

 

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Thanks for the reply Stan!

Hopefully the lack of replies is not indicative of the usage of Yammer with SharePoint ... of course in the interim Microsoft went out and bought Yammer so that could change in the future.

D.