Microsoft is pushing Yammer deeper into the enterprise with the addition of Yammer to the Office 365 K1 plan. It’s a small step forward, but gives users who don’t have desks access to it where they didn’t have access before.
Microsoft doesn’t say whether it has changed its mind and decided to offer Yammer to users who previously lacked access, except to say that it wants to give it to workers that have no fixed abode.
Harmon.ie today addressed one of the biggest issues in cloud computing: how to track everything that happens in the services you are using. It's solution, Collage, pulls together enterprise cloud services onto a single screen and lets users know what’s happening across the cloud ecosystem in which they operate.
The result is a 360-degree view across enterprise cloud services providing workers with a contextual, single-screen activity stream or what Harmon.ie calls a work stream.
Although Microsoft has been developing Office 365 at a ferocious rate recently, it still remains a suite of individual applications designed to accomplish specific tasks. To enhance user navigation, harmon.ie has developed a single screen view of those applications and what’s happening in them.
This week, it took that a step further with the launch of its new Project Management Solution, an extension of its harmon.ie email that enables users to pull together all the information that is passing through Office 365, OneDrive, Lync and Yammer on a given project for easy access on either mobile or desktop.
When Microsoft showcased the power of Office Graph through Project Oslo, the Microsoft partner community collectively wondered about extensibility and API access. But as with many Microsoft products, it will take the greater partner community to push Office Graph into the mainstream.
To explore this dynamic, I spoke with Yaacov Cohen, CEO of Harmon.ie, to discuss the Microsoft Office Graph reveal and how it will impact the Silicon Valley-based software developer and its product line.
Companies are still signing up for Yammer — despite the fact that user adoption remains a problem.
In fact, according to Yammer co-founder David Sacks, the British grocery retailing giant Tesco has just inked a 250, 000 seat deal with Yammer. The information was contained in a memo from Sacks to Microsoft employees.
Sacks announced on Twitter late last week that he is leaving Microsoft, but did not specify why.
Yammer is being promoted as the new social layer of SharePoint. But Microsoft is also tying it tightly into Office 365. In the past two weeks, this has resulted in the packaging of Yammer with Office 365 small business plans, while the price of Office 365 is also about to be slashed.
There are problems with Yammer. But the problem lies not the product itself.
According to David Lavenda, vice president of product strategy at Harmon.ie, the real problem is that many people who have access to it just won’t use it — or any other social network for that matter.
Microsoft still hasn't produced an Office app for the iPad, so partners like harmon.ie have been left to fill in the mobile Office holes. Now, harmon.ie has taken the next step by releasing a combined Office 365, Yammer and SharePoint app for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices.
Today, harmon.ie brings Office 365 to the mobile enterprise. With harmon.ie 4.0 for mobile devices, companies can be afforded the security and offline support for Office 365 file sharing, as well as complete access to SharePoint, Yammer and Office apps.
Social business is a complex process by nature, and a constantly growing number of variables are magnifying that complexity. In a new report, Altimeter Research uses case studies to demonstrate how several well-known brands are managing factors such as individual customer conversations and locations to maximize the effectiveness of their social business initiatives.
Today, Harmon.ie announced its list of the Top 25 online SharePoint Influencers. This second annual list brings together bloggers, writers and other industry professionals who have made a substantial impact on the SharePoint industry.
Enterprise workflow integration specialist harmon.ie is releasing Connect for SharePoint, a collaboration tool designed to create a single, unified user experience that crosses not only multiple devices but also the Microsoft and Apple platforms.
Social software provider harmon.ie is capitalizing on all the buzz created by the customer preview of the Microsoft Office 2013 release. The company has announced harmon.ie for SharePoint 1.0. The new software allows users to access SharePoint’s collaboration features without leaving their email client.
Today, we’re live from info360 in New York. As we make our way through the many keynotes, sessions and exhibits, there are many trends we look forward to investigating, including the social workplace, the mobile workforce and how to manage all the information in-between.
Here's harmon.ie VP Marketing and Product Strategy, David Lavenda, discussing the results of a recent survey on mobile workers:
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