Yammer News & Analysis
| Monday Dec 9, 2013
In my work as a consultant I frequently come across organizations that appear terrified of allowing or enabling social features in the enterprise. It doesn't matter if it's SharePoint’s newsfeed, MySites, Yammer or other social tools -- the thought of introducing these tools internally meets with resistance.
| Friday Dec 6, 2013
SharePoint Conference 2014 is just a few months away. The Microsoft-sponsored event runs March 3 through 6 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Microsoft is firming up the roster of keynote speakers and setting the agendas for about 200 sessions on the increasingly integrated worlds of SharePoint, Yammer, Office, Office 365 and more.
Marketed as an event to help "connect, reimagine and transform," there will be some 24 inclusive tracks for the four major audiences of IT professionals, developers, executives and power users.
| Thursday Dec 5, 2013
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.
| Friday Nov 15, 2013
Months ahead of its big SharePoint conference in Las Vegas in March, Microsoft had a tweet jam that sent the #spc14jam hashtag to the upper reaches of Twitter's trending charts.
Find out what developers and executives wanted to know during the event yesterday, as well as the likely hot topics of discussion at next year's big SharePoint community event. In case you were wondering if the company revealed any clues about future products, keep reading.
| Thursday Nov 7, 2013
As well as announcing upgrades to its Office Web Apps today, Microsoft announced deeper integration between Yammer and Office 365, which are designed to make it easier to work with external customers and partners.
| Tuesday Oct 15, 2013
A small cottage industry has grown over the years around helping companies become more engaged with their SharePoint platforms. The catch-all term for this practice is “user adoption” and it’s traditionally been important to the enterprise, the user and Microsoft alike.
As of this year, I’d like to stick a fork in it.
| Tuesday Oct 8, 2013
Metrics are the key to driving end user adoption. Unfortunately, social collaboration has an analytics gap.
| Friday Sep 27, 2013
Metalogix didn't wasted any time in incorporating the SharePoint governance and administration assets it acquired from Axceler in August into its corporate portfolio. This week, Axceler has rebranded itself and its remaining assets under the umbrella of a new company called View Do Labs, which will focus on offering enterprises governance and analytics across social networks.
| Friday Sep 20, 2013
SharePoint and Yammer are teaming up and social business will never be the same. But Yammer is still not fully integrated into SharePoint, and mobile continues to lag even in 2013, so we hosted a webinar on just what it all means.
| Monday Sep 16, 2013
Buyers are finding it increasingly difficult to distinguish one vendor's products from the products of other vendors in the social software market. According to Gartner's latest magic quadrant for social software, competition between vendors is no longer about product functionality, but about the vendors themselves.
| Wednesday Sep 4, 2013
SharePoint is more popular than ever, and the 2013 version is getting more and more attention as we discover exactly what Microsoft has envisioned for the Swiss army knife like content management tool.
| Thursday Aug 29, 2013
With every announcement Microsoft make about their roadmap for SharePoint and Yammer integration, there comes a flurry of excitement and activity from customers and industry experts alike.
| Monday Aug 26, 2013
For organizations contemplating the upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013, there doesn’t seem to be a concrete answer to the “when” question. Upgrade now? Upgrade later? Upgrade at all?
| Thursday Aug 22, 2013
SharePoint's got a few good years in it yet.
| Wednesday Aug 21, 2013
Say what you will about SharePoint -- over the past twelve years, the platform has added more and more social functionalities. From wikis to blogs to discussion boards to enterprise social media network integration. Of course, social is as social does, so SharePoint alone can't improve interpersonal communications and knowledge sharing.