Introducing the New Yammer

A new-look Yammer with some useful new features is rolling out now. CompanyNet’s subject matter expert James Mackerness takes a look at what’s new.

Meet the New Yammer
Meet the New Yammer

The long-awaited new user experience for Yammer is rolling out worldwide right now. It’s the same Yammer functionality you already know and love, but with a fresh coat of paint to bring it up to a modern standard.

New Yammer, new features

Composing a message in the new Yammer

It brings a couple of changes that bring it into line with the ‘best practice’ role that Yammer should have in your organisation:

  • It’s cleaner and slicker, with praise, announcements, polls, and Q&A posts all looking visually distinct.
  • Posts can be pinned, and there’s also a new AI-based discovery feed which should help with engagement.
  • Groups have been renamed to Communities, and are now pinnable by each user.

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What’s up, Doc? Document storage without breaking the bank

In the second part of a look at document management in Office 365, James Mackerness explains how to minimise cloud storage costs when keeping documents online.

In my last blog, I discussed the lifecycle of document management using OneDrive and SharePoint Online, from the perspective of mapping them to your natural working patterns. In this post, I’ll look at the storage cost advantages to working this way – as well as other tips for minimising your storage costs on Office 365.

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What’s up, Doc? Making Office 365 part of your natural working patterns

In the first part of a look at document management in Office 365, James Mackerness explains how to make OneDrive document management part of your natural working patterns.

If you read my previous blog, you’ll be aware that Office 365 is a suite of products, each serving a different function, but designed to work together.

In this post, we’ll take a deeper dive into what that close integration of cloud apps means for your document lifecycle, and how easy it is to incorporate it as part of your day-to-day file management.

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In the first part of a look at document management in Office 365, James Mackerness explains how to make OneDrive document management part of your natural working patterns.

If you read my previous blog, you’ll be aware that Office 365 is a suite of products, each serving a different function, but designed to work together.

In this post, we’ll take a deeper dive into what that close integration of cloud apps means for your document lifecycle, and how easy it is to incorporate it as part of your day-to-day file management.

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No more silos – Office 365 as your integrated digital workplace

Office 365 offers loads of ways to help your business to communicate better. But which ones should your company be using? Spoiler alert: it’s all of them, and that’s good…

Office 365 provides a suite of tools designed to people to discover, share and collaborate on content from anywhere, and on any device.

While there are many services, each serves a different function. You might be tempted to simply replace your current setup with the most obvious analogues: Exchange Online replacing email, Skype replacing landline, OneDrive replacing your shared drives, and so on.

But the fact is these services are designed to work together, based on the urgency and intended audience of any given task. By using most of them in concert, users get the advantage of an integrated and consistent experience which can handle a majority of tasks, delivering immediate value.

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