Microsoft Activates Yammer For Office 365

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Microsoft is activating Yammer for all eligible Office 365 tenants without admins having to take additional action. Customers can simply get the full benefits of Yammer with Office 365.

"With this groundwork laid, we’re poised to provide a new set of high-value user and admin scenarios. Every Office 365 user with a Yammer license will be able to easily access Yammer from the Office 365 app launcher or start a Yammer conversation from SharePoint, Office 365 Video Portal and, coming soon, Delve and Skype Broadcast. This enables you and your coworkers to share ideas and work together in the open using Yammer’s flexible workspaces."

"Making Yammer available in Office 365 is key to unlocking new experiences for users that span their productivity apps. As a case in point, Yammer will hook into the Office 365 Groups service in the first half of 2016 to deliver powerful cross-suite scenarios that let you escalate your Yammer conversation into a Skype call, schedule a meeting using Outlook calendar, access your files in OneDrive, create tasks in Planner and more, all from your Yammer group."

The company is providing a simpler (and "more powerful") admin experience that enable admins to manage key elements of Yammer from Office 365. This includes things like identity and user/license management.

Microsoft has an FAQ about the integration here.

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