Microsoft is rolling out new enterprise social experiences across Office 365, as announced at the SharePoint Conference earlier this year. First, they're launching Yammer conversation capabilities in Office apps.
"Instead of going back and forth with email attachments for feedback on a document, new Yammer document conversations allow people to share ideas, questions, images and videos directly alongside their content," a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. "Through the embedded Yammer feed, editing and reviewing becomes more contextual so people can focus on creativity without ever leaving the application they’re working in."
Document Conversations supports over 30 file types including .doc, .xls, .ppt, .pdf, .png, .gif, .mp4, and .avi.Yammer threads are only visible in files stored in a SharePoint Online document library or OneDrive for Business in Office 365, so you won't see it in Office desktop or when the document is sent as a mail attachment.
"This is one of the many ways Office 365 is changing the way people work so they can get more done," the spokesperson adds. "Also coming this year, the Yammer Groups experience will extend transparency across the suite, machine learning in the Office Graph and new Codename Oslo application will connect people to what’s most relevant, while Codename Clutter and enhanced file sharing with OneDrive for Business will evolve email as we know it."
You can't start conversations in a Yammer external network, though Microsoft says it's looking at ways to extend collaboration around content "beyond your firewall".
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