In this lesson, Sharon demonstrates the features of Yammer, including joining a group, following people and topics, replying to a conversation, liking a message, starting a new conversation and checking the inbox.
- [Instructor] Yammer is your company's social media network. You can post, share content, contribute to conversations, all within the safety and boundaries of your company. Let's go ahead and launch Yammer from the Office 365 portal. Once in Yammer, we can see that we have a couple of messages waiting for us. Couple new notifications. The groups that we belong to. Recommendations for groups to join. And down the center is our feed. We can see a couple posts here.
We'll explore each of these sections in a little bit more detail. But before we do that, one of the things that makes Yammer such a powerful tool, is your ability to search for coworkers with specific skills. And to do that, you want to ensure not only have you appropriately identified your skillset, but your coworkers have appropriately identified theirs as well. To make sure that your skillset is identifiable, pop into settings, and then edit settings. Here you'll see all of our profile information.
As you fill in this information, your coworkers are able to search for you. In our case we want to enter in an expertise, so maybe we come from a social media marketing background, so let's add that in. And under interests, maybe I have an interest for baseball. Now, if we have other coworkers who are searching for social media marketing, or baseball, we will come up. Don't forget to scroll all the way down and click save. We'll go back to our main Yammer page.
Now let's go ahead and join some groups that we are interested in. We can find all the company's groups when we click on discover more groups. And we have two sections, recommended for us, or recommended for you. And all groups. I think what I'd like to do, is join the IT Support group, and the Flagship Events group. We can see that those two groups have been added into my groups list. Now if I'm interested in a specific group, I just click on that group.
Now let's go ahead and see what's new in the All Company group. I'm going to click on All Company, and we can see that Leslie has just recently joined the Landon Hotel network. And Yammer's suggesting we take a moment to welcome Leslie. So let's go ahead and do so. And go ahead and post that. I can also go ahead and like Leslie's post. Perfect. Now let's go ahead and check our mail. We have two messages sitting in our inbox. We have a new conversation from Steve.
And Steve has provided a PDF for the information that we were recently talking about. So I'm going to reply back to him, with a thank you. And I'll go ahead and post that. And finally, let's go ahead and post our own charity event. And we'll do that in the Team Give Back. And in our example, we are going to host a charity baseball game, with the proceeds going to our local food bank. We'll also attach a document for more information.
And go ahead and upload the file now. And the file happens to be in the Landon for Good folder, and there it is the Charity Baseball Game, and go ahead and open, and this will attach that file to our conversation. As you have seen, Yammer is a great tool for your team to communicate and share information within the boundaries and safety of your organization. We have only touched on some of what you can do with Yammer. For more information in detailed steps, please refer to the Yammer training page.
- Training users
- Troubleshooting account and startup issues
- Repairing Office apps
- Working with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Visio, and OneNote
- Communicating with Skype and Yammer
- Using OneDrive and SharePoint
- Fixing file synchronization issues