Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video What is Yammer?, part of Yammer Essential Training.
Yammer is a social networking tool for use inside organizations. This is software that was developed independently, but Microsoft purchased Yammer. And, in some ways, it seems to me that Yammer actually took over Microsoft. Because the culture of Yammer is to lower barriers to collaboration. And I've already seen that working inside of the Microsoft organization. Yammer lets you find answers very quickly. You can ask questions. And anyone can answer them.
The default in Yammer is that all conversations are public. All of our work is visible. And therefore, we can learn fast together. And we can collaborate very, very easily by creating files and uploading them and we can work on them together. It's so painless to upload files in Yammer. And we can create Yammer notes. Documents that were created here, using the Yammer Note Tool, where we can have up to a dozen people working together on a document at the same time.
When I go to a meeting now, we don't have five people taking notes independently. We have five people working together, so that we have one set of notes that we all agree upon. Yammer also works somewhat like your email, because you'll have an inbox. And information that's sent directly to you will end up here. And you're notified to make sure that you're keeping up with it. Yammer works like Link, because we can chat with our colleagues. We can see who's online and whether they're available mobile, like Robert and Joshua are right now.
And, if I post something to them and they're not here, it will go to their inbox as a personal message. So Yammer is a tool for communication and for collaboration within your organization.
AuthorGini von Courter
- Setting up a new Yammer network
- Editing your profile
- Using Yammer on a phone or tablet
- Viewing the Home Feed
- Checking your inbox
- Sending a private message
- Chatting with contacts
- Joining groups
- Inviting others to a private group
- Following conversations
- Collaborating with notes
Skill Level Intermediate
1. How Yammer Works
2. Getting Started
3. Using the Home Feed
4. Joining Groups
5. Creating and Managing a Group
6. Participating in Conversations
7. Praise and Polling
8. Collaborating with Others, Using Notes
9. Working with Files
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