This is a beginning course in Yammer. In this video, learn what software and skills you need to successfully work along with the instructor in this course.
- [Instructor] You really don't need a lot of infrastructure to work along with me in this course and you don't need any experience with Yammer or any other social networking tool. You will need to have a Yammer account, of course, and if your organization has already provided you with one, that's great. If you don't have access to a Yammer account, you can set one up, but you will need to have an organizational email address. Yammer is for companies, so you can't set up Yammer using a live.com, or Hotmail, or Yahoo, or AOL account or any other flavor of mail that's not organizational mail. Having said that, if you don't have an organizational email address, you can get a free trial of Microsoft 365 that includes an account with Yammer, and that will work. Provided that you have either a Yammer account or a work or school email address to set one up, from Yammer's point of view you're ready. The next two items are optional. They're from my point of view, but I think they're important. Yammer is collaboration software. So you really need a colleague or two to collaborate with. If you're setting up Yammer from scratch, so you can take it out for a spin, then I encourage you to invite a couple of other team members because you won't really understand what Yammer can do for you if you're working all by yourself. That's true in a organization, as well. If you're running the pilot, grab a couple of colleagues and have them come along. If you're joining an organization that already has Yammer established, make sure you begin working with your colleagues using Yammer. Finally, I'll be using some files. So you might want to have a few, too. I'd suggest that you have an Office document, a Word doc, a PowerPoint presentation, or an Excel document, and a PDF that you're willing to use, so that when I'm uploading an Office document, you can do that, as well. If you have a couple of images or even a video, we'll have uses for media, as well.