To work along with this course, you need a Yammer account or an organizational email address to create a Yammer account: an email account ending in .com, .edu, .gov, .info, or a similar domain. To really give Yammer a workout, recruit two or three colleagues or a team that will try it with you. You might choose to have a file that's a Word document, a PowerPoint presentation,or PDF and a couple of images, or a video to use as well.
- [Voiceover] You don't need a lot to work along with me in this course. You'll need to have a Yammer account. If your organization has already provided one, or you've received an email that says that you have one, that's great, if you've already checked Yammer out a few times, better yet, but if you don't have access to a Yammer account you can set one up. You need to have an organizational email address, and email address that ends in .com, .edu, .gov, .biz, .info, something like that, but not one of the webmail services.
Yammer is for organizations, so you can't get a Yammer account with a live.com, or Gmail, or Hotmail, or Yahoo!, or AOL, or any other flavor of free email that's not organizational, but provided you have either a Yammer account or an organization email address to set one up, you're ready from the Yammer point of view. The next two items are optional, but the first is important. Yammer is collaboration software, so it's nice if you have someone to collaborate with.
If you are setting up an organizational account for Yammer, for example, to try it out, then grab a couple of your colleagues and pull them in as well, because you really won't understand what Yammer will do for you if you're working alone. Finally, I'll be using some files, uploading them, working with them in Yammer, and you might want to have some too, so I'd suggest that perhaps you have a Word document, a PowerPoint presentation, and a PDF that you're willing to use, so when I'm uploading a PowerPoint presentation you can upload a PowerPoint presentation.
If you have a couple of photos or images as well, we'll have a use for those. If you wish to work with the files, you'll need to provide some, if you wish to work with the team you need to have some colleagues, and then you need Yammer. Let's get going.
- How Yammer works
- Joining a Yammer network
- Editing your Yammer profile and turning on notifications
- Using the home feed
- Following people and topics
- Posting messages
- Using Online Now
- Joining Yammer groups
- Participating in conversations
- Polling and praising colleagues
- Collaborating with others using notes
- Sharing Office documents and other files
- Administering a Yammer group