PCMAN – Acquired by Microsoft in 2012, Yammer is a free enterprise social networking service, commonly used for private communication within an organization. Gaining access to a Yammer network is simple, only by determining a user’s Internet domain so that only individuals with approved email addresses may join the respective network.
One of the main reasons why Microsoft acquired Yammer is to provide solutions for their customers who need new ways to work together with other businesses. From communication to collaboration, Yammer has helped more than 200,000 leading companies on their journey to working social.
Microsoft claimed that Yammer lets business employees embrace the business power of social networking through a user-friendly product with a familiar interface. Employees are able to do file sharing, exchange knowledge, and increase team efficiency, all catered by a product that is designed specifically for company collaboration with transparency and inclusiveness in mind.
Some of Yammer’s beneficial features are:
- Yammer Group
Yammer Group is a flexible, collaborative workspace for teams to finish their job together as they are able to discuss project timelines, share the latest files, gather feedback, and switch between projects and groups easily.
With Yammer, communication and information sharing couldn’t be made any easier. Yammer allows users to post a message to share updates, add files, and post polls; see who is currently online to engage a private discussion; do a global communication seamlessly with choices of 28 languages; translate messages instantly into their native language with Microsoft Translator; and have external messaging and networks outside of their company’s Yammer network.
Yammer users may create, share, and discuss content without leaving their browser. Integrated with Office Online, Yammer enables the user to share Microsoft Office documents, PDFs, images and videos across teams, make notes in real time, see recent changes on a particular document, and mark files and notes as official and read-only.
Yammer provides transparency and greater visibility for teams to discover things they wouldn’t have found before, thus resulting in the team making better decisions. Yammer’s contextual discovery feature automatically surfaces relevant conversations and work of others, and its search algorithm helps users to find most relevant conversations, groups, file and people. Its intelligent feed helps users to stay on top of relevant conversations, and it lets users quickly engage in the work conversation around them.