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Microsoft Teams vs. Yammer

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Date : November 8, 2016

What is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is a modern persistent chat-based tool in Office 365, and the next step in a company’s mission to regenerate productivity. Teams is an entirely new experience that integrates people, conversations and content along with the tools that the team needs to make collaboration simpler. It is primarily built around persistent chat, and is promising for great team-based work efficiency with the instant message chat available at all times. It also supports email-style threaded conversations to keep everyone engaged. Continue Reading…

3 Ways to Increase Collaboration through Office 365

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Date : November 2, 2016

Productivity is a key attribute of a successful business. With the rise of technology and cloud computing, we’ve made collaboration not only easier but essential. The IBM Global CIO Study, found that 49 percent of an individuals’ work is the result of “network contribution” by fellow employees and partners. Yet 80 percent of employees are ineffective at collaboration, according to a CEB survey. There are many technology solutions available but Microsoft’s Office 365 is one tool that can help improve productivity and engagement in your business through employee collaboration.  Continue Reading…

Moving from Yammer Basic to Yammer Enterprise for Office 365 E3 & E4 Customers

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Date : August 7, 2014


Yammer is a private social networking tool that is best used to collaborate and share within the organization. It provides a single platform connecting people, conversations and data from different business application weaving into a single corporate social experience. Yammer is therefore available for all corporates as free Yammer Basic and for all Office 365 E3 & E4 customer it comes free as Yammer Enterprise. 

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Yammer Single Sign-on with other Enterprise Apps

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Date : August 14, 2012


In this short article, we discuss the Single Sign-on process. The creation of profiles in Yammer was discussed in an earlier article. Once profile is created, SSO can be enabled by configuring federation service on corporate network by using ADFS, PING and other products. Have the similar configuration done by Yammer side to add your Federation Service endpoint. Once both the endpoints are setup correctly, user request to yammer (Using Yammer Embed or SharePoint WebParts) will be redirected to corporate Federation Service. Local federation service authenticates the domain user and creates SAML 2.0 assertions and redirect the request to Yammer service. Below is the logical flow diagram of communication between various components (There could be more components like Firewalls in reality): This article is written by Surya Penmetsa from Netwoven. Surya Penmetsa is a Principal Consultant with Netwoven. Surya specializes in the design and implementation of highly scalable solutions with SharePoint, K2, .NET, Yammer, and many other technologies. Netwoven is a professional services firm founded by ex-Microsoft employees. Netwoven specializes in the design and implementation of Enterprise Content Management, Business Intelligence, Business Process Management, Cloud Services and mobile applications. For additional information, please contact us at

Microsoft shakes the software business again with the purchase of Yammer

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Date : July 12, 2012


With the recent announcement of Yammer’s purchase by Microsoft, the Social Media software companies are already scrambling to figure out their strategies.  Just last week Oracle announced the acquision of Involver, a social media comany.  This would be Oracle’s third acquisition of a social media company in the last 2 months. Salesforce has also acquired Buddy Media in the social media space.  This has left leaders like Jive scrambling to determine their next move. Continue Reading…