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When to Use Yammer, Email, or IM for Business Communications

February 1, 2016

Email, Yammer, and Instant Messages, Oh My! So many choices. When it comes to communication, everyone’s got their preference. But I seriously believe there should be some hard, fast ground rules when it comes to inter-office communications. I work with a team that has successfully adopted Yammer for the majority of our communications. Email is Read More


Yammer – Network Admin Settings That Require Verified Admin

October 20, 2015

My colleague Sean recently suggested we delete the “Nerd Parking Lot” Yammer Group in our Company itgroove Yammer Network. It wasn’t being used and as we tended to post technical discussion points in our Technology Yammer Group instead. I made the suggestion that we use the Export Data function to archive the content. Partially to save our butts if Read More

Why You Should Use the Yammer Desktop Notifier

July 20, 2015

“Why should I care about the Yammer Desktop Notifier App?” Businesses and organizations looking to adopt Yammer as communication and knowledge sharing tool should make installing the Yammer Desktop Notifier part of their “Getting Started” checklist for new users. People can be resistant to adopting new habits, especially when it is perceived as “extra work” or “ANOTHER Read More

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How to Alert Everyone in Yammer without Using @Mentions or the Notify Field

July 16, 2015

“Is there an easier way to alert everyone in Yammer rather than typing everyone’s name under notify additional people?” A new user to Yammer asked me this question, and it’s a great one! It was born out of a conversation about how @mentions can clutter a message, and I had suggested using the “Add people Read More


How to Add a Link Preview to an Announcement in Yammer

July 16, 2015

If you are used to posting updates in Yammer, but are ready to move on to Announcements, there are a few tricks you need to be aware of. ISSUE #1 – I don’t see an Announcements button! SOLUTION: You must be a Group admin to see the “Announcement” icon. Ask the Group’s current Admin nicely Read More

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How to Move a Conversation to a Different Yammer Group

June 19, 2015

At itgroove, we use Yammer to run our business. Checking Yammer for new conversations and comments is part of my “Good Morning” routine, after checking my Outlook calendar and inbox, and before reviewing my SharePoint Consultant (To Do List) Dashboard. It helps me stay in-the-loop about Company News (i.e. outage for patching at X time) or Read More

Create Alert for All Users in a SharePoint Group

March 6, 2015

Fact: You can’t set up an alert for a SharePoint Group in SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013. And for many that’s a great thing, as they dread the thought of more emails flooding their inboxes. But there are times, especially during the early days of rolling out an implementation or a new feature where notifications Read More

Using Outlook to Cut/Paste, Annotate and Post Screen Clippings into Yammer

February 4, 2015

In my last post (“Drag and Drop Files into Yammer”) I showed off my new fave feature of Yammer. The inspiration for the post came from a colleague wishing for the ability to cut/paste images right into the post field in Yammer, eliminating the need to save a file to the desktop and upload it. The Read More

Drag and Drop Files into Yammer

February 3, 2015

On December 1st, 2014, a colleague of mine posted the following in our itgroove Corporate Yammer Network: “Kelly, When I can use Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V to drop images right in this box, then Yammer might win over Outlook.” I get it. Having to save an image to the desktop then upload it to a Read More

Make the Enter Key Not Submit Message in Yammer

February 3, 2015

UPDATE #2 – (10/2015): The Publisher Settings checkbox has disappeared making this blog post no longer accurate. Read more here: Where Did the Publisher Settings Checkbox go in Yammer?   UPDATE #1 (6/2015): The screenshots in this post are no longer current as the Yammer interface has changed. You can now find the Settings button by Read More

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