PRODUCT NEWS DISCUSSIONS
On April 15, 2016 Microsoft announced that Yammer user profile properties can be updated centrally in Azure Active Directory, and the changes will be automatically applied to Yammer. This includes properties such as First Name, Last Name, Title and Department. A full list of properties can be found in this article on the Office Support site.
On April 15, 2016 Microsoft announced four fixes and optimizations to the embedded Office 365 Video player.
On April 15, 2016 Microsoft announced a new Office 365 Video feature that gives the video portal Admin the ability to add links to guidelines, help documents, or other information directly on the video portal itself. This has been requested by many of you as a way to get your IT help documentation and guidelines directly into the video .
On April 18, 2016 Microsoft announced a new feature that will allow users to create external groups in Yammer. External groups provide a seamless and secure way to collaborate across organizational boundaries, allowing members from outside your company access to all conversations and content in the group. Several key features were added to ensure security of network data is maintained.
New Office 365 Project Portfolio Dashboard apps are live
On April 19, 2016, Microsoft announced that the Project Portfolio Dashboard apps announced last fall are now available in the Apple and Office app stores. These apps come pre-configured with powerful dashboards allowing business leaders, portfolio managers and project managers to gain insights into areas such as resource utilization, project portfolio performance, costs, active risks/issues and key milestones.
Exchange Server 2007—end of support coming next year
On April 19, 2016 Microsoft announced Exchange Server 2017 end of support is coming next year. Last week marked one year until Exchange Server 2007 reaches the end of its support lifecycle. Customers who are using Exchange Server 2007 for any of their email and calendar services should begin planning to move the associated mailbox data and resources to Office 365 or update their infrastructure to a newer version of Exchange, such as Exchange Server 2016.
Take a look at the latest features released for the OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client.
In this episode of the Yaminade, Paul Woods spends an hour with Pavan Tapadia and Lindsay Matthews from the Yammer Product team. They discussed the Yammer Roadmap over the next 6-12 months and answered a number of questions from the Office 365 Network.
On April 19, 2016 Microsoft hosted a Office 365 Connectors YamJam to discuss questions and feedback with the product team.
On April 21, 2016 Microsoft hosted a User Adoption YamJam to coincide with the announcement that new user adoption services were added to the evolving array of FastTrack services. The FastTrack team answered questions, provided resources and discussed best practices for user adoption.
Within Yammer, there is a strong desire of authenticity and transparency among users. But when users don’t put their real name and instead use an alias, we run into a roadblock. Luckily, there are several solutions at hand that can help companies enforce name requirement within their own networks.
In certain scenarios, it can be necessary to create a network or group easily accessible to those outside of your organization. There are two ways you can do this. With an external network or, with Yammer’s latest feature, external Groups.