SharePoint

Yammer can now be the default social experience in SharePoint Online and Office 365

In March, we outlined our enterprise social roadmap and how the Yammer experience would be integrated into Office 365 and SharePoint. Yesterday, we delivered on the first step of that roadmap. SharePoint admins can now switch to yammer as the default enterprise social experience from the admin center. Christophe Fiessinger, product marketing manager in the Microsoft Office Division, focused on enterprise social across Yammer, Office 365, and SharePoint provides more information…

Office 365

Make Yammer your default social network in Office 365

Starting today, you can make Yammer the primary enterprise social experience in Office 365 for everyone in your organization. This is part of the Yammer and SharePoint roadmap that we shared with you in March, and it’s a first step in integrating our services. We are also on track to deliver next month the Yammer app for SharePoint, as well as guidance on how to integrate Yammer with SharePoint 2013…

News

Subscriptions take off

Today, Surf Air, the world’s first subscription airline, launched in San Francisco. The new airline aims to shake up the traditional passenger service model in much the same way Netflix upended movie rentals. Subscribers pay a set fee each month for up to four boarding passes and tailored access to flights between San Francisco, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. We’re not surprised to see more subscriptions take flight, but…

SharePoint

New study: People want social tools at work; weigh in at “The Worldwide Water Cooler”

We’re big believers that enterprise social is the new cornerstone of workplace collaboration. It addresses the changing nature of work, and the changing demographics of the workforce. We’re not alone here. We just published new research detailing global information worker interest in enterprise social tools. We weren’t surprised to find that three quarters of workers want social tools to increase productivity and collaboration. We were surprised to learn that nearly…

Office 365

Now trending: Social tools at work; Join the discussion at “The Worldwide Water Cooler”

We’re excited to announce we’ve just published new global research looking at worker appetite for enterprise social tools. You’ll find lots of data here. The upshot is more than three quarters of workers want social tools to increase productivity and collaboration, and nearly a third would bring social tools into their organization through the back door. We refer to this trend as “bring your own service.”   Enterprise social is a…

Outlook

Outlook.com now lets you chat with Google friends – one more reason to make the switch

We’re excited to announce that you can chat with your Google friends directly from Outlook.com. With this feature, the next time you’re reading an email from someone who uses Gmail, you can reply with a quick chat right from your Outlook.com inbox. And if you’re working together on an Office document from SkyDrive, you can send an instant message to a Google contact with just a click. We’re rolling out…

News

Yammer and Office 365: Aligning for scale

Last summer, Microsoft made a $1.2B investment in Yammer, recognizing enterprise social as key to how companies communicate and collaborate. Fast forward only eight months, and the momentum is tremendous. We’ve just finished our third quarter and Yammer sales grew 259% year-over year, Yammer gained 312 new customers, and March marked Yammer’s best month to-date in terms of user engagement. We’re excited about the value customers are seeing with Office…

News

Extend your networking reach with social apps for Office

Social apps can make working with Office 2013 more engaging, efficient, and fun. They combine the networking and outreach capabilities of social media sites with the mobile productivity power of Office.  Together, Office and social apps give you more insight into your contacts, allow you to monitor your social channels without using a browser, and can spice up your SharePoint sites in ways that you’ll “like” (thumbs up). Read on to…