Microsoft wants Yammer to be your default social network in Office 365



If you are an Office 365 user, Microsoft is allowing your organization to make Yammer the default enterprise social network. This new ability is part of Microsoft’s Yammer and SharePoint roadmap and the first step towards integrating the company’s services.

“You can switch your Enterprise Social Collaboration setting to Yammer, and make Yammer your primary experience. Our recommendation is to use Yammer, since it’s our big bet for enterprise social, and we’re committed to making it the underlying social layer for all our products,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.

In order to get this to work, simply visit the ‘SharePoint admin center’ and select ‘Use service.’ This will replace the Newsfeed in your navigation with Yammer. If you wish to switch back to the SharePoint Newsfeed, you can do that too. This change will take roughly 30 minutes to complete.

Microsoft is also set to release a Yammer app for SharePoint, due next month, and a tutorial on how to integrate Yammer with SharePoint 2013 on-premises. Microsoft is promising that there is “much more to come” so stay tuned!