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LexisNexis uses exclusive apps, Q-and-As and breaking news to draw employees to Yammer
When I first started out in journalism, LexisNexis was a must-have research tool and it still is. When LexisNexis adopted enterprise social media through Yammer, the company made it the go-to, in-house communication tool by putting exclusive content on it. LexisNexis posted exclusive apps and Q-and...
14 Mar 2014
Redesigned Yammer Customer Success Center has the answers to activating and growing your network
The redesigned Yammer Customer Success Center is a one-stop hub for answers about activating Yammer, acquiring users, educating your coworkers and maximizing business value from your network. As The Yammer Blog reports, there’s a new and improved Activation Guide . Activation is required if...
11 Mar 2014
Working Social Tour’s Tokyo debut draws hundreds of customers and prospects
Yammer Chief Product Officer Pavan Tapadia At the end of January, the Working Social Tour debuted in Tokyo to an audience of almost 300 customers and prospects. As The Yammer Blog reports, Yammer Co-Founder and CTO Adam Pisoni kicked off the event with a keynote focusing on Responsive...
6 Mar 2014
Three new social experiences can help companies work more like a network
The Office Graph maps the relationships among people and information. As customers gather this week for the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas and Convergence in Atlanta, they received an update on Microsoft’s enterprise social vision and road map — including three new social...
3 Mar 2014
Show Yammer how you love the way you work for a chance to win an Xbox One
Yammer wants to know how you love the way you work, and you’ve got until Feb. 28 to show them through a clever and creative text comment, photo or video for a chance to win an Xbox One. Videos should be 60 seconds or less and text comments should be 200 words or less. Original photos should...
17 Feb 2014
Three steps to successfully migrating from existing Yammer networks and other enterprise social tools
The Yammer Blog tackles a couple recurring problems: how to successfully migrate organizations to successful enterprise social when they’re moving from multiple Yammer networks or pre-existing enterprise social tools. The blog post suggests three tips: 1. Choose a network design that is suited...
7 Feb 2014
Get up to speed on social networking for business with the Yammer Resource Center
Consider the Yammer Resource Center your company’s new one-stop shop to get up to speed with enterprise social networking. Newly redesigned, it brings together industry reports, videos, webinars, infographics, guides and other resources to help you better understand its potential. As The Yammer...
28 Jan 2014
Yammer’s Working Social Tour expands to Tokyo, Amsterdam and São Paulo
The second leg of Yammer’s Working Social Tour moves outside the U.S. and to Tokyo, Amsterdam and São Paulo on Jan. 28, Feb. 11 and Feb. 25. The Working Social Tour – co-hosted with Office 365, Microsoft SharePoint and Dynamics – invites business leaders to all-day, free events...
17 Jan 2014
Four ways governments are connecting more with people using online tools
In observing how people and their governments are communicating with each other, the Microsoft in Government blog shares four shifts that are driving “e-participation” and preserving and growing democracy. “In a world where rising, geographically dispersed populations threaten people’s...
13 Jan 2014
In 2014, retail can grow with big data, interactive tech in stores and quicker responses to inclement weather
In 2014, retailers can expect to see more growth in areas such as mobility, personalization, big data and digitalization of media, according to a predictions post on the Microsoft Advertising Blog. Nigel Ashton, head of Retail and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods for Microsoft Advertising UK, writes on...
13 Jan 2014
The Yammer Customer Engagement Partner Program provides more help to companies on their social journey
When a business needs deeper support on enterprise social beyond coaching and self-help, there’s now an invite-only program that can help Microsoft’s partners drive adoption and sustain customer engagement. As The Yammer Blog reports , the Yammer Customer Engagement Partner Program will...
7 Nov 2013
Lync Voice is ‘the voice’ when it comes to leading enterprise shipments
Microsoft is now shipping more enterprise voice lines than any other technology company in the world, according to internal research from the company, as well as from analysis firm T3i Group LLC. It’s a resounding success for the Lync Server voice feature, which debuted three years ago, and...
22 Oct 2013
Show off your spreadsheet skills and compete in ModelOff 2013, the Excel Financial Modeling World Championship
If your heart beats fast for finance, spreadsheets and numerical analysis – and you know who you are –it’s time to show off your chops and compete in ModelOff 2013 , the Excel Financial Modeling World Championship. The Excel Blog explains that “financial modeling is the numerical...
24 Sep 2013
Start your company’s social journey with this new interactive toolkit from Yammer
Companies that use social tools in the workplace get benefits including increased employee engagement, more productive teams, better-connected organizations and greater customer loyalty, according to a recent Microsoft survey . If you’re ready to start your company’s social journey, the Yammer...
23 Sep 2013
Business Reimagined: Why work isn’t working and what you can do about it
The following is a post from Nick Morris, head of business public relations at Microsoft U.K. The trends of flexible working, social business and how employees and managers need to change the way they operate to take advantage of them, are all explored in a recently-published book written by Microsoft...
5 Jul 2013
Yammer network has grown to nearly 8 million users in the twelve months since Microsoft acquisition
Enterprise social network Yammer has grown to nearly 8 million registered users since it was acquired by Microsoft one year ago today, Yammer co-founder and exec David Sacks said in a blog post this morning. “The continued boom in Yammer’s growth is validation that enterprise social represents...
25 Jun 2013
Microsoft and Yammer: One year in
The following is a post from David Sacks, Corporate Vice President, Yammer. It was originally published on the Official Microsoft Blog . One year ago today, Microsoft announced its acquisition of Yammer. In just 12 months, we have made tremendous progress in accelerating the adoption of enterprise...
25 Jun 2013
TechEd North America 2013 sessions now online
TechEd North America 2013 in New Orleans wrapped up on Thursday, ending four days of sessions attended by thousands and featuring key developments in Windows Azure, significant updates to servers and new tools built for the cloud. (You can read more about that in Satya Nadella’s post .) If...
7 Jun 2013
What does your Yammer profile say about you?
Social workplace tools are changing the way people work . They break down organizational and geographical silos, bringing us closer to our corporate colleagues – and the knowledge they possess. However, unlike our Facebook friends, where we know who to ask for a restaurant recommendation versus...
31 May 2013
Media and telecom industries lead the way using social media
Steve Clarke (Microsoft News Center)
In many industries you’ll find substantial reluctance to embrace social networking tools and explore the productivity gains they can bring. That’s not so true in the media and telecom industries, according to new research Microsoft published on May 27 . Publishing and media employees embrace...
31 May 2013
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