SharePoint, Yammer, and MicroBlogging in the Enterprise
I was recently asked about Yammer and SharePoint integration by a customer and I got some information which I had sent them. Just for a reference here is that info:
- Microsoft will be making announcements about the Cloud service it will provide for Yammer on 11/12/2012
- There is the possibility to have some integration between Yammer and on-premises SharePoint Farms, like Web Parts and Federated Search or sync of profiles from SharePoint to yammer please read the following for more information https://www.yammer.com/company/sharepoint/
- At the same time feel free to sign up for an account at www.yammer.com
Then this morning as I was driving in it hit me that if you want on-prem Microblogging, look no further then SharePoint 2013 Newsfeeds, I believe that the SharePoint Product Group is positioning that as the MicroBlogging platform within the enterprise. Some of the features that you will see:
- Support for common microblog terms like @Mention or #Tags
- Able to follow people or #Tags
- Using various technologies it would be possible to create a phone app (Windows, IOS, or Droid) This would of course require that mysites are published to the internet.
We are already using this technology at Microsoft and I think it looks great.
Overview of microblog features, feeds, and the Distributed Cache service in SharePoint Server 2013
Configure microblogging in SharePoint Server 2013