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SharePoint, Yammer, and MicroBlogging in the Enterprise


Hello All,

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:

  1. Microsoft will be making announcements about the Cloud service it will provide for Yammer on 11/12/2012
  2. 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/
  3. 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



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