Microsoft realized the potential of Enterprise social network and bought Yammer to make it as a Microsoft business solution. On the enterprise level, businesses have to be agile to keep up with the competition and exceed their customers’ expectations. Since communicating and sharing information with people is fundamental to the success of any business, many enterprises are taking measures to employ tools that can provide that extra edge. British Gas, the largest UK energy and home services company has now become a Yammer customer. They started the pilot with just over 500 employees and more recently British Gas managed to have over 11,000 employees actively engaged around 700 communities on Yammer. This is a great success story. “Now we have started to hit the middle manager layer.” This is perhaps the hardest change to implement. Culturally, British Gas has always had internal politics; trying to change the status quo, the normal way of working, is ...

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Microsoft today updated their social network Socl with new features and improved user experience. Find the list of new features and improvements below, Even faster post creation. Now Socl provides an inline post creator ideally suited for fast creation of text, link or single image posts. All of Socl’s existing capabilities are just a click away. Streamlined navigation. Easily dive in to the content types you prefer to discuss or create using the Socl ‘app’ picker in the main navigation bar, or hang out in the main feed to participate in all the action. Directed posts. In addition to public posts, Socl now also allows you to make posts visible only to you or to people you choose. Collect while creating. Now you can collect your post while creating it, and creating new collection is easier than ever before. More inline video support. Now in addition to YouTube, most of ...

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Last week, Microsoft announced the availability of the Yammer network for survivors of disasters at the White House Disaster Response Innovation and Recovery Day. Yammer is a private enterprise social network from Microsoft that can be used for online collaboration and communication with multiple parties and stakeholders. It is like Facebook for the enterprise. With this program, Microsoft is trying to provide the capability to provision a secure and private Social Enterprise network for Survivors such that they are able to find information quickly and talk to people who share the same experience and trauma. Microsoft provided the following reasons on why they should use Yammer and what are the benefits of it, Many governments work with devolved organisations and under a multi-agency framework (emergency services, local government departments, survivors, family members and other organisations) in order to prepare, respond and recover from an emergency. During a large scale event that ...

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Thank you to my current and former YamFamily for 6 great years and to Microsoft for the last two. I look forward to new adventures. — David Sacks (@DavidSacks) July 24, 2014 Microsoft and Yammer two years ago announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Yammer, a leading provider of enterprise social networks, for $1.2 billion in cash. Yammer joined the Microsoft Office Division, led by then division President Kurt DelBene, and the team continued to report to CEO David Sacks. Microsoft developed Yammer both as a standalone service, and enhancing the social capabilities in Microsoft’s communication and collaboration offerings under Office division. While the momentum around Yammer is still growing, Yammer co-founder David Sacks announced via Twitter that he is leaving Microsoft. Also, Microsoft is now moving Yammer under Office 365 organization in which Yammer organization will work together with Outlook and Office 365 ...

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