How to Enable Yammer for SharePoint Office 365


Sathish Nadarajan
SharePoint MVP
Published On :   12 Aug 2016
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In the recent years, Microsoft is leveraging Yammer into the next level. By default, when we purchase a SharePoint Office 365 licence, we are getting a Yammer as well. This clearly shows that going forward, Microsoft is planning to keep Yammer as its one stop shop for the collaboration portal.

As a first step, let us see, how to enable the Yammer on our SharePoint O365 Environment.

By default, when we upload a document, we can see the Follow Option in SharePoint O365.

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But, when the Yammer is enabled, this Follow will be replaced with POST.

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Now, let us see What change needs to be done for this.

Go to the Admin Centre of SharePoint Online. In my case it is https://sppalsmvp-admin.sharepoint.com/

Click on Settings.

 

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Scroll down to see the option Enterprise Social Collaboration.

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By default, it will be “Use SharePoint Newsfeed”.

Change that to “Use Yammer.com Server”.

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Click on OK. Wait for some time. After the background timer jobs executed, the options on the Site will get change. Note : The change will not reflect immediately.

Now, let us go back to the site and see the document.

We will get the POST Link.

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On click that, we will get a popup window with a text box to type the comments.

 

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If we closely watch the URL, the Yammer Account URL will be,

https://yammer.com/<<tenantname>>.onmicrosoft.com

We can directly login to the Yammer site and see the posted message, post new messages, create new groups etc.,

 

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Happy Coding,

Sathish Nadarajan.

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