What’s new on the Office Roadmap — 2015–08–13 (Yammer Edition)

What’s new on the Office Roadmap — 2015–08–13 (Yammer Edition)

Tags: Office 365

Updates to the roadmap, again! This time around it is all about Yammer. This major update of Yammer features that’s already rolled out or in development just shows how disconnected the Yammer and Office 365 teams are.

Changes 2015–08–13

These are the changes since yesterday.

Now Launched

  • New Capabilities for Yammer iOS app: better photo and file sharing, better search, better this and better that. Directly to launched
  • Real-time Yammer group activity indicators: a feature that’s been rolling out for a while, but still new on the roadmap. Tiny profile pics when people post stuff in groups. Directly to launched
  • Yammer Next Group Notifications: another thing that’s been out there for a while, but new on the roadmap. Directly to launched

Rolling Out

  • Yammer for Apple Watch: if I had a Apple Watch this is one of the things I would never install on it. Most likely for all the cool kids (new)

In Development

  • Group Updates feed for Yammer mobile apps: Mobile Apps = Android or iOS, not win phone. This update allows for better possibilities to catch up on conversations
  • Groups in Office 365 for Yammer: the long rumored Yammer integration with Office 365 Groups. One really interesting new thing that I for sure will keep an eye on!
  • New capabilities on Yammer Android app: “…new capabilities that boost team collaboration”. If they say so,.., (new)
  • Office Online multi-user coauthoring in Yammer: sigh — thou shalt not store and edit documents in yammer. (new)
  • Yammer Discovery Feed: smells like Facebooks (annoying) algorithm to surface relevant conversations. (new)
  • Yammer External Groups: allows you to invite external users to a group. Nice improvement, way better than external networks or the flexternals. (new)
  • Yammer Group UI Redesign: “cleaner look to focus attention on high impact activity..:”, overall a good thing (new)

About Wictor…

Wictor Wilén is a Group Manager and Collaboration Lead working at Avanade. Wictor has achieved the Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) — SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) — SharePoint and Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) — SharePoint 2010 certifications. He has also been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for six consecutive years.

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Originally published at www.wictorwilen.se on August 13, 2015.

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