Enabling Yammer User Lifecycle Management from Office 365

I just received the following e-mail from Yammer:

Yammer user lifecycle can now be managed from Office 365. Once Yammer Enterprise Activation is completed, user creation, deletion and restoration can be centralized in Office 365, and these actions are automatically reflected in Yammer. This new feature allows admins to have one place to manage the lifecycle of all their Office 365 users, including those who use Yammer. For example, Yammer administrators would notice that when Yammer users are deleted in Office 365, they are automatically deactivated (also known as ‘suspended’) in Yammer. These users will be shown as deactivated by ‘System Administrator’ and will also be included in the Export Users report. It is available now to all Yammer customers that use Office 365 sign in for Yammer.

For information on how to activate your network, please go to support.office.com and search for “Yammer Activation Guide.” For more details on the Yammer user lifecycle management from Office 365 click here.

Definitely good news!


I am speaking at Collab365

I am proud to be speaking at the very first Collab365 Online Conference! This is my session:

Office 365 Groups: What’s in it for me?

Level: 100


Microsoft launched Office 365 Groups in the fall of 2014 for its first release customers. Although it was very exciting to see a new feature coming from Redmond, Office 365 Groups raised many questions. What’s the impact for my current Intranet portal? Are team sites going to be deprecated? What is my business value by using Groups? During this session, Jasper Oosterveld, Office 365 MVP, is going to answer these questions and show you were Groups stand, a year after its release.

The presentation covers the following topics:

  • Overview of the out-of-the-box features
  • The mobile experience for your business users
  • The roadmap for future developments
  • Business scenario’s and benefits of Office 365 Groups

The conference is free! So that’s awesome :-) You can sign up by clicking here. Hope to see you there! Don’t miss it, it’s going to be fricking awesome.

Managing Office 365 updates

I really love Office 365 but it’s not always an easy platform to manage due to all the changes and updates. Microsoft just released a new blog post and video about managing the service. See the video at the top of this post or click here.

One important thing to take from the video! First Release doesn’t apply to SharePoint, Skype for Business and Yammer.



Document template doesn’t inherit default metadata settings

For one of our customers I am trying to achieve the following: A project document library contains a content type called project document. The content type contains unique metadata such as customer & project name. It also contains a document template with quick parts referring to these two fields. I am able to use the document information panel to automatically fill these fields when creating a new document based at this content type. This is not the issue! The following is: I have set default values on the project document library for the customer & project name because all the documents are related to this customer and project. Unfortunately after creating a new document based at the content type the customer and project name aren’t automatically filled. Does anyone have experience with this issue? Thanks for the help :)

Edit 31-07-2015

I did some testing with my colleague Jordy. The content type and template worked fine in a new document library but not the existing. We created a new content type with template but this one also doesn’t work in the existing template. This worked fine in the new document library.

SPS Munich2

I am speaking at SharePoint Saturday Munich

I am happy to be speaking at the first SharePoint Saturday Munich! Hereby my session details:

#SPSMUC04: Office 365 NextGen Portals: Driving your business to the top!
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business

The era of the NextGen Portals is upon us!  Microsoft is committed to deliver intelligent, mobile, social and ready-to-go portals for its Office 365 customers.  This new and exciting era kicked off with the video portal. The video portal delivers an out-of-the-box and easy to use enterprise video portal. It doesn’t stop here, Microsoft has made huge improvements to the People experience within Office 365. It’s never been easier to find content and experts. You thought that was it? Let’s take a look together at Microsoft’s knowledge management strategy for the future with codename “InfoPedia”. During this session we are going to an in depth look at the video portal and people experience. The session concludes with a quick peek into Codename “InfoPedia”.

The presentation covers the following topics:

  • Overview of the out-of-the-box features of the video portal & people experience
  • The mobile experience for your business users
  • The roadmap for future developments
  • Business scenario’s and benefits of Office 365 NextGen Portals

Hope to see you there! Click here to view more information about the event.