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24 Hour SharePoint Conference – My recording

You can view the video of my presentation for the 24 Hour SharePoint Conference in the header of this post or by clicking here.

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    Rob OKeefe
    April 25, 2014 at 3:05 am

    Great site and presentations!! You are very generous with your knowledge!

    We have moved into Sharepoint Online (2013) and using Sharepoint Social as Yammer was not available as an integrated service when we started. Now that we have gotten people adopted to Social, I don’t want to jar them by swapping to Yammer.

    What is my migration path from Sharepoint Social to Yammer, and when should I pull the trigger? Is it that much better?

    Any advice appreciated!
    Rob.

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    Jasper Oosterveld
    April 25, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Hi Rob,

    Thanks for your kind words 🙂 We are all in it together and we need to help each other to make SharePoint into a success for our customers 🙂

    Unfortunately at the moment there is no news about migrating your SharePoint Social activities to Yammer, to be honest I don’t think that’s going to happen. Perhaps 3rd party suppliers are going to provide a tool but I don’t see Microsoft creating a solution for this. Microsoft is very clear that Yammer is the Social platform for all their products, especially SharePoint Online. The announced that the new SharePoint On Premises is going to contain the SharePoint Social features but isn’t going to have any new features. That’s another way of saying its going to be deprecated.

    The advantage of Yammer lies in the integration with many parts of SharePoint and other Microsoft products. You can integrate a Yammer feed into CRM. Yammer Groups are going to be very important:

    http://blogs.office.com/2014/03/03/work-like-a-network-enterprise-social-and-the-future-of-work/

    You can also invite external users into a Yammer network, that enables external collaboration for your business. That’s not possible with the SharePoint Social features. It’s more the question for you, when are you going to move to Yammer. You don’t have a choice. It’s better to do it now then in a couple of years.

    This said, its going to be a huge challenge for your business to move to Yammer because people gotten used to SharePoint Social. My advise would be to start with a small pilot and apply a business case. Start with one or two departments and integrate Yammer into their SharePoint department/team sites. Make sure you really teach them how Yammer works and what the benefits are.

    I hope this makes sense, if not: LET ME KNOW!! 🙂

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