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Yammer Starter

Book Description

A concise, enjoyable look at using Yammer, the secure, fun-to-use private social network for your company, now from Microsoft

  • Share what you're doing, post announcements, congratulate people, link to documents or interesting websites, make files available, ask or answer questions, and put up photos, polls, events, and more

  • Learn the ways to create a dedicated team workspace for any project, department, or topic and collaborate on documents in real-time with multiple authors, store large files, manage versions, and make content available across the company

  • Get up to speed using Yammer with the author of over 100 books who knows how to give you all the information needed in an easy and entertaining manner.

  • In Detail

    Yammer is the private and fun way to collaborate, plan, and keep up with co-workers.

    Just about all of us either use or know about social media networks– Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and more, which are all simple-to-use, popular, and satisfying.

    Yammer is just that, a social network but with one huge difference. It’s only for your company and it is private and secure.

    In the "Yammer Starter Guide", we explore how Yammer operates and the many exciting ways in which it helps your company and you. This book will also show you how to get more out of Yammer and join in all the contributing and other fun things going on. We will keep it all simple, use lots of helpful illustrations, and include useful examples of how Yammer works. You’ll learn quickly and have fun doing it.

    The "Yammer Starter Guide" leads you gently from the activities you do most (connecting with people, sharing content, networking with clients/customers) through the tasks you might do less (administrative, technical).

    The "Yammer Starter Guide" introduces you to what Yammer is and how it works. It shows you how to collaborate with the people across your company as well as in specific departments and local workgroups. You will learn how groups are created to get work done more efficiently, how to tap into your company’s “collective brain”, and the many ways Yammer lets us share content. You will be able to master creating networks to communicate with outside clients, customers, vendors, etc. Armed with your smartphones, you will find how all of the power of your company’s social network goes wherever you go. You will also find explanations for all the administrative tasks, how to get additional features in Yammer, and more, for those who need it.

    The "Yammer Starter Guide" reveals Yammer, the private and enjoyable way to collaborate, plan, and keep up with co-workers. No matter where you go, your company-wide “intercomm” is right there, and you’ll know how to use it to the best advantage to both the company and your own career!

    Table of Contents

    1. Yammer Starter
      1. Yammer Starter
      2. Credits
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
      5. 1. Yammer Starter
        1. So, what is Yammer?
        2. Installation
          1. Step 1 – what do I need?
          2. Step 2 – downloading Yammer
          3. Step 3 – signing up
          4. Step 4 – setting your password
          5. Step 5 – editing your profile
          6. Step 6 – inviting coworkers
          7. Step 7 – adding handy apps
          8. Step 8 – putting Yammer on your smartphone
          9. And that's it!
        3. Quick start – creating a group
          1. Step 1 – creating a group
          2. Step 2 – inviting others to join the group
          3. Step 3 – adding initial content
          4. To join or leave a group
          5. Deleting groups
          6. Tapping into your company's collective brain
          7. Obtaining a consensus
          8. Management strategies
        4. Top features you'll want to know about
          1. Connecting with people across the company
            1. Step 1 ­– posting an update
            2. Step 2 – posting a photo or other graphics
            3. Step 3 – commenting and complimenting
            4. Step 4 – yes we LIKE that
            5. Step 5 – learning more
            6. Step 6 – exploring the layout of Yammer's main screen
            7. Step 7 – receiving notifications
            8. Step 8 – searching
            9. Step 9 – using the bottom line
          2. Creating and sharing content
            1. Step 1 – entering information for posting
            2. Step 2 – attaching files
            3. Step 3 – including media
            4. Step 4 – viewing attached media
            5. Step 5 – accessing uploaded files
            6. Step 6 – deleting files
            7. Adding apps
            8. Sending content to specific groups
          3. Making networks for clients and partners
            1. Step 1 – creating external networks
            2. Step 2 – configuring a new external network
            3. Step 3 – going live
            4. Step 4 – adding groups
            5. Step 5 – inviting customers, vendors, and others outside the company
            6. Step 6 – deleting an external network
            7. Why have external networks?
            8. Who can be invited to join external networks?
            9. Can I create a private external network?
            10. Collaborating with important business contacts
          4. Accessing your company or groups via mobile devices
            1. Step 1 – getting the right Yammer mobile app
            2. Step 2 – navigating and receiving notifications
            3. Step 3 – posting a message
            4. Step 4 – replying to a message
            5. Step 5 – receiving SMS or e-mail from your networks
          5. Integrating with other applications
            1. Twitter
            2. E-mail
            3. Other apps
            4. Yammer Embed to access older data
            5. Universal search
            6. Other connections
        5. People and places you should get to know
          1. Official sites
          2. Articles and tutorials
          3. Twitter
      6. About the author
      7. About the reviewers