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Keith Mayer is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Windows Infrastructure, Data Center Virtualization, Systems Management and Private Cloud. Keith has over 17 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of IT professionals worldwide on the design and implementation of enterprise technology solutions Keith is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 27 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

SharePoint, Yammer, and MicroBlogging in the Enterprise

03.20.2013
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Hello All,

I was recently asked about Yammer and SharePoint integration by a customer and I got some information which I had sent them.  Just for a reference here is that info:

  1. Microsoft will be making announcements about the Cloud service it will provide for Yammer on 11/12/2012
  2. There is the possibility to have some integration between Yammer and on-premises SharePoint Farms, like Web Parts and Federated Search or sync of profiles from SharePoint to yammer please read the following for more information https://www.yammer.com/company/sharepoint/
  3. At the same time feel free to sign up for an account at www.yammer.com

Then this morning as I was driving in it hit me that if you want on-prem Microblogging, look no further then SharePoint 2013 Newsfeeds, I believe that the SharePoint Product Group is positioning that as the MicroBlogging platform within the enterprise.  Some of the features that you will see:

  • Support for common microblog terms like @Mention or #Tags
  • Able to follow people or #Tags
  • Using various technologies it would be possible to create a phone app (Windows, IOS, or Droid) This would of course require that mysites are published to the internet.

We are already using this technology at Microsoft and I think it looks great.

Overview of microblog features, feeds, and the Distributed Cache service in SharePoint Server 2013

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219700(v=office.15).aspx

Configure microblogging in SharePoint Server 2013

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219568(v=office.15).aspx

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