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Microsoft Rebrands Office 365 Network as the Microsoft Tech Community

Microsoft Rebrands Office 365 Network as the Microsoft Tech Community

On September 2, 2016, Anna Chu, a community manager from the Office 365 Network at Microsoft, posted an announcement that the network is rebranding as the Microsoft Tech Community, and confirms that the Yammer-based Office 365 Network will shut down on September 15, 2016.


No Good Answers for Office 365 Backups

No Good Answers for Office 365 Backups

Vendors of backup software often focus on the data belonging to a single application. It’s an approach that does not work for Office 365 where new applications use components drawn from multiple workloads. Traditional backup and restore approach is inadequate Office 365 Groups and Office 365. But the real question is whether cloud backups make sense.


Tony’s Office 365 Snippets – July 22

Tony’s Office 365 Snippets – July 22

While Tony is on vacation, he's still up to date on Office 365 news: a bit more on Yammer, preview of Microsoft Bookings, Google Apps vs Office 365 and IT/DEV Connections conference session catalog is now online.


Microsoft Launches New Office 365 Network Online Community; 88,000-User Yammer Network to Close

Microsoft Launches New Office 365 Network Online Community; 88,000-User Yammer Network to Close

A dozy Friday afternoon in mid-summer is just the time to announce a change in direction, which is just what Microsoft did today when they said that the current Yammer-based Office 365 Network was going to be swapped out for a new Office 365 Network powered by the well-known Lithium platform.


Yammer Loses Out in Office 365 Collaboration Stakes

Yammer Loses Out in Office 365 Collaboration Stakes

The acquisition of Yammer in 2012 enabled Microsoft to claim a real presence in the market for enterprise collaboration software. Time moves on but Yammer doesn’t seem to have kept pace with developments elsewhere inside the Office 365 suite. Today, Office 365 Groups seem a much more attractive option for many tenants, especially if they make heavy use of email.


How Yammer Has Changed the Way We Work with SharePoint

How Yammer Has Changed the Way We Work with SharePoint

Whether you love Yammer or not, it has become THE place for many SharePoint users, IT pros and developers to get help. Pieter recalls why the shift has happened away from Microsoft support calls.


SharePoint 2016 Team Sites and Groups: It All Comes Together

SharePoint 2016 Team Sites and Groups: It All Comes Together

As part of the announcements at the Future of SharePoint event, Microsoft is making significant advancements in for SharePoint 2016 Team Sites and Groups. John explains the connection and why Office Groups will be something to pay attention to.


External Yammer Groups, Collaboration Moving Front & Center, and Skype for Business Mac Preview Coming to Office 365 in April

External Yammer Groups, Collaboration Moving Front & Center, and Skype for Business Mac Preview Coming to Office 365 in April

Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team announced in a post to Office Blogs on April 26, 2016 that Microsoft will release Skype for Business Mac Preview. Other April 2016 changes are coming to improve collaboration in Office 2016 desktop. Customers will be able to create external Yammer groups and more.