Office 365 and Sharepoint + Yammer customers will be familiar with the Office 365 global navigation bar that runs across the top of your portal.

Tip: This doesn’t apply for Yammer Enterprise standalone customers, as users do not see an Office 365 global navigation bar.

office365 global nav bar screenshot

SharePoint Newsfeed is offered in the navigation bar by default, but we recommend switching it to Yammer. This will make it easier for people in your organization to access and use Yammer from within Office 365.

Don’t worry, when you switch your Newsfeed link to Yammer, SharePoint Newsfeed functionality doesn’t go away. People can still access Newsfeed from their Sites page, and they can continue to follow SharePoint sites, documents and tags there.

To Replace The Newsfeed Link With A Link To Yammer

  • Sign in to Office 365 using your Office 365 global administrator account.
  • Choose Admin > SharePoint. You’re now in the SharePoint admin center.

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  • Choose Settings.
  • Under Enterprise Social Collaboration, choose Use service.
    • Tip: Changing the Office 365 global navigation for everyone in your organization may take us up to 30 minutes to complete.

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  • Click OK at bottom of page.

Yammer Resources

Yammer provides a number of resources to help your organization successfully plan and implement Yammer Enterprise:

  • Yammer Success Center – contains planning templates, training resources, admin and IT guides, and tools for starting your social journey.
  • Yammer Customer Network (YCN) – is an active community of Yammer champions, all with the goal of making their network successful in their workplace. It’s a place to share best practices with other Yammer customers, ask and answer tough questions, and learn more about Yammer.
  • Yammer Social Journey – is an interactive step-by-step guide that will help you customize an action plan to get the most from your network and start benefiting from working social.
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