Organisation-wide teams in Microsoft Teams: what and how

Will organisation-wide teams in Microsoft Teams be one of the final nails in Yammer’s coffin? Maybe, maybe not.

The answer is: “it depends”. There are some reasons why you would choose one over the other. Some are technical limitations or features, others are around being fit for purpose.

In my latest piece for AvePoint I explain what organisation-wide teams are in Microsoft Teams, look at how to best manage these, and whether you should ditch Yammer or not.

How to keep email signatures out of Teams and Yammer

While Teams and Yammer provide us a way to communicate without email, sometimes we still need to connect the conversation threads together.

Already in Teams we can surface Yammer threads, and in both products we can send emails in to become a thread in those platforms.

The problem is that when sending an email in to Teams or Yammer the entire content of the email goes across. This is most annoying when any email you create attaches an email signature – which generally occurs in Outlook be it desktop, mobile or web.

Effectively what your colleagues will see is a thread that starts with your email signature – at which point many people will stop reading as there is no context.

Using Exchange transport rules you can actually exclude email signatures from going along with your email to Yammer or Teams, however the requirement is that your signatures are applied by a cloud-based service on transit – and not by Outlook itself.

Continue reading this over at Exclaimer.