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.

Posting a document to the *right* Yammer network

Showing the “better together” story of SharePoint and Yammer is the ability to start a Yammer conversation in an Office 365 document.

The “how to use this feature” bit is found here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Start-a-Yammer-conversation-in-an-Office-365-document-6fa52987-4264-4246-a7b1-dcaa0ab5500f

Getting the document there in the first place is a little trickier – especially if you are a member of multiple Yammer networks.

In any SharePoint library press the three little dots next to a document, and select post:

However be wary – by default this will post to the last Yammer network you were using.

No document, I do not want to post this Paradyne internal document to the Microsoft Band User network.

The problem here is that you can’t switch networks from within this popup. I wouldn’t call it a design flaw. That ability would be nice but the reality is that most users are probably members of only their corporate network.

If that isn’t you and you are a member of multiple networks – make sure you switch to the desired Yammer network first, THEN post the document.

By default it will post to the All Company feed:

However this you can change by pressing the X and typing in the group you would like to post to instead:

 

Happy posting!