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Microsoft Yammer

What is it?

Yammer is an enterprise social networking service used for private communication within organisations. Yammer is predominantly for use by colleagues with @manchester.ac.uk identities.

It provides both public and private communities for internal use across our University. Public communities are open to all, and private communities are by invite (if they are discoverable you can request an invite). Community members can post messages and replies, including image and video, and ‘like’ and re-share content. Yammer communities are managed by the person who created them, they can add and remove owners and members.

Support

Instructions for staff and postgraduate research students on how to install Microsoft 365 are available here:

Yammer has comprehensive in-app support via the help and guidance menus. In some circumstances, if you are not able to resolve through the available guidance, you may need to raise a ticket through the IT Services Support Portal.

Learning about Yammer

To explore the basics, and to familiarise yourself with Yammer, try Microsoft’s Get started with Yammer resource.

Information handling

Continue to adhere to the Information Governance Office Best practice guidance on sharing and storing information and Records Retention Schedule whenever you’re working with data.

Need help on information handling? Contact your Information Governance Guardian.

Limitations

Our University has several Yammer networks. The Yammer network considered to be the ‘the’ Yammer network is the one accessed by colleagues with @manchester.ac.uk identities.

Yammer has some limitations to be aware of, like working with attachments.

Share your thoughts and feedback

 Join us in exploring Microsoft 365 and keep up to date with news and events on the University’s Microsoft 365 Yammer community.

You can browse the University’s current Yammer communities for ideas.