Sunday, November 23, 2014

New Update for Yammer Sign-in !!!

I am writing this post with reference to the latest announcement made by Microsoft team on new Yammer Sign-in feature which allows users to access Yammer with their Office 365 credentials and to work across Office 365 applications with ease. This is a great milestone on the Office 365 roadmap for Yammer

Many Organizations adopted Yammer and started to use this as their Official Enterprise Social networking medium and this new feature adds more benefit for customers to access yammer with a single Login with their Office 365 Credentials and switch between Yammer and other O365 Applications at ease.

Microsoft team updated that Office 365 sign-in for Yammer will follow a phased release schedule between December 2014 and March 2015.

Below are the two key requirements for this feature to work,

  • Yammer Enterprise is activated in a network’s Office 365 Admin Center
  • Yammer single sign-on (SSO) is not enabled.

Yammer SSO is still enabled by most of the Organizations, where the relaying party trust setup between Yammer and ADFS making the SSO to work smoothly, but still we have dependency on Token Sign-in cert renewal and regular federation metadata updates with Yammer Service, failing on this part affects Yammer Login and also when you are enabled for this SSO model this new feature will not work because when we go for this new Sign-in mode we are now dependent on the same Office 365 Sign-in credentials\Identity and not a separate identity as with SSO for Yammer.  For normal Organizations who does not have complex requirements this new feature is a good option to make a switch, for Large Enterprises with Complex requirements Yammer SSO is recommended.

Access this Office Blog post her : Use your Office 365 credentials to sign in to Yammer

Review this Office Online Post to know more: Office 365 sign-in for Yammer

Participate in the YamJam to know more on this with live updates.

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