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Yammer to be integrated with Office 365

Microsoft will begin releasing Yammer, K-State’s private social network, into Office 365 beginning April 1. Typically, when a new application is integrated into Office 365, the process takes several weeks before everyone has access to it. Once Yammer is available in your account, you will open Yammer from your Office 365 App Launcher.

Yammer in Office 365 app launcherAccording to Microsoft’s announcement, our free version will be integrated into Office 365 which means all groups, networks, and existing conversations should be available in Office 365 when the implementation is complete.

If you have any questions, email Cathy Rodriguez (cathyr@k-state.edu).

More than 700 users now on K-State’s Yammer channel

K-State’s Yammer channel (www.yammer.com/ksu.edu) has grown significantly in 2013. From recent stats shared Nov. 6:

  • 711 people are now on K-State’s Yammer channel
  • 336 K-Staters have joined since May
  • 302 people are in K-State’s “Office 365 Migration” network

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Stop! Yammer time!

Do you need a better way to collaborate with your co-workers or others across campus? Do you need a place where you can discuss projects you are working on?  Join this session to learn how Yammer, a free private social network, can help you.  All you need to get started is an @ksu.edu email address. The online 2-week class, sponsored by the Information Technology Assistance Center, begins Monday, Feb. 27. 

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Microblogging: A guide to Twitter and the rest

A little more than two years ago, a new form of communication was birthed: microblogging.

Microblogging is a short form of blogging that allows users to send brief text or multimedia updates and publish them to a private or public audience. These messages can be published via a variety of means including text messaging, instant messaging, e-mail, or the Web.

While you may not be familiar with microblogging, you have probably heard of Twitter. Twitter has become the default example of microblogging, due in large part to its popularity. Twitter is a service that started as a side project by Odeo in March 2006. Shortly after spinning off as its own company in August 2007, it quickly became apparent that there was something unique and useful about the service.

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