Intranet social network



  • @scottalanmiller Zimbra seems to be a nice option, even though we are moving out of zimbra emails, would be great to see that product on a different way! 🙂 Let me check this.



  • @ambarishrh said:

    @scottalanmiller Zimbra seems to be a nice option, even though we are moving out of zimbra emails, would be great to see that product on a different way! 🙂 Let me check this.

    Which messaging platform are you moving to?



  • @alexntg Will be using exchange which is managed by our parent company. Currently busy with the mail migration works, and then need to look at the zimbra community.



  • If you're going Exchange, SharePoint has a limited social networking capability of sorts, but it's built right in to the intranet.


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    If you go to Exchange via Office 365 you can get both Sharepoint and Yammer. Yammer is pretty robust as a social platform.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Yammer is hosted. It is part of Office 365. You cannot run it on premise. We use it as part of our Office 365 package, it is really nice.

    I think Microsoft is integrating Yammer and Sharepoint more and more. I'll be trialling it when I roll out Sharepoint this year. The basic version is free and is supposed to integrate nicely with on-premise Sharepoint, or $3 a month for the Enterprise version. You don't need to buy any other Office 365 packages to use it.


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    @Carnival-Boy said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    Yammer is hosted. It is part of Office 365. You cannot run it on premise. We use it as part of our Office 365 package, it is really nice.

    I think Microsoft is integrating Yammer and Sharepoint more and more. I'll be trialling it when I roll out Sharepoint this year. The basic version is free and is supposed to integrate nicely with on-premise Sharepoint, or $3 a month for the Enterprise version. You don't need to buy any other Office 365 packages to use it.

    All Office 365 products are available standalone. We had Yammer prior to the acquisition but phased it out for Status.net and back in once it became part of Office 365. It's just "included" in most common O365 plans now.



  • @Carnival-Boy said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    Yammer is hosted. It is part of Office 365. You cannot run it on premise. We use it as part of our Office 365 package, it is really nice.

    I think Microsoft is integrating Yammer and Sharepoint more and more. I'll be trialling it when I roll out Sharepoint this year. The basic version is free and is supposed to integrate nicely with on-premise Sharepoint, or $3 a month for the Enterprise version. You don't need to buy any other Office 365 packages to use it.

    wow $3 a month - why not go with the $8 E1 plan and have Exchange/Sharepoint and Yammer? $3 seems like a lot for just a chat client (though I have no idea what else it does).



  • It's À la carte versus Happy Meal.


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    @Dashrender said:

    @Carnival-Boy said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    Yammer is hosted. It is part of Office 365. You cannot run it on premise. We use it as part of our Office 365 package, it is really nice.

    I think Microsoft is integrating Yammer and Sharepoint more and more. I'll be trialling it when I roll out Sharepoint this year. The basic version is free and is supposed to integrate nicely with on-premise Sharepoint, or $3 a month for the Enterprise version. You don't need to buy any other Office 365 packages to use it.

    wow $3 a month - why not go with the $8 E1 plan and have Exchange/Sharepoint and Yammer? $3 seems like a lot for just a chat client (though I have no idea what else it does).

    The chat functionality is a tack on. Think of it as Facebook, not IM. User pages, status feeds, discussions, org chart, etc.



  • I guess I thought a Facebook type aspect was part of Sharepoint, not Yammer...


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    @Dashrender said:

    I guess I thought a Facebook type aspect was part of Sharepoint, not Yammer...

    There is overlap. But Yammer is Facebook. It's extremely close. Like FB with security and a better interface.

    Sharepoint doesn't look, feel or act anything like FB. It has personal pages yes, but not very social ones. It has a weak Twitter-like feed mechanism. But they are all small side lines to Sharepoint's purpose. And the don't go mobile.

    Yammer has a mobile client and everything.



  • @ambarishrh said:

    @scottalanmiller Zimbra seems to be a nice option, even though we are moving out of zimbra emails, would be great to see that product on a different way! 🙂 Let me check this.

    Have you been testing Zimbra Community? What do you f think of it?


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    @Reid-Cooper said:

    @ambarishrh said:

    @scottalanmiller Zimbra seems to be a nice option, even though we are moving out of zimbra emails, would be great to see that product on a different way! 🙂 Let me check this.

    Have you been testing Zimbra Community? What do you f think of it?

    I'm pretty interested in feedback on that too.



  • Im still busy with the email migration works. Scheduled it for this weekend, once done, will be testing Zimbra! 🙂