Cloud Computing: Yammer Communities Extends Microblogging to Customers, Partners

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2010-02-26
 
 
 

Yammer Communities Extends Microblogging
to Customers, Partners

by Clint Boulton

Yammer Communities Extends Microblogging<br>to Customers, Partners

Yammer Communities

Private microblogging networks help users reach out from behind their firewalls to connect with partners, customers and suppliers.

Yammer Communities

Communities Tab

The arrow points to the new Communities tab in the redesigned Yammer interface.

Communities Tab

Communities List

Here is a sample Yammer Communities list view.

Communities List

Community Creation

To create a community, users will input a network name, description and thumbnail, and invite other users by e-mail. Communities may be set up so that only an administrator or any user can invite new contacts to a Communities network.

Community Creation

Community Toggling

Users with multiple Communities can easily toggle back and forth between various Communities networks, creating related ties between each network. The numbers in the drop-down menu indicate how many messages users have in each separate network.

Community Toggling

New Community

A new Customer Support Community has been created.

New Community

Communities Directory

This is how it appears in the Communities directory.

Communities Directory

Manage Your Account

Under the account drop-down menu, users may manage their networks, applications and other settings.

Manage Your Account

Communities Are Secure

Yammer pledges free and premium security tools to help protect corporate microblogging.

Communities Are Secure

Communities on the iPhone

That's right. Yammer Communities will work on Apple's iPhone at launch March 1.

Communities on the iPhone

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