Microsoft adds new document and file integrations to Yammer in Office 365

The Office team has announced today that Microsoft’s enterprise social networking service Yammer is getting new document and file integrations to improve collaborations within teams. This announcement comes just a few days after the company announced Yammer’s closer integration with Office 365 Groups at the enterprise focused Ignite conference.

Firstly, users will now be allowed to create Office documents within Yammer and share them with their teams. Co-workers will be able to edit documents, view version history and share and discuss them with their colleagues.

Create documents directly from Yammer.

An improved file picker will also let users easily share files from their Office 365 SharePoint Document Libraries or personal OneDrive for Business files on Yammer, you can see it in action below:

Share files from SharePoint and OneDrive for Business.

Additionally, the Office team has improved the sharing experience on the enterprise networking service by adding file, link and image previews that display more information in a Yammer feed:

New image gallery and file preview in a Yammer feed.

New image gallery and file preview in a Yammer feed.

Lastly, connecting Yammer to Office 365 Groups will allow users to share any content from the Office suite to Yammer Groups.

Share files from anywhere in Office 365 to Yammer.

Share files from anywhere in Office 365 to Yammer.

You can watch the following video to learn more about these new features:

All these new Yammer features have started to roll out today and will become available to all users in the coming weeks. If you use Yammer, let us know in the comments if these features will make the enterprise social network more useful for you.

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