Yammer Document Conversations

I was talking to a friend from Microsoft the other day, and he told me I should look into Yammer Document Conversations. He thought they could be really useful for a Knowledgebase I am putting together.

I did some digging and found that Microsoft has added Document Conversations to Office Web Apps to further integrate Yammer and Office 365.

The first thing I noticed is that I didn’t have the little yammer icon
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on the right portion of my screen. I checked and verified that Yammer was my social tools of choice by navigating to Admin >>> SharePoint >>> settings
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I met all the requirements but still no conversations. I submitted a ticket and Microsoft ended up fixing a js issue that was impacting my tenant.

Once that was done I had the Icon to click…

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I was then able to navigate to yammer and see this same conversation in my yammer group SharePoint 2013. I’d advise creating a group prior to starting the conversation to give the conversation context.

In the screen shot below I’ve hovered over the document to show the options.
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If you click on Go to Page you are brought to the page dedicated to this document conversation.
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To me this is a great way to step up document collaboration and we will be using this as often as it makes sense.