Posts Tagged ‘Mobile Application’

Yammer Roadmap Session #msignite

A small post to go over the Yammer Roadmap session and to highlight the key parts.

New Features:

Single Sign On (Future)

A major investment coming soon is Single Sign On with the rest of Office 365.  You can already link your Active Directory accounts but currently Single Sign On is not implement.  Watch out for this feature soon.

External Messaging (Available Now)

You can now invite any external user into your Yammer conversations by simply adding their email address as part of your post (section at the bottom).

  • When you do this, a small yellow dot icon is next to the name to signify that it is external
  • The post button has a small globe next to it to show that it is now interacting with external users.

Once you post the message it appears in the external users yammer private message inbox (assuming they have one) and an email is sent to their inbox with the ability to sign up if they need to.

They can reply via email or via the yammer private message system.

The author of the conversation has the ability to take the external user out of the conversation at any point.  The private messages are deleted out of the users inbox and they can no longer reply.

If you wish, you can stop external messaging across your organizations Yammer tenant within Administration settings.

Compliance (Future)

Currently Microsoft is working hard to move Yammer into their own infrastructure and once it has done, compliance will be a priority.

Group Focus (Future – Coming Soon)

Improved focus on Groups within Yammer (not to be confused with Office 365 Groups)

  • Navigation for creation of groups as well existing groups has moved from the Top Navigation to the Side Navigation.
  • New users will be able to search for new groups as soon as they sign up, helping to improve the overall experience.

Delve Cards (Mostly available now / when Delve is in your tenant)

Watch for a different post on what Delve is… but in the meantime…

Yammer “signals” are built into the Delve boards, allowing you to start a discussion from any article or item that appears within Delve.

Next to the icon, notification counts show others discussing the item in Delve within Yammer (Please note this relies upon Single Sign On being implemented in the future)

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Mobile App Improvements (Coming Soon)

  • Notifications are being added to iOS and Android clients with swipe actions to take you straight into the discussion within the app
  • Inline @mentions within the discussion rather than a separate list at the bottom of the discussion post
  • Photo publisher within the app with annotation capability
  • New mobile experience and UI will surface important content first by group (with number of items not seen).  This is designed to ensure you always see the latest content without missing a thing!


Office 365 Group Sync (Far Future)

Towards the end of the session a number of people asked about integration with Office 365 Groups.  It was mentioned that this is in the road map but not timeline could be confirmed as they are working hard at bringing Yammer into the Microsoft infrastructure.

Using your phone to take notes at #msignite or the conference / meeting of your choice

Ok… so you’re at a conference… you need to take notes and capture your thoughts as the presentations go.

Yes, you can download the Presentations and Video’s later but what do you do, when you are in the moment, listening to the presentation.

Pen and paper I guess is a possibility, but we are techies! There has to be a better way… and there is!  (Besides, I don’t know about you but the more I work in IT, my handwriting has got worse and worse…)

OneNote coupled with Office Lens!

Now that Microsoft is supporting multiple platforms, I use my trusty iPhone 6 with OneNote to write the notes and I use Office Lens to take screenshots of the presentation on the screen.  The results are impressive! Very impressive.

OneNote is of course excellent at taking notes and synchronizes back to your OneDrive / OneDrive for Business

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OneNote is of course excellent at taking notes and synchronizes back to your OneDrive / OneDrive for Business

Office Lens allows you to take photos at different angles (use the document feature against the presentation screen) and it sorts it all our for you.


Import into OneNote and you are done! (I tend to save in my phone’s photo library and import exactly where I want it in my notes)

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So there you have it… easy notes that sync back home and ready to send out to people when you get back to work!

Office Lens links:


You can download from all modern app stores (iOS, Android & Windows Phone)

Till the next time…

Announcing the Shenanigans #WP7 app #SharePoint #SP2010 #PS2010 #ProjectServer #PS2010 #in

March 8, 2012 1 comment

It has been about 6 months since I created the first mobile application for this website and now finally an app is available for the most suitable platform for the subject matter of this blog.

Announcing: Shenanigans for Windows Phone 7

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All the key features from the previous applications are available for WP7 including:

  • SharePoint (and Project Server) Shenanigan feeds
  • Twitter feeds for SharePoint and Project Server
  • You Tube Videos
  • Podcasts
  • and more…
    I hope you enjoy and stay tuned for updates



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Community #SharePoint and #ProjectServer application is fully compatible with #iOS5 on #iPhone and #iPad #SP2010 #PS2010 #MSProject

October 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Just a quick post to say that the mobile app SharePoint (and Project Server) Shenanigans is fully compatible with iOS 5 on the iPad and iPhone.

As far as I am aware, it was not responsible for this:

Smile Have fun!

Introducing the iPad version of the #SharePoint and #ProjectServer community app #MSProject #SP2010 #PS2010 #SUGUK #in

September 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Features are exactly the same as the iPhone version of the application (but now it is pretty!!!) and all future updates to the app will be kept in sync with the iPhone and Android versions.

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  • Blog articles from this site
  • Blog categories by author
  • SharePoint blog community RSS feeds
  • Project Server blog community RSS feeds
  • SharePoint Conference locations and dates
  • SharePoint Saturday locations and dates
  • User Group locations and dates

Application Name: SharePoint (and Project Server) Shenanigans HD

Application Categories: Social

Search Keywords: SharePoint, Project Server, Giles Hamson, Shenanigans, Social


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#SharePoint #ProjectServer community application updates #SP2010 #PS2010 #MSProject #ios #iphone #android

August 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Another quick blog post to highlight some of the updates the community mobile app has received over the last few weeks:


Podcast links updated

  • Mr Excel podcast – remember a lot of formulas can be used in calculated columns but also useful for Excel Services!!!
    Microsoft Update Center

For Microsoft Office and SharePoint / Project Server related products linking to the latest CU and Service Packs as well as older updates.  (I don’t know about you but I always find it a nightmare finding update links)

SharePoint and related product feature comparisons

So you are at a client and they ask you whether a particular feature is in a certain version of the product.  You think you know the answer, but you are not sure.  So here is the answer, right on your phone.  The Feature Comparison tables for SharePoint, Office, Lync and others as I find them.

Never be stuck again knowing which BCS features are in which version of the product again!


SharePoint User Group UK

SharePoint User Group (UK) dates updated (including the one I shall be speaking at.  More about that in a blog post later)

Last of all I would like to say a big thank you for all the people who have downloaded the app so far.  I am working on getting a version of the app onto Windows Phone 7, Blackberry and a number of other OS’s so watch this space!

Once again if you have any suggestions for the app, please let me know.

Further mobile app updates #iOS #Android #iPhone #SP2010 #SharePoint #PS2010 #ProjectServer #MSProject

August 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Now that the Android release is out of the way, the application content can be updated.

New features in this content update:

  • Location and date updates for Conferences, SharePoint Saturday’s and User Groups (UK)
  • CodePlex Project video updates
  • Minor link updates to SharePoint and Project Server RSS feeds including adding one of the site authors RSS feed for his new blog (Paul Mather:

If you have a blog, user group meeting or anything else you would like to add to the app, please get in contact.


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