Microsoft Yammer team today announced deeper integration with Office Online, bringing the familiar interface and rich capabilities of our Office applications right into Yammer. They revealed several enhancements to the Yammer files experience, making it easier than ever to incorporate document collaboration into teamwork.
First, the document preview and edit experience for files uploaded into Yammer are now powered by Office Online. When you click the Edit File link in Yammer, a new browser tab opens up with a full-screen view of the document. Make changes and comments directly in the document using Office Online. When you’re done, simply close the tab. Your changes are automatically saved in Yammer, where you have the ability to review the version history of each file and mark documents “Official.” In the near future, you’ll also be able to co-author documents in real-time and translate documents in Yammer into 30+ languages using the Bing Translator.
Office Online file preview has already shipped to all Yammer users. They are planning to ship the Office Online File Edit feature to all Yammer single-users later this month. Their aim is to enable real-time co-authoring and document translation during the first half of 2016.