Microsoft today announced that the company is now enabling Yammer for all Office 365 commercial users. The software giant will be rolling out to Office 365 users in three waves. The 1st wave starts today, and it is rolling to Office 365 customers who have a business subscriptions and purchased fewer than 150 licenses (that include Yammer). Additionally, the company is also rolling out Yammer to users who have one or zero custom domains for Yammer.
With Wave 2, Microsoft will roll out Yammer to Office 365 customers with a business subscription who purchased fewer than 5,000 licenses that includes Yammer. The 2nd wave will start next month – 1st of March, to be exact. And last but not least is Wave 3 which will start on April 1, and it will be available to all remaining customers with a business subscription and all customers with an education subscription.
Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team at Microsoft stated:
“Making Yammer available in Office 365 is key to unlocking new experiences for users that span their productivity apps. As a case in point, Yammer will hook into the Office 365 Groups service in the first half of 2016 to deliver powerful cross-suite scenarios that let you escalate your Yammer conversation into a Skype call, schedule a meeting using Outlook calendar, access your files in OneDrive, create tasks in Planner and more, all from your Yammer group.”
Of course, this is a huge announcement for Office 365 commercial users. Yammer is a platform which offers tonnes of features for businesses, but as it seems like, Microsoft will be adding more features to the service in the near future.