Yammer technical readiness checklist (Yammer admin guide)

As you begin your social journey in transforming your business with Microsoft and Yammer, use this checklist to make sure you are ready to support Yammer appropriately.

This article is part of the Yammer admin guide

Setting up your Yammer network

Managing your Yammer users

Monitoring your Yammer data

Additional Yammer features

Yammer security FAQ

Yammer technical readiness checklist    

Enablement prelaunch

Network setup basics

  • Check browser and system requirements

  • Determine configuration options

  • Design and branding

  • Define and train administrators

  • Define a usage policy

  • Specify security settings

Yammer network architecture and group structure

  • Domain merges

  • Managing external networks

  • Populating groups from distribution lists:

    • Bulk updates to groups

  • User management

    • Bulk updates of users

Support model

  • Define the support flow: End user ↔ Customer Help Desk ↔ Yammer Help Desk

  • Use the Yammer Customer Network

  • Manage service announcements to end users

  • Subscribe to https://status.yammer.com



  • Yammer SSO and Yammer DSync are being deprecated and will stop working after December 1st, 2016. You will not be able to set up new configurations with Yammer SSO and DSync after April 1st, 2016.

  • For more information about the deprecation and how to transition out of Yammer SSO and Yammer DSync, see Plan for Yammer SSO and DSync deprecation.

  • Directory Sync integration

  • Office 365 sign-in for Yammer (recommended) or Yammer single sign-on (SSO)

  • SharePoint integration

  • Yammer Embed for intranets and portals

  • The activity stream from line of business (LoB) applications

  • API usage for custom integrations

Mobile devices

  • Formalization of app usage

  • Roll out of app to devices

  • Understand session management capabilities

Business as usual set up

See Also

Yammer admin guide

Yammer admin center

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