Yammer and SharePoint – Extend SharePoint search results with Yammer

While I was writing my previous post about the Post feature between SharePoint and Yammer, I stumbled upon another cool new feature! Apparently, the search results are connected with Yammer:

I hadn’t read about this new feature at all so I thought, let’s click on Search on Yammer:
My default Yammer network opened and a search for the words SharePoint and Contracts was executed. The Yammer search results also have refiners available, these are the four tabs you probably noticed: Conversations, People, Files and Topics. Let’s take a closer look at the refiners.


I can easily follow the conversation of a particular SharePoint contract by clicking on View full conversations:
I can start a discussion, open the contract or click on one of the topics. Clicking on a topic starts a new search for discussions and documents related to the selected topic.


All the users related to the two keywords are displayed. In this case only myself because of my job title SharePoint Consultant. This is a great refiner to find colleagues with a certain expertise or knowledge related to your search scope. Just click on the users name to open his or her Yammer profile:


All the files (documents) are shown with the two keywords, in my examples this is only contract. Be aware that only documents uploaded to Yammer are shown here! Not the documents you post from SharePoint to Yammer to start a discussion. I can download the document or go to the documents profile page:
I really like this profile page. You can easily browse through the document and there is even an option to leave comments in the document:
Awesome right? At least I think so! You can view the followers of the document (to connect and collaborate) or add related content.


The final tab shows the related Yammer topics with the search results keywords. In my case the only topic available is SharePoint:
Another very nicely organized Yammer menu is presented. All the related topic conversations, files, notes, images, videos and links are available. Yammer is really a well made Enterprise Social Collaboration tool with many useful business features! This promises a bright future for the integration between SharePoint Online and Yammer.

Integration with SharePoint

I do have one critical comment about this new integration. Yammer only shows documents uploaded to Yammer. It would be really nice to also see documents posted to Yammer from SharePoint so you can view the discussion about the document.

Office 365: move domain from tenant to tenant

If you play around with test domains and test tenants, it might be hassle to keep track of which domain is connected to what tenant. Until recent, you just didn’t know. Today I was playing with one of my test tenants again and I wanted to connect a domain to a new tenant. I knew this domain was already used and I feared that a support call was necessary to release this domain. BUT since there are a lot of changes made in the last few week to Office 365, I have new motto, try first, you never know they changed something.

Guess what, they changed something and I got the tenant name where my test domain was connected to … another happy camper.



So you go in your tenant and you try to delete your domain. If your domain is still used as a part of a upn or as a sip address you might have to do some deleting or rename users. If you delete users, make sure to delete them from the recycle bin as well.

To Change the UPN to a <tenant>.onmicrosoft.com


Get-MsolUser | Where { -Not $_.UserPrincipalName.ToLower().StartsWith(“admin@”) } | ForEach { Set-MsolUserPrincipalName -ObjectId $_.ObjectId -NewUserPrincipalName ($_.UserPrincipalName.Split(“@”)[0] + “@<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com”) }


To remove users

Get-MsolUser | Where { $_.UserPrincipalName.ToLower().EndsWith(“@contoso.com”) } | Remove-MsolUser

Get-MsolUser -ReturnDeletedUsers | Remove-MsolUser -RemoveFromRecycleBin –Force