Yammer Outlook Plugin – Don’t Tease

I meant to write this post a couple of days ago, but lost track of time when I got distracted trying to find a way to visit links posted in Yammer through their new Outlook plugin. </sarcasm>

Right off the bat, let me say I’m pretty fond of Yammer so far. It’s a very convenient communication tool for work, and the more people use it the more powerful it becomes. So I was pretty excited when they announced a plugin for Outlook (which I’m not a huge fan of). My initial thinking was that the plugin would remind people who were about to send an email that they could just as easily send out a Yam, increasing the use of Yammer and making it more powerful in our organizataion.

The problem is we use Yammer for sharing links a lot at work, both internally and externally. With the Outlook plugin, you can’t click (or even copy) links. MAJOR FAIL!

Hopefully they’ll get this issue resolved in the next release. It seems like a pretty important feature to me.

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  • Hi Scott,

    Thanks for the kind words about Yammer. You’re right – the new Yammer Outlook plug-in does not support link functionality…yet. We are working hard on improving the plug-in (and adding Outlook 2003 support) so that you will be able to have the same functionality from Yammer in the plug-in that you have come to expect.

    Thanks,

    Rahul

    • Cool Rahul…thanks for responding. Like I said, I love the tool, and I realize the devil is always in the details.

      Thanks again for the response, and I’ll be sure to write another post when the feature is implemented!