Yammer Becomes Microsoft Viva Engage
Microsoft announced on February 13, 2023, that Yammer, the company's enterprise social networking platform, would be evolving into Microsoft Viva Engage. The new platform would include a suite of features designed to enhance employee engagement and improve communication within organizations.
Microsoft Viva Engage would provide users with the ability to create communities and groups, participate in discussions, and share resources such as files and documents. Additionally, the platform would offer personalized recommendations and insights to users, helping them to stay connected and engaged with their colleagues.
The new platform is part of Microsoft's broader Viva suite of employee experience tools, which includes Viva Connections, Viva Insights, and Viva Learning. Together, these tools aim to provide employees with a comprehensive set of tools for improving communication, productivity, and engagement in the workplace.
The launch of Viva Engage follows Microsoft's acquisition of Yammer in 2012, and the subsequent integration of the platform into Microsoft 365. The new platform builds on Yammer's existing features and functionality, while also incorporating new capabilities designed to meet the evolving needs of modern workplaces.
Overall, Microsoft Viva Engage is a significant step forward for Microsoft's enterprise social networking offerings. By providing users with a more streamlined and intuitive platform for communication and collaboration, the company is helping to foster a more connected and engaged workforce, which is critical for achieving success in today's fast-paced business environment.