I was quite excited when the Yammer App for SharePoint/Office365 was released in the last days of June. I was part of the beta testing team, could collect a lot of hints in the last weeks and want to share them with you.
Never heard of Yammer, Microsoft`s leading layer for Social Enterprise, before? Check out this video!
Where to find and download the new Yammer App? Search for it in your SharePoint App Store.
Let me start with the official ones:
- Must to read: WhitePaper for integration of Yammer with SharePoint 2013 en Premise , Andrew Billings Blogpost and Faisal Masood`s Help
- Add the Yammer Embed widget to a SharePoint page
- Known Issues in SharePoint 2013 Server & Office 365
Issue: Yammer App for SharePoint: App part doesn’t render and gives an iFrame error in Internet ExplorerBecause the Service Manager component in Office programs automatically adds SharePoint tenant domains to Trusted Sites security zone in Internet Explorer whenever you open a document from a SharePoint site, you get an IFrame error. The login endpoint isn’t added to Trusted Sites. The user authentication to SharePoint still succeeds, but the iFrame itself isn’t rendered as it’s blocked by click jacking protection.
Workaround: Add following sites into your Trusted Sites list and restart the session: https://login.microsoftonline.com & https://*.sharepoint.com
Issue: Yammer App for SharePoint: Blank dialog box pops-up on login when using Internet Explorer
Having *.yammer.com and *.sharepoint.com (like your SharePoint domain) in the Intranet Zone setting in Internet Explorer prevents you from logging into the Yammer from the Yammer App for SharePoint. You’ll see a blank dialog box after logging into Yammer from the app.
Workaround: Add following sites into your Trusted Sites list, remove them from local intranet zone and restart the session: https://*.yammer.com & https://*.assets-yammer.com
If adding these sites doesn’t solve the problem, please turn on Protected Mode for Trusted sites.
If you cannot change these settings (due to default settings, managed by corporate administrator), use your browser in private mode.
Issue: “This page or app is using an unsupported version of the Yammer platform” error message when you use the Yammer App for SharePoint
Yammer API has been changed, you need to update the app (find out how)
My slidedeck about Yammer App for SharePoint (includes tutorial and QuePort Integration)
Animated GIF Tutorial (click to run):
(to be continued)