SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 with Yammer Integration

Service Packs typically contain little-to-no features. SharePoint 2013 SP1 is no different, however there are a couple of things I wanted to point out.

First, both Yammer and OneDrive are apparently a critical SharePoint Central Administrator error:

YammerOneDriveAvailabile

You can now configure Yammer and OneDrive for Business on Office 365 with SharePoint On-Premises integration. This can be done via Central Administration:

ConfigureYammerOneDriveO365

 

OneDrive now replaces SkyDrive in the top link bar. Included with this is Yammer, if you activate the Yammer feature on-premesis via Central Administration.

TopLinkBar

 

When you click on the Yammer link, you’ll be directed to /_layouts/15/Yammer.aspx and be asked to log in. That’s about it…

YammerWelcome

 

Once Yammer is activated, the SharePoint “newsfeed” will now display this message when you visit your MySite.

YammerActivatedNewsFeed

For OneDrive for Business on Office 365 integration, again in Central Administration -> Office 365 -> Configure OneDrive and Sites Link, you’ll simply input your OneDrive host in Office 365 (https://<tenant>-my.sharepoint.com) and the top link bar will redirect you there when you click on OneDrive.

OneDriveForBusinessO365

 

That is it for ‘on the surface’ new features!

Another note I wanted to point out is use Russ Max’s installation script. It will save you hours of deployment on Service Pack 1. In addition, a reboot will not necessarily be required.

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  2. Thanks for the information! And by the way, the “critical SharePoint Central Administrator error” about Yammer and OneDrive is due to the strange behavior of the SPStatusSetter Control that says: if one message is critical, all displayed messages are critical. In other words, the highest severity level in the collection of displayed messaged is used for all of them. You can’t mix informational messages with warnings and errors. Obviously not fixed in SP1… ;)

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