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MIT's Yammer Instance

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What is Yammer?

Yammer is a social media network for organizations, allowing coworkers to collaborate and communicate in groups organized around projects and topics.

In June 2016, IS&T announced the migration to Enterprise Yammer. Previously, MIT community members had access to the free version of Yammer, which had some restrictions around user, group, and content administration, and did not provide analytics.

As part of the Institute’s move to Office 365, MIT’s Yammer instance was upgraded to the full Enterprise version.

Enterprise Yammer offers end users advantages such as single sign-on via Touchstone authentication, customization functions, and full integration with Office 365. It also offers administrators significantly enhanced controls, including:

  • Reporting capabilities
  • Administration of users, groups, and content
  • Ability to create groups for external collaboration
  • Support for third party application integration

Who can use it?

MIT’s instance of Yammer is open to those with a valid email address.

How does the MIT community use Yammer?

Yammer is a secure way to share work-related content and to collaborate. Ask a question and get informative answers that others can also learn from. Alert colleagues to upcoming workshops or compelling links. Start a discussion on a topic that speaks to your peers.

Yammer features open groups that anyone can join (such as Training at MIT and Event Planners); private groups anyone can request to join, but for which membership must be approved by a group’s administrator (e.g., for a department or team); and secret groups (private groups not listed in the directory and by invitation only).


  • Using Yammer at MIT - Step-by-step instructions created by Anne Lafleur. (To see this page, you will need to login to MIT's instance of Yammer.)

IS&T Contributions

Documentation and information provided by IS&T staff members

Last Modified:

November 21, 2016

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