This was great news: It is cristal clear (for example at 12’ in this session) that Yammer will leverage the single definition of groups provided by Office 365 Groups.
This will allow to bring to Yammer tools is was lacking like calendar, or that was redundant with the rest of Office 365 offering like instant messaging (that will be replaced by Skype for Business).
So as described in the Yammer Roadmap session, the directions for Yammer are:
It is still unclear for observers like me whether Groups will dissolve or replace Yammer…
Here is my own slide on the roadmap:
- Yammer Roadmap
- Microsoft Office 365 Groups Deep DiveSpeak