Last week was the best week we’d ever had at Yammer, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our community – users, community managers / network administrators, bloggers, analysts and journalists. We are thankful to you for making us a success — last week, and beyond.
Major new product release and partnerships
We launched a series of features – Ticker, Yammer Pages, and Yammer Files – designed to make content social, bringing together business people, conversations, data, and content into a single interface optimized for social discovery. We also announced a few integration partners, whose business data now fetches to users via the Yammer Ticker. Thanks to our blogger, journalist and analyst community, we received glowing reviews. Here are some notable ones; of course, this is not an exhaustive list.
“While there’s a lot of activity around social enterprise software and collaboration services — Salesforce.com’s CEO Marc Benioff can’t stop talking about the subject — Yammer has quietly emerged as the market’s leader, on track to have four million verified corporate users.” – Arik Hesseldahl, All Things D
“As far as enterprise social networks go, Yammer is top dog. The startup is fast-approaching 4 million verified corporate users and has successfully penetrated 80 percent of the Fortune 500. But why stop at social networking? Why not create workplace collaboration and file-sharing tools and steal away another part of the enterprise market? That’s exactly what Yammer has in mind.” – Jennifer Van Grove, VentureBeat
“Look at these features. Yammer now competes with a broad swatch of players and is so much more than an internal Twitter for enterprises…. They started with the Twitter UI and have incorporated the best features from Facebook, G+ and these other services to make themselves into a collaboration tools powerhouse.” – David Strom, ReadWriteWeb“Yammer is taking significant steps towards becoming a true enterprise collaboration platform….The new Pages and Files features should reduce the need for additional tools for creating content and sharing attachments, meaning people will be able to spend more time within Yammer and less time switching over to other services…. Similarly, displaying events from other tools directly within the Yammer Ticker should also reduce the need for context switching. I’m excited to see their partner ecosystem growing, as this is a key indicator of the health of the platform.” – Alan Lepofksy, Constellation Research
We also had a chance to test our product in a way that was never done before. On an unprecedented scale, one of our largest customer networks went live and did a global 24-hour YamJam, resulting in 10s of thousands of messages sent at a time. Wow! That was incredible!
Yammer On Tour Comes to SF
We have been doing Yammer On Tour events for a few months now, traveling to cities around the world, and connect with other customers and learn about their best practices. So we timed the San Francisco stop to the new product release. CEO David Sacks presented his vision to a packed room at the W San Francisco, Yammer customer panel shared their insights and best practices, and integration partners showed off their integrations.
Celebrating 3 years and 3 million users
We are so thankful for the past 3 years and our wonderful 3 million users — that’s definitely a reason to celebrate. So we topped the day off with a killer party, complete with Yammer Bingo, YamJuice cocktails and even fun swag like blinking rings, “stunna” shades and glowing straws. Of course, Yammy also made an appearance to pose for some pictures. Check out a selection of curated tweets and photos by visiting our Storify story. If you were there, please share your picture by clicking the “choose photos” button below.