SOURCE: Yammer Inc.

Yammer Inc.

May 05, 2011 11:35 ET

Yammer Launches Desktop 2.0

Next Generation Yammer Desktop Application Features Threaded Conversations, Notifications and Enhanced Messaging

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - Yammer, Inc., the leading enterprise social network, today announced the availability of Yammer Desktop 2.0. Built from the ground up to include advanced enterprise social networking features, the application delivers notifications, threaded conversations, and direct messages -- in real time -- directly to the desktop. The upgrade will be rolled out to existing users of the Yammer desktop application over the course of several weeks.

New features include:

  • Threaded Conversations - Easily follow conversations with replies displayed underneath the original message.
  • Notifications - Keep track of new messages, @mentions, replies and more with notifications. View all notifications on a separate tab to ensure important messages are never missed.
  • Direct Messages - Communicate privately with one or more colleagues and add additional participants to the conversation at any point.
  • Topics - Create, edit, and use topics to tag content, enabling better curation and discovery of conversations.
  • Document Viewer - Instantly access, edit and comment on documents appearing within the feed via a browser-based viewer.

"The Desktop application is one of the most popular ways users access Yammer," said David Sacks, founder and CEO, Yammer. "With threaded conversations and the notifications tab, the new version greatly improves the user experience and includes a more robust feature set that better services our customers' communication and collaboration needs."

"The new desktop client is a significant update that vastly improves the user experience," said Diane Gaines, IT Marketing & Communications, Mentor Graphics. "Closely mirroring the functionality of the website with threaded conversations and the notifications feed, the new application makes it easier to collaborate with colleagues on Yammer without having to open another browser tab."

Yammer Desktop 2.0 was architected to easily leverage features built for the Yammer web application. This enables Yammer to continue providing a desktop user experience that is comparable to the web experience.

About Yammer, Inc.
Yammer (www.yammer.com) is the leader in enterprise social networking, providing a secure way for employees to communicate, collaborate, and share information. The basic version of Yammer is free, and customers can pay to upgrade their network to receive additional administrative and security controls, priority customer service and a dedicated customer success manager. More than 100,000 companies and organizations, including more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 -- are using our award-winning Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution to improve employee productivity and engagement. Visit our blog to see how our customers are benefiting from Yammer.

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