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Microsoft brings social network-style ‘stories’ to work

Microsoft has unveiled a workplace-focused take on Instagram and Facebook Stories posts, adding a new way to share video and photo updates within a revamped Yammer Communities app.

“We hear from customers that they want more frictionless ways to share across an organization,” said Dan Holme, product lead for Viva Engage at Microsoft. “Stories are a way to share experiences that people are very familiar with from their consumer lives.”

As part of announcements at Microsoft Inspire on Tuesday, the Yammer Communities app, which is essentially a lightweight version of Microsoft’s enterprise social network tailored to its Teams platform, is being rebranded as Viva Engage. The change has been in the cards for some time, bringing Yammer Communities in line with other Viva employee experience apps announced last year. (The core standalone Yammer app will remain unchanged, a Microsoft spokesperson said.)

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Source:: Computerworld