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Is an M365 Group a Yammer Community

Nowadays a Yammer Community gets a corresponding Microsoft 365 Group (Office 365 Group, Unified Group). In your work as an SPO Admin, you might need to differentiate “ordinary” Modern Team Sites from those ones that were created for a Yammer Community.

They both have GROUP#0 as Template. On the actual SPO Site object, there is nothing that you can use to differentiate those. Neither you can use the Office 365 Group information. But there is a way: if you connect to Exchange Online and get the group from there, then there is something useful.

I’ll share a piece of code with you, as the rest of the posts and code snippets, it is “evergreen”, it changes all the time, maybe when you read this in future, there is a better way, but today I am using this code:

# Prerequisites
# AllowBasic as Admin, perhaps in a separate window
# Set-ItemProperty -path 'HKLM:\\SOFTWARE\\Policies\\Microsoft\\Windows\\WinRM\\Client' -Name AllowBasic -Value 1
# Connect to Exchange Online
Import-Module ExchangeOnlineManagement
Connect-ExchangeOnline
# you can get $groupId from the SPO object
$exogroup = Get-UnifiedGroup Identity $groupId
$isYammer = $exogroup.GroupSKU -eq "Yammer"
#Bonus: determine if Team is connected (if $isYammer is $false)
$hasTeam = "Team" -in $exogroup.ResourceProvisioningOptions

First look at Yammer integration in SharePoint 2013 SP1

I have installed SharePoint SP1 on my development machine. Yammer and OneDrive links have appeared in the Central Administration:

yammer-001

If you go ahead and click “Configure Yammer”, you can activate it:

yammer-002

Because:

Yammer is Microsoft’s recommended tool for social collaboration.

When you activate Yammer, you’ll get this dialog, and the Yammer link in the SuiteBar:

yammer-003

yammer-004

What happens when you click on Yammer, is that you are redirected to Yammer.com and you are prompted a login page.

Then you have a usual yammer site with all your networks and stuff (in my case, SPC14 network):

yammer-005

Then, if you go to your newsfeed, the following message is shown:

yammer-006

This page displays updates for sites you’re following. To connect with people, use Yammer.

There are still many questions about the Yammer and Newsfeed. But I like the activation process in the SharePoint 2013 SP1

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