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Yammer App with Microsoft Intune MAM Controls Now Available for Android, iOS

With Yammer, you can connect to the right people in your organization, share and search for information across teams, and organize around projects and ideas so you can accomplish more – together.

And the Yammer apps for iOS and Android, you can contribute and collaborate with your team, even on the go.

Today the Yammer apps is updated, that allows IT administrators to protect team conversations and corporate data using mobile application management (MAM) controls in Microsoft Intune..

“This update supports the Intune MAM app-level data protection with or without MDM device enrollment,” reports Office team.

“Administrators can now apply different policies for the Yammer apps. These policies include requiring a PIN or corporate credentials to access the apps, limiting data sharing between apps and remotely wiping out data on the apps,” explains the office team.

All of these policies are available for use on both mobile device management (MDM) enrolled devices and on unmanaged devices through Intune’s MAM without enrollment capabilities. Check this support article for a complete list of supported policies.

“MAM without enrollment is a great option for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) scenarios, where you want to keep corporate data safe without managing a user’s device. To enforce MAM policies, users should be authenticated to Yammer by Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) accounts through Office 365 sign-in.”

Yammer adds mobile application management capabilities through Microsoft Intune

(Left) Message on the iOS app informs users that their IT department has enabled MAM. (Right) Prompt on the Android app asks users to set a PIN to access the app in future.

If you are not familiar with Intune, “using Microsoft Intune organizations can provide their employees with access to corporate apps, data and resources on their personal mobile devices while protecting their corporate data with a rich set of mobile device management, mobile application management and PC management capabilities delivered from the cloud.”

Interested, you can download Yammer app updated in the Google Play and iOS App stores today.

IT departments can use the Intune admin console to set policies for iOS and Android apps.

In another update, OneDrive app for Android devices released today adding a rather useful feature—”the ability to quickly preview Office documents from within the app.”

Starting with OneDrive 4.3 for Android, users will now be able to glance through Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on its cloud storage service, without needing to open up separate Office apps.

Of course, should you need to edit the documents, you will have to open those files in their respective apps.

Additionally, a new in-app subscription process in OneDrive for Android added to help users sign up to Office 365 more easily.

The updated 4.3 OneDrive for Android can be downloaded on Google Play.

Finally, Microsoft Flow, available as a limited beta on Android since last month, has today entered the public beta phase of its development.

And, since June, Flow is made available on iOS devices as well.

The public beta release includes improvements includes: Support for displaying advanced flows, and improved first-use experience.

Microsoft Flow is a tool that let business users to mash-up two or more different services, offering similar functionality to IFTTT (If This Then That).

Microsoft describing Flow as “a service for automating workflow across the growing number of apps and SaaS services that business users rely on”.

The app is only intended for use by those with a work or education email address, with which you’ll need to sign in to be able to starting mashing up those tasks from various services into new Flows.

Flow can be connected to a wide range including Microsoft’s own products and third-party services and platforms, such as Yammer, SharePoint, Wunderlist, Azure, OneDrive, Dynamics and the Office 365 suite.

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You can get the app Google Play. an idea of how Flow works on mobile devices in the video below:

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