Yammer, the “Twitter for the Enterprise” application that brought microblogging status updates to company employees behind the firewall, recently announced the availability of two new Yammer plugins. The plugins came to be thanks to a partnership between Microsoft and Yammer via the BizSpark program and were announced at this week’s TechCrunch50 conference, where it had previously won top prize in 2008.
The first plugin is a Yammer Outlook plugin which works in Outlook 2007. Once installed, Outlook users can post status updates, view feeds, reply to messages, upload attachments, send messages to Yammer groups, and invite colleagues to join Yammer – all from within their inbox. Essentially, the plugin offers everything you would expect from a full-featured desktop client but is now easier to access for corporate users who “live” in their inbox. (Click here to download).
Also new is the Windows Mobile application. It can also do everything described above while also adding the ability to call your Yammer colleagues right from their profile. The application works on any Windows Mobile 6.x phone running the .NET framework. You can either install it over the air on via the PC. Click here for more details.