Native Mode for Microsoft 365 in Yammer
Your network is not in Native Mode.
Alignment Tool Status: Not yet run.
This tool will align this Yammer Enterprise Network to Native Mode for Microsoft 365. Entering Native Mode requires three steps.
Ensure there is only one home Yammer network on your Microsoft 365 tenant
Require all users to authenticate via Microsoft 365 identity
Align this network so that it only uses features supported by Azure Active Directory (AAD) and Microsoft 365 Groups
Benefits of Native Mode for Microsoft 365 in Yammer include:
Provides your users with a more familiar and consistent experience across all Yammer groups in this network
Allows admins to administer all Yammer groups and users through the Microsoft 365 and Azure Active Directory (AAD) admin centers
Enforces Microsoft 365 Group creation rights in Yammer so that only users granted permission to create groups in your tenant will be able to create groups in Yammer
Ensures eligible content in your home network is discoverable through the Security & Compliance Center’s eDiscovery capability
Changes you make through this tool are not reversible. We recommend you review Prepare a Yammer network for Native Mode for Microsoft 365 for more information before running this tool.
- Consolidate multiple networks
Congratulations! This Yammer Enterprise network is fully synced with the domains on your Microsoft 365 tenant. There are no further actions needed.
- Enforce Microsoft 365 identity
Congratulations! This Yammer Enterprise network is enforcing Microsoft 365 identity for your users. There are no further actions needed.
- Align network for Native Mode
For this Yammer Enterprise network to enter Native Mode and be discoverable through the Security & Compliance Center’s eDiscovery capabilities, you must configure this network so that AAD and Microsoft 365 supports all its users, groups, and content. In this step, you will align this network through a series of changes.
Caution: The changes you make in this step are not reversible.
In addition to reviewing the summary details below, we recommend that you download and review the Alignment Report to see which users, groups, and content will be impacted by these changes.
You should also export the data for your Yammer Enterprise network, including all files, before starting this step.
Download Alignment Report
Users & Guests
2 users aren’t currently associated with an Azure Active Directory (AAD) account on this tenant. We will attempt to associate these users with an existing AAD account on this tenant. Any users who we can’t associate with an existing AAD account will be removed from this network. Private messages on which they are the only active recipient will be deleted from this network and not available for data export. All new users will be required to be a user in AAD for this tenant.
0 network guests will be removed from this network. Private messages on which they are the only active recipient will be deleted from this network and not available for data export. New guests can no longer be added to this network.
Any conversations that include external participants will no longer allow those external participants to access those conversations. External participants won’t be allowed to participate in any conversations in your home network.
All private messages that do not have any active users in this network will be deleted and no longer discoverable through search or data export, irrespective of this network’s data retention setting.
“All Company” group will be made an Microsoft 365 connected group with the Verified Admins of this network as group owners.
3 groups that are unlisted in search results and the global address list will become listed but will remain private. Users won’t be able to create new unlisted groups.
1 external group will be converted to be internal only and its external users will be removed. Internal users won’t be able to create new external groups.
Groups that don’t have an owner with Microsoft 365 Group creation rights will have the owner set to firstname.lastname@example.org so that these groups can be connected. Users without Microsoft 365 Group creation rights won’t be able to create groups in Yammer.
4 unconnected groups will become Microsoft 365 connected. Microsoft 365 Group naming policies will be bypassed when existing Yammer groups become Microsoft 365 connected.
All connected groups will have their membership and group data synced with AAD.
All conversations (and files that have not yet been moved into SharePoint) from previously deleted groups will be deleted and no longer discoverable through search, data export, or Security & Compliance Center’s eDiscovery capability, irrespective of this network’s data retention setting. Microsoft 365 connected groups that are eligible for restoration when the tool is run will remain restorable for the duration of the restoration period. However if they are restored during this time they will be restored without any of their Yammer conversations or files stored in Yammer. Files stored in SharePoint for restorable groups will remain in SharePoint and will follow SharePoint data retention policies.
1 file uploaded to private messages in Yammer will be deleted and no longer accessible or recoverable. New files cannot be uploaded in private messages in Yammer.
4 files from 11 groups will be migrated to the SharePoint document library for the respective Microsoft 365 connected group. Only the latest version of each file will be migrated; prior versions will no longer be accessible or recoverable. Prior file versions will be included with the network export you should perform before running this tool.
Network Configuration Changes
This network’s Data Retention policy will be set to be Archive, which is required for eDiscovery, when you start running this tool.
Eligible network content will begin to be discoverable through the Security & Compliance Center’s eDiscovery capability after all the above tasks are complete.
This network will be fully aligned to Native Mode for Microsoft 365 after all content has become available in the Security & Compliance Center.
IMPORTANT: The numbers in the report (e.g., “[x] groups”) represent current values. These values may change if new activity occurs in your network between the time you are shown the report and the time you authorize us to align your home Yammer Network to Native Mode for Microsoft 365. We will automatically refresh this page approximately every thirty (30) minutes.
I have read and downloaded a copy of the Alignment Report from the Native Mode for Microsoft 365 admin page as well as the provided documentation/FAQs describing how this process to align this Yammer Enterprise network to Native Mode for Microsoft 365 will work. I understand the actions I’m instructing Microsoft to take and the actions my company must perform for Microsoft to align this Yammer Enterprise network for Native Mode for Microsoft 365. I authorize Microsoft to perform the procedures described in this tool, the report, and documentation, including:
- Remove all users from this network who are not associated with an AAD account for your tenant.
- Block external users from accessing your home network via individual conversations, external groups, or other guest functionality. External Networks will continue to be supported.
- Change all unlisted private groups to be private listed groups.
- Connect all unconnected groups. You will be made the group admin in all unconnected groups that do not have an owner with Microsoft 365 Group creation rights.
- Move all group files to the SharePoint document library for the respective Microsoft 365 Group.
- Block new file uploads in Yammer private messages and delete all files previously uploaded in Yammer private messages.
- Delete all messages and associated files from previously deleted groups (including Microsoft 365 groups that are still restorable), as well as delete all private messages that do not have any active users in the network.
- Configure this network’s data retention policy to Archive and begin the process of making eligible Yammer content discoverable through the Security & Compliance Center’s eDiscovery capability.
Most changes will happen quickly. Depending on the size and complexity of this network, some steps such as File migration and making all eligible network content available in the Security & Compliance Center, may take one month or more to complete. You should not see any interruption of service during the time the alignment is running. Refresh the Native Mode for Microsoft 365 in Yammer page to see status.By entering your name and UPN exactly as shown below and clicking “Authorize”, you authorize Microsoft to begin aligning your Yammer Enterprise network for Native Mode for Microsoft 365 and affirm that you are a Global admin for your Microsoft 365 tenant and have the authority to act as an agent of your organization and to instruct and authorize Microsoft to perform this process. Once you click “Authorize,” you will not be able to stop or undo the process.It is your sole responsibility to export your data in advance of beginning this alignment process. Microsoft has no responsibility to export your data. Any data that you do not export that is deleted as part of this alignment process will be permanently deleted and not recoverable.You should communicate with your end users about the alignment process for any change that will impact your end users, such as deletion of files attached to private messages.