Integrate your Twitter account with Yammer

This is something I have been wanting to do ever since I started to use Yammer – The enterprise social networking platform by Microsoft. The main objective for me by achieving this is to update my twitter and automatically all my other social networking sites including Microsoft Yammer will be updated with the same updates. Although there maybe several 3rd party utilities available for this, but I want it the native way.

To achieve the integration between Twitter and Yammer,

  • Update your Yammer profile with your twitter account
  • Click on your user name

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  • Click on edit profile

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  • On the edit profile page, under the contact section make sure you enter your twitter user name

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  • Click Save
  • Once you have done the above, the next time you tweet use the #yam hash tag with your tweets and it will be automatically displayed in your yammer profile

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Safely remove hardware/USB from your computer

If you unplug a storage device or removable drive from your computer while it’s transferring or saving information, you might risk losing some information. In Windows you can do the following to safely remove such devices.

  • Click on the upward arrow on the taskbar by the clock and your will see the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon

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  • Right click on it and select eject external drive

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Another way to do this is to create a shortcut on your desktop to remove the drive. So that whenever you want remove a drive, double click on the icon, select the drive and click ok.

  • Right Click on desktop select New and click on Shortcutimage
  • Type in the below in the location of the item field and click next

C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

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  • Provide a name for the shortcut and click finish

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  • Double click on the shortcut you created located on the desktop, select the drive and click stop

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