Messages in Groups Test

Communities/Groups created on Microsoft Yammer enable users to build relationships and share knowledge with people who have a common focus. Generally, users post, like and read messages that are shared in the groups. In an Office 365 environment where Microsoft Yammer is used for social networking within the organization, administrators may need to frequently audit the overall activity of the users on the communities/groups created on Microsoft Yammer. For such audits, administrators are required to consider the overall count of messages that were liked, posted and read on all communities/groups. The Messages in Groups test helps administrators in this regard!

This test reports the overall count of messages that were liked, posted and read by the users on all the communities/groups created on Microsoft Yammer in an Office 365 environment. Using this test, administrators can audit the overall activity of the users on the communities/groups created on Microsoft Yammer.

Note:

This test uses the Microsoft Graph API. Tests that use Microsoft Graph API may not start reporting metrics right away. Sometimes, they may go without reporting metrics for over 48 hours. This is normal behavior, and it occurs because, Microsoft does not collect/refresh the metrics as frequently as the test executes.

Target of the test : Microsoft Yammer

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the monitored Microsoft Yammer

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed

Host

The host for which the test is to be configured. By default, this is portal.office.com

O365 User Name, O365 Password, and Confirm Password

For execution, this test requires the privileges of an O365 user who has been assigned the Service support admin role and is vested with the user_impersonation permission. Configure the credentials of such a user against O365 User Name and O365 Password text boxes. Confirm the password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box.

While you can use the credentials of any existing O365 user with the afore-said privileges, it is recommended that you create a special user for monitoring purposes using the Office 365 portal and use the credentials of that user here. To know how to create a new user using the Office 365 portal and assign the required privileges to that user, refer to Creating a New User in the Office 365 Portal.

Domain Name, Domain User Name, Domain Password, and Confirm Password

These parameters are applicable only if the eG agent needs to communicate with the Office 365 portal via a Proxy server.

In this case, in the Domain text box, specify the name of the Windows domain to which the eG agent host belongs. In the Domain User Name text box, mention the name of a valid domain user with login rights to the eG agent host. Provide the password of that user in the Domain Password text box and confirm that password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box.

On the other hand, if the eG agent is not behind a Proxy server, then you need not disturb the default setting of these parameters. By default, these parameters are set to none.

Proxy Host, Proxy Port, Proxy User Name, Proxy Password and Confirm Password

These parameters are applicable only if the eG agent needs to communicate with the Office 365 portal via a Proxy server.

In this case, provide the IP/host name and port number of the Proxy server that the eG agent should use in the Proxy Host and Proxy Port parameters, respectively.

If the Proxy server requires authentication, then specify the credentials of a valid Proxy user against the Proxy User Name and Proxy Password text boxes. Confirm that password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box. If the Proxy server does not require authentication, then specify none against the Proxy User Name, Proxy Password, and Confirm Password text boxes.

On the other hand, if the eG agent is not behind a Proxy server, then you need not disturb the default setting of any of the Proxy-related parameters. By default, these parameters are set to none.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Liked

Indicates the total number of messages that were liked by the users on all communities/groups created on Microsoft Yammer.

Number

This message is a good indicator of user activity on Microsoft yammer.

Posted

Indicates the total number of messages that were posted by the users to all communities/groups created on Microsoft Yammer.

Number

 

Read

Indicates the total number of messages that were read by the users from all communities/groups created on Microsoft Yammer.

Number