Thanks for your prompt response! Feedback is heard, lets hope something can be done ASAP! It would also need the ability to powershell any disabling!
Can you describe exactly what disabling activities does as it appears not to do very much in the main Newsfeed area!
It seems i have the same problem, i want to disable Newsfeed... any solution?
No solution as far as I have researched. To be honest, the schools we have released too havn't had a major issue with - as per se - but they would still like the possibility of switching it off if they don't want to use it.
We have come on some way (in our area anyway) in terms of e-safety and changing minds about this type of technology but it doesn't suit everyone and therefore, the ability to disable would be most welcome :S
It's also been suggested that we should feedback about it via here: Microsoft Support
I have done this! :)
Found this on a Microsoft forum regarding disabling Newsfeeds and it does work for me also.
Login to Office 365 go to Software and download sharepoint designer
log into your mysites url via sharepoint designer. url would be something like https://yourorgname-my.sharepoint.com
go to "All Files from navigation pane to the left
make a copy of "default.aspx" as a backup (do this to be safe)
copy contents of "Person.aspx" to clipboard
edit original "default.aspx", highlight all, delete, paste in contents of "Person.aspx"
Now when anyone clicks "Newsfeed" it will simply take them to their profile page.
Not perfect but it gets the desired result of keeping students from playing in the newsfeed.