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Microsoft has been equipping Office 365 with functions from the business-oriented social network it bought in 2012. Now Yammer staff will be part of the Office 365 development team.
Microsoft says Yammer users have jumped 55 percent to about 8 million in the year since it bought the corporate social-networking company.
What do Yammer and Windows Azure have to do with how Microsoft is changing the way it is developing, testing, and delivering its Office products? More than many think.
Microsoft is providing more dates and details about how it is integrating its Yammer enterprise social-networking technology with Office 365.
Yammer and Salesforce, beware. Chief Executive Jeff Weiner said the professional network is cooking up private, collaborative tools for a corporate clientele.
Microsoft's SkyDrive Pro and Office Web Apps technologies will be tied more tightly into its Yammer enterprise-social-networking offering as of summer 2013.
Microsoft is paying $1.2 billion for Yammer and is folding the enterprise social networking vendor into its Office division.
First, rumors began to spread that such an acquisition was imminent. Now a source tells The Wall Street Journal that the tech giant has agreed to acquire the business software company.
After some Yammer employees were supposedly overheard talking about an acquisition by Microsoft, there's speculation that the software giant might get some social networking modernization.
OneDrum gives Yammer, an enterprise social network, even more collaboration tools and support for Google Docs and Microsoft Office files.