Microsoft acquires Yammer for $ 1,200 million
Two weeks ago we discussed the intentions of Microsoft to acquire the intranet social Yamme r for about USD $ 1,000 million and the transaction did not wait more, the Redmond confirmed on its official blog that the purchase finally took shape for $ 1,200 million .
With this acquisition, Microsoft added a new product that is integraia the division of Microsoft Office. Yammer The company said “continue to develop its service independently and maintain their commitment to simplicity, innovation and multi-platform experiences.” Microsoft said it will work for the service to complement and be integrated into the company additional tools such as SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics and Skype.
Yammer now has about 5 million users worldwide, including 85% of companies that are in the Fortune 500. Whether it’s power, ease and simplicity that make this a favorite tool for building a corporate Social Network and above all free.
Link: Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft Blog)Tags: acquisition, company, Microsoft, purchase, Social Network, Yammer