It is now official: Microsoft acquires Yammer for a lot of money.
“The acquisition of Yammer underscores our commitment to deliver technology that businesses need and people love,” said Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft. “Yammer adds a best-in-class enterprise social networking service to Microsoft’s growing portfolio of complementary cloud services.”
Microsoft plans to accelerate Yammer’s adoption alongside complementary offerings from Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics and Skype. It will be great to see how that suite of softwares will complement eachother.
Microsoft acquires Yammer Infographic
They also delivered this great infographic stating the mutual benefits (to have the most complete solution in the market) and a great slogan: Collaboration + Enterprise Social Networking = Social for getting work done together.
Press release here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2012/Jun12/06-25MSYammerPR.aspx