Office 365 and Yammer put social networking to work

There’s a clamor over Yammer. Microsoft acquired the enterprise social networking company last summer for $1.2 billion, and just eight months later, Yammer sales have grown 259 percent year-over-year. Yes, you read those three digits correctly. In that time, Yammer also gained 312 new companies as customers.

The folks in Microsoft Office are thrilled with the growth, but note that the opportunities are just beginning for incorporating social communication and collaboration at work. Yammer and Microsoft have a vision of weaving these social capabilities into the productivity apps people use every day.

Check out the Office Blog to learn more about how Microsoft is driving the next generation of collaboration services for the workplace. Or, to learn more about enterprise social and the impact it can have on your business, check out the Social Journey, a step-by-step guide on driving success using enterprise social.

Jennifer Warnick
Microsoft News Center Staff