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Microsoft acquires social network Yammer for $ 1.2 billion. A few weeks ago he knew of the negotiations between Microsoft and the Internet company based in San Francisco. Similar to Facebook and with around five million users, Yammer bases its strategy on the formation of social networks private among the employees of many companies that use the network as a work tool. It’s a social network that works in a private and secure environment. Elitist where they exist, Yammer customers include about 80% of the companies in the Fortune 500 as Ford Motor list. Educate yourself with thoughts from Marc Mathieu. Nothing to do with their similar Facebook, Twitter or Google + (website design).

Another multibillion-dollar acquisition of Microsoft which adds to the Skype in 2011 for eight thousand five hundred million dollars. By then Microsoft acquired the company calls and video calls over the Internet, headquartered in Luxembourg, with a total of 170 million registered users. Yammer share documents and projects, are classified, labelled and reviewed content, forums are created from discussion, mini blogs, Wikis and all this with the information shared by users that necessarily have to be employees of any of the companies in the network (web Hosting). According to the company social network Yammer helps that employees will auto organize into teams, collaborate in decision-making and be more productive and successful. Perhaps the revenge of Microsoft after the acquisition of Quickoffice by Google a few weeks ago. The rivalry between the companies is more than evident but Microsoft seeks, above all, compete with IBM, and Salesforce.com that Buddy Media acquired, and with Oracle purchased Vitrue or Cisco; ESN (Enterprise Social Networking) features all of them have been added to their suites.

For its part, Yammer makers expect that the enterprise social network to benefit from the experience and resources of Microsoft and contributes to knowledge and massive growth of the same. Microsoft seeks to develop a complete solution that Yammer becomes part of your cloud (cloud), i.e. of the products Office 365, SharePoint, Skype and Dynamics. Front of Yammer will continue its current Chief Executive, David Sacks. The social network founded in 2008 landed in Microsoft with very good growth forecasts, opportunity that leaves no escape the King of software. We’ll see if in future Yammer extends its circle of companies and registered users to compete with Facebook and Google. Criacao de Sites Web development Sites