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  • Microsoft adds real-time joint editing to Office Web Apps

    Posted November 7, 2013 - 1:34 am

    The company is also launching a partner program for its Yammer enterprise social collaboration suite.
  • One year in, Yammer grows in importance to Microsoft

    Posted July 1, 2013 - 7:55 am

    For a product once described as Twitter with a business model, Yammer is becoming more nuanced, morphing into an important feature set that will cross over among Microsoft applications.
  • SharePoint-Yammer integration promising, but a long-term plan

    Posted March 22, 2013 - 6:51 pm

    CIOs and IT managers tracking the progress of the SharePoint-Yammer integration got more details about the road map this week, but the updates were a sobering reminder of the long road ahead as Microsoft works to mesh the two products.
  • Microsoft to let Office 365 users replace SharePoint's newsfeed with Yammer's

    Posted March 19, 2013 - 3:39 pm

    Microsoft offered more details on Tuesday about its plans to integrate SharePoint and Yammer, saying it'll give Office 365 customers the option of replacing SharePoint Online's activity-stream component with Yammer's.
  • 'Lazy' employees can fix your social woes, says Yammer co-founder

    Posted August 30, 2012 - 10:16 am

    If your organization's social media initiatives have fizzled more than fostered debate, don't despair: yours isn't the only one. Social media has taken the mainstream by storm, but its adoption in the business world has been more uneven. Why is the road to better internal discussion often so rocky?
  • Yammer seeks to simplify enterprise social network usage with upgrade

    Posted August 14, 2012 - 9:05 am

    Yammer has upgraded its cloud-based enterprise social networking software with new and improved features designed to make it easier for end users to manage their content.
  • What the heck is Yammer?

    Posted August 7, 2012 - 8:53 pm

    Social media professionals have no doubt heard about Yammer, the corporate-friendly social media darling that Microsoft snapped up in June for a cool $1.2 billion in cash. But do you really know what Yammer does, or more importantly, what Yammer promises it can do for your business?
  • Yammer lets organizations measure emotions in enterprise social networks

    Posted August 2, 2012 - 6:55 pm

    Yammer is adding functionality to its cloud-based enterprise social networking (ESN) software that lets organizations gauge the types of emotions expressed in employee posts.
  • Why Microsoft Really Bought Yammer

    Posted August 2, 2012 - 4:52 pm

    What made Microsoft want to spend more than $1 billion for the social networking company? It could be because Yammer successfully marketed its business virally, offering a basic service for free and then convincing customers to pay for additional features.
  • What IT needs to know about the Microsoft-Yammer deal

    Posted July 2, 2012 - 7:54 am

    With Microsoft buying Yammer for $1.2 billion, Microsoft promises it will push the business collaboration/social networking platform into more of its cloud-based services. That means corporate IT pros will have to deal more with Yammer in their day-to-day jobs. To help prepare for that, here are some key questions and answers they need to consider.
  • Why Microsoft spent $1.2B on Yammer

    Posted June 25, 2012 - 8:44 pm

    Microsoft's $1.2 billion move to buy collaboration platform Yammer is a way for the tech giant to get more users in the increasingly important enterprise social collaboration market.
  • Why Yammer is worth $1 billion to Microsoft

    Posted June 18, 2012 - 3:31 pm

    Microsoft seems to be at the center of all the rumors right now in a way normally reserved for Apple. Aside form the mystery media event in Los Angeles later today, where Microsoft is expected to make a tablet-related announcement of some sort; it’s also the focus of speculation that it is finalizing talks to acquire Yammer for around $1 billion.
  • Microsoft turning to Yammer to beef up social tools, reports say

    Posted June 14, 2012 - 3:27 pm

    Microsoft in serious discussions to buy Yammer, an enterprise social collaboration company, according to reports.
  • Yammer buyout could fit with many Microsoft businesses

    Posted June 14, 2012 - 1:01 pm

    Microsoft is reportedly in talks to buy enterprise social network company Yammer for $1 billion-plus, a move that could bolster everything from Microsoft's unified communications to CRM businesses.
  • Yammer pulls down $85 million in venture funding

    Posted March 1, 2012 - 2:34 pm

    Yammer, a four-year-old company that offers social networking tools for enterprises, has raised $85 million in its fifth round of venture financing.
  • Why Yammer is snatching up enterprise customers

    Posted November 30, 2011 - 4:55 pm

    Yammer looks a lot like a work-friendly Facebook, and it's yielding new enterprise users as a result. Here are 5 things you need to know about the social networking site.
  • The inside scoop on Nationwide's social networking project

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    Nationwide wanted to use an internal social network to improve productivity and interactivity. It ended up using Yammer, and here's why.
  • No IT? No offices? No problem for this virtual firm

    Posted July 15, 2011 - 6:48 am

    With no official corporate office or IT staff, the 30 full-time Gurnet Consulting consultants have become some of the industry's ultimate power cloud and social networking users.
  • Socialtext lures Yammer customers with migration offer

    Posted January 6, 2011 - 4:18 pm

    Socialtext is trying to grab customers away from enterprise social networking vendor Yammer with a new migration offer, announced Thursday.
  • Facebook clone for the enterprise created by Yammer

    Posted September 28, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Yammer is relaunching with a new platform that looks almost exactly like Facebook.
  • Alcatel-Lucent gets social with company communication

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 11:40 am

    Alcatel-Lucent was trying to improve communication among its employees. Starting slowly, the company now has more than 19,000 employees connected via enterprise social networking tools.
  • Review

    How to use Twitter-like services for online discussions

    Posted September 16, 2009 - 8:43 am

    Twitter can be useful to build quick and dirty intranets, or set up real-time status updates without having to maintain an Instant Messaging desktop client running in the background. But it doesn't always fit in with enterprise IT needs, and here are a bunch of different products that can work in these situations.
  • Does Twitter really fit into business and IT?

    Posted April 14, 2009 - 11:17 am

    One area where Twitter appears to be way ahead of Facebook is in business. And Twitter is not alone: Other Twitter-like services, mainly Yammer and Socialtext, are also making inroads into the enterprise.
  • Nine Web sites IT pros should master in 2009

    Posted January 1, 2009 - 7:46 pm

    Here's a time-saver for IT executives swamped by last-minute budget cuts and end-of-the-year performance reviews: We've written your 2009 goals for you, with our list of nine Web sites you need to study during the next 12 months.
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