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Remember Yammer? Microsoft overhauls business social network, integrates with Teams and Outlook

Although many observers could have forgotten about Yammer, the business-oriented social community Microsoft acquired in 2012 for $1.2 billion, the corporate hasn’t.

Microsoft right this moment unveiled what it called a “completely redesigned” version of Yammer. The corporate mentioned it added “dozens” of latest capabilities and integrations with Microsoft 365 instruments reminiscent of Teams, SharePoint and Outlook.

Yammer focuses on company-wide communications, reminiscent of dialogs between management and workers and conversations amongst giant teams. Whereas it could appear to overlap with the Microsoft Teams collaboration instrument, Yammer is extra like a company-wide model of Fb, with a concentrate on social conversations. Teams is constructed to assist folks full duties with their closest co-workers.

Microsoft mentioned the brand new Yammer options a variety of high buyer requests:

Microsoft has been keen lately to desert massive ticket acquisitions from previous eras that didn’t work out. With this redesign, Yammer has prevented the destiny that befell previous M&A whiffs reminiscent of Nokia and aQuantive.

Extra protection of Microsoft’s Ignite 2019 enterprise tech conference.

Hearken to our interview with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the GeekWire Podcast.

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