Microsoft closes the Yammer deal and is now part of the Microsoft Office Division

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Last month, Microsoft announced that they’ll acquire Yammer for $1.2 billion and today Microsoft announced that it’s a done deal and Yammer is now part of Microsoft Office Division.

In an email sent to all Yammer user, David Sacks (Yammer CEO and Founder) now Microsoft Corporate Vice President said “As part of Microsoft, Yammer will remain a stand-alone product with a freemium business model. Yammer’s Customer Engagement organization, including our Support team and Customer Success Managers, will continue partnering with you to drive the success of your network.”

Also in the email, Microsoft will slowly integrate Yammer to other Microsoft Office Products like Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics and Skype, to provide a one-of-a-kind enterprise social media. Details on how Yammer or Microsoft intends to use Yammer with other Microsoft service and Skype will be announced this fall.

Here’s the rest of that email.

Dear XXXXX,

A few weeks ago, Yammer and Microsoft announced a definitive agreement for Microsoft to acquire Yammer. Today, we are excited to announce that the transaction is complete and Yammer is now part of the Microsoft Office Division. I will continue to lead the organization as a Microsoft Corporate Vice President.

As part of Microsoft, Yammer will remain a stand-alone product with a freemium business model. Yammer’s Customer Engagement organization, including our Support team and Customer Success Managers, will continue partnering with you to drive the success of your network.

Under Microsoft, we will maintain our focus on simplicity, innovation, and cross-platform experiences. Over time, you will see more connections to Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics and Skype. We will share more details about the availability of these integrations in the fall.

Thank you for your support of Yammer during the past four years. We look forward to changing the world together with Microsoft and our customers!

Sincerely,

David Sacks

Source: Microsoft Blog

Last modified: July 20, 2012

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