Observers have wondered how the enterprise social networking platform bought by Microsoft earlier this year will integrate with SharePoint. They’re about to find out
When Microsoft Corp. spent US$1.2 billion for the Web collaboration platform called Yammer, people wondered how it will be integrated with its Office, Lync, SharePoint and other enterprise products.
According to NetworkWorld U.S., this week Microsoft is expected to answer that question at the SharePoint 2012 conference in Las Vegas.
“This new integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM is just the first example of how you will see enhanced social experiences across Microsoft products and services,” David Sacks, Yammer founder and corporate vice-president of Microsoft’s Office Division, said at the time.
Yammer also connects to third party apps including Salesforce, GoodData, Kudos and WorkSimple.
Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2 billion
A close integration with Yammer could answer critics complaints that SharePoint lacks enterprise social networking capabilities.