CEO Steve Ballmer said, "The acquisition of Yammer underscores
our commitment to deliver technology that businesses need
and people love. Yammer adds a best-in-class enterprise social
networking service to Microsoft's growing portfolio of complementary
will continue to develop its standalone service and maintain
its commitment to simplicity, innovation and cross-platform
experiences. Moving forward, Microsoft plans to accelerate
Yammer's adoption alongside complementary offerings from Microsoft
SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics and Skype.
added, "When we started Yammer four years ago, we set
out to do something big. We had a vision for how social networking
could change the way we work. Joining Microsoft will accelerate
that vision and give us access to the technologies, expertise
and resources we'll need to scale and innovate."