So what exactly does it do for your business?
With Yammer, you can easily stay connected to co-workers and information, as well as collaborate with team members and really make an impact at work. Even better, Yammer can be accessed through a web browser or mobile device, making it all the more easier to connect and collaborate with those you work with anytime, anywhere.
Users can also create groups to separate discussions that just need to be participated by certain individuals. If a conversation needs to be shared to someone outside of the group, this can be done through instant message. Yammer also allows the sharing of posts with specific groups.
By September 2010, the service was being used by more than three million users and 80,000 companies around the world, including 80% from Fortune 500 companies.
Microsoft acquired Yammer on June 25, 2012 for $1.2 billion. Following the acquisition, Microsoft announced that it would be integrating Yammer into the Microsoft Office division.
So, if you want an easier way to collaborate with co-workers and integrate existing Microsoft services, take advantage of what Yammer has to offer. There's no better way to connect all of your business applications into a single social experience.