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February 20, 2013 at 7:48 AM
Yammer touts record year
Yammer today is touting record growth in 2012 — but given that it was founded in 2008, it doesn’t have a long history to compete with.
Yammer, which provides social-networking and content-collaboration tools for businesses, was acquired by Microsoft for $1.2 billion in June. It is now part of Microsoft’s Office division.
According to Microsoft, Yammer now has more than 7 million registered users. That’s up from about 5 million at the time of its acquisition.
In addition, Yammer’s 2012 sales tripled year-over-year, with fourth-quarter sales quadrupling, according to Microsoft, which did not provide specific dollar figures.
A number of Microsoft products and services are being integrated into Yammer, including Yammer using SkyDrive Pro for file storage, and using Office Web Apps to preview and edit files directly within Yammer feeds. Those capabilities are scheduled to be available by this summer.