Microsoft reveals future plans for Yammer division

Microsoft acquired Yammer over a year ago and the company is still in the middle of integrating the business-themed social network service into its divisions. Today, ZDNet reports that at as part of Yammer's Working Social Tour summit today, the division revealed more of its future roadmap.

The report claims that Yammer plans to release a new design for its iPad app which is supposed to allow users to go through their messages quicker. New updates for both the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Yammer apps are also in the works too, which will bring some improvements to Live title support, toast notifications and inbox features.

Yammer is also working on letting users join in group chats via email and a way to join conversations without requiring a Yammer account, again through email. Messages through the service will get some new features such as showing when a person is typing,  real-time "likes", and a way to add more than one person to a message discussion.

Microsoft has also released a series of new videos on the Microsoft YouTube channel that showcases Yammer being used by real businesses. There's also a new extended clip, shown above, that looks like a TV commercial. We have emailed Microsoft for comment about if they have launched a new TV ad campaign for Yammer.

Source: ZDNet | Image via Microsoft

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