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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I am still floored that they haven't added support for Yammer to the WP OS as they did other Social Media...

It seems like they are wasting Yammer...

Umm.. there's an (awesome) official Yammer app on WP8... what are you talking about?

Also, they can't really truly integrate Yammer into the OS (for example the Messaging hub) until it's fully part of the ecosystem, which based on this article is happening soon.

j2006 said,
Umm.. there's an (awesome) official Yammer app on WP8... what are you talking about?

Also, they can't really truly integrate Yammer into the OS (for example the Messaging hub) until it's fully part of the ecosystem, which based on this article is happening soon.


The App is alright... I have it. It's nothing spectacular.

As for making it part of the ecosystem, that would be nice, but I would be surprised if it ever gets the attention it deserves. It seems to be mostly a forgotten acquisition.