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2012, 6:51 PM
Microsoft's (MSFT) purchase of Yammer will give its SharePoint collaboration platform badly...
Microsoft's (MSFT) purchase of Yammer will give its SharePoint collaboration platform badly needed social networking features, observes ex-Microsoft employee Aaron Fulkerson, while adding the deal is a negative for Jive (JIVE). Channelnomics points out Yammer's social networking platform addresses many of the communications shortcomings of corporate e-mail. On that level, the acquisition represents a defensive move in support of Microsoft's Outlook/Exchange e-mail empire.