Microsoft Buying Yammer: Will Lync, SharePoint Benefit?

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Microsoft apparently is buying Yammer, the corporate social media platform, for $1.2 billion. If true, the move could help Microsoft connect with a new generation of software developers. But Yammer’s focus also raises integration questions involving Microsoft SharePoint, Lync, Skype and more. Here’s why. Today’s Wall Street Journal reported Microsoft’s buyout of Yammer, though neither Microsoft nor Yammer have confirmed the deal. Overall, The VAR Guy is frequently skeptical of corporate social media platforms. Are they merely a passing fad — or here to stay? Hmmm& (IT news)