We are extremely pleased with the BizSpark program
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2009
Yammer (http://www.yammer.com)], a micro-messaging tool for enterprises, announced today the release of the Yammer for Outlook plug-in and Yammer for Windows Mobile® application. The company also announced that it has joined Microsoft BizSpark, a global program designed to help accelerate the success of companies by providing them with software, support and visibility for startups.
Yammer developed Yammer for Outlook, a Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 plug-in which allows users to post status updates, view feeds, reply to messages, upload attachments, send messages to Yammer groups, and invite colleagues to their secure Yammer network from within their Office Outlook 2007 e-mail client.
Yammer for Windows Mobile® allows users to stay connected wherever they are on their Windows Mobile® device. With it they can view feeds, post updates and replies, look up colleagues, and place calls to colleagues in their Yammer network.
"We are extremely pleased with the BizSpark program," said David Sacks, founder and CEO of Yammer. "The technology, expertise and marketing support we have received as a BizSpark partner has greatly helped us to extend Yammer's functionality onto Windows Mobile®, Office Outlook 2007, and we are already working with Microsoft to bring Yammer into other Microsoft products such as SharePoint."
Microsoft's BizSpark program gave Yammer's engineers quick and easy access to the resources they needed to get these Microsoft applications released. In addition to the software tools and licenses that were included with the program, Microsoft's Emerging Business Team provided Yammer with product guidance, development and QA support to help ensure the solutions are a success.
"Yammer is a great example of how a startup can leverage software, support and marketing visibility through the BizSpark program to accelerate its success," said Dan'l Lewin, corporate vice president of the Emerging Business Team at Microsoft Corp. "The strength of this program rests in its ability to support startups like Yammer who continue to build innovative solutions for Outlook, Windows Mobile® and other Microsoft products and services in the enterprise."
Just one year ago, Yammer launched on stage and won "Best in Show" at the TechCrunch50 conference. Since then, employees at more than 40,000 companies worldwide have adopted the tool. For more information about all of the Yammer applications, please visit the Yammer Applications page.
Yammer is the leader in enterprise micro-messaging, also known as enterprise micro-blogging. It makes companies and organizations more productive through the sharing of status updates, news, links, and other information inside a private and secure company network.
Yammer was founded by former PayPal COO David O. Sacks and launched on September 8, 2008. Yammer's management team includes seasoned industry veterans drawn from the ranks of PayPal, eBay, eGroups, Tribe, and other leaders in the software industry.
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