At Yammer, we are committed to helping people and organizations to be more effective by making content social. Today we’re announcing exciting news that will take social content discovery to a powerful new level. Drumroll, please….
Yammer has acquired oneDrum, a UK-based software company that offers file sharing and collaboration solutions for businesses. With the acquisition, Yammer is gaining powerful desktop sync capabilities, enabling file folders to be shared across multiple user desktops. oneDrum also brings collaborative functionality to Microsoft Office applications, allowing multiple authors to work together on Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents in real time.
Yammer is making content that exists on the desktop instantly shareable, while requiring no additional action from the user. The acquisition of oneDrum will help Yammer users get work done faster, smarter and with greater transparency. Key features include:
- Sync: Users will be able to access Yammer files through a folder on their desktop. Inside this folder, users will see subfolders for each Yammer group that they are a member of. Thus, every Yammer group becomes a shared folder for the team.
- Discover: Each Yammer file lives at a unique URL (or permalink) where it can be viewed in the browser, followed, shared and discussed. Following a file will notify the user of changes. Users can also view a revision history.
- Co-Create: Employees can work collaboratively inside a Word, PowerPoint or Excel file added to the Yammer desktop folder.
For more information, check out the video below:
Yammer will begin introducing oneDrum functionality by Summer 2012 as a client download, with no plug-ins required. If you would like to learn more about Yammer and oneDrum in-person, please register for Yammer on Tour: San Francisco, happening on April 24.
Last but not least, please join us in welcoming oneDrum’s employees to the Yammer family. All of oneDrum’s employees will join Yammer, with CEO Jasper Westaway leading the integration of the two products.