In Pictures: Microsoft’s 10 biggest buys

With Yammer the latest, here’s a look back at Microsoft’s high-takes investments

The purchase of Yammer will give Microsoft a way to integrate social networking into a range of its products moreso than it does already. SharePoint and Microsoft Dynamics already interoperate to some degree with Yammer, and the purchase should make that a much tighter integration. Yammer also overlaps with Microsoft Lync, the communication and collaboration platform, which could benefit from the slicker Yammer social interface that corporate users are familiar with from their private use of social networks.

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