Microsoft has been focusing on integrating social capabilities into Office 365 since its acquisition of enterprise social network platform Yammer.
Initially, Microsoft added Yammer to all Office 365 Enterprise plans back in November. Now, the company is also integrating Yammer into all Office 365 Midsize Business and Office 365 Education plans. Through this integration, midsize companies and educational institutes will be able to better communicate with each other to achieve goals and collaborate on projects.
According to Microsoft, all existing Office 365 Midsize Business and Education plan customers will receive licenses for Yammer Enterprise. Plus, users are no longer required to purchase Yammer Enterprise licenses for external users within their external networks.
“This simple licensing change significantly reduces the friction in cross-organization collaboration and will enable your users to work with customers, partners, and parents and students without having to worry about additional costs,” The Microsoft Office blog states.