Facebook enters into an alliance with Microsoft to use Office 365

July 13, 2016 8:39 pm | Updated 3 months ago.

Facebook has entered into an alliance with Microsoft to use its email and other software. Facebook plans to utilize Microsoft’s Office 365 and envisages on allowing about 13,000 employees to tap some portion of the Office 365’s email and calendar. However, the employees will not have access to Yammer, the workplace social network of Microsoft or Skype for Business. According to the Chief Information Officer of Facebook, Tim Campos, although employees at Facebook internally use Facebook at work but email is still needed.

According to a research done by The Radicati Group Inc, a firm dedicated to collecting data on messaging technology, has predicted that about 215.3 billion emails will be sent on a daily basis by the end of this year which will see a growth of 5% annually till 2020.Emails are gradually used by organizations to connect with stakeholders and people outside the organization like vendors and job recruits. Facebook will also leverage the services of Microsoft’s Delve to help employees receive internal reports and news pertaining to their jobs easily.

Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-taps-office-365-while-developing-own-workplace-service-1468296061

Date of Publication: July 13,2016