Microsoft buys VoloMetrix to lend analytics to Office 365
Microsoft Office is a suite of applications that are used in most workplaces, but there's always more research, development and improvement to do to make solutions like Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint more dynamic and usable than ever. This week, it was announced that Microsoft will acquire VoloMetrix, an analytics startup, to lend better data flexibility to the Microsoft Office 365 services. The terms of the deal were undisclosed, but Corporate Vice President, Outlook and Office 365 Rajesh Jha expressed his excitement for the decision in a blog post.
"I am excited about this big step forward in our company ambition to reinvent productivity and business process, and how it will deliver new value to our customers with organizational analytics," he explained. "We expect to launch an early preview program for Delve Organizational Analytics within the next month, and general availability of the initial release of the integrated Office 365 service by the end of this calendar year."
More and more, analytics are shaping the development of applications for everyday uses. The more readily users can leverage data to improve their performance, the more useful these applications will be for the modern company and users at home. By noting a clear timeline for the integration strategy, Microsoft customers and shareholders can expect a rollout before the start of 2016.
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