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Microsoft has revealed the acquisition of Ally.io, continuing the company’s recent flurry of purchases across cloud and security. Alongside the confirmation, the company has detailed its plans for Ally.io through adding to the Microsoft Viva platform.

If you are unfamiliar with Ally.io, it is an OKR (objectives and key results) company, helping company’s to track results and performance.

In terms of integrating the service into Microsoft Viva, Ally.io will become the underpinning of a new Viva product alongside the four current modules (Insights, Connections, Learning, and Topics). Microsoft has not yet said what that new category will be.

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Microsoft Viva is a new employee experience platform comprised of several components. Microsoft 365 underpins the Viva experience, which aims to provide a suite of tools across learning, resources, insights, knowledge, and communications.

The company is already highlighting how the integration works within Viva Connections. You can check out the video below for more details.

Long Term Plans

Furthermore, the company has wider plans for its Ally.io acquisition. For example, Microsoft has detailed its roadmap for the platform heading into 2022 and beyond:

“Over the next year, we’ll be investing to bring Ally.io into the Microsoft cloud, evolve the existing integrations with Microsoft Teams, and weave Ally.io into Viva, Office, Power BI and the broader set of Microsoft 365 apps and services,” the press release says.

Interestingly, Microsoft is planning to make Ally.io a component of some of its most important services, including Office and Teams.

As usual, Microsoft has not said how much it paid to acquire the company.

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