The news hit the wires today – Microsoft is buying Parlano. Whoo hoo!!
It is great to see such validation for the product that so many people have contributed to over the years, including the super-smart team of developers that originally took Parlano out of UBS Warburg and the amazing team of people that we have on staff today. Needless to say, Parlano would never have reached this point without the help of so many talented people. Now it's exciting to think about how much bigger the product will become as we integrate it under the Microsoft Unified Communications umbrella.
At Parlano we have always thought that Persistent Group Chat, and MindAlign in particular, is a perfect way to combine groups of people around topic-based conversations, and then to use these conversations to launch into other modes of communication. While a partner of Microsoft's, we have been working toward this goal for years. Now with this announcement we will be able to put this integration into overdrive.
Thanks to everyone at Parlano past and present. Also, thanks to the great teams of people that we have worked with at Microsoft over the years.